Luke Eugene Eggers was the first baby born at Sidney Health Center in 2023. Laci Morton and Taylor Eggers of Watford City, North Dakota welcomed their baby boy on January 1 at 5:39 p.m. He weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces and measured 20 inches long.
As the first baby born at Sidney Health Center in 2023, Luke and his parents received a gift basket full of baby items valued at more than $200 from the Sidney Health Center Caring Corner Gift Shop and Good Cents Store Volunteers.
Although Luke was the first baby born in 2023, 2022 was a busy year for the obstetric department. In the past year, 193 babies were delivered at Sidney Health Center. One hundred three of the babies were boys while ninety were girls. Although the average number of babies born per month was 16, December was busy a month with 27 births while there were 20 births in both October and November.
Sidney Health Center’s female Obstetrician Gynecologists 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.
The Sidney Health Center obstetric and newborn units feature Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Postpartum (LDRP) rooms. These rooms are equipped with 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 obstetrics team also offers pre and post-delivery support through One-Day Childbirth Classes and the new Nurture Nest Cafe service. The childbirth class is offered four times per year with the first one in 2023 scheduled for March 4 starting at 9:00 a.m. Registered nurse instructors 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.
The Nurture Nest Cafe is a new service held the second Tuesday of every month from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM in the Sidney Health Center OB/GYN Clinic Waiting Room. A nurse will weigh your baby and answer any questions you may have. Nurture Nest Cafe is free and offered to families with babies newborn to 1 year. Information provided is a valuable resource for breastfeeding support but is open to all families regardless of their feeding method. No appointment necessary.
If you would like more information about the Sidney Health Center obstetric department, please call (406) 488-2146 or visit us online at www.sidneyhealth.org. The Sidney Health Center OB/GYN Care Team offers a wide variety of services to keep women vibrant and healthy. We have openings available. Call the OB/GYN Clinic at 406-488-2577 to schedule an appointment.