When should I come to the hospital?
Should I call first?
What are your visiting hours?
How long should we expect to stay in the hospital?
Can I walk around during labor?
What should I bring?
- Comfortable socks, clothing, or your favorite pillow
- Your own music, movies, books, and other entertainment you enjoy
- Optional labor items
- A coming-home outfit for yourself and for your baby
Your partner should bring some supplies, as well! Such as:
- Change of clothes & toiletries
- List of contact names
- Birth plan
- Reading material or other entertainment
- Gifts for mom and baby
- Car seat
The hospital will provide blankets, onesies, diapers, wipes, and pacifiers for your baby during your stay.
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
- Put your baby to sleep on his or her back
- Breast-feed your baby
- Maintain a smoke-free house and car
- Use a firm mattress for your baby’s crib
- Use tight-fitting crib sheets
- Keep your baby’s sleep area warm, but not overheated. (Keep it at a temperature comfortable to you.)
- Think about using a clean, dry pacifier when placing the infant down to sleep. Do not force the baby to take it.
If you are breastfeeding your baby, wait until your child is at least one month old before using a pacifier.
- Do not place pillows or stuffed toys in the crib.
Once you have done what you can to reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS, do not let the fear of SIDS spoil your joy
and delight of having a new baby. For more information on SIDS see the information below or call SIDS Alliance at1.800.221.7437 or “Safe to Sleep” at 1.800.505.2742 or visit their website at www.nichd.nih.gov/sids.
Safe to Sleep®
Safe to Sleep® started in 1994 as the Back to Sleep campaign, with the goal of educating parents, caregivers, and health care providers about ways to reduce the risk of SIDS. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants between 1 month and 1 year of age. Find out what you can do to reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death.
The Period of PURPLE Crying® is the phrase used to describe the time in a baby’s life when they cry more than any other time. The Period of PURPLE Crying begins at about 2 weeks of age and continues until about 3-4 months of age. There are other common characteristics of this phase, or period, which are better described by the acronym PURPLE. All babies go through this period. It is during this time that some babies can cry a lot and some far less, but they all go through it.
Your Birthing Team
Your birthing team will consist of a physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, 24-hour care with our nursing staff, and Board-certified Anesthesiologists for pain management. You will experience centralized monitoring, and in-house breast-feeding assistance.
Meet our new Lactation Specialist, Jessica Bliss, PhD in Nutrition
Birth Center Tours
Dates: First Tuesday of every month
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Santiam Hospital & Clinics – Birth Center
1401 N 10th Avenue
Stayton, Oregon 97383
Birth Center Phone: 503.769.2175
Santiam Hospital & Clinics strongly encourages you to educate yourself as much as possible before delivery, and to consider making a birth plan. Your actual labor and delivery may not go exactly as intended, but it is helpful to have an idea of what to expect, and a list of your desires for each aspect of labor and delivery. The more active your role in the planning stage, the more empowered you will feel during the birth.
Hospital Discharge Process
Before you and your new addition leave the Hospital, one of our nursing staff members will share discharge information and follow up instructions with you. You will be asked to sign the discharge instructions and will be provided with the copy of the instructions. You we encourage you to ask as many question as possible before going home.
Parenthood is breathtaking and challenging. Adjusting to change can be a challenge. We offer helpful services that can help this transition and new adventure.
“This hospital has the most wonderful staff! From the receptionist, doctors, nurses, everyone I’ve met have been the most caring and understanding individuals I’ve ever met. Ps the people who work in the kitchen who make the meals are outstanding!!“
“Our family has been patients for many years. The doctors, nurses, and staff are always friendly, attentive, thorough, and knowledgeable. They really go above and beyond even being able to schedule same-day appointments if necessary.“