Your Hospital Stay

 

The comforts of home
Women who choose HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital for delivery receive information on all aspects of the birth experience. Birthing rooms are spacious and feature many comforts of home. Physicians visit daily to check up on you and your baby and our nurses will help prepare you on how to care for your new baby and make sure you ready to return home. We will even prepare a special meal for your family to celebrate your newest addition.

Women and Infants Center features

  • Warm, friendly nursing staff provide individualized care
  • Skin-to-skin with baby immediately following delivery to help baby make a comfortable transition
  • Rooming-in” to help baby and mom bond and get off to the best start together
  • Certified lactation specialist to provide one-on-one support with breastfeeding if needed
  • Open visitation policy—dads may choose to stay overnight
  • Locked unit with infant security alarms
  • WiFi availability
  • Family lounges
  • Complimentary snack basket
  • Pain management
    • Holistic methods, such as birthing balls and hydrotherapy or water therapy in our whirlpool
    • Medical management, such as epidurals and anesthesiology 24/7
    • Nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide for pain management

St. Nicholas Hospital is the only hospital in Sheboygan and the Lakeshore to offer nitrous oxide.

Nitrous oxide is often used at the dentist and referred to as laughing gas. By inhaling the gas through a mask, nitrous oxide is a safe and proven method for anxiety and pain management during labor.
 
A temporary method of pain relief – since it is cleared from the body when the patient stops inhaling the gas and removes the mask – it can be an alternative to pain medication if someone is leaning toward a more natural childbirth experience.
 
Side effects are minimal (no side effects for baby) and it can be used with other pain relief methods as some women may decide they would like to switch from nitrous oxide to pain medication (Nubain) during labor. In addition, nitrous oxide is often used before having an epidural and it is also safe to have an epidural later on.
 
Heading home safely
We also have a certified car seat technician who can help install and inspect car seats, so you can confidently travel with your baby.

Call (920) 459-4700 to schedule an appointment for a car seat fitting.