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Your family is growing — we help make it easier
From your first appointment, to delivery day, to caring for your new little one, we offer care you can count on.
We’re all in
Growing your family at Kaiser Permanente means having access to an entire team of doctors, midwives, nurses, lactation consultants, and pediatricians — each of them working together, all for you. Kaiser Permanente Northwest has a 1-to-1 nurse-to-patient ratio at our birth centers and 13 pediatric specialties. So, whether it’s your first prenatal visit, a follow-up pediatric appointment, or beyond, our care is with you every step of the way. Ready to get coordinated care for the whole family? Find a hospital or care provider near you. To learn more about COVID-19’s effect on pregnancy and newborn care, visit our COVID-19 & Pregnancy page.
Growing with confidence
Just about every family has some predelivery jitters. But Kaiser Permanente has plenty of ways to help prepare you for your big day. We offer childbirth classes, birth planning, and follow-up support, such as postpartum classes and help with breastfeeding. In fact, more than 80% of babies born at Kaiser Permanente Northwest hospitals are exclusively breastfed while in the hospital, and 47.1% are still breastfed at 6 months1 — that’s 10% higher than Oregon babies statewide.2
Newborns. Always adorable. But not always punctual. That’s why our birth centers are staffed 24/7 with labor and delivery doctors, anesthesiologists, midwives, and other key care team members. This means we’re able to make clinical decisions, including moving quickly to a cesarean section, regardless of time of day or night. For those wanting to deliver vaginally, it’s good to know that our rate for VBACs (short for “vaginal birth after cesarean”) is 15% higher than the national average.3 4
The suite life
At our hospitals, you can settle in to private birthing suites or private family bonding or postpartum rooms. Other amenities include hydrotherapy tubs, lactation consultants, free Wi-Fi, even room service. We’re here to help you feel comfortable and ready to bond with your baby, so these comforts are right at your fingertips.
Big care for little ones
Since opening in 2014, the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center has cared for more than 1,700 babies, including 190 sets of twins and 5 sets of triplets. As a Level III NICU, we have the ability to treat critically ill newborns and those as young as 23 weeks. Our highly trained staff is available around the clock and welcomes you as an integral part of the team.
If you’ve had trouble getting pregnant, there’s a wide range of treatments available that may help give you the support you need toward pregnancy. Our clinicians provide personalized fertility counseling as well as a range of fertility labs, testing, and prescriptions. A trusted network of outside fertility specialists also provides more options to help you realize your dream of having a baby.