New mothers love the personal care they receive at Barton’s Family Birthing Center. This personalized care makes our reputation one of the best for family-centered maternity care in the area. Throughout your labor, you are closely attended. Our nurses and staff are here to provide encouragement and assistance to the expectant mother and her family. Barton's Family Birthing Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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The Family Birthing Center offers beautiful, spacious suites for expecting moms and babies. Our newly remodeled rooms are decorated with rocking chairs, televisions, refrigerators, sleeper sofas to accommodate family members, and various accessories reminiscent of home.
Single-room maternity care is just part of the family-centered mother and baby care offered at our Family Birthing Center. With our specially trained staff, combined with the latest high-tech equipment and comfort medication, our Center has all the elements needed for a wonderful and safe birthing experience.
The Family Birthing Center makes sure that your newborn is safe at all times. Systems in place to protect you and your baby include locked access areas, security cameras, and nurse name badges so you will know who is authorized to care for your baby during your stay and that your baby is always safe with them.
Wireless internet access is available for new moms and visiting guests. Cell phones use is also permitted in the Family Birthing Center.
Barton Memorial Hospital Family Birthing Center offers specially trained registered nurses to help you with your lactation needs. Certified by the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants, our consultants will help answer your lactation questions and address your concerns. After being discharged, these lactation services are available by making an appointment with a Lactation Consultant. Click here to view flyer.
If you choose to participate, a nurse from the Family Birthing Center staff will visit you at home, usually within the first two weeks after the baby's birth, to see how you and your baby are doing. She can answer questions you may have and provide you with information on resources available to you and your baby. This is an optional program that is free to all families because most of the cost is paid for by a grant from First Five of El Dorado County. First Five is a program that promotes the health and development of children 0 to 5.
For expectant parents, prenatal health, childbirth and infant focused classes are available at a nominal fee. Classes provide instruction on nutrition, labor, delivery, breastfeeding, baby care, sibling preparation and cesarean section education. New parents will also be shown an educational video and receive instruction on caring for your baby. For more information on the classes offered, call 530.543.5549. Click here to view brochure.
Footprints to the Future
Have your newborn's footprints engraved and displayed at Barton Memorial Hospital for a minimal donation. Through the Barton Foundation, you can have your little one's footprints remembered forever! Call 530.543.5614 for more information. Click here to view brochure.
The medical team at Barton Memorial Hospital consists of Registered Nurses, Board Certified Obstetricians, Family Practice Physicians and Pediatricians. Our team of experienced and dedicated professionals is ready to accommodate your needs. Plus, Barton’s Family Birthing Center nurses strive to make your baby’s birth the most rewarding experience possible.
Our physicians are committed to providing personal attention to all obstetric patients and will help guide you through your care options – starting by scheduling your initial screenings. To make an appointment, please contact one of our experienced physicians here.
Barton Memorial Hospital
Family Birthing Center:
2170 South Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
For more information about prenatal classes, obstetric services or any other issues relating to women's health, or to schedule a birthing center tour, call Barton's Family Birthing Center at 530.543.5547.
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