What Happens When I Have My Baby

“What Happens When I Have My Baby” was prepared by Sky Lakes Family Birth Center staff to help make your visit as pleasant as possible.

Call the Family Birth Center, 541-274-6621, for answers to your specific questions.

What to Expect: During Labor

When you arrive, we will discuss your plan of care with you. Your support person is welcome to stay with you after deliver.

There will be Intensive nursing attention when we:

  • Will take your vital signs
  • Will check your urine
  • Will monitor your baby's heart rate and your contractions
  • May check your cervix

Family members awaiting the birth of infants by Cesarean section will be asked to wait in the entrance lobby. Because of the procedure, family members should expect to wait at least 2 hours before visiting the new mother and child. A staff member will notify waiting families when they may visit.

What to Expect: After Your Baby is Born

There will be less intensive nursing attention. We will be taking your vital signs and checking you, even at night, and we will need to massage your fundus and assess your bleeding

Your baby can remain with you at all times, unless there are special circumstances. If you are breastfeeding, your baby will need to nurse every few hours.

Lab draws begin at 5:30 a.m., but also may be done at other times.

What to Expect: Staff You May See

  • Nursing - Registered Nurse (RN) or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Department Manager, who is a Registered Nurse
  • Resident physicians
  • Environmental Services (Housekeeping)
  • IV Therapy
  • Laboratory (phlebotomist)
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Medical Records
  • Approved Volunteers
  • Family Maternity Outpatient Services (FMOS) Nurse

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