News

New services for moms and babies at Providence Milwaukie Hospital

July 15, 2014
New moms and their babies can find education, support and a range of the services they need at the Mother Baby Postpartum Clinic on the Providence Milwaukie Hospital campus.

Providence pumps up a benefit to new moms, thanks to health reform

August 09, 2013

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 healthy baby initiative

November 14, 2012

Providence leads the effort in reducing elective c-sections for safer deliveries and better outcomes.

Providence Telestroke robot reunites mom and newborn son.

August 28, 2011

When pregnant 35-year-old Ivonne of Sherwood collapsed Sunday, Aug. 22, shortly after arriving to the emergency department at Providence Newberg Medical Center, the last thing on her mind was that she’d be separated from her baby.

Cesarean sections in the U.S. reach historic high; Oregon rate about 30 percent

July 18, 2011

Cesarean sections are the latest mommy trend, a study has found. The Cesarean section rate in the U.S. has reached a historic high at 34 percent.

March of Dimes: "Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait"

June 07, 2011

Babies born after 37 weeks of pregnancy are full-term. However, new research has shown that a baby’s brain nearly doubles in weight in the last few weeks of pregnancy. Also, important lung and other organ development occur at this time. And, although the overall risk of death is small, it is double for infants born at 37 weeks of pregnancy, when compared to babies born at 40 weeks, for all races and ethnicities.Read more.

My Little Waiting Room

February 07, 2011

Amy Paterson was 34 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. As she underwent subsequent treatment, the mom of a toddler son was confronted with the problem that so many cancer patients who are also parents face: finding child care that would allow her to get to all of her necessary medical appointments.

Tigard woman delivers her own baby -- as her husband is driving her to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

December 28, 2010

Jennifer Scharffenberg