Family Maternity Center
Family Maternity Center
Having a baby is one of life’s very special moments – which is not to say that it always happens without some nerves and a little worrying. At Providence Holy Family Hospital, we try to minimize the stress that comes with pregnancy and labor so that you can focus your attention on the joy of welcoming your new baby into your family.
We have the advanced technology to monitor your and your baby’s health before and after birth and we know just how to help if you need more support during labor or guidance as you start to breastfeed.
Our patient rooms offer ambient lighting to create a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. You’ll labor, deliver and recover with your baby by your side all in the same room unless your little one needs some extra attention in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Because we know the day you give birth will be a special occasion for your family and friends too, our rooms large enough to accommodate plenty of visitors and include fold-out couches to allow a loved one to stay with you throughout the night.
You may wonder exactly what will happen when you arrive at the hospital for labor and delivery. Learn more about what you can expect before birth, after your baby’s arrival and when you’re ready to go home. On site tours have been canceled; please take our virtual tour.
While onsite tours have been canceled, take a peek inside our maternity center by watching this video tour.
Providence offers a number of services to prepare you and your family for your little one’s arrival.
- Download our free online booklet, All About Your Newborn, loaded with helpful information about caring for your newborn and keeping babies safe and healthy.
- Insurance for newborns – Most insurance plans that offer maternity benefits include well-baby care under the mother’s plan for the first 30 days following birth. However, you will have to enroll your baby in an insurance plan within 30 days. We recommend contacting your insurance provider directly for more information. If you receive your insurance coverage through your employer, you can also check with your human resources department.
Mother-Baby Time is our weekly support group for new moms. It gives you an opportunity to connect with others going through a similar experience. It can be comforting and reassuring to hear others’ challenges and how they deal with them.
Thurusdays, 12 - 1 p.m.
Providence Holy Family Hospital Health Education Center
5633 N Lidgerwood St
Spokane, WA 99208
Birth is a normal, natural process. Yours will be unique to you, your body, and your baby. You are giving birth at a TeamBirth hospital, which means the care you receive reflects your preferences throughout your birth experience. Your team includes you, your support people, doctors or midwives, and nurses. You are at the center of the team — it is your body and your birth. Our caregivers are committed to listening and caring for you.
Cultural humility says, “I don’t know everything, but I’ll find out what you need to feel supported, because your birth matters.” This is our goal; this is our promise.
We believe that safe birth for all starts with listening, so we want to empower you to use your voice and communicate with us. Our goal is to provide you with informed consent. Informed consent is a process between you and your care team that helps you decide what will and will not be done to your body. In the case of maternity care, informed consent also gives you the authority to decide about the care that affects your baby.
In times of emergencies, we move fast to keep you and your baby safe. Your consent even in these times is essential. If there is not time to answer all questions in an emergency, we commit to debriefing your experience after. We want to help you process your birth experience.
TeamBirth huddles are times when your care team comes together, either in person or over the phone, to talk about your labor and how you and your baby are doing. With you and your baby at the center, huddles:
- Include you, your support people, doctors or midwives, and nurses so you can each bring your expertise to the birthing experience.
- Provide time to process information, ask questions to ensure a full understanding, and talk about your preferences. It is a good time to decide what the best choice is for your birth.
- 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.”
You are the expert when it comes to your body and your birth story. Who you are and the life you’ve lived influence your expectations and preferences. We hope you feel comfortable sharing what is important to you during this experience. We are here to support you and your growing family. It is an honor to be part of your birth story.
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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