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Maternal Child Health

Maternal Child nurses have a strong commitment to women and their baby. At our Birthing Center, Labor and Delivery nurses provide care for laboring mothers, monitor the progress of labor and support nurse midwives and obstetricians during delivery.

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Parents and newborns spend the night on 3 North, located in our new wing, where they are provided with support from our team of nurses who specialize in maternal child care. During your stay, you will meet with lactation specialists, physicians, social workers, nutritionists, and pharmacists who will promote the well being of mother and baby and help you with breastfeeding.

Newborn Security

The staff at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa understand how important your new arrival is to you. We’re committed to providing a safe environment for you and your baby. To help ensure the safety of your infant, our Security Team has developed a program of simple precautionary measures we call “Secure Baby”. The “Secure Baby” program includes the following features:

  • Identification Banding
  • Staff Photo Badges
  • A Secure 24-hour Newborn Nursery and Intermediate Care Nursery
  • Secured Nursery Doors
  • Baby Alarms
  • Monitored access control

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Visiting Hours

While we have no limiting visitation hours, we encourage you to identify “quiet time” to help you get as much rest as possible during your hospital stay. For the safety of your newborn, anyone with a cold, diarrhea, or skin infections (such as boil or rash), or anyone who has recently been exposed to a contagious disease such as chicken pox, measles, or mumps, should not visit. Before holding the baby, visitors must wash their hands or use the foam sanitizer we have available.


Giving Intimate Family Time

Please respect the No Visiting signs for our new families. If you see this sign it is because this family is being given the G.I.F.T. of a lifetime and needs at least an hour to get to know each other. Thank you for understanding.

Gift Shop

If you need a gift for a hospital patient, you can place an order over the phone for free delivery to the patient’s room or purchase a gift in person.

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Celebration Dinner for Two

We want to help you celebrate the new addition to you family! A Celebration Dinner for Two is available for you during your stay.

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To learn more about taking care of your baby and yourself after giving birth, visit our web site at kp.org/pregnancy


You can find additional information and links to pediatric resources on all of our pediatricians’ home pages through kp.org/mydoctor

Chewing Gum:

Did you know that research shows chewing gum after abdominal surgery can increase your comfort by decreasing gas pain? We recommend that you chew a piece four to six hours after surgery and as a meal replacement until you are back on a solid diet. It will freshen your breath, moisten your mouth, and possibly wake up your gastrointestinal tract sooner than expected!

Please feel free to ask your Nurse about post-operative gum chewing. 

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This weekly newsletter will give you valuable information about your pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn. You can sign up for it online.

Contact Information

If you have questions about nurses in maternal child health, you can call our department manager(s):

Labor and Delivery Manager

Or you can reach our Department Assistant Managers at 707-393-4288

Additional Contact Phone Numbers for clinic:

OB-GYN     707-393-4081

Pediatrics   707-393-4033