Our Labor and Delivery unit, Mother/Baby unit, and Nursery provide a friendly and warm environment to support the birthing experiences of families and their new arrivals. We offer the personalized care of experienced certified nurse-midwives as an option for most normal deliveries. Our nursing, lactation, and social services staff will also support you. Watch a virtual tour of our labor and delivery center at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Redwood City.
We offer numerous resources for parents including:
- Newsletters about preparing for your baby’s arrival, and caring for your child at different ages;
- Classes such as Newborn Care, Preparing for Childbirth, Breastfeeding and more
- Pediatric Centering brings together 8 parents and their infants to meet with a pediatrician and health educator during the first 2 years of their child’s life. These families meet as a group, while also meeting one-on-one with their pediatrician.
- Lactation experts to assist mothers and babies;
- The Newborn Channel in our hospital rooms;
- Newborn care videos which can be watched from your computer.
Caring for Your Newborn
Most babies stay with mom to support bonding and breastfeeding. A nurses will take your newborn briefly to our Well Baby Nursery to receive a newborn hearing screening to ensure that your baby has normal hearing. The nurses will also take your baby here for a state-required California Newborn Screening blood test to detect rare metabolic disorders. If you choose to have your son circumcised, he will also go to the Well Baby Nursery for the procedure.
Our Special Care Nursery a is for babies needing extra attention and is located next to the Well Baby Nursery. Visitors are allowed for a pediatric patient and the Special Care Nursery in our Redwood City Hospital offers a service called NIC-Unite. It uses iPads that parents and family can use to see their baby remotely in the nursery. Due to the pandemic, it is difficult for loved ones, relatives, and families to see their newborn and even more so if the baby has to have hospital care. This allows them to be a little more in touch with their newborn. We offer Neonatal Intensive Care Service units (NICU) at other nearby medical centers to care for babies born earlier than 34 weeks.