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Birthing Center at Avera Sacred Heart Yankton

When you’re expecting, welcome your newborn into the world in the warm, comfortable environment at Avera Sacred Heart’s Birthing Center in Yankton, SD. You’ll receive compassionate, specialized obstetrical and nursery care from our committed team of physicians and nurses.

Personalized Birth Experience

Every expectant mother holds unique needs and hopes for delivery. Receive care specifically tailored to you and your baby during this special time when you develop a personal birth plan with your care team.

Innovative & Compassionate Birth Care

When baby’s time comes, trust the advanced technology and expert maternity providers at Avera Sacred Heart Yankton, supported by the strength of the Avera system. You’ll appreciate 24/7 access to our experienced team of obstetrics/gynecology specialists, pediatricians, family physicians, registered nurses and more.

Give birth in one of our fully equipped labor, delivery and recovery rooms and then relocate to a family-friendly room for your postpartum stay. Experience a pleasant atmosphere designed for your recovery and relaxation with amenities such as:

  • Well-appointed private room, with an entertainment center, bathroom, shower and whirlpool
  • Pull-out bed for your support person’s comfort
  • Meals, snacks and drinks available 24/7

While you rest, find peace of mind in knowing that your newborn receives 24/7 attention and the best care possible while in the nursery, protected by an infant security system. If your baby requires special attention, Avera CareView technology connects you around the clock with Avera neonatologists and pediatric specialists.

Women's Center Photo Tour

Welcome to the Avera Women’s Center in Yankton. Please take a look at our beautiful facility where you will experience one of the best joy’s of your life.

birthing room

Upon arrival to the Women's Center, you will be placed in one of our state-of-the-art labor and delivery rooms. You will remain in this room until after the birth of your baby.

birthing room

Our postpartum rooms feature an HD TV, private bathroom, a storage cabinet with plenty of space for your belongings, as well as a recliner for your support person.

birthing room

Your infant will be placed in one of our bassinets during their stay. Infants must be transported to and from the nursery in the bassinet. For safety and security reasons, infants are never to be carried in the hallways.

Support for New Parents

Caring for yourself and a newborn can be challenging. Thankfully, you’re not alone as you navigate parenthood. Find the support you need before, during and after your stay through Avera’s childbirth education classes.

Take advantage of our free breastfeeding and lactation services. You’ll learn about the benefits of breastfeeding, get answers to all of your questions and find the encouragement you need from our certified lactation consultant and nursing staff.

Learn the correct technique to install your child safety seat before traveling home with your newborn. We’ll assist you with installation and provide special instructions on vehicle safety for your newborn and family.

Visit the Birthing Center

Tour the Avera Sacred Heart Birthing Center. Learn more about the distinctive amenities and services designed to provide an exceptional experience for you and your new little one. 

Call 605-668-8221 to schedule your appointment or a tour of the Birthing Center today! 

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