Memorial Family Birthing Center
Memorial's Family Birthing Center blends personalized, family-centered care and a warm environment with state-of-the-art obstetrical care. The goal of the Family Birthing Center is to provide a safe and pleasant birthing experience for parents and their newborns. The Birthing Center's policies have been designed to promote family togetherness in a secure environment.
The Family Birthing Center is located on the first floor of Memorial Medical Center, 1700 Coffee Road, Modesto 209-572-7170.
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The Family Birthing Center provides a broad range of services for new parents and their children. Inpatient services include labor and delivery and postpartum care, and a variety of educational opportunities and support groups are offered on an outpatient basis.
In January 2003, Memorial opened a 10,000 square foot addition to the Family Birthing Center, which will enable us to meet the community's future needs. The addition provides more private patient rooms with private showers, a new and expanded waiting room and a new area for viewing newborns. It includes ten postpartum rooms as well as three labor/delivery/recovery rooms and six intermediate care nursery beds.
Labor and Delivery Unit
The Family Birthing Center's labor/delivery/recovery rooms are designed so that childbirth can take place in a comfortable setting with the latest in modern technology. The variety of birthing options includes a comprehensive surgery services for Cesarean births or deliveries with complications.
Memorial's mother/baby staff provides nursing care to each mother and her baby as a couplet, enhancing the opportunity for each mother to learn to care for and bond with her baby. A multilayered security system is used for the protection and safety of new mothers and their babies, and free 24-hour television programming on baby care and postpartum topics is available in each patient room.
Intermediate Care Nursery
This nursery was developed to provide specialized care for low birth weight, high risk, premature babies or any infants requiring advanced neonatal care.
Experienced and highly skilled health care professionals in a multitude of specialties provide a team approach to patient care at Memorial Medical Center, ensuring the best possible treatment for each patient. The Family Birthing Center's staff is experienced in coordinating the birthing process and providing high tech, compassionate care for mothers and their babies.
Community donations made through Memorial Hospital Foundation have added amenities to patient areas in the Family Birthing Center, enhancing care with efficient, state-of-the art equipment and comfortable surroundings.
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Memorial offers a variety of educational opportunities for parents and their children. Most classes are held at Memorial Medical Plaza, 1800 Coffee Road, Modesto. The instructors for these courses are Certified Childbirth Educators and/or nurses with extensive experience in obstetric and pediatric care.
For more information about classes and support groups offered by Memorial, click here
Find helpful guidelines and tips to caring for your newborn. Special Care for First Time Mothers; Deciding where to deliver?; Prenatal Exercise; Postpartum Depression.
To allow new mothers enough time for rest, infant feeding and education, visiting hours for everyone (except the father or significant other) are 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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Memorial Medical Center has recently completed the expansion of the Family Birthing Center. The 10,000 square foot addition includes more private patient rooms and private showers.
Take a Tour
You can take a virtual tour of one of our labor and delivery rooms.
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