Big sister meeting new baby in hospital for the first time.
A special place to deliver

As one of the premier birth centers in southern Oregon, we understand how important a warm and comfortable birthing environment is to a mother’s birth experience. At Providence BirthPlace, you will have a private suite designed for your comfort and safety so you can rest and feel at home while you labor, give birth and bond with your baby.

Our dedicated and experienced team will provide care that is tailored to your needs and your birth plan. Compassionate and expert care is what we do best.

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During birth, you are supported by your team of providers, nurses, and support people. You are at the center of this team – it is your body and your birth.

TeamBirth Huddles

We are a TeamBirth hospital, which means the care you receive matches your preferences. One of the ways we accomplish this is through TeamBirth huddles.

TeamBirth huddles are times when your care team comes together, either in person or over the phone, to give all team members the opportunity to talk at key points in your care.

  • Who: you, your provider, your nurse and your support person(s).
  • What: You and your care team talk about your preferences, your care plans, and when you will huddle next.
  • When: Huddles happen at admission, for decisions or changes in the plan of care, or when any team member asks for one. We encourage you and your support people to ask any of our caregivers for a huddle. If you do not feel like you can speak up for any reason, ask your support person or the team member you trust the most to help speak up for you.
Roles in Your Team

Your care changes as labor goes on. Think about how your team can help you by sharing information or giving you support to feel good about changes and decisions.

  • You know your body and your preferences. You have the most important voice in the room. You can choose the role you want in decision-making, but no matter your role, you should always share what you know about your body and how you are feeling with your team.
  • Your nurse knows how to support you and your labor. They are by your side through most of your labor; they suggest what could be most helpful for you based on your care so far.
  • Your provider knows about the pros and cons of different choices. Most of the time, providers guide the team to make decisions together, but there will be times where providers may need to make quick decisions for you or your baby’s safety.
  • Your support person(s) can provide physical, emotional, and mental support, as well as help advocate for you during labor. Discuss with your support person(s) how you want them to help. If you do not know anyone who you want to support you in labor, ask your provider about who else could be there for you for your birth.
Empowering You to Ask Questions

Trust yourself and share what you know about your body with your team

How is your labor going? How much energy do you have? What feels good for your body? What doesn’t?

  • ASK: If you need your team to hear what you know about your body or share more of what they know with you: I know you see this every day, but this feels different (or frightening) for me. Can you help me understand why I am feeling this way and if there is anything we should worry about?
Share your values and preferences

What matters to you in your labor? Who do you want supporting you? What will make you feel comfortable right now?

  • ASK: If your preferences have changed: I feel different now, and have different preferences for my labor. What options do we have to change the care plan to match what I want now?
  • ASK: If your care plan does not match with your preferences: This is important to me. Can you help me understand why this may not be possible right now?
Ask questions to make sure you understand your care

You have the right to know all your options for care. How are you and your baby doing? What choices do you have for your care? What are the pros and cons for each one?

  • ASK: If you need to be more clear about your care plan or choices: I would like more information about my choices. What are the pros and cons of this plan? What are the other choices we could consider? What would happen if we do nothing instead?
  • ASK: If you want to ask for more time to labor: I am still feeling good, and I would like to keep laboring if possible. Can you help me understand the reason why you recommend delivery? Are there any options we could consider to give me more time?
  • ASK: If you want to know more about what to expect next in your labor: How are my baby and I doing right now? What can I expect next? When should I be concerned?

In-person tours can be arranged through Providence OB/GYN Health Center, you can also take a virtual tour by watching the video below:

We help families feel at home

At Providence BirthPlace, people labor, give birth and recover with their new babies in a private suite equipped with a special birthing bed. The room is furnished to make you, your family and your baby feel comfortable and at home throughout your entire stay. It also provides ready access to the latest medical equipment just in case it’s needed. Your baby is cared for in your personal suite and stays with you and your family. In addition to the latest birthing room technology, your room is furnished with:

  • A private bathroom with a jetted Jacuzzi tub
  • A daybed where your partner or a guest can sleep
  • Free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and a DVD player
  • A rocking chair and dining area
  • Wireless monitoring for comfort
  • Temperature control

We provide:

  • Family-centered care
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Specialty care, including operating suites close by, just in case
We honor your labor and delivery choices

During your labor, a highly skilled nurse assists you and your support person and provides information and reassurance. We want to meet your goals. Pain management during childbirth is about patient choice and you may change your choice of pain management at any time. We are here to support you throughout the labor and delivery experience. This could include:

  • Coaching through an unmedicated delivery
  • IV pain medicine
  • Patient-controlled epidural anesthesia
We offer no-cost doula support

A doula is a person who is trained to provide continuous and nurturing physical, emotional and informational support to a person during labor and delivery. Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily. Our doulas assist with births at no charge, depending on availability.

Providence doulas:

  • Stay with the laboring person throughout their labor and delivery
  • Provide emotional support and physical comfort measures throughout labor and delivery
  • Assist the laboring person with position changes, relaxation techniques, breathing and rhythmic guidance
  • Advocate for laboring person’s wishes
  • Nurture and protect the laboring person’s memory of the birth experience
  • Allow the birth partner to participate at their comfort level

Immediately following birth, we encourage skin-to-skin, which fosters the first feeding experience and promotes bonding with your baby. Bonding is an important part of the recovery process. Babies who are stable stay with their parents throughout their stay and are supported and prepared for their transition home by highly skilled nurses in the BirthPlace.

High-tech care
  • Our wireless fetal monitor system allows your doctor and nurses to check on you from any computer, at any time. Without wires to worry about, you are free to change positions for comfort and to walk around the BirthPlace during labor.
  • The BirthPlace surgical suite provides the necessary technology should a cesarean section be required.
  • Highly trained physicians and nurses care for babies who may have additional health needs, such as antibiotics or respiratory support.

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.

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
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

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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