Our Labor & Delivery Team is Here to Care for You and Your Baby

Thank you for choosing Fairchild Medical Center for the delivery of your baby. Childbirth is a very special time, and Fairchild Medical Center’s Labor & Delivery 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.

our OBGYN TEAM

ERIN CONROY, MD

OBGYN
FMC Women's Health Clinic

Christal DUNCAN, MD

OBGYN
FMC Women's Health Clinic

RICK SWENSON, MD

OBGYN
Swenson Medical Group

our pediatricians

BILL BROECKEL, MD

PEDIATRICS
FMC Pediatrics Clinic

EZEKIEL Melquist, MD

PEDIATRICS
FMC Pediatrics Clinic

VINA SWENSON, MD

PEDIATRICS
Swenson Medical Group

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!

our labor & DELIVERY nurses

 If you would like to tour our Labor & Delivery department, please call 841-6202 for an appointment.

We want your time in our Labor & Delivery department to be warm and welcoming. We also want to celebrate you and your new baby. As part of that celebration we have a wonderful tradition here at FMC that celebrates our new moms and a guest with a special dinner after your baby is born.

Our Celebration Dinner for two includes the choice of several entrees as well as sparkling cider to share with a special someone.

CELEBRATION DINNER

At fairchild medical center we offer childbirth education
for our expectant mothers.

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION

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At FMC we offer CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION COURSES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

2019 childbirth education 

COST

AVAILABLE DATES

WHAT TO BRING

REGISTER

The cost is $25 per pregnant woman. Your fee includes a helpful Childbirth workbook and refreshments during class. In addition, you may bring one (1) “coach” with you.

If you are unable to afford the $25 course fee, you may apply for a Childbirth Education Scholarship from the Fairchild Medical Center Foundation. Scholarship applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and if awarded will cover the entire $25 fee. 

The course, which is taught in partnership with Obstetrical Nurses and Public Health Nurses, provides expectant mothers and their coaches information and skill building activities to prepare for childbirth and their first weeks at home with the new baby.

All Friday/Saturday classes are from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Hospital Boardroom (adjacent to the cafeteria). The schedule for the all-day Friday/Saturday classes is as follows: (choose only one (1) class)

Please be sure to register early as space is limited.

2019 one-day full-day available dates

FRIDAY AVAILABLE DATES

February 15
April 12
June 14
August 9
October 11
December 13

SATURDAY AVAILABLE DATES

January 12
March 16
May 18
July 13
September 14
November 9

To register please call the Nursing Administration office at 841-6285.

Section 1
Introduction to childbirth preparation methods, third trimester comfort measures important health habits and nutrition to support a healthy baby, signs of preterm labor and an introduction to the use of breathing and relaxation in labor.

Section 2
Readiness for labor signs and actions, anatomy and physiology of labor, nutrition and self care in early labor, coping with contractions at each stage of labor, breathing and relaxation methods, and other tools to support comfort and progression of labor.

Section 3
Methods to cope with active, transition labor contractions, and the pushing stage. Overview of anatomy and physiology of delivery for mother and baby. Hospital procedures in labor and delivery and overview of options for interventions. Practice of breathing, relaxation and coaching tools to support labor.

Section 4
Tour of OB unit- Review of big picture of labor and delivery integrating coping strategies. Introduction of the use of medications to counteract discomforts in labor. Common complications and interventions in labor. Review of relaxation and breathing techniques. Postpartum recovery, hospital care and transitions at home.

Section 5
When labor and delivery requires medical interventions, trends and prevention. Video and discussions on indications for cesarean delivery and what to expect including planned and unplanned cesarean deliveries, coaches important role, recovery following surgical delivery.

Section 6
Welcome Baby, traits of newborn, infant cues and behavior, benefits of breastfeeding, first feeds, learning to breastfeed, information to support mother and baby, Breastfeeding support and resources after discharge. Newborn care and routine at home, early development, importance of well-child care and immunizations, SIDS prevention and signs of illness in the newborn. Postpartum coping strategies for mothers, fathers, siblings and family.

