COVID-19 Vaccine Information
While getting the COVID vaccine as soon as possible is the safest choice for most people, trials testing the vaccine in pregnant and breastfeeding women have not been completed. The information in this brochure will help you make an informed choice about whether to get the COVID vaccine while you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. If you have additional questions, please schedule and appointment to discuss your concerns with a healthcare provider by calling (530) 582-6205.
About the Center
The Joseph Family Center for Women and Newborn Care is a state-of-the-art facility designed with the needs, safety and comfort of new moms and families in mind.
The new facility, warmly decorated with photos by local photographers, includes private birthing suites, each featuring a JacuzziTM tub, and private postpartum suites. Telemetry monitors ensure baby’s safety while allowing laboring mothers to walk about, use a birthing ball, shower, or relax in the JacuzziTM. To allow for skin-to-skin contact immediately after birth, radiant heaters on the ceiling keep mom and baby warm and comfortable.
The four postpartum rooms allow moms to be close to their babies for their entire stay after the baby is born. Take a virtual tour below!
The Joseph Family Center for Women and Newborn Care is certified Baby-Friendly. This certification awards hospitals that have made a dedicated commitment to implement the ten steps in aiding mothers with breastfeeding. The center provides the tools and support for moms to be successful with breastfeeding by providing extensive training and educational programs for both staff and parents. We also offer a nurturing environment that supports mother and infant bonding immediately after delivery.
Prepared Childbirth Classes
The Tahoe Forest Center for Health offers variety of perinatal programs, including pre-natal classes, lactation support, baby massage, and more.
Breastfeeding Support Group Meeting
We offer free, hands-on breastfeeding support for new moms and their infants. Learn more.
Breast Pumps and Supplies
The Tahoe Forest Pharmacy offers breast pumps and supplies for purchase.
Safe Haven Baby Drop-Off Locations
Our Emergency Room and Joseph Family Center for Women and Newborn Care are both Safe Haven Baby Drop-Off locations. These locations allow mothers to surrender their newborns without any questions asked. Babies are given medical attention and confidentiality for the mother is assured.