Congratulations on your plans to expand your family! We share your excitement about the possibilities ahead and this very special time in your life. Our staff is specially trained to educate and prepare expectant moms for pregnancy, labor and delivery, and caring for newborns. Our hospitals offer the tools and technology that you need, the care and support you want, and the special attention you will appreciate to feel comfortable and confident at every stage.
We'll help make your baby's birthday special, and your pregnancy and birthing experience memorable. You can count on our staff to help make this experience exceptional for your baby and your family - right from the beginning.
From low intervention birth to cutting-edge technology, we tailor our care to the needs of you and your baby. And, with a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Willow Creek Women's Hospital and Level II at Northwest Medical Center - Bentonville, you can rest assured that a higher level of care is available for babies who need it.
Our maternity units are designed with your comfort in mind. Private Labor, Delivery, Recovery (LDR) suites are equipped with a bathroom/shower, convertible labor beds, high-tech fetal monitoring, infant resuscitation equipment and a mobile radiant infant warmer. A specially trained mother/baby nurse takes care of you and your baby's needs.
After your delivery, a certified lactation consultant / breastfeeding educator will assist with infant feeding information and our neonatal team will examine your newborn and answer any questions or concerns you might have.
Our nursery and maternity floors are equipped with infant security systems to provide a safe and secure environment for you and your baby.
During your stay, you and your partner will receive a gourmet celebration meal along with a commemorative birth certificate.
Our goal is to help parents transition into their new role as smoothly as possible. We are here to teach, provide support and care for you and your newborn. From our family to yours, thank you for choosing Northwest Health.
For women looking for a non-medicated, natural childbirth experience, the low-intervention birthing suites are available at The Family Birth Place at Northwest Medical Center - Bentonville, Siloam Springs Women's Hospital and Willow Creek Women's Hospital. They are the first hospital-based suites of their kind in Arkansas.
With minimal intervention and technology, the low-intervention birth program allows hospital staff to support patients and families in their labor and birthing goals. The suites offer a large bed, specialized labor tub, shower, birthing stool, labor balls and waterproof, wireless monitoring. The hospitals also provide a variety of options for comfort during unmedicated labor, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy nitrous oxide for pain relief, and a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit to reduce pain. Speak to your OB Navigator about the options available where you will be delivering. Click below to find out more about the Low-Intervention Birthing Suites at Northwest Health.
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For mothers who've had a C-section, there are options for your next pregnancy. In the past, women were told if they had a cesarean section all subsequent births would have to be C-section, too. That's no longer true. Northwest Health offers mothers the option of a vaginal birth after cesarean, also known as VBAC, if their provider agrees it is safe to do so.
In addition to being VBAC friendly, Northwest Health and its maternity care team are happy to work with your midwife or doula. We recognize that every birth is unique and that our patients work hard developing a birth plan designed for comfort and peace of mind. The first step is to speak with your physician or provider about whether you are a candidate for a VBAC. Click below to find out more about VBACs at Northwest Health.
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To schedule a tour of any of our maternity units, just choose the hospital below where you plan to deliver. An experienced labor and delivery educator will be your host. Learn what education and fitness programs are available as well as see the facilities and technology.Northwest Medical Center - Bentonville Siloam Springs Regional Hospital Willow Creek Women's Hospital
The childbirth preparation class is designed to prepare the mother-to-be and her labor companion for the birthing experience, focusing on signs of labor, comfort measures to use in labor and breathing relaxation techniques. We also have Fit Pregnancy classes, Yoga, and Baby Boot Camp/ Infant Safety as well as support groups on breastfeeding and being a new mom.View Northwest Health Classes
At Northwest Medical Center - Bentonville and Willow Creek Women's Hospital, your OB nurse navigator is committed to enhancing your childbirth experience by walking with you step-by-step through the phases of pregnancy and beyond. A personal nurse navigator is assigned - at no cost to you - to you as your guide throughout your journey. Your navigator offers assistance beginning around your 20th week of pregnancy and continues until you return home with your new baby.
Benefits of the nurse navigator service include:
After you register for this program, our nurse navigator will contact you to schedule your first appointment at a time that is convenient for you.Register for an OB Nurse Navigator
For more information about the maternity services our hospitals provide, visit the Maternity Services section of Northwest Health's website. For more information about the maternity services our each hospitals provides, click on your hospital link below:Northwest Medical Center - Bentonville Siloam Springs Regional Hospital Willow Creek Women's Hospital
Northwest Health and its affiliated hospitals, clinics and medical staff proudly serve all of Northwest Arkansas, including the communities of Bella Vista, Bentonville, Fayetteville, Johnson, Siloam Springs, Springdale, and Rogers, as well as northeastern Oklahoma and southwestern Missouri.