Visitors to the Family Birthplace
Patients may have one support person accompany them for the length of their stay.
The first baby was delivered at Memorial in 1950, the year the hospital opened. Since then, Yakima Valley Memorial has developed one of the most comprehensive and sophisticated maternity care programs in Washington.
For decades, Memorial has been the hospital Yakima's families have continued to trust to bring new life into the world. In the last decade the hospital has delivered more than 28,000 babies. From joyfully welcoming new arrivals from the beginning of pregnancy through labor and delivery, and all the parenting and growing stages along the way, our team will help fathers- and mothers-to-be plan and look forward to the special time of childbirth.
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As one of the four perinatal centers in our state, we have a team of specialists nearby should there be any complications with mother or baby. Being designated as one of four perinatal centers in the state means that Memorial's Family Birthplace also offers specialty care for at-risk infants.
Nurses estimate more than a third of the babies that are treated in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) were born to parents who expected a healthy delivery, and did not anticipate that they might need extra care and skilled nursing. The fact that a neonatologist is just a floor away puts delivering mothers at ease.
Yakima Valley Memorial's Family Birthplace looks forward to helping families welcome their new little ones into the world.
Prenatal Programs and Services:
- Family planning
- Genetic counseling
- Childbirth education
- Pre-registration and childbirth planning
- Lactation consultants
Labor, delivery and postpartum:
- Private birthing suites
Resolve Through Sharing
Since 1998, The Family Birthplace has provided the Resolve Through Sharing (RTS) Program. RTS is a comprehensive service for families experiencing miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, and neonatal death. RTS works in collaboration with area funeral homes and Calvary Cemetery to provide both burial and cremation services. We also have a communal burial twice a year at Terrace Heights Memorial Park for babies under 20 weeks gestation, who are born with no signs of life. Extended family is welcome to join us at the communal burial. This ceremony provides closure for anyone who has experienced a pregnancy loss, no matter when or where it occurred. For more information contact Jenifer Rhea, Assistant Nurse Manager Mother/Baby at: (509) 575-8791
- Healthy Beginnings Clinic at Memorial Hospital
- Clínica Healthy Beginnings
- La Leche League
- Global Health Media
- Stanford Medicine
- Family Birthplace Virtual Tour
- Postpartum Preeclampsia
- Preeclampsia Foundation
- Meet our Childbirth Educators
- Pregnancy and Childbirth Education
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Maternal Health Services
- Children's Village
- Newborn Photos
- Sign-up for our pregnancy e-Newsletter
- Sign-up for our new parent e-Newsletter
- Lotsa Helping Hands
- Centers for Disease Control - Infants and Toddlers
Yakima Valley Memorial has been providing care to members of our community for 70 years.
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