Expectant mothers know that at Jordan Valley Medical Center – West Valley Campus they’ll receive only the best healthcare for themselves and their baby. In recent years, the advanced care, friendliness, and hard work ethic that characterizes the hospital’s maternity ward has received more attention than ever before. In 2013, Jordan Valley Hospital was named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience, receiving the distinguished Women’s Choice Award® seal.
At Jordan Valley West, patients always come first. Perhaps this philosophy – and the environment that it fosters – is one reason why the average LDR nurse at Jordan Valley Medical Center – West Valley Campus has been here for at least 15 years. Learn more about our maternity care services below.
Childbirth Education Classes
Many women first come to us for a free pregnancy testing. After hearing the exciting news, it’s normal to want to learn more so you can best prepare for childbirth. Our free childbirth classes will guide you through every stage of pregnancy, from the first trimester all the way up to delivery. You have the option of taking four two-hour Friday sessions or one condensed Saturday class. Space is limited, so call 1-866-431-WELL to register.
Labor, Delivery and Recovery
Jordan Valley Medical Center – West Valley Campus features seven labor, delivery and recovery (LDR) suites. In late 2013, the entire maternity ward – including the lobby and the private LDR suites – received a total makeover, complete with new flooring, lighting, furniture, countertops, mirrors, and more. The end result is a more comfortable, home-like atmosphere, which includes an adjustable bed, jet tub, and a large, comfortable sofa that can be turned into a bed for your partner, spouse, or birth coach. Our comfortable LDR suites minimize what stress you may have by allowing you to go into labor, deliver your baby, and recover in the same suite. Should you require a Cesarean section, we have a fully dedicated operating room within the maternity unit.
Once your baby is born and you have had a chance to recover, the two of you will be moved into the postpartum unit, where the same nurses will care for you and your baby. Sharing a room with your baby is encouraged, as rooming-in gives families time to bond and helps new parents learn how to care for their infant with the professional assistance of our nursing staff.
All nurses are BLS, NPR, STABLE (in the nursery), and ACLS certified. In-room television programming is also available to educate new parents on infant care.
Nurseries are available for mothers who need to rest or recover without their baby in the room. Jordan Valley Medical Center – West Valley Campus provides a Level I and II special care nurseries. Should your baby need the expertise of a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), we provide a Level III NICU at Jordan Valley Medical Center for those circumstances.
Hugs Infant Protection System
Jordan Valley Medical Center – West Valley Campus uses the Hugs Infant Protection system for infant security in the OB unit and throughout the entire hospital. After birth, we place a small monitoring band around your baby’s ankle, where it remains until you take the baby home. The band, which is completely safe, transmits an electronic signal to a nursing station and alerts nurses if a baby ever moves too close to a maternity unit exit. This system allows us to provide your family with the peace of mind that you and your baby are correctly matched and completely safe at all times.
We offer lactation assistance for mothers who choose to breastfeed. All our nurses are trained in lactation and can help you learn the best techniques for feeding your baby and how to be sure your baby is getting enough milk.
The maternity unit abides by the hospital’s 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. visiting hours. We maintain a family-centered approach and offer flexible visiting hours and comfortable waiting areas for your guests. Visitation hour exceptions may be made for the family members of patients who are in labor.