Nebraska Med to consolidate labor and delivery services starting April 4

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Omaha, Neb. (KMTV) - Nebraska Medicine will consolidate labor and delivery services at Nebraska Medical Center starting Saturday, April 4.

Nebraska Med says expecting mothers who were planning to deliver at Bellevue Medical Center have been informed of the change by their prenatal care providers.

As of April 4, all patients with scheduled due dates at Bellevue Medical Center will deliver on level four of University Tower at Nebraska Medical Center.

"As a global leader in infectious diseases research, treatment and education, UNMC and Nebraska Medicine are currently preparing to treat additional patients who become infected with COVID-19. Part of this preparation includes identifying which areas are best suited to treat COVID-19 patients. That means temporarily moving patients out of the labor and delivery unit at Bellevue Medical Center to make more beds available at that location," Nebraska Med said in a release.

It's unclear how long the change will be in effect.