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Maternal Child Health at Sierra View Medical Center

Promoting the Health of Mothers and Babies

Sierra View Medical Center’s (SVMC) expert medical professionals proudly provide compassionate and comprehensive services for one of a mother’s most exciting life events, giving birth! SVMC is dedicated to providing mothers and their families a healthy beginning to a lifetime of happiness.

Sierra View Medical Center Birthing Center

Sierra View Medical Center Maternal Child Health Services (MCH) offers a family-centered approach model of care which encourages family and significant others to participate in the care of their patients. MCH consists of 10 beds for Labor & Delivery, 11 beds for Postpartum and 4 beds for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit-Level 11. The facility uses upgraded equipment, that provides sophisticated fetal monitoring by experienced and certified nurses delivering best practice nursing care.

Maternal Child Health Services Include:

  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine
  • Labor and Delivery Care
  • Maternal Mental Health Care
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - Level II
  • Breastfeeding Support through Breastfeeding Resource Center
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support

Sierra View Medical Center’s 22-bed Family Birth Center is for labor and delivery which adheres to the standards established by First 5 California, an initiative to promote and improve the health of children in the first five years of life. Notably, the birth center has received the BETA Quest for Zero: Excellence in OB award for over a decade.

In partnership with First 5 Tulare County, SVMC is the only South Central Valley hospital to be designated as ‘Baby Friendly’ by implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding interaction and duration. These practices include infants rooming-in with parents to maintain 24 hour interaction and encouraging skin-to-skin bonding between babies with both parents during their stay at the hospital. Part of the ‘Baby Friendly’ protocols include the 'Golden Hour' where mom, baby, and dad or other support person have special undisturbed time to bond with their baby as much as possible during the stay, and delay the baby’s first bath for at least 12 hours.

Sierra View Medical Center NICU

The NICU is strategically located on the same floor with the birthing center for efficient delivery of care. The unit manages and keeps neonates 32 weeks and older that require intermediate level of care (i.e. respiratory support such as bubble CPAP, Nasal Cannula, Intravenous Fluid administration, Sepsis treatment – antibiotics administration and management of hyperbilirubinemia).

The unit, in partnership with Valley Childrens’ Hospital (VCH), has a 24 hour on-call Pediatric Hospitalist, and uses telemedicine for consultation as needed. Neonates identified as needing higher level of care get transferred to VCH for best outcomes.

Educational Resources

Childbirth Class

Doing what is natural doesn't always come naturally. We can give you the information and support you need. At our meetings, mothers share their questions and concerns, as well as the joys and benefits of the whole process. For more information, call (559) 788-6163. For a schedule of upcoming classes visit the events page.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Are you breastfeeding? Considering Breastfeeding? We can give you the information and support you need. A lactation specialist is available to answer your questions. We are inviting all interested women and of course, your nursing babies are welcome too! For more information, call (559) 791-3701. For a schedule of upcoming classes visit the events page.

Breastfeeding Class

Are you breastfeeding or considering breastfeeding? At our meetings, mothers share their questions and concerns, as well as the joys and benefits of breastfeeding. A lactation specialist is available to answer any of your questions. For more information, call (559) 791-3701. For a schedule of upcoming classes visit the events page.

Clase de Lactancia

Esta amamantando? Esta considerando dar de lactar a su bebe? Nosotros podemos darle la informacion y el apoyo que necesita. En nuestras reuniones, madres comparten preguntas que tienen. Un especialista en lactancia esta disponible para contestar sus preguntas. Tambien ofrecemos clases de preparacion para el parto. Para registrarse, por favor llame (559) 791-3701.

Para un horario de las próximas clases visita la página de eventos

Web Nursery

Sierra View Medical Center Partners with Mom365 Webnursery. Mom365 provides professional artistic and contemporary newborn photography to millions of new moms at thousands of hospitals nationwide and offers an attractive and affordable collection of portrait packages, birth announcements, and keepsakes, plus a free baby web page to share baby's first moments with family and friends.

To learn more about our Maternal Child Health Department at Sierra View Medical Center, give us a call or contact us online. Additionally, learn more about our breastfeeding services, including our breastfeeding classes and the support we offer from our Lactation Consultants on staff.

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