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									                      Your Education and
                      Resource Guide
 Pregnancy
     and
Newborn Care
 Please bring this book to all prenatal appointments, childbirth classes,
 and any visits you make to the Southwest Family Birth Center.
Welcome
  to Southwest Washington Medical Center

We are pleased that you have chosen to have your baby at our Family Birth Center.
We are committed to providing you with personalized, family-centered care in a safe and
comfortable environment.
The Family Birth Center Education and Resource Guide will help answer many of the
questions that come with pregnancy and newborn care. This Resource Guide includes the
following sections:


                •   What to Expect
                •   Throughout Your Pregnancy
                •   Prenatal Visits
                •   Labor and Delivery
                •   A New Baby
                •   Caring for Mom
                •   At Home with Baby
                •   Infant Feeding
                •   Forms
The Family Birth Center also offers a variety of classes to help you prepare
for labor and delivery, breastfeeding, newborn care and much more.
For more information on all our classes:                                       Please bring this
                                                                               book to all prenatal
                    (360) 514-BABY (2229)                                      appointments,
                    www.swmedicalcenter.org/birthcenter                        childbirth classes,
                                                                               and any visits
                                                                               you make to the
                                                                               Southwest Family
                                                                               Birth Center.

                                                            www.swmedicalcenter.org/birthcenter
                                          Southwest
                                          Family Birth Center
                                          Our Staff
                                          Over 80 physicians and midwives along with 250
                                          licensed staff care for patients work at the Family Birth
                                          Center. Over 4,200 babies begin their lives with us each
                                          year, making us one of the busiest birth centers in the
                                          Pacific Northwest.

                                          Our Rooms
                                          The Family Birth Center offers patients 44 modern
                                          birthing suites, most complete with Jacuzzi tubs. Our
                                          rooms are warm and inviting and offer plenty of space
                                          for the comfort of an overnight guest. Each room is
                                          complete with all the equipment necessary to address
                                          any emergent birth need. In addition, the Family Birth
                                          Center offers two operating room suites and 24-hour
                                          anesthesia coverage.



                                                               Infant Safety and Security
                                                               Your baby’s safety and security
                                                               are top priority at the Family
                                                               Birth Center. We have numerous
                                              Administ tion
                                               dministration   measures which help ensure your
                                                               baby’s safety while at Southwest
                                                               Washington Medical Center.




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Southwest Family Birth Center • (360) 514-4000
Our Philosophy                              Table of Contents
The Family Birth Center team members        What to Expect
are educated professionals committed
                                            Your Body and Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            1
to providing a positive, family-centered
birth experience for all our patients and   When to Call Your Provider . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              1
their families.                             Office Visits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
                                            Planning Ahead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        2
We recognize that each patient and
family has individual needs and desires
                                               • 1 to 13 weeks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1
for their birth experience, and we are         • 14 to 26 weeks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           3
committed to helping them achieve              • 27 to 40 weeks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         5
their individual childbirth goals.
                                            Throughout Your Pregnancy
We provide an organized, calm and
                                            Warning Signs of Problems
peaceful birth environment and holistic
                                               During Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
care to our patients to support their
physical, spiritual and emotional needs.    Nutrition and Weight Gain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
                                            Breast Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
We respect the cultural and religious
                                            Exercise During Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
diversity of our patients and their
families, and we tailor their stay to       Your Emotions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
honor these differences.                    Sex While Pregnant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
                                            SIDS and Your Pregnancy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
We understand correct, research-based
information and education builds trust
                                            A Name for Your Baby/Registering the Birth
and empowers our patients and families         Social Security Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
to care for their newborn with confidence.   Benefits of Attending Prenatal Education . . 14
                                            Choosing A Healthcare Provider
We acknowledge that losses occur and
                                               For Your Baby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
support our patients with caring and
compassion as they grieve their loss.
                                            Prenatal Visits
We value each member of our team for        Prenatal Visit Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
the unique and special gifts they bring
to our department. We treat each other      Labor and Delivery
with dignity, respect and caring. We
support each other as we work, learn        Guidelines for Your Stay With Us . . . . . . . . .               23
and grow together.                          Visitor Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   23
We realize the impact we have on the        Photography Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             24
lives of our patients and their families.   What to Bring to the Hospital . . . . . . . . . . .              25
We provide life experiences.                Important Reminders for Your Birth Support                       26
                                            What to Expect:
We create memories.                             • When You Arrive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         27
                                                • Vaginal Birth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    28
                                                • Cesarean Birth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       29

                                                              www.swmedicalcenter.org/birthcenter
At Home With Baby                                            Just For Fathers
FBC: Family Birth Center
                                                             Role of the Father . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Health and Safety of Your Newborn                       36
Care of Mom in the FBC . . . . . . . . .                37   Infant Feeding
Care of Baby in the FBC. . . . . . . . . .              38   Baby’s Readiness to Feed . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                79
Plans for Going Home . . . . . . . . . . .              39   Talking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   79
Getting Ready for Discharge . . . . . .                 39   Mood and Tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            77
                                                             Feeding Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        80
Caring for Mom
                                                             Burping Your Baby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           80
Caring for Yourself Postpartum . . . .                  41   Breastfeeding Your Infant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              80
Normal Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            41      • Complete Feedings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                82
When to Call Your Provider . . . . . . .                42      • How Often and How Long to Nurse . .                            82
Episiotomy Stitches . . . . . . . . . . . . .           43      • Ending a Feeding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             82
Breast Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          45      • Breastfeeding Discreetly . . . . . . . . . . .                 84
Activity and Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . .           46      • Waking a Sleeping Baby. . . . . . . . . . . .                  85
                                                                • Breast Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             86
Sexual Activity and Birth Control . . .                 47
                                                                • Engorgement and Relief Techniques . .                          86
Postpartum Blues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          48
                                                                • Nutrition During Breastfeeding . . . . . .                     92
Mothers Share Support Group. . . . .                    49      • Help and Encouragement and
                                                                     Support Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . .               95
At Home With Baby                                            Bottle Feeding Your Infant . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              96
Newborn Skin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         51      • Formula Feeding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              96
Bathing Baby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        52
Clothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    53
                                                             For Your Trip to the Hospital
Diapers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   53   Birth Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Jaundice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    54   Birth Certificate Information . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Laboratory Tests for Your Newborn .                     56   Family Practice Residency Program . . . . . . 105
Taking your Baby’s Temperature . . .                    56   Emergency Care for Children Consent Form 107
Using a Bulb Syringe . . . . . . . . . . . .            57   Reminder Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Umbilical Cord Care . . . . . . . . . . . . .           57   Newspaper Birth Announcement
Hearing Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         57       Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Special Care for Your Baby Boy                               Maternity Pre-Registration . . . . . . back pocket
    • Care of the Uncircumcised Male                    59
    • Care of the Circumcised Male .                    59
Newborn behavior
    • Quiet-Alert State . . . . . . . . . . .           61
    • Active-Alert State . . . . . . . . . . .          61
    • Crying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    62
Infant Health: Massage . . . . . . . . . .              64
Reducing the Risk of SIDS . . . . . . . .               65
Child Safety in Your Car . . . . . . . . . .            67
Safety at Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         69
Childhood Immunizations . . . . . . . .                 71

Southwest Family Birth Center • (360) 514-4000

								
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