At The Birth Day Place we try to incorporate your personal
preferences to create an atmosphere that makes you most
comfortable. Our goal is to make your birth experience what you
dream it should be. Your personal desires for this birth
experience are always considered.
You can decide with your doctor who should be with you during
labor and delivery and whether they should participate in the
birthing process. You can select your favorite music to listen
to, or watch videos in the privacy of your own suite. Each room
has its own garden view with an abundance of natural light. In
the evening you can adjust the level of lighting to suit your
preference. A private Jacuzzi is available for your comfort in
early labor. Medications and Anesthesia are also available upon
your practitioner's approval.
Of course, ethically and legally we must follow the accepted
practices of the medical nursing professions in recommending
types of monitoring and other treatment. Should your wishes
differ, we will be glad to discuss them with you. Fundamental to
your experience is the sensitivity and caring of our maternity
staff. We are noted for our friendly and comforting staff. Our
knowledgeable nurses will assist you through labor, delivery and
recovery, and also advise you on the care of your newborn.
Private Birthing Suites
The unique design of our beautifully decorated rooms provide for
any special care that you or your baby may require while
maintaining a comfortable home-like setting. The single room
birthing experience allows you the comfort and support of having
loved ones nearby during the entire birth process. The family is
encouraged to remain with you, if you desire, during the
important bonding time immediately following birth. Fathers are
encouraged to spend the night. This provides a special time for
mom and dad to get to know their new family member. This also is
a great opportunity for both mom and dad to ask questions and
learn to care for baby.
At The Birth Day Place, mothers who give birth by cesarean
section are also able to share the experience with someone close
to them. We offer a special Cesarean Birth Class to prepare you
and your partner, should cesarean be necessary. If your delivery
is a scheduled, non-emergency cesarean, with your obstetrician's
approval, your partner may remain with you during the birth to
support you and to welcome your baby's arrival.
After the surgery is completed you will be first taken to a
recovery room for observation. If you are awake enough and
request it, the baby may be brought to you for breast-feeding.
After the recovery period, you'll be taken back to your OB room.
To make sure that your pregnancy goes as smoothly as possible, we
try to prepare you for everything before it happens. At our
Expectant Parent classes, most details are covered to prepare you
for your baby's arrival well before the excitement of the big
We ask all expectant mothers to register in advance. This will be
done in the hospital Admitting Department. Should you deliver
early, we will have all the necessary information already on
file. And by preregistering, you'll have one less thing to worry
about when the time comes.
What to Bring
To make your stay with us as comfortable as possible, you may
bring personal items along with you. Please bring your bathrobe,
slippers, and personal toilet articles.
If you choose to bring any electrical equipment, such as a radio,
tape or CD player, it must be a battery-operated model. We do not
allow plug in items from home for safety reasons.
Some additional suggestions to consider are Birth Certificate
information, nursing bra, extra pillows and a camera. If you
bring a video camera, please plan ahead and have the battery
charged. For the baby you should bring a receiving blanket and a
going home outfit. A car seat is required by law for infants.
Please don't bring any valuables, jewelry or medicines from home.
While you are here, your physician will order any prescriptions
needed through our in-house pharmacy.
The Birth Day Place entrance is open 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. During these
hours you can proceed directly to Labor and Delivery. After
hours, simply go to our Emergency Department and you will be
promptly escorted to OB.
Because the beginning of your baby's life is so important
emotionally for the both of you, The Birth Day Place feels you
should be together as much as possible.
Unless there are special needs, your baby will stay with you as
much as you desire. You care for your infant as much as you like
and are able. If you request that your baby be cared for in the
nursery, this is also an option.
In accordance with your wishes, the father or significant other
is encouraged to stay throughout the birth experience and
overnight in your room as well. Family and friends may visit with
you and your baby as soon as you desire visitors.
Please advise family and friends who are planning to visit, the
importance of thorough hand washing before touching or holding
your baby. Your visitors should also be free of infection.
Caring doesn't stop at delivery. Our concern for you continues
after delivery. To help mothers care for themselves and the new
arrival, you will receive individual instruction from experienced
OB and Lactation nurses.
Your baby's safety is a priority. Precautions are taken to be
sure your baby is protected. You will encounter a secured door in
our lobby that is electronically monitored. We require a visual
and verbal identification prior to any admittance into our unit.
All of our entrances and exits are electronically monitored.
We provide infant ID bands that are placed on you and your baby
along with finger and foot prints. You will be asked to read and
sign our Infant Security & Safety form prior to your
Bonding After Birth
Immediately after delivery, you may hold and cuddle your new
baby. The Birth Day Place encourages an early period with your
new baby following the birth. The family is encouraged to
participate in this very special time. We believe the importance
of having family nearby begins for the infant from the moment of
Baby's First Feeding
A nurse, trained in lactation, will be on hand to assist with
your baby's first feeding. Whether breast or bottle feeding,
support and assistance will continue throughout your stay.
Lactaction & Postpartum Support
The Birth Day Place and the Family Health Center provide
Lactation Services. These services are provided by a Certified
Lactation Consultant, Lactation Educators, and Perinatal nurses
trained in establishing breastfeeding routines and getting
breastfeeding off to a good start. We are here to help the
nursing mother achieve her personal breastfeeding goals during
her hospital stay and beyond.
Other services available in association with Feather River
Hospital include, postpartum home visits by a Registered Nurse
with special training in maternal/child health, breast pump
rentals and supplies, and return to hospital outpatient lactation
Leaving with Baby
Most new mothers choose to stay with us a while following
delivery, giving both mother and baby a chance to rest in comfort
and privacy. However, if you request early discharge and both
your pediatrician and your obstetrician agree, then early
discharge can be arranged.
California state law requires that all children under four years
of age be protected by a car seat when traveling in a motor
vehicle. When purchasing your car seat make sure it fits in your
car and is made to secure a newborn.