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Labor and Delivery Services

Labor

Hutchinson Health BirthCare SuiteNo Early Inductions has been a successful campaign championed by the March of Dimes and Hutchinson Health. Our BirthCare Center staff supports waiting the full 40 weeks to allow babies time for full brain development. Unless medical reasons require earlier delivery, your physician at Hutchinson Health will explain the steps we take to provide the latest in medical care for a healthy mom and baby. Hutchinson Health has seen a decline in the number of IV’s needed since embracing No Early Inductions which means healthier and happier babies.

Our labor and delivery suites are private and equipped to allow you to stay in the same room from the moment you check in, until you prepare your new baby for the trip home. Our birthing suites cater to your comfort and are filled with little touches and modern amenities to make you feel at home. Designed to nurture and soothe, our birthing suites offer luxurious therapeutic hot tubs, aromatherapy and massage, room-service style dining, and complimentary Internet access.

Delivery

joyful new mom and dad looking at their healthy newbornYour BirthCare Center team is careful to ensure you have skin to skin contact with your baby within the first hour of birth, even in the event of a C-Section. C-Section patients also recover in their birthing suites, and babies are brought to the suite to be with you. Skin to skin contact helps in a number of important ways, including breast feeding and soothing your newborn.

Hugs and Kisses System

hugs and kisses braceletsOur Hugs and Kisses System in our BirthCare Center is reassuring to moms and heightens the safety of every baby born at Hutchinson Health. The special matching bracelets are put on both mom and baby at the time of delivery. This advanced security system allows babies to be moved within the BirthCare Center and protects them from leaving the ward, by automatically activating door locks and alerting staff.

Hugs and Kisses System also ensures mother and baby are always correctly united. It automatically alerts Hutchinson Health staff with an audible signal in the event of an incorrect match between baby and mother.

Your BirthCare Team is Here for You

The hours after delivery will be dedicated to taking care of you and your baby. You’ll find our highly trained OB staff very sensitive to your needs.

  • Your family physician and/or pediatrician can come visit you and your baby during your stay.
  • You also have access to a certified lactation consultant while at the BirthCare Center.
  • Safe sleep information and reminders are covered with new parents. The HALO SleepSack® is provided by Hutchinson Health to show parents how to safely swaddle, and one is sent home with all new parents and newborns. Learn more about the HALO SleepSack®.

Hutchinson Health can accommodate your healthcare and post-delivery needs; you simply need to let us know how we can help.

Birthcare nurses and doctors were VERY supportive, helpful and wonderful. I couldn’t have asked for better care!

Hutchinson Health Hospital Newborn Channel Video and Print Library

We want you to have the information you need to care for your newest addition to your family. Our goal is to educate our patients, families, and caregivers to promote overall wellness and recovery during your stay with us and at home.

Our patient education library provides easy-to-understand programming on a variety of topics including newborn care, breastfeeding, baby development, shaken baby syndrome, circumcisions, immunizations, pregnancy, postpartum care and more! This video library is available 24 hours a day and on any device with a wi-fi connection.

We encourage you view these programs and to share this resource with your caregivers today!

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Click Here To View (Spanish)

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Web Nursery

newborn-baby-photoHutchinson Health has a Web Nursery which all new parents are welcome to use free of charge to announce the arrival to friends and family. Photos and basic statistics can be included, and it is completely optional for you.

Visit the Web Nursery

Car Seat

Your baby cannot leave the hospital without an appropriate rear-facing car seat. Please make sure your car seat is properly installed and that you know how to fasten your infant in safely.


doctor checking vitals of happy baby

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How to care for your baby at home and first post-care appointments.

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