At the Birkeland Maternity Center, we devote extra attention to making sure that the birth of your baby is a personal experience.
We offer parents a wide array of choices with a full range of services by mother-baby experts to make sure you get the care, pampering and keepsake moments you’ve dreamed about—not to mention our private, soothing and luxurious accommodations.
Becoming a new parent is a process, not a performance. There is no “right way” to give birth. Saint Alphonsus offers many options to best meet your individual needs and preferences along your journey. From our high-risk specialists to our home-like birthing amenities and wide range of support services and educational classes, we strive to make each birth experience meet your specific needs.
Our goal is to provide residents of Canyon County and the surrounding area with an excellent labor and delivery experience close to home.
The Birkeland Maternity Center has been designed by a clinical team with years of obstetric experience. Saint Alphonsus maternity services provide safe, evidence based medicine care in a healing environment by our knowledgeable clinical staff. At Saint Alphonsus, mothers and babies receive the highest quality care demonstrated by:
- 100% of nursing staff certified in Electronic Fetal Monitoring
- Evidence based medicine protocols that ensure in a given situation that the same steps are followed, which have been proven to produce the best outcome
- Congenital Heart Screening for all newborns
- Hearing Screenings for all newborns prior to discharge
Labor and Delivery
Labor and the birth of your baby take place in your own private birthing suite. Each suite has a jetted private bath and a birthing bed to allow you options for the most comfortable labor and birthing positions.
You decide who will be involved in the birth and to what extent. Select family members can remain comfortably with you or in the separate family waiting area right outside the maternity center.
You choose the type of pain management techniques you would like to use. Saint Alphonsus offers a variety of choices, so you can be sure there is the right choice for you, from a completely natural childbirth to the use of an epidural. Saint Alphonsus also offers childbirth classes, including Lamaze, to help you learn how to use natural pain management techniques if you choose.
Post Partum Care After Delivery
Shortly after delivery, you and your baby will be moved to your own private and spacious family suite to recover and get to know each other. Specially trained nurses care for both you and your baby 24/7. Your baby stays in your room with you as much as you desire, and feeding happens naturally when the baby is hungry. Should you need some extra rest, your nurse will be happy to take care of your newborn while you sleep.
Lactation consultants are IBCLC Certified and provide personal, one-on-one lactation consultations in your private room after delivery. Our consultants are trained in techniques that increase breastfeeding success and will work with you to solve any problems you may encounter.
You and your support partner will also enjoy a catered in-room celebration meal. Each room features cable TV, a DVD player, high-speed Internet access. Your support person can stay overnight on the sleeper sofa in your room and a glider is available in all post partum suites - the perfect place to feed or rock your new baby to sleep.
Preparing for Delivery
We have all the resources to provide state-of-the-art maternal, fetal, and neonatal care, plus some important extras that make a critical difference in their outcomes.
Childbirth classes and breastfeeding classes are taught by experienced educators and lactation consultants. Saint Alphonsus Nampa also offers the only childbirth class in the Treasure Valley taught in Spanish. Click here to view a class schedule and register online. For more information, call 208-367-3454 or e-mail BO-FamilyCenter@sarmc.org.
We invite you to become familiar with our facilities by taking a prenatal tour. During the tour you will have the opportunity to not only preview the private family suites offering soothing, luxurious accommodations, but also to meet our dedicated staff members who are committed to providing quality, compassionate care.
Prenatal tours take place the second Monday and fourth Thursday of every month. To view dates and register, view our classes and events schedule.
THE LITTLE EXTRAS
- Complimentary massage.
- Celebration dinner for the new parents.
- Personal, one-on-one consultation in your private room from a lactation specialist after the delivery.
- Private jetted tubs in each labor room.
- Cuisine on call for mom and complimentary snack options for their support person during labor.
- 10-15 minute personal photo shoot for newborn and family provided by Bella Baby.
- Access to Bistro in main lobby for coffee and refreshments.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Our Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is the only NICU in Canyon County and provides a high level of care for newborns. The NICU at the Birkeland Maternity Center will be staffed by the same experienced Neonatology team who care for babies in the Level III NICU at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Our Neonatologists and Neonatal nurse practitioners are affiliated with Pediatrix Medical Group, a national provider of Neonatal Intensive Care services.
Saint Alphonsus neonatologists are:
- Top decile nationwide for patient safety
- Involved in research and clinical trials
- Pioneered the development of special high-frequency ventilation now used nationwide
- Are improving the survival of the tiniest babies while reducing complication of extreme prematurity and low birth weight, through our participation in Pediatrix’s 100,000 Babies Campaign in 125 hospitals around the US
The NICU is the Birkeland Maternity Center is designed to keep babies close to their families whenever possible. And should the need arise; Birkeland is supported by Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, located just 15 minutes away in Boise. Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center is the regions tertiary medical center and home to a Level III NICU, the highest level in the state of Idaho, and works together and is clinically integrated with the Birkeland Maternity Center Nampa.
Overnight transition rooms are available, which allow parents to stay in the same room as their baby and still have help nearby. This helps parents gain confidence and get used to taking care of their child before going home.
Location and Contact Information
Classes and Prenatal Tour information: 208-367-3454
Labor and Delivery: 208-288-4828
Birkeland Maternity Center:
4402 E Flamingo Ave., Nampa, ID 83687