Before a mom-to-be is admitted to the Family Birth Center, she has many
decisions to make. We ensure you are aware of your choices, help you with making those decisions,
and work hard to fulfill your wishes. We offer tours, educations, breast
feeding courses and sibling classes.
Prospective parent tours, visiting our birthing and postpartum rooms with
customized beds and other comforts, are offered every month. A childbirth
course is taught by experienced nurses, covering prenatal health and the
challenges of pregnancy, caring for a newborn, and everything in between.
Prenatal breastfeeding classes taught by certified lactation counselors
share tips and techniques for successfully feeding your newborn. A new
baby also means life changes for older siblings, so we offer classes for
expectant brothers and sisters, which cover what they can expect and how
they can help.
Giving Birth at Family Birth Center
While in labor, your safety and comfort is our utmost priority. We'll
accommodate your requests to the best of our ability.
Other than lighting candles, almost every other reasonable request can
be granted. The Family Birth Center staff offer stress-reducing options
such as whirlpool spa, aromatherapy and a variety of ways to help control
pain. We offer wireless telemetry for fetal vital sign monitoring so you
are not confined to bed. We provide care from experienced, understanding
nurses who remain with you through delivery.
Along with our six comfortable and high-tech birthing rooms, we are there
with all the bells and whistles if needed. We have one surgical suite
dedicated to labor and delivery for complicated births. Prior to delivery,
we encourage you to be up and moving, walking the hallways and stairways,
sitting on the doula ball, and relaxing in a Jacuzzi tub to help get your
baby in the right position, and help pass the time while distracting you
from your contractions.
If you wish for a birth without medication or intervention, our nurses
are trained to assist you. They'll guide you to find positions that
encourage optimal movement of your baby, offer breathing techniques to
stay focused, and suggest alternative comfort measures like massage. Round-the-clock
anesthesia coverage is available in the event that pain medication is
desired. If necessary for mom to be monitored continuously, wireless monitors
ensure mom's mobility and allow her to still use the tub.
An operating suite is connected to labor and delivery and a specialized
staff of obstetricians and anesthesiologists are available immediately
in an emergency.
Since your experience does not end in the labor and delivery suite, the
postpartum unit is a place of comfort where parents can bond with their
new infants in a nurturing environment. Our nurses stand ready to help.
Whether it's a massage to help you sleep or teaching infant care,
you can count on our experienced staff's dedication to their patients.
Lactation consultants are available to answer your questions and help
with breastfeeding if needed. Breastfeeding support is also available
even after you go home. Our staff is committed to making your birthing
experience a memory you will cherish for a lifetime.
With electronic health records, information can be accessed by your healthcare
professionals via computer through secure internet access. Updates are
immediate. This helps ensure more accessible documentation for mother
and baby in a less intrusive manner.
Nitrous Oxide was recently approved for use during childbirth in the United
States after having been used for many years in Europe. Bozeman Health
Family Birth Center is proud to offer Nitrous Oxide as an option during
childbirth. The biggest benefit of Nitrous is that it is self administered
and does not enter the baby's system. We produced the video below
to provide additional information about the use of Nitrous Oxide.
Once Your Baby is Born
We give new families a great start through family-centered care. We encourage
24 hour rooming in, where you and your baby stay together. A special person
(husband, partner, birth coach, etc.) may stay overnight with you and
your baby. Should your baby be unable to room in due to medical needs,
our 24-hour special care nursery is staffed by experienced, compassionate nurses.
You may find that you have questions or concerns while breastfeeding. Bozeman
Health is pleased to offer personal counseling provided by an obstetrics
nurse specially trained and certified in lactation right in your room
every single day.
New families-to-be can look forward to ongoing support for mother and baby
after you go home. If feeding your newborn becomes an issue, you can receive
follow-up care and assistance at the hospital with our lactation consultants,
who can be reached at 406-414-5578 during the day or 406-414-5586 at night.
We look forward to caring for you and your baby.