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Norton Healthcare delivers more babies in Louisville and Southern Indiana than any other provider. We offer a range of delivery options for your birth plan, including natural birth.
You have a lot of options when choosing how you’d like to give birth. Natural birth has become very popular. Despite some misconceptions, women can have a natural, drug-free childbirth in a hospital.
At Norton Healthcare, we believe in providing you with the care you want and the care you may need for your birth. We are here to support you in creating the birth plan you envision for yourself.
Labor tubs. We welcome the use of labor tubs at Norton Healthcare. Laboring in warm water may lower stress, blood pressure and pain. It may help mothers relax more during and between contractions and might shorten labor.
Nitrous oxide. In the event you opt for additional pain relief during labor, nitrous oxide is an analgesia, not anesthesia. That means it can reduce pain but does not cause sedation. This alternative pain medication is safe and relatively simple to use, offering pain relief and decreased anxiety. You may use nitrous oxide while in a labor tub.
While you may envision and plan for a natural birth, you also want to be prepared for any complications. If the need arises, our team of experienced specialists spring into action to provide the care you didn’t plan for, but the care you need.
You may not plan for it, but we’re prepared with:
More mothers in Louisville and Southern Indiana choose to deliver their babies at Norton Hospital or Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital than with any other hospital system in the area.
We deliver more than 8,000 babies a year. We’re close to you with more than 90 providers at more than 25 locations around Louisville and Southern Indiana. Choosing Norton Women’s Care gives you many options for how delivery day could go — all with the confidence of knowing that our obstetrics and pediatric specialists are there to help. With Norton Women’s Care you’ll find:
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