Craig General Hospital's Joy Birthing Center offers a family-centered maternity program designed to make you, your physician and our staff partners in providing a comfortable and supportive atmosphere for your baby's birth.
Beautiful, private suites allow new mothers to stay in the same room throughout labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum care. Attractive decor, lovely oak furnishings, a private restroom/shower and other amenities add to the homelike atmosphere. While the suites resemble comfy bedrooms, necessary obstetrics equipment is just steps away.
Several options are available for comfort measures. Our nurses coach mothers in various breathing and relaxation techniques. Expectant mothers who are interested in medical pain relief, such as epidural anesthesia, should consult with their physician prior to delivery. A certified registered nurse anesthetist is available at Craig General Hospital to administer medical pain relief.
If your baby needs special care immediately after delivery, contact is made with Eastern Oklahoma Perinatal Center (EOPC). A specially trained neonatal transport team helps bring babies to The Children's Hospital at Saint Francis in Tulsa in a specially equipped medical van or by Tulsa LifeFlight.
Numerous amenities are available to new families to make your birthing experience more comfortable and memorable, including a private family waiting room, special dinner for mom and dad, instructions on basic care, online nursery, and lots of goodies to take home.