Jaxon Lewis Charles Hills was the first baby born at Sidney
Health Center in 2015. Janna and Jacob
Hills of Williston, ND welcomed their baby boy on January 1 at 9:08 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds 12.9 ounces and measured
20 inches long. Jaxon joins big sister
For being the first baby born at Sidney Health Center in
2015, Jaxon and his parents received a gift basket full of baby items valued at
more than $200 from the Sidney Health Center Volunteers.
Although Jaxon was the first baby born in 2015, 2014 was a
busy year for the obstetric department.
In the past year, 165 babies were delivered at Sidney Health Center
averaging 13 babies per month.
Eighty-three of the babies were girls while eighty-two were boys.
Sidney Health Center’s female Obstetrician Gynecologist
provides 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.
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 with the first one in 2015 scheduled for February 7
in the hospital classroom from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 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
www.sidneyhealth.org. To make an appointment with Dr. Twigg, please call her
office at (406) 488-2577.