Labor and Delivery Team | Norton Healthcare Louisville, Ky.

Who You Will See

Norton Healthcare delivers more babies in Louisville and Southern Indiana than any other provider. Our dedicated labor and delivery team is committed to providing you with the best possible care during your childbirth journey. Different caregivers will see you during your stay with us. Each will play a different role in your care.

Your Care Team

Labor and delivery nurse. A labor and delivery nurse will monitor you and your baby — and provide support along the way. The nurse will communicate with your provider as labor progresses and monitor your baby as you dilate. You may have the same nurse during the entirety of your labor, or you may have a few different nurses monitoring you over a period of time.

Anesthesiologist. An anesthesiologist may be present to give medicines should you decide you want help managing pain during labor (for example, an epidural, spinal block or other medications). Norton Healthcare has the region’s only anesthesiologists dedicated exclusively to obstetrics.

Doctor, midwife, OB/GYN hospitalist. Once you’re ready, a medical staff person will be there to deliver your baby. This may or may not be the OB/GYN or midwife you’ve been seeing during your pregnancy. It will depend on whether your practice rotates on-call providers, or other factors. Norton Healthcare has an OB/GYN hospitalist program staffed by hospital-based doctors who provide inpatient and emergency care for women in labor and delivery. OB/GYN hospitalists can examine you, evaluate the progress of your labor, review test results, monitor your baby’s heart rate, deliver your baby and address any unforeseen issues that may arise.

OB technician. An OB technician may come into the room just before delivery to set up for the doctor or midwife. He or she also may assist the doctor or midwife.

Women’s Health – 4GYN

Unnecessary C-sections pose health risks for mother and baby

A cesarean section (C-section) can be an essential, lifesaving surgery during labor and delivery, with more health risks for a mother compared to a vaginal birth. “Even though all C-sections have some health risks, I [...]

Read Full Story

What is preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia is a condition unique to pregnancy. Every May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month. What is preeclampsia and how can we prevent and treat it? What is preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is a disorder which affects between 5% […]

Read Full Story

Smoking marijuana while pregnant significantly can increase risks for your baby

Smoking weed during pregnancy significantly can increase the risk of low birth weight, preterm delivery and requiring neonatal intensive care, according to a recent study published in JAMA. The tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, in marijuana will […]

Read Full Story

Don’t try to lose weight while pregnant — go for healthy weight gain with good nutrition and exercise

Losing weight while pregnant, other than in the early weeks, is not healthy for you or your baby. Dieting, trying to stay the same weight or losing weight in the second or third trimester of [...]

Read Full Story

Protection from the COVID-19 vaccine is passed on to babies

New research published Feb. 7 in JAMA gives patients even more reason to get vaccinated. Infants born to vaccinated mothers were shown to have antibodies in their systems, offering a level of protection against COVID-19 […]

Read Full Story
Related Stories

Unnecessary C-sections pose health risks for mother and baby

A cesarean section (C-section) can be an essential, lifesaving surgery during labor and delivery, with more health risks for a mother compared to a vaginal birth. “Even though all C-sections have some health risks, I [...]

Read Full Story

What is preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia is a condition unique to pregnancy. Every May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month. What is preeclampsia and how can we prevent and treat it? What is preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is a disorder which affects between 5% […]

Read Full Story

Smoking marijuana while pregnant significantly can increase risks for your baby

Smoking weed during pregnancy significantly can increase the risk of low birth weight, preterm delivery and requiring neonatal intensive care, according to a recent study published in JAMA. The tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, in marijuana will […]

Read Full Story

Don’t try to lose weight while pregnant — go for healthy weight gain with good nutrition and exercise

Losing weight while pregnant, other than in the early weeks, is not healthy for you or your baby. Dieting, trying to stay the same weight or losing weight in the second or third trimester of [...]

Read Full Story

Protection from the COVID-19 vaccine is passed on to babies

New research published Feb. 7 in JAMA gives patients even more reason to get vaccinated. Infants born to vaccinated mothers were shown to have antibodies in their systems, offering a level of protection against COVID-19 […]

Read Full Story

Search our entire site.

Schedule an Appointment

Select an appointment date and time from available spots listed below.