360º Virtual Tours of Our Birth Center
The miracle of birth is an unique experience for every mother and child at Deaconess. Our aim is to provide a variety of services and amenities to meet your particular medical, practical and emotional needs. We want to make the birth experience a meaningful and joyful time for you.
- Eighteen elegantly appointed single-room maternity suites allow mothers to share the birth experience with family in a beautiful, home-like atmosphere by staying in the same room for labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum care.
- Nine-bed level-II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides excellent care for babies who need additional medical attention. The NICU is staffed by registered nurses and board-certified neonatalogist and uses the latest medical technology.
- Outstanding nursing care unparalleled in the area. We offer a one-on-one nurse to patient ratio throughout the entire labor and delivery process.
- Intimate hospital experience with a focus on postpartum care.
- Lactation education sessions offered free of charge to new mothers.
- Read to Me kits distributed by hospital volunteers encourage reading as a way of mother/child bonding.
Download our OB Services packet
Prenatal classes are available monthly. Classes include: Labor of Love Childbirth Preparation and Best Start Breastfeeding. View our Event and Classes Calendar for more information
Meet Our Prenatal Educators
For information detailing our Birth Center services, prenatal classes or to register for any of the classes listed above, call (405) 604-4444 or visit our classes & events.
Breastfeeding is a safe and secure source of food for babies, providing active protection against illness. Early initiation of breastfeeding for at least a year, with the addition of solid foods after six months, will provide optimum health for your baby. Deaconess Hospital supports this by staffing our birth center with International Board Certified Lactation Consultants.
The Deaconess Lactation Consultants provide the following services:
- Teach prenatal breastfeeding classes
- Assist new families with initiation of breastfeeding
- Help parents of infants in NICU maintain lactation until they are able to breastfeed
- Visit breastfeeding mothers during their hospital stay to answer questions
- Give instructions and assist with any problems
- Are available by phone for questions after the mother returns home
"CLICK for Babies, Period of PURPLE Crying Caps" Project
Deaconess Hospital is one of 29 Oklahoma birthing hospitals who received more than 3,000 knitted and crocheted purple newborn caps as part of the “CLICK for Babies, Period of PURPLE® Crying Caps” project completed in December 2012. The program is an effort to help spread awareness to parents and other caregivers of newborns about normal infant crying and the dangers of shaking an infant. Parents of newborns are provided with a DVD and purple hat to take home after their discharge from the hospital. Frustration with a crying baby during the first few weeks or months of life is the number one trigger for the shaking and abuse of infants. The handmade purple caps serve as an additional reminder to parents, babysitters and other caregivers about the normal “period of purple crying” that some babies may experience, and the dangers of reacting with frustration by shaking or abusing an infant. Click here to read more about the project.