A Partner for New Parents
Few things change your world more than bringing home your first baby. With so much to learn, not to mention a huge new 24/7 responsibility, it’s good to know Olympic Medical Center’s New Family Services department can ease the transition to parenthood.
New Family Services offers remote childbirth preparation classes, prenatal and postpartum office visits, breastfeeding consultation and drop-in parent support groups.
Few events are more precious than the birth of a child. You want to feel safe, comfortable and sure that you’re receiving the highest quality care, while also being able to share this special time with loved ones. At Olympic Medical Center, we understand this and have made sure that our birth center unit lives up to these important expectations. LEARN MORE
NOTE: Olympic Medical Center is taking extra steps to protect our patients, staff, visitors and the community. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, childbirth education classes are offered remotely until further notice. Please call (360) 417-7652 for more information.
New Family Services offers remote childbirth education classes (six sessions total) covering topics to help parents navigate the birthing experience, their stay at Olympic Medical Center, and the first days and weeks with a new baby.
Breastfeeding is a natural activity with many health benefits for babies, but it’s not without challenges for new mothers. Our breastfeeding specialists are all International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and registered nurses. One of these experts will visit you during your stay in the Birth Center to help you get off to a good start. Lactation Consultants offer prenatal lactation visits and also see new moms and babies after they leave the hospital to work on breastfeeding and to provide health-related assessments.
For information regarding appointments with certified lactation consultants, please call (360) 417-7652.
Postpartum outpatient visits
You can schedule postpartum clinic follow-up visits, for up to a year or more as needed. This visit is a great opportunity to get answers to any questions you may have about the postpartum period, maternal recovery and new baby care.
NOTE: Olympic Medical Center is taking extra steps to protect our patients, staff, visitors and the community. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the You and Your New Baby support group is cancelled until further notice.
For parents and new babies who are experiencing the first few days, weeks and year of becoming a family, we usually offer a support group—You and Your New Baby. Each session focuses on the needs of the parents present, but common topics include: newborn behavior, care and feeding; the transition into parenting; and postpartum physical and emotional issues.
Our focus is on infants under three months of age, but families with babies up to one year are welcomed. The program is free, and offers an opportunity to learn about babies and parenting, to weigh and measure your baby, and to meet other new parents. No registration is required.
Updated January 25, 2022
Obstetrics patients may have two healthy support visitors during labor and delivery; two hours after delivery only one asymptomatic support person may remain in the building. For COVID-positive patients, one continuous visitor is allowed as long as they are asymptomatic and as long as they remain in patient’s room for duration of the hospital stay.
Children under the age of 16 will not be allowed to visit, except under extraordinary circumstances, as determined by the hospital or clinic supervisor.