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One in five Oregonians begins their life at a Providence facility. Our family-centered approach to childbirth includes personalized care from experts who are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the entire family.

We want to make this a special experience for you and your family. Your care team works closely with you to meet your needs and keep you informed about the progress of your care.

After you deliver, we teach you how to care for, feed and comfort your newborn. We support you as you learn about your baby's behaviors and sleep and wake cycles. Our registered nurses are experts at helping with breastfeeding. We also have an expert lactation team who can help if needed. We are available for all your questions as you prepare to care for your newborn at home.

Your delivery is supported by a team of providers dedicated to meeting your needs. Our team includes registered nurses, obstetricians, family practice physicians and certified nurse anesthetists and lactation consultants. Many of our nurses hold national certification in the area of childbirth and lactation.

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While tours are not currently available in person, we invite you to watch this virtual tour.

Labor rooms

Every labor room is equipped for a safe, vaginal birth. If you need a cesarean section, you will be taken to a nearby surgery suite. You will likely recover in a labor room afterwards with your support person and baby.

Each room has a:

  • Private bathroom
  • Bed for you and baby
  • Sleeping chair for your support person
  • Phone and TV
  • Mini-refrigerator
Food and beverage

While in the hospital, you will receive meals. Snacks are also available on the unit. Your support person is offered the option of one meal per day. Visitors may purchase beverages, snacks or meals from the cafeteria and bring those items back to the maternity unit. You are welcome to bring food from home or other restaurants.

Visitors

Please refer to current visitor policy.

Specialized care

Sometimes pregnancies require specialized care. When unexpected situations arise, your provider has access to a team of Portland-based perinatologists and neonatologists. We are supported by two neonatal intensive care units (NICUs); one at Providence St. Vincent and one at Providence Portland.

Congratulations! This is a very exciting time in your life. To help with your questions, the resources below give information on Providence services, childbirth and parenting classes, tips on selecting a provider for your baby, information on our breastfeeding clinics and more.

Guides, services and classes
Hospital registration, safety and information

Congratulations on the arrival of your new baby! The day you take your newborn home is exciting – and probably a little scary. You’ll have lots of questions during the days and months ahead. This page contains a lot of information, but it is not meant as a substitute for professional medical care. If you have questions or concerns, talk with your care provider.

Deciding what type of care your want for your pregnancy and beyond is a personal choice. Providence offers several options to meet your unique needs – and all offer you a lifetime of care.

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Obstetrician—gynecologists (OB-GYN)
  • Board-certified
  • Surgically trained so they are able to perform C-sections and other procedures when necessary
  • Able to care for high-risk pregnancies
  • Coordinate your pregnancy and postpartum care with a team of patient navigators and social workers
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OB-credentialed family medicine doctors (FM)
  • Offer family-centered maternity care
  • Partner with OB-GYNs when needed
  • Provide primary care for every member of your family, including newborns



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Certified nurse midwives (CNM)
  • Board-certified
  • Partner with OB-GYNs when needed
  • Coordinate your pregnancy and postpartum care with a team of patient navigators, social workers and an OB-GYN
  • Offers group visits with patient (and partners) at similar stages in pregnancy
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Circle® by Providence

Free pregnancy and parenting app

Circle® is a free pregnancy and parenting app that provides useful health resources, top-notch pregnancy calculator and tools to help track ovulation, weight, blood pressure, and vaccinations. Enjoy easy access to program information, services and classes, too! Plus, when you connect to MyChart through Circle, you will receive appointment reminders for you and your children. Learn more.

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Go the AppStore to download this application to your tablet or smart phone.
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