Woodland Memorial Hospital has become one of the first hospitals in the nation to make donated, processed human breast milk available to well newborns as part of their ongoing effort to provide the healthiest care environment for mothers and infants
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The Family Birth Center at Woodland Memorial Hospital has the only Level II intermediate care nursery in Yolo County. Babies needing special care can usually stay at Woodland Healthcare, instead of being transferred to a Sacramento intensive care unit. This, coupled with Woodland Healthcare's affiliation with Sacramento area Mercy hospitals and consulting agreement with UC Davis Medical Center, gives us access to medical specialists in neonatology, cardiology and genetics.
Choosing the right doctor.
Excellent communication between you and your doctor from the start is very important and finding a provider who will listen to your wants and needs is really essential. Woodland Healthcare offers a full range of skilled physicians and certified nurse midwives from which to choose. So you’re sure to find one you can trust and feel comfortable talking to about your birthing options and pain management choices. It’s your birth, and our commitment.
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Choosing the right setting.
It’s an important choice: the exact spot where you’ll welcome your new baby. When it comes time, it helps if that place is nearby. Not only are we close to home, our Family Birth Center consistently receives high praise for the excellent care our patients receive. Each year, expectant patients in the area are choosing our Family Birth Center for delivery. For a tour of Woodland Healthcare's Family Birth Center, click here.
Our caring staff makes you their priority and are here to surround you and your little one in secure comfort. Every Woodland Healthcare delivery takes place in a spacious private birth suite. The ideal scenario for mom and baby is to spend entire stay from labor through discharge in same room, however there are times when this is not possible. The hospital must keep some Labor/Delivery/Recover/Postpartum suites available for incoming women in labor. Therefore a patient who has had her baby may be moved to a postpartum room in order to make a Labor/Delivery/Postpartum/Delivery suite available for a mom in labor.
For your comfort, we offer a range of options for your birth experience, from a non-medicated, non-interventional birth experience, all the way to anesthesia options, including Patient Controlled Epidural Analgesia, to epidural and intrathecal combinations.
Woodland Healthcare’s affiliation with Sacramento area Mercy hospitals and our consulting agreement with UC Davis Medical Center, gives us access to medical specialists in neonatology, cardiology and genetics when necessary. If your baby is premature or requires intensive care and cannot be managed at Woodland Healthcare, our knowledgeable pediatricians will contact a sister hospital to make sure that your infant is transferred to a location where they can receive the best, specialized care. Our goal is to make sure that your infant get the care he/she needs.
Choosing a Baby-Friendly Hospital.
The care given at our Family Birth Center is the healthiest possible for you, your family and your new baby. Our practices are designed to help you achieve the best birth for the healthiest baby, and the most satisfying breastfeeding experience. Because of our commitment to excellence, we are one of the few hospitals in the nation to be recognized as a Baby-Friendly Hospital. The Baby-Friendly Hospital designation is awarded by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer the highest level of care to their patients.
Woodland Healthcare offers a program designed to encourage new parents to bond with their newborns immediately after birth. The Skin-to-Skin Program for parents establishes a warm, welcoming environment to greet the newborn during their first few hours in the hospital and fosters early closeness and connection for the new family. The Skin-to-Skin Program promotes early bonding and attachment that helps families stay connected and close throughout their lives. Skin to skin care helps with attachment and bonding, helps to regulate your baby’s temperature and improves infant brain development. Skin to skin care is a quiet time for your new family to bond and enjoy together.
Lactation support for you and your baby during your hospital stay -our staff are committed to helping you and your baby get the best start. Successful breastfeeding at Woodland Healthcare starts with knowledgeable staff. Our lactation consultants provide new moms and babies much needed support seven days a week. That commitment doesn’t end here. After you are discharged to the comforts of home, our lactation consultants are available to assist you should difficulties arise.
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Helping parents prepare for their new role. Parent Review Weekly E-mail. As an expectant parent, you’re faced with a bewildering array of pregnancy and parenting information—books, magazines, television and the well-meaning advice of friends and family. It’s difficult to know how to sort it all out. Now, obstetric patients at Woodland Healthcare have a trusted resource to guide them through pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the first year of their baby’s life: Woodland Healthcare’s weekly parenting e-mail, The Parent Review. This free weekly service for expectant and new parents includes customized information, news and resources—as well as announcements from obstetrics staff —all delivered to your inbox. Most importantly, our weekly parenting e-mail allows the hospital team to develop a richer, more supportive relationship with our patients—you! When you register for The Parent Review, you’ll receive information that’s tailored to your personal week of pregnancy through the first year after the birth of your child. To sign up, click here.
If you're pregnant or thinking about having a baby, ask your doctor about delivering at Woodland Healthcare or call us (530) 668-2600.