Your Hospital Stay
The place for one of life's most precious events.
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital's Women and Infants Center offers expert care in a warm, soothing and inviting environment. Here, providers visit daily to check up on you and your baby, and nursing staff will help you learn how to care for your baby and prepare you to return home. Plus, should your baby need special care, the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
is just steps away, offering 24-hour care by our experienced board-certified neonatologists.
Women and Infant Center features
Nitrous oxide for pain management
HSHS St. Vincent and St. Mary’s Hospitals are the only two hospitals in Green Bay to offer nitrous oxide.
- Two-room suites
- Single room maternity care
- Two onsite OR suites, meaning C-section procedures can take place in the unit
- Warm, friendly nursing staff provide individualized care
- NICU attached to the unit, for high-risk mothers and/or newborns
- Pain management
- Holistic methods, such as birthing balls and water therapy
- Medical management, such as epidurals and anesthesiology 24/7
- Nitrous oxide
- Skin-to-skin contact with baby immediately following delivery
- “Rooming-in” to allow baby and mom to bond
- Lactation specialists available 7 days a week
- Open visitation policy—dads may choose to stay overnight
- Free WiFi
- Updated bathrooms and delivery rooms provide a home-like atmosphere
- Family lounges
- State of the art security system (HUGS) with a locked unit for you and your babies safety
- Specialty order meals delivered to you on your request
- Free celebration meal for mom and dad
- Complimentary snack basket
- Valet parking
- Gift shop onsite
- Specialty coffee and pastry shop on site
Nitrous oxide is often used at the dentist and referred to as laughing gas. By inhaling the gas through a mask, nitrous oxide is a safe and proven method for anxiety and pain management during labor.
A temporary method of pain relief – since it is cleared from the body when the patient stops inhaling the gas and removes the mask – it can be an alternative to pain medication if someone is leaning toward a more natural childbirth experience.
Side effects are minimal (no side effects for baby) and it can be used with other pain relief methods as some women may decide they would like to switch from nitrous oxide to pain medication (Nubain) during labor. In addition, nitrous oxide is often used before having an epidural and it is also safe to have an epidural later on.