Breastfeeding Friends

Join our Lactation Service consultants for Breastfeeding Friends, a group focused on providing answers to common breastfeeding questions, individual assistance, free weight checks, mother-baby bonding and more.

Registration is appreciated but not required. Nursing babies, siblings, support people, and expectant families all welcome!

We meet the 3rd Saturday of each month in the lobby of Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.

For more information call 270-417-5338.

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

If your newborn needs special care, he or she may stay in Owensboro Health Regional Hospital’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The largest of its kind in the region, our NICU can tend to babies of any weight born as early as 27 weeks of gestation. Your infant will benefit from neonatal experts while you stay close to your home and support system.

Neonatal Expertise

Your baby will receive continual care and close monitoring from our:

  • Neonatologists – Doctors with extensive training in caring for newborns, especially premature or sick infants
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioners – Registered nurses who have a master’s degree and work under a Neonatologist’s supervision
  • NICU Registered Nurses – Caregivers who are certified in neonatal resuscitation and specially trained to tend to sick newborns

Helping Your Baby Grow

In our NICU, your infant may receive special medications and help breathing, so he or she grows stronger and healthier. Your newborn will stay warm and comfortable in a GiraffeTM OmniBed, which simulates the womb environment. And because our NICU uses soft lighting and minimizes noise, your little one can get the sleep he or she needs for healthy development.

Space For You & Your Family

Your baby will stay in a private room with space for you and your partner to relax, sleep and practice Kangaroo Care. You’ll observe and learn from nurses as they tend to your infant. And your loved ones will appreciate our Hospitality Suites for overnight stays, as well as our comfortable family lounge.

Access To More Intensive Care

If your baby needs specialized surgery, we’ll help him or her transition to Norton Children’s Hospital for advanced care.

Contact Us

For more information on Maternity Services call 270-417-5300.

For more information on Lactation Services call 270-417-5338.

Labor At Owensboro Health

A relaxed and homelike birth experience. Whether you’re a first-time mom or an experienced parent, we support you through every stage of your pregnancy.

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