Hello and welcome to the Kaiser
Permanente Roseville Medical Center. The birth of your baby is an exciting time.
We will take excellent care of you and your family. Today we’re going to give
you a brief tour of our labor and delivery unit, postpartum unit, and our
neonatal intensive care unit. When you think your labor has started please call us.
One of our labor and delivery nurses can help you decide whether you’re ready
to come in. Plan ahead so you can reach our facility quickly. Our labor and
delivery unit is located in the Women and Children’s Center in building B.
Please check in with security in the main lobby before entering labor and
delivery. When you arrive one of our staff will greet you, check you in, and
take you to your private triage room to be assessed. If you need an interpreter,
let your nurse know. If you’re ready for labor a nurse will escort you to one of
our private labor and delivery rooms. Your labor and delivery room will have
everything you’ll need for a safe delivery and recovery. We use the most
up-to-date fetal monitors to make sure your baby is doing well at all times. You
can walk or even shower while wearing a fetal monitor, depending on your health
and the health of your baby. Each room has Wi-Fi and a place for your partner or support person to sleep. Your care team will include an obstetrician, also known as an Ob/Gyn. Ob/Gyns are doctors who specialize in women’s health. Your doctor will work closely with the rest of your care team, including registered nurses,
midwives, and resident doctors, to make sure you have a safe and healthy
delivery. Midwives are registered nurses with advanced training, usually a
master’s degree in pregnancy and delivery. Many women value the personal
and patient-centered care they receive from midwives. Your entire care team will do all they can to make sure you have the best possible birth experience.
Most babies are born through vaginal delivery in one of our labor and delivery rooms,
but some babies do need to be born through cesarean delivery.
In nearly all cases your support person can still stay with you during the birth
of your baby, even if a cesarean section is necessary. You can expect to stay in the hospital for 1 to 2 days following a vaginal birth or 2 to 3 days if you’ve had a C-section. During this time you’ll be able to
recover and bond with the newest member of your family. Your partner or another
support person is welcome to stay with you. Our visiting hours are 24/7. Breastfeeding is the best way to give your baby the nutrition he or she needs.
Learning to breastfeed your baby takes time, patience, practice, and most
importantly, support. If you choose to breastfeed, our nursing staff and
lactation specialists are here to help. Most babies thrive after their birth.
They stay with their moms in their rooms, but some babies need a little extra help.
For them we have our neonatal intensive care unit, the largest neonatal intensive
care unit in Placer County. You’ll also have access to one of the largest teams
of pediatric care specialists in the greater Sacramento area. Our team of
experienced specialists is here to provide exceptional care for your baby
and support for you and your family. Thank you for visiting our Kaiser
Permanente Roseville Labor and Delivery unit today. We’ve shown you some of what
you can expect, but there’s more to see and learn. We encourage you to find out
if your facility offers in-person labor and delivery tours. We can answer your questions and tell you more about the care you’ll receive. We also invite you to sign up for one of our classes. Thank you for choosing Kaiser Permanente for this very special time in your life. We look forward to providing the best
possible labor and delivery care for you and your growing family!