When it comes to the safety and comfort of you and your newborn, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System takes great pride in setting the standard. We created the first single-room maternity care in the region. Labor and delivery take place in one comfortable, attractive room with specially designed lighting, acoustics and furniture — a nurturing, homelike setting for the pregnant patient and her family.
Care for mothers and newborns
There are twenty-two private rooms with the warmth and comfort of home in a technologically advanced environment. Most newborns stay with their mothers, but for those babies who require extra care, a newborn nursery is ready and available. A multi-disciplinary team of obstetricians, nursing staff, obstetrics technologists and support services are continuously available.
If you have made the commitment to breastfeed, we want it to be a great experience for you and your newborn. That's why a board certified lactation consultant is on staff with tips and advice. Telephone counseling/support and education is provided for expectant and nursing mothers and families. Call 757-4333, ext. 2852 for more information. A weekly breastfeeding support group is facilitated by Shawna Helmuth, RN, IBCLC. Held Tuesdays from 1-2 p.m., the group is for nursing mothers and their babies (birth to 12 months of age). Participants will share success stories and receive breastfeeding support from a board certified lactation consultant. There is no fee to attend. Call 757-4333, ext. 2852 for more information.