First Embrace Obstetrics

November 17 was World Prematurity Day to promote awareness to help prevent premature births. Todd and Kayla Wingert delivered Jet 15 weeks early at BVRMC. They say, “We are so thankful for everyone at BVRMC that worked so hard for our family. Jet would not be here today if it were not for them!” 

According to the March of Dimes Foundation, each year more than half a million babies are born too soon in the United States. Our country’s premature birth rate has risen by 36 percent over the last 25 years. That’s serious cause for concern. Babies born just a few weeks early are at risk of severe health problems and lifelong disabilities. Premature birth is the number 1 killer of newborns. 

Jet, his parents, and big sister Vienna, recently got to reunite with the BVRMC First Embrace Obstetrics unit.


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Testimonials: Very great nurses! Brenda was my nurse before delivery and diring Pitocin. She did great making sure I was comfortable and answered all questions.

Loved Dr. Shepherd - answered all questions for myself and baby. She truly cares about us!

Providing a continuum of care by specially trained nurses through pregnancy, delivery, childbirth, and follow-up after discharge from the hospital.

  • 2 Certified RNs on staff to provide care 24/7
  • Spanish interpreters are available to assist with patient communication
  • All staff is NRP Certified (Neonatal Resuscitation Program)
  • All staff is STABLE Certified (Sugar & Safe Care, Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Lab Work, Emotional Support)

Supporting you during your pregnancy and after.

Prenatal interview, tour of Obstetrics unit at BVRMC

Individual prenatal education and support

Certified Staff-

  • Lactation Counselor
  • Breastfeeding Educator
  • Childbirth Educator

Classes -

  • Childbirth Class
  • Breastfeeding Class
  • Sibling Class

Follow-up phone calls after delivery

Breastfeeding support

Breast pump rental station

Support in loss of pregnancy/stillbirth

"Watch Me Grow" - Well-baby Clinic Day

Family Support Services

BVRMC provides Congenital Heart Screening Click here for more information.

Period of Purple Crying® Advice on how to handle your baby crying the first few months of life.