Sidney Health Center welcomes first baby of 2014
January 6, 2014

2014-New-Year-Baby---Brantley-Lane_stry.jpgBrantley Lane Cvancara was the first baby born at Sidney Health Center in 2014. Shannon Nelson and Chase Cvancara of Carwright, ND welcomed their baby boy on January 2 at 9:07 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds 7.2 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

For being the first baby born at Sidney Health Center in 2014, Brantley and his parents received a gift basket full of baby items valued at more than $350 from the Sidney Health Center Volunteers who staff the Caring Corner Gift Shop and the Good Cents Store.

Although Brantley was the first baby born in 2014, 2013 was a busy year for the obstetric department. In the past year, 134 babies were delivered at Sidney Health Center averaging 11 babies per month. Seventy-five of the babies were girls while fifty-nine were boys.

Sidney Health Center has two female Obstetrician Gynecologists who provide essential obstetrical services to women living in the MonDak region including preconception counseling, genetic screening and diagnosis as well as management of both low and high risk pregnancies through delivery and follow-up care. Dr. Shari Twigg has been practicing in Sidney since 2011 and Dr. Chastity Edwards joined Dr. Twigg’s practice in November 2013.

The Sidney Health Center obstetric and newborn units feature Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Postpartum (LDRP) rooms. These rooms are equipped with Jacuzzi tubs and Hill-Rom birthing beds. During labor, options for pain medication are offered. A trained and experienced OB and Nursery Staff is available 24 hours a day.

The obstetric department also offers a One-Day Childbirth Class four times per year. Instructors, Joyce Schulz, RN and Katharine King, RN will review the following topics: relaxation, anatomy and physiology of childbirth, types of delivery, anesthesia, breast feeding and child care. The session is free of charge; however, donations up to $25 are gladly accepted to cover expenses.

For more information about the Sidney Health Center obstetric department, please call (406) 488-2146 or visit us online at To make an appointment with Dr. Twigg or Dr. Edwards, please call their office at (406) 488-2577.