Welcome to Kaweah Delta Labor & Delivery (Virtual tour video available below)
Family Birth Center located on 2 East of Kaweah Delta Medical Center
Having a baby is a very special time in a family’s life and we are
honored you have chosen Kaweah Delta to have your baby. During this time
when COVID-19 is a reality, we have stopped all in person tours of the
birthing unit. However, we still want to provide a
Virtual Tour as well as give some instruction as to where to enter the hospital and
what the precautions we have implemented to keep you and your baby safe.
First: You will enter through the Mineral King side of the hospital. This entrance
is reserved for Emergency Department and OB patients only.
Second: There you will be met by Kaweah Delta staff; they will ask a few simple
questions related to COVID-19 and take your temperature.
Third: You will then take the East Elevators to Labor & Delivery on the 2nd floor. Here you will be registered and an armband applied.
If you are here to be seen in our triage area, the registration staff will
notify the triage nurses of your arrival and they will come to the registration
desk to escort you to the Triage Unit.
Our Triage Unit has seven beds, where you will be asked to change into
a gown and placed on a fetal monitor and asked about the reason you came
to the hospital. Your OB doctor will be notified. Patients are allowed
one (1) visitor in the triage room. This visitor must be well and not
displaying any symptoms of illness.
Scheduled Cesarean Section or Induction of Labor
If you are here for a scheduled Cesarean section or induction of labor,
the registration staff will notify the nursing staff and they will escort
you from the lobby to your room and prepare you for your special day.
At this time, you will be allowed one (1) support person to remain with
you while you are in labor or attend your Cesarean section. Your support
person will be given an armband so security personnel and hospital staff
know that they are allowed to be here at the hospital. Your support person
is allowed to leave and return to the Labor & Delivery Unit if necessary.
While you are in labor, our nutrition room is available to patients for
items during labor and after delivery.
Our labor rooms have a labor bed, a monitor to trace your contractions
and baby’s heart rate, a baby warmer and a support person sleep
chair. Once in the room, your nurse will apply the fetal monitor and start
your admission. This is the room where you will labor, deliver and recover.
Once recovery is done, usually about two hours, you will be transferred
to the Mother Baby Unit for your remaining time in the hospital.
If you have questions about Kaweah Delta’s Labor & Delivery Department,
Roberta DeCosta RN, BSN, RNC-OB
Assistant Nurse Manager
Kaweah Delta Health Care District
Tracie Plunkett RN, MSN, RNC-OB, NE-BC
Director Maternal Child Health
Kaweah Delta Health Care District
FAMILY BIRTH CENTER TOURS
For information on prenatal classes and registration, call (559) 624-6012.
It is advisable to sign up for classes by your fifth or sixth month of
pregnancy. Classes are generally taken so that you complete them 5-6 weeks
before your due date. Some of our classes are only offered every other month.
Tours (Postponed until further notice) - please watch virtual tour video
Before you visit, we encourage you to get to know more about Kaweah Delta’s
Family Birth Center.
Download the official Kaweah Delta Baby Guide by clicking on the following links
Baby Guide (English) |
Baby Guide (Spanish)