Health & Wellness

Your delivery day

Sleeping mother and newborn baby in a hospital bed

No two women experience labor and delivery in quite the same way, but the more you know about what to expect, the more you can focus on what really matters — the joy of meeting your new baby for the very first time. We want to help you prepare for your delivery day, eliminate any surprises, and help you have a safe and positive experience.

Park in the above-ground parking structure. Maternity/Stork parking spaces are available on the second level. We also offer valet parking Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a $5 fee.

Go directly to Labor and Delivery. You can walk or use one of our stackable wheelchairs located at the drop off circle in front of the entrance.

Enter through the Hospital Entrance H (or through the Emergency Department after hours).

Take the elevator to the third floor, turn right and go down the hallway.

Enter the Mother/Baby care unit where you will be directed for care.

When you arrive at the hospital, your labor pattern and baby will be monitored in a private labor triage room in the Labor and delivery department.

When active labor is confirmed, you will be moved to your private labor room.

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Your childbirth preferences plan

Your health and the safety of your baby are always our top priorities. Creating a birth plan is a great way to let your care team know your wishes. It’s not a contract, and you can change your plan at any time. If you haven’t made your birth plan yet, make it now and share it with us at your next appointment.

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Room amenities

Each room in our labor, delivery, and recovery unit includes a:

  • TV and DVD player
  • Free connection to Wi-Fi
  • Pull-out bed for your labor support person
  • Rocking chair

Guests

When you’re in labor, you are welcome to have guests with you in the room, including your partner or labor support person.

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Photography

You’re welcome to photograph this memorable occasion! Please keep the following in mind:

  • Handheld still photography and videography are welcomed with consent from the provider and subject of the photos/video.
  • Electrical cords, tripods, and lighting equipment are not permitted because they’re a tripping hazard.

When you have your baby at Kaiser Permanente, you may be surprised at how many people are there to support you — before, during, and after your delivery. We’ll all work together to help give you the happiest, healthiest birth day possible.

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First few hours after delivery

Our labor, delivery, and recovery rooms are where you and your newborn will spend your first hours together. When your baby is born, your delivery team will make sure he or she is thriving outside the womb. You will enjoy a process we refer to as G.I.F.T. (Giving Intimate Family Time). This is special uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding time for the new family’s first hour together to promote bonding.

Little ones who need special care are observed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). A neonatologist or pediatrician trained especially in newborn care — will come to your room and determine if your baby needs care in our NICU. If this happens, we’ll talk to you about why your baby needs extra care, and make sure you know where your baby will be and what to expect.