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Maternity Care

We take a family-focused approach to maternity care.

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A Healthy and Caring Environment for You and Your Baby

There is nothing more special than bringing a new life into this world, and we are here to help make the moment as perfect as possible. Our nurses and support staff are dedicated to providing safe and compassionate maternity care for you and your baby.

During Your Stay

When you arrive at the hospital, you will be placed in a special room for your labor, delivery and recovery before being moved to your own private maternity suite for the remainder of your stay. If your baby is delivered by Cesarean section, we have a dedicated C-section suite located right in the maternity unit. The C-section suite is equipped to handle an emergency without having to transfer to another part of the hospital.

When you return to your private maternity suite, we suggest you keep your baby in your room as much as possible. Of course, our staff is happy to watch your newborn if you need a break or would like to take a nap. Our staff will provide education on your recovery, as well as show you how to care for your infant so you know what to expect when you get home. Fathers are encouraged to spend the night during your stay, and food trays are available for Dads.

Looking for an OB/GYN?

Our OB-GYN specialists are sensitive to the fact that women have different health care needs at every stage of life. That’s why they offer a full range of women’s health services, including:

  • Routine pelvic exams and screenings
  • Contraceptive counseling
  • Prenatal care
  • Infertility evaluations
  • Menopause treatment

Miranda

A Birthday to Remember

The Ball family doesn't have to worry about forgetting birthdays. Last fall, when Miranda Ball called MMH to schedule her C-section to deliver her daughter, the only date that seemed to work for her and her doctors was November 24. Not only was Miranda born on that day, but she was surprised to find out Obstetrician Thomas Brown also shared the same day.

"All day I felt like I received special treatment," said Miranda. "I have so much trust in my doctors, both for my maternity care and my family's general care. I love that I've developed such strong relationships with them. Having Lula on my birthday ended up being a wonderful gift."

Read Miranda's Story

Committed to Safety

If you and your baby need extra medical attention, you'll be glad to know the Indiana State Department of Health has named MMH a Level II obstetrical service and Level II neonatal program. As a Level II obstetrical service, MMH is certified to provide care to appropriate high-risk maternal patients, especially those with conditions like diabetes, hypertension and preeclampsia.

As a Level II neonatal program, our trained professionals are qualified to provide special care to infants who are born at or after 32 weeks and who weigh more than 3.3 pounds. We can also care for babies who have been released from a neonatal intensive care unit but aren't quite ready to go home, as well as babies who need short-term assistance (24 hours or less) to help them breathe. Our nursery offers 24-hour, on-call pediatrician care, and our staff is all neonatal resuscitation certified. Many of our nurses also have additional advanced infant care training.

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Questions

During your pregnancy, we understand that questions and concerns often arise after your doctor’s office is closed. If you have concerns about your pregnancy or would like a tour of our OB unit, feel free to call our staff 24/7 by dialing 812.933.5142.

Maternity Care Doctors

Gloria Brelage, MD

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26 Six Pine Ranch Road, Batesville, IN, United States

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Thomas M. Brown, MD

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26 Six Pine Ranch Road, Batesville, IN, United States

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Trisha Candelot, FNP-C

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26 Six Pine Ranch Road, Batesville, IN, United States

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Jonathan Feist, MD

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26 Six Pine Ranch Road, Batesville, IN, United States

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Kelley Fitzpatrick, MD

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26 Six Pine Ranch Road, Batesville, IN

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Jeffrey A. Hatcher, MD

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26 Six Pine Ranch Road, Batesville, IN, United States

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Emily Housley, MD

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26 Six Pine Ranch Road, Batesville, IN, United States

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Kimberly A. Kick, MD

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26 Six Pine Ranch Road, Batesville, IN, United States

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Michelle Shorten, MD

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26 Six Pine Ranch Road, Batesville, IN, United States

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