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Welcome to Kaweah Health Labor & Delivery

FAMILY BIRTH CENTER TOURS

We are excited to offer in-person tours of the Family Birthing Center. Come visit our facilities and get your questions answered before your big day. We’ll walk you through everything and make sure you are confident and ready to have your baby here.

No registration is required.

When
Second Wednesday of each month at 9:00 AM
Fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:00 PM

Where
Meet in the Labor & Delivery Lobby of 2 East on the second floor.

Prenatal Classes

For information on prenatal classes and registration, call (559) 624-6012. We recommend you sign up for classes by your fifth or sixth month of pregnancy so that you complete them five to six weeks before your due date. Classes are offered every month. Visit the links below to learn more and register for classes.


Virtual Tour of Labor and Delivery Room

Family Birth Center located on 2 East of Kaweah Health Medical Center

Having a baby is a very special time in a family’s life and we are honored you have chosen Kaweah Health to have your baby.

  • First: You will enter through the Mineral King side of the hospital. This entrance is reserved for Emergency Department and pregnant patients only.
  • Second: You will then take the East Elevators to Labor & Delivery on the 2nd floor. Here you will be registered and an armband applied.

Triage Unit

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 escort you from the lobby to your room to prepare you for your special day. At this time, you will be allowed one (1) support person to remain with you during labor or your cesarean section. Your support person will be given an armband so security personnel and hospital staff know that they are allowed to be in 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 Health’s Labor & Delivery Department, please call one of the contacts below:

Labor and Delivery Nurse Manager
Phone: (559) 624-5314

Mother Baby Nurse Manager
Phone: (559) 624-2186

Director Maternal Child Health
Phone: (559) 624-5338


After You Have your Baby

We have free monthly classes to help you after the birth of your baby and support you in your new role as a parent. Visit the links below for dates and time.