Please bring a small pillow and a yoga mat or blanket to use for floor activities. Light refreshments will be provided. 

To register please call the Nursing Administration office at 841-6285.

Registration and payment for the class MUST be completed before your class. (Please note: space is limited so call as early as possible to register).

The cost is $25 per pregnant woman. Your fee includes a helpful Childbirth workbook and refreshments during class. In addition, you may bring one (1) “coach” with you.

If you are unable to afford the $25 course fee, you may apply for a Childbirth Education Scholarship from the Fairchild Medical Center Foundation. Scholarship applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and if awarded will cover the entire $25 fee. 

COST

The course, which is taught in partnership with Obstetrical Nurses and Public Health Nurses, provides expectant mothers and their coaches information and skill building activities to prepare for childbirth and their first weeks at home with the new baby.

Pregnant mothers may choose between attending one all day class (Friday or Saturday) or a five (5) week course held on Tuesday evenings. One day classes are from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Tuesday evening classes  are from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. All classes meet in the Hospital Boardroom, adjacent to the cafeteria. 

Please be sure to register early as space is limited.

2019 FULL-DAY CLASSES OR 5 WEEK COURSE SCHEDULE

FRIDAY AVAILABLE DATES

February 15
April 12
June 14
August 9
October 11
December 13

SATURDAY AVAILABLE DATES

January 12
March 16
May 18
July 13
September 14
November 9

To register please call the Nursing Administration office at 841-6285.

AVAILABLE DATES

Class participants are asked to choose either one (1) all-day class OR one (1) 5-week class series that is closest to the 28th to 32nd week of their pregnancy

one day classes

February 26 - April 2, 2019
(no class on March 19th)
Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

October 1 - October 29, 2019
Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

five week course

Please bring a small pillow and a yoga mat or blanket to use for floor activities. Light refreshments will be provided. 

WHAT TO BRING

To register please call the Nursing Administration office at 841-6285.

Registration and payment for the class MUST be completed before your class. (Please note: space is limited so call as early as possible to register).

REGISTER

INFORMATION COVERED

Section 1
Introduction to childbirth preparation methods, third trimester comfort measures important health habits and nutrition to support a healthy baby, signs of preterm labor and an introduction to the use of breathing and relaxation in labor.

Section 2
Readiness for labor signs and actions, anatomy and physiology of labor, nutrition and self care in early labor, coping with contractions at each stage of labor, breathing and relaxation methods, and other tools to support comfort and progression of labor.

Section 3
Methods to cope with active, transition labor contractions, and the pushing stage. Overview of anatomy and physiology of delivery for mother and baby. Hospital procedures in labor and delivery and overview of options for interventions. Practice of breathing, relaxation and coaching tools to support labor.

Section 4
Tour of OB unit- Review of big picture of labor and delivery integrating coping strategies. Introduction of the use of medications to counteract discomforts in labor. Common complications and interventions in labor. Review of relaxation and breathing techniques. Postpartum recovery, hospital care and transitions at home.

Section 5
When labor and delivery requires medical interventions, trends and prevention. Video and discussions on indications for cesarean delivery and what to expect including planned and unplanned cesarean deliveries, coaches important role, recovery following surgical delivery.

Section 6
Welcome Baby, traits of newborn, infant cues and behavior, benefits of breastfeeding, first feeds, learning to breastfeed, information to support mother and baby, Breastfeeding support and resources after discharge. Newborn care and routine at home, early development, importance of well-child care and immunizations, SIDS prevention and signs of illness in the newborn. Postpartum coping strategies for mothers, fathers, siblings and family.

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FOOTPRINTS TO THE FUTURE

As a special way to commemorate the birth of your child, the Fairchild Medical Center Foundation offers our families the opportunity to purchase a commemorative package as part of the Footprints to the Future program. Your child's footprint will be placed on our Footprints to the Future wall inside the hospital and you may select from a variety of footprint packages to purchase.

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