In partnership with Skagit Regional Health

Phone: 360-435-2133
TTY: 711

Family Birthing Center

We strive to combine the hopes and dreams of expectant parents with the safety of today’s medical care.

The birth of your baby is always a very personal experience. Striking an essential balance between a supportive, comfortable setting and the assurance of competent and compassionate medical care, Cascade Valley Hospital has built a reputation on providing family-oriented care that offers the expectant parent a birth experience that’s positive, safe and warmly remembered.

Birthing Plans
Everyone has different hopes what the birth of their baby should be like. That’s why we encourage you to develop your own birthing plan. We will try to accommodate your wishes – as we recognize this experience is a lifelong memory.  We encourage you to take a tour of our facility, where you can see first hand what we have to offer you and your family.  To arrange your tour, please call Labor and Delivery at 360-618-7754.

Labor-Delivery-Recovery Rooms
Our combined labor-delivery-recovery rooms are designed with the comfort of both mom and baby in mind, as well as visiting family and friends. They are equipped with rocking chairs, foldout sleeper chairs, bassinets, TVs & DVDs, soft lighting and private bathrooms. The rooms also have high-tech birthing beds and state-of-the-art fetal monitors and oxygen equipment.

You may choose to have your baby ‘room-in’ with you and/or be cared for by a specially trained nurse while you are resting. The nursery features a complete monitoring system to ensure the care and safety of your baby. Two board-certified pediatricians are on the hospital staff. Cascade Valley Hospital provides extra infant security for your baby through the Tot-Guard infant security system. In the unusual event that a newborn requires intensive care, your baby can be quickly transported, either by ambulance or air, to the closest appropriate Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Caring for You and Your Baby
Our dedicated labor and delivery nurses want to make this a rewarding experience for you and your family. Our nurses receive specialized advanced training and are available to help before, during and after your baby is born. Their knowledge, skill and support can help you and your family prepare for your newest member.  After delivery, your baby will be provided with their initial vaccinations and screenings (more information about important screenings can be found here). At each step of the way, your nurse will keep you informed, involved and be available to answer any questions concerning your baby’s care.  In addition, our certified carseat safety technicians are available to make sure that your infant seat is installed correctly and assist you with any questions you may have.  Our staff will provide you with details upon discharge.

Visits from your Pediatrician
Your pediatrician or family practice provider will visit each day with you and your baby, and answer any questions you may have.  If you have not chosen a pediatrician, one of our on-call pediatricians (listed below) will be assigned to you.

Newborn Hearing Screening
Cascade Valley Hospital participates in Washington State’s Newborn Hearing Screening program.  This non-invasive procedure takes approximately five minutes and will be completed before discharge.  Early detection of hearing problems provides the opportunity for early treatment and intervention, which helps minimize any possible developmental delays.  If any issues are detected, you will be referred to a specialist for follow up.  Your nurse or pediatrician will be happy to answer any questions you have about this quick and easy test.

Cardiac Screening
We are proud to offer state-of-the-art newborn cardiac screening at our facility.  Through simple bedside pulse oximetry testing, we are able to rule out a variety of critical congenital heart defects.  In the case that any abnormalities are detected, you will be referred to a pediatric cardiologist for further evaluation and treatment.  For more information on this life-saving program, please visit this site.

Certified Lactation Consultant
We have a certified lactation consultant available to assist with breast feeding, whether the challenge is with mom, baby, or both.  We are able to offer support and guidance after you and your baby have been discharged home. If you would like to schedule an appointment with our Lactation Consultant, please call 360-618-7754.

Visitors and Support Persons
Visitors are welcome per patient decision. All minor children must be accompanied by an adult.  Please be respectful of our new babies, and refrain from visiting if you are not feeling well.  A fold out bed is available for one support person to stay overnight.