Providence St. Vincent Medical Center has been recognized for efforts to encourage breast feeding by earning the Baby-Friendly designation from the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund, or UNICEF.
The Zika outbreak so far has spread to 30 countries in the Americas and continues to raise concern around the world and in the U.S. Although the Zika virus rarely causes hospitalization or death, it is particularly harmful to pregnant women and their babies.
A new team approach to delivering babies at Providence is proving to be positive for many new moms.
New moms and their babies can find education, support and a range of the services they need at the Providence Mother and Baby Clinic on the Providence Milwaukie Hospital campus.
Providence has decided to make breast pumps available with direct insurance billing and no copay through all of its lactation clinics in the Portland area.
Providence leads the effort in reducing elective c-sections for safer deliveries and better outcomes.