Obstetrics

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Thank you for choosing Fairchild Medical Center for the delivery of your baby. Childbirth is a very special time, and Fairchild Medical Center’s Obstetrical Department is proud to be a part of your birth. We recently renovated our OB birthing unit to all private suites. Each tastefully decorated suite is equipped with a modern birthing bed, private bath, blue tooth speaker, and sleeping facilities for your birthing partner. 

Many women find that a warm shower or whirlpool bath can help labor progress. We also encourage walking or the use of the birthing ball. Please, bring your focal point, favorite music, massage oil, essential oils, or other comfort items that might help you relax during your labor.

You may wish to have an all-natural labor or you may wish to utilize the options of Nitrous Oxide, IV pain therapy, or Epidural.  Please talk to your care-provider about your birth plan.

FMC’s newborn nursery provides level one care. This means that our nurses are trained in neonatal care and can provide for any newborn needing oxygen or IV therapy. We work closely with Rogue Regional Medical Center NICU in Medford should baby need neonatal intensive care.

We have a tradition at FMC and that is our Celebration Dinner for two. You will have a choice of several entrees as well as sparkling cider to share with a special someone.

Our Labor Nurses are highly skilled, and are required to obtain / maintain the following certifications:

  • Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP)
  • Advanced Fetal Monitoring
  • STABLE (Newborn Transport)

In addition to these requirements, our Nurses are trained in all aspects of mother-baby care including labor, delivery, postpartum, breastfeeding and newborn care. We provide professional nursing care with a personal touch in a relaxed, home-like environment!

Whether first time mom or experienced, we encourage you to take part in our Childbirth Education Series.  This six part series is held several times each year: for information click here.   If you would like to tour our department, please call 841-6202 for an appointment.
 


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Shaken Baby Syndrome (also known as Abusive Head Trauma)

Shaken Baby Syndrome occurs when an infant or small child is shaken violently causing the brain to become damaged.  This damage can cause permanent disability or even death.  Babies have weak neck muscles and a comparatively large head.  Shaking a child causes the head to flop back and forth creating a force that sloshes the brain around within the skull (cranium).  This sloshing tears brain tissue and vessels causing brain injury.

Do not ever shake a baby.  If you feel tired or angry and baby is crying, put your baby down and call for help.  Even a single shake can cause permanent damage.

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