During Your Pregnancy

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Norton Healthcare delivers more babies in Louisville and Southern Indiana than any other provider. We strive to meet the unique needs of every mom-to-be, providing the necessary resources to ensure a healthy pregnancy and childbirth experience.

We are committed to making your pregnancy as enjoyable and stress-free as possible, while providing comprehensive and compassionate care. From pregnancy to childbirth and postpartum care, our dedicated team will provide the services you want and need so you can have the experience that’s right for you.

The more information you have, the more prepared you will feel during pregnancy and giving birth.

Preparing –We offer a wide range of classes and resources to help you have a healthy pregnancy, prepare for childbirth and learn how to care for your newborn.

  • Pregnancy and prenatal classes
  • Expectant parent resources

Planning –We will guide you in making the necessary decisions to get ready for the big day — and beyond.

  • Birth plan
  • Choosing a birthing option
  • Choosing a pediatrician

Care –We provide top-quality prenatal care for all mothers-to-be — whether your pregnancy is routine or high-risk.

  • Fetal echocardiogram to diagnose congenital heart defects
  • Maternal-fetal medicine for high-risk pregnancies
  • Maternal Opiate Substance Treatment (MOST) Program
  • OB emergency department
  • Vaccinations
  • What to expect during appointments

What to Expect from Norton Women’s Care

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:

  • The birth experience you want: You can choose natural childbirth, a midwife, labor tub, nitrous oxide and other birthing options. We’ll recommend a C-section (cesarean section) or induced labor only if it’s medically necessary.
  • Preparation: Our specialists offer the support you need, including free Lamaze and other childbirth classesnew parent classesbreastfeeding supportchild safety classes and more.
  • Confidence and quality in care: Norton Women’s Care has been recognized as High Performing — the highest rating available — for maternity care with fewer complications and C-sections, plus breastfeeding support and other benefits.
  • We offer the highest-level (Level IV) neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Louisville and Southern Indiana at Norton Children’s Hospital, and a sophisticated Level III NICU at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital.
  • Around-the-clock OB/GYN care is available at Norton Hospital and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital emergency departments.
  • Our board-certified maternal-fetal medicine specialists  can help guide you through a high-risk pregnancy, from treating preexisting diabetes in the pregnant patient to a fetal echocardiogram to diagnose a congenital heart condition before a baby is born.
  • Medicare, Medicaid and most major commercial insurance plans are accepted.
  • Convenient access to your medical record: Communicate with your health care provider, get lab results, renew prescriptions and more through your free Norton MyChart account.

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