Birth Care

Birth Care services are the cornerstone of the Peggy V. Helmerich Women's Health Center. The comprehensive support of women before, during and after pregnancy enables the hospital to offer a depth of medical services in a single facility.

Our specialists in nursing, obstetrics, gynecology, perinatology (specialized care for high-risk women who have high-risk pregnancies) and neonatology (specialized care for critically ill or premature babies) provide patients with the highest level of care. The hospital is a sophisticated combination of medical specialties, state-of-the-art technology, and service excellence, all delivered in a patient-centered care hospital. An onsite triage center allows the patient to receive immediate medical attention, and onsite C-section suites offer laboring mothers and their infants added protection during the birthing process.

Birth Care suites offer private, spacious rooms that are beautifully decorated with wood tones, soft sconce lighting, an oversized bathroom and comfortable in-room guest accommodations. Internet access throughout the center allows families to send announcements and pictures of their newborn to family and friends. After delivery, mothers can enjoy the same beautiful setting in the postpartum suites, which are located near the newborn nursery. An advanced security system provides added protection for infants throughout the hospital.

Other recognized services include certified breastfeeding instruction, safe sleep and support, as well as baby care educational programs that run continuously on the hospital network.

Prenatal Resources

Childbirth Education
Many educational opportunities are available at the Peggy V. Helmerich Women’s Health Center. Several variations of the typical childbirth education classes are offered. Classes are held in the Helmerich Women’s Center in the conference/education rooms located on the ground floor. Marvelous Multiples, a class unique to the Peggy V. Helmerich Women’s Health Center, offers parents expecting twins or more a special education class designed to meet their special birth needs and concerns. A high-risk obstetrician and pediatrician attend the classes as well. A typical class session lasts two hours per week and applicable fees are per couple, unless noted otherwise. Please call the Prenatal Education Coordinator at (918) 579-8028 to enroll or visit the  Childbirth Classes section.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Delivery before 37 weeks of pregnancy is considered preterm. Premature infants face a number of health challenges, including low birth weight, breathing problems, and underdeveloped organs and organ systems. Premature birth occurs in between 8% - 10% of all pregnancies in the United States. Lack of prenatal care and/or premature birth may require specialized care. The Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the Peggy V. Helmerich Women's Health Center is a 42-bed facility that features a unique pod design with subdued lighting and sound that enhances the developmental environment for infants and provides privacy for families. Comprehensive medical care is provided by Board Certified Neonatologists around-the-clock. Visit the NICU section for more information.