Whether you are a first-time or experienced mom, the doctors, midwives and nursing team at the CMH Family Birthing Center are committed to helping you and your family have the best labor and birth experience possible.
While pregnancy and birth are a natural part of life, we recommend that you receive prenatal care starting early in your pregnancy. Doing so helps give your baby the best possible start.
During your prenatal care visits at the CMH Women’s Center, you will meet our team of obstetricians and nurse midwives. You will also be encouraged to take prenatal classes. These classes are free to women who plan to deliver their baby at the CMH Family Birthing Center. As a precaution due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, CMH is offering free online childbirth education through May 31, 2020. Here is the link to register.
Before your baby is born, you may call the CMH Family Birthing Center to schedule a tour at 503-338-7581.
We offer many drug-free options to help you manage pain during labor, including birthing balls, squat bars, Jacuzzi tub, showers, aromatherapy and more. We also understand and support women who choose a medicated birth with IV medications or epidurals. If you are including a private doula as part of your birth plan, we welcome the opportunity to work with this individual and the rest of your support system.
You and your baby are in good hands at the CMH Family Birthing Center. Our obstetricians and nurse midwives are supported around the clock by the anesthesia team and CMH pediatricians. The nursing staff is specially trained in labor, delivery, neonatal resuscitation, neonatal stabilization, postpartum and breastfeeding care.
Q. What are your rooms like? click to open
A: The CMH Family Birthing Center has 4 specially designed birthing suites that feature:
Q. What are meals like? click to open
A: During your stay, you and your Care Partner are able to order your meals by room service from 7am-7pm. Snacks are also available for you and your Care Partner in our family kitchen. If there is something special you would like your family to bring to the CMH Family Birthing Center, it is our pleasure to accommodate your needs.
Q. What medicines will you give my baby? click to open
A: Your baby will receive its first vaccinations before leaving the hospital, and any other medicine needed. These may include:
Q. What health screenings will my baby receive at the hospital? click to open
A: Your baby will receive:
Talk to a nurse on the CMH COVID-19 Community Hotline at 503-338-4699. This hotline is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For general information about coronavirus COVID-19:
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