Mother and Baby Center
At the Leiv Kvamme Mother and Baby Center, we consider it a privilege to share in the birth of your baby. We share your enthusiasm and view our relationship with each patient as a special partnership. Our caring, compassionate and professional staff and provider culture is focused on mother and baby safety as everyone's first priority. Our goal is for you to have a happy, safe and comfortable delivery.
Registered nurses, scrub tech and certified nurse assistants at the mother and baby center are trained in all areas of providing care to mothers during pregnancy, labor and delivery. Our providers include these full-time, on-staff positions—OB/GYN, pediatrician, certified nurse midwife, and 11 family practice providers.
The mother and baby center is located on the 2nd floor of Samaritan Hospital and includes 5 labor and delivery rooms, 12 private postpartum rooms, and 1 dedicated cesarean-section operating room. After delivery, your baby can remain in your room with you as much as you choose.
Stork Express Pre-Registration
Are you expecting to deliver a baby at Samaritan Hospital? Our Stork Express pre-registration is now available to print and fill out in the comfort of your own home. Once completed, please return by mail or fax to: Samaritan Hospital Admitting Department 801 E. Wheeler Rd Moses Lake, WA 98837 fax: (509) 764-3218
Lactation Support Services
Over the last year, Samaritan Healthcare has been expanding its focus on Mother-Baby Care to include their new Lactation Service.
Samaritan Hospital now offers Inpatient Lactation Support for mothers and babies during the immediate post-delivery period and the postpartum stay. Staff education and training in breastfeeding support is ongoing and we are very proud that the Samaritan nurses are advocates for immediate skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby during the first hour following birth. The goal is to work as a team in order to support mother and baby in establishing a good foundation for breastfeeding success.
A lactation consultant will often visit mothers right after birth in the labor and delivery room to assist with baby’s first breastfeed and is available to work with mothers throughout the postpartum hospital stay. New mothers are encouraged to ask their nurse for a lactation consult. Priority is given to first time mothers, as well as, any mother experiencing breastfeeding difficulties.
All breastfeeding mothers are invited to join our Breastfeeding Support Group every Thursday from 10am to 12pm, on the fourth floor of the hospital. The group is open to all pregnant and breastfeeding women in the community, whether they plan to or have given birth at Samaritan Hospital or elsewhere. The group offers mother-to-mother peer support and help from the Lactation Consultant with breastfeeding questions and concerns. We are pleased to report that the group has been steadily growing and developing. Likewise, we expect that it will continue to be a beneficial resource for mothers in our community.
Samaritan Healthcare has been recognized for promoting breastfeeding to help get newborns off to a healthy start. Samaritan recently received the Breastfeeding Friendly Washington Bronze recognition level from the Washington State Department of Health.
“Babies are more likely to maintain a healthy weight throughout their lives if they breastfeed for at least six months,” said state Secretary of Health John Wiesman. “Hospitals that encourage and support breastfeeding are helping raise the healthiest next generation.”
801 E. Wheeler Road
Moses Lake, WA 98837
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