North Valley Hospital
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BIRTHING CENTER

Birthing Center

North Valley Hospital offers quality skilled care with a comforting approach that only a community hospital can give you. The North Valley Hospital’s Obstetrical Program offers safe and personal care before, during, after delivery, and recovery in a family atmosphere for mother and newborn. 

 

Services

  • Labor, Deliver, & Recover in the same room
  • Jacuzzi Tub for labor pain management
  • Warm Water Immersion for Labor & Birth
  • C-Sections(Cesarean Sections)
  • Brand new OB Suites with a homelike feel
  • Experienced CRNA's to assist in pain management during delivery
  • Experienced OB Physicians
  • Highly experienced OB RN's
  • Complimentary photos of your newborn
  • Rooming in for your newborn
  • DOH Screenings for all newborns
  • Childbirth Education Classes
  • Pregnancy Food Guide
  • Complimentary personalized newborn photos
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Photography credit: Teresa Davis, North Valley Hospital

Photography credit: Teresa Davis, North Valley Hospital

Choosing where to give birth is just as important as choosing your baby’s name. North Valley Hospital offers quality skilled care with a comforting approach that only a community hospital can give you.

The North Valley Hospital’s Obstetrical Program offers safe and personal care before, during, after delivery, and recovery in a family atmosphere for mother and newborn. Some facilities will give you a list of things they don’t allow and can’t do, but our facility will assists in making your experience comfortable and memorable. All mothers that come to North Valley Hospital for OB services are assessed by an experienced OB Registered Nurse and then either closely monitored, admitted, or released home by a physician, with the ability to transfer the mother or newborn to a higher level of care facility if needed

For the safety and comfort of the new mother, newborn and family, Labor, Delivery, and Recovery (LDR) takes place in one room, referred to as the LDR Room. We are proud to offer you a room in our brand new building, which we moved into in 2010. Our OB Department also offers a Jacuzzi to help ease the pain of labor.

Photography credit: Teresa Davis, North Valley Hospital

Photography credit: Teresa Davis, North Valley Hospital

In the event of a need for a Cesarean Section, the mother is quickly moved into the Surgery (OR) where the experienced physician and staff works collaboratively to provide safe and experienced quality care for mother and baby.

North Valley Hospital provides new parents a complementary photo shoot of their newborn, complete with edited photos and a disc with all the rights to the photos. You are given the option to have us post your newborn on our website (click here to view Newborn Photos). We capture the precious moments of the families first couple of days with their new infant.

North Valley Hospital is the best place to have your baby and we’re right here, close to family, and close to home.

BIRTHING CLASSES OFFERED EVERY OTHER MONTH

NORTH VALLEY HOSPITAL IS THE ONLY FACILITY IN OKANOGAN COUNTY TO OFFER BIRTH CLASSES. THESE CLASSES ARE TAUGHT BY NVH'S CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION COORDINATOR AND LAST 4 WEEKS. TO FIND OUT WHEN THE NEXT AVAILABLE CLASSES ARE CHECK OUT OUR CALENDAR!

 

FAQ'S

Q: "So... I just found out I was pregnant. What should I do first to make sure I get good medical care?"

A: The first thing you should do is to call your family doctor to make an appointment to establish OB care, let them know when your last menstrual cycle started and any special health problems or family health problems that may be important.

Q: "If I come to the hospital in labor late at night, will there be someone available to help?"

A: There is always an OB nurse available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for anyone who might need OB services or even to just ask questions.

Q: "I think I’m having pre-term labor and it’s 4 in the morning. What should I do?"

A: Call the hospital, we will ask you specific questions that might be important to let the doctor on call know before you come in. If you are having contractions, time them, we will need to know how far apart they are and how long they last. If you think your water has ruptured, check to see if the fluid is clear or have any kind of color to it. This information is very important to your health and the health of your baby.

Q: "Can I talk to the OB nurse so I can get to know them better?"

A: You certainly can, it's best to call before you want to come in just in case the OB nurse is busy with a delivery. We welcome any questions you may have. The better we get to know you, the more at ease you will be with your delivery.