Family Birth Center

Delivering expert care and a personalized birth experience

Your child's delivery is a special moment for your family and we're pleased to be a part of it. Every one of us strives to create a warm, friendly environment where you can give birth in comfort, supported by our experienced team.

In the event your infant needs special care, Lake Regional is a fully equipped Level II Nursery. Rest assured that your infant is in experienced hands. Click to meet Dr. Josh Brickner, D.O. 

The Lake Regional Family Birth Center is located within Lake Regional Hospital at 54 Hospital Drive; Osage Beach, Mo. For more information, call (573) 348-8244.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Show Me 5

Our birth center is a designated Show Me 5 Hospital, an initiative that encourages breastfeeding and fosters breastfeeding longevity. Learn more about Lake Regional's Show Me 5 designation.

 


Take a tour!

We welcome families to come and visit the Family Birth Center, tour our facilities and meet our team of physicians, nurses and lactation specialist. Call 573-348-8244 today to schedule your visit.


Meet Our Experienced Team

For more than 30 years, Lake Regional's Family Birth Center staff has provided family-centered maternity care and personalized birth experiences. Our obstetricians and pediatric hospitalists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide prenatal, labor, delivery, nursery and postpartum care for nearly 600 mothers and babies each year. The nurses at the Family Birth Center are ACLS-certified and experienced in cesarean section, fetal monitoring, and maternal care during labor to care for you and your baby.  

Meet our OB/GYNs

Meet our Nurses - Lauren Cobb, Jessica Willis, and Trish Jung share their experience with Lake Regional Family Birth Center.

 


Comfortable, Private Suites

Caring for the comfort of the mother-to-be is one of our top priorities at the Family Birth Center. We offer home-like private suites for labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum care, allowing you to experience the entire birth process and hospital stay without changing rooms. These suites include a private bathroom and shower.

We strongly encourage "rooming in" during your stay. This practice allows placement of your baby's crib next to your bedside to enhance bonding with the infant and help the new family get better acquainted.
 
Going Home

Before your discharge, your baby’s photo will be taken, with your approval, to share with friends and family on our password-protected online nursery. When you return home, our nurses will call you to ask how you and your new baby are doing. You also may call us at 573-348-8244 anytime. Our nurses are here for you!

Breastfeeding Support Programs

Breastfeeding provides important health benefits for infants and we can help you get started with this wonderful natural process. Our licensed Lactation Consultant, Annie Havner, R.N., BSN, IBCLC, is available to help you with breastfeeding concerns during your stay and after you go home. For questions, call 573-302-2999.

Health Tips and Classes

For health tips and breastfeeding advice from Lake Regional's Lactation Consultant, Annie Havner, R.N., BSN, IBCLC, visit Health Smart.

The same staff who provide obstetrics care also teach our Happy Prenatal, Childbirth 101 and Breast is Best classes. This ensures continuity of care, as well as familiarity with our facilities and personnel when your special day arrives.

To sign up for classes and groups, click here.


Patient Stories

Ireland's Arrival

Nearly two weeks past her due date, Danielle Ellsworth was experiencing contractions, but there was still no sign of dilatation. Danielle and her husband Aaron found comfort in knowing the doctors and nurses of the Family Birth Center were keeping a close eye on mother and baby with the help of fetal heart monitors. Read and watch the full story here. 

  

 

 Big Care for Little Patients

When Jennifer Hollingsworth first heard that her 6-day-old daughter, Helen, needed to be readmitted to the Lake Regional Family Birth Center to gain weight, she felt a little panicked. Helen was expected to be fine, but to stay with her, Hollingsworth thought she’d have to separate from Helen’s twin brother, Quill. And she was breastfeeding both.Thankfully, Hollingsworth didn’t have to choose between her newborns.As a Level II Nursery, Lake Regional Family Birth Center was able to meet all of her family’s needs. Read and watch the full story here.