Tahoe Forest Hospital’s 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.

Tahoe Forest Hospital’s Joseph Family Center for Women and Newborn Care provides comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological care with a family-centered focus and individualized support services. It is a three-time winner of the Women’s Choice award for Best Hospitals for OB and has also been nationally certified Baby Friendly since 2010.

This certification recognizes hospitals that have made a dedicated commitment to help 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. They also offer a nurturing environment that supports mother and infant bonding immediately after delivery.

Prenatal education and postpartum breastfeeding classes are offered through Tahoe Forest’s Center for Health. For more information on classes, call (530) 587-3769 or email wellness@tfhd.com.