The Birth Place
The Birth Place
Get ready for one of the most memorable events of your lifetime – the grand entrance of your newborn. At Providence Sacred Heart Birth Place, you make the birth plan for your baby. And our highly skilled doctors and nurses will support your labor of love in any way you wish.
To help you feel at home, we provide comfortable birth rooms with a bed, jacuzzi bathtub, rocking chair, birthing balls, TV, music player and a day bed for your support person. If you choose to have anesthesia, our anesthesiologists or nurse anesthetists are here for you 24 hours a day.
When your baby is born, you’ll hear the sound of chimes softly ringing throughout the Birth Place
Your infant will have a security device to always monitor their location after delivery. The device is called HUGS and it will be placed on your baby’s ankle. Baby will remain in your room with you as all times but for peace of mind the device is placed and alerts nursing staff if baby leaves The Birth Place.
What does that mean?
- Your baby will have its own sleep space in your room but not in your bed
- Baby will be place on its back to sleep
- Baby will be swaddled in a blanket securely not a blanket placed over baby
- Nothing will be placed in the sleep space (objects, toys, blankets)
- Additional information is available on the Safe to Sleep website
If you would like anesthesia to help relieve or manage pain during your labor and delivery, our anesthesia specialists are here to support you.
To take a peek at the Providence Sacred Heart Birth Place.
TeamBirth is the innovative and inclusive approach we use for deliveries and is aimed at enhancing safety, equity and dignity for all birthing families. You and your support person will have an active involvement in your birthing process, collaborating directly with your care team. They will always keep you informed, as you are an essential part of the decision-making process during your entire birthing experience.
Natural Family Planning
Discover your body’s natural physical signs of fertility. The Natural Method of Family Planning can help you space out or avoid pregnancies. It is also helpful for low-fertility couples who would like to achieve a pregnancy. The basic course consists of one class each month for three consecutive months. To learn more about Natural Family Planning, or to register for classes, call 509-474-2400 or send us an email.
Breastfeeding provides ideal nutrition for your little one, but for many mothers and babies, it takes a little practice and patience. At Providence Sacred Heart Birth Place, our nurses and lactation consultants help you with:
- Babies with special needs
- Comfortable positioning
- Correct attachment
- Other common breastfeeding challenges
After you leave the hospital, our lactation consultants are available for phone consultations or personal appointments at the Women’s Center. Fees for this service may be paid, in full or in part, by your insurance. We are committed to helping you breastfeed your baby successfully. For support, call 509-474-2400 or 877-474-2400 (toll free).
Connect with other new moms, get a little reassurance and enjoy a few laughs at our mother-baby support group in Spokane, Washington.
Providence Holy Family Hospital
Health Education Center
5633 North Lidgerwood St
Spokane, WA 99208 | Map & Directions
Thursdays: 12- 1 p.m.
Celebrate the birth of your new baby by placing their footprint on the Precious Beginnings wall where they were born in the Providence Sacred Heart Birth Place or the Family Maternity Center at Providence Holy Family Hospital. Your $125 tax-deductible donation purchases a commemorative wall tile plus a keepsake gift of either a matching tile with brass easel or a glass ornament.
At Providence Sacred Heart Birth Place, we offer you the opportunity to have newborn and family pictures taken by a professional photographer.
We offer on-line and live classes; classes are available evenings or weekends. Our Certified Childbirth Lass Instructors will give you the added confidence you need as you prepare for labor and the delivery of your baby!
We offer on-line interactive classes via Zoom
- Childbirth Education - Learn about pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum care and newborn basics.
- 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-day class sessions are available
- Evening and weekend classes
- Breastfeeding – learn the steps to get started breastfeeding
- Infant CPR for parents, babysitters, grandparents?
We have valet parking right in from of the Women’s Health Center on South Brown off 8th Avenue (between the big white house and the hospital) to assist you. After 8pm enter through the Main Emergency Room, they have a valet as well. The cost is minimal to no fee for your entire stay.
- Personal toiletries (toothbrush, comb, etc.)
- Comfortable clothes to go home in for you and baby
- Any special snacks for you and/or your support person
- Phone charger
- Support person will need sleeping attire, clothes to go home in and personal toiletries
- Name of your pediatrician – you will be asked at check-in
Visitation policies can change often due to circumstances happening in our hospital during the time of your stay. The Birth Place visitation policy is different than the main hospital and are different from your labor room and postpartum room. This is to ensure the birthing person, their support person and baby can experience a wonderful first bonding experience, receive the education and practice during their short time with us. Call 509-474-6400 for the latest visitation policy.
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'll receive appointment reminders for you and your children. Learn more about the Circle app.
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At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.
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We understand that keeping children well is as important as caring for them when they’re sick.
From routine checkups, sports physicals, and sniffles to more serious matters, our pediatricians know kids.