Pregnancy and Childbirth / Maternity
Comprehensive pregnancy and childbirth services
Having a baby is one of the most exciting and rewarding times in a woman’s life, and Sparks Health System is dedicated to providing expectant mothers and newborns with the finest care during this special time. Our high-quality maternity services are provided by obstetricians, labor and delivery specialists, nurses and other caring professionals in a welcoming, comfortable environment.
You’ll find the full spectrum of care from prenatal to post-partum care, including high-risk pregnancy care and advanced labor and delivery services. Our comprehensive care extends beyond delivery, with a full range of educational resources for new parents.
Sparks Health System's comprehensive care begins in the earliest stages of pregnancy, with prenatal checkups and services tailored to your specific needs. You'll learn about proper nutrition and work with your obstetrician to develop a birth plan, choose a pediatrician, and get properly prepared.
High-risk pregnancy care
Perinatologists (doctors who specialize in high-risk pregnancy care) are available to manage pregnancy-related conditions such as gestational diabetes or preeclampsia, as well as provide specialized care for those with existing medical conditions.
Labor and delivery
Our state-of-the-art delivery rooms provide everything doctors, nurses and other maternal specialists need to provide you with excellent care. Experienced labor and delivery staff utilize advanced medical technology, and have the expertise to manage C-section (cesarean) births and other surgical procedures.
Sparks has offered postpartum massage to delivered mothers for several years. Everyone likes to feel pampered; especially after something as significant as child birth. Massage actually offers many health and healing benefits.
Immediately after giving birth, the mother's body begins the process of returning to it's pre-pregnancy state. Postpartum massage assists to speed the healing process in several ways.
- Increases overall circulation
- Reduces Stress Hormones
- Relieves muscle pain/soreness
- Promotes relaxation
- Helps the body in removing built up toxins
- Helps to reduce fluid retention (swelling)
- Improves sleep
- Provides structural rebalancing
- Eases uterine cramping
- Improves digestion
- Supports healthy lactation
- Reduces feelings of postpartum depression
- Aids in maternal bonding
Caring maternity nursing staff members are available to provide breastfeeding assistance and education, and classes for new mothers are available.
Support services and education
Sparks Health System offers a variety of classes to prepare mothers and families before and after the birth of a child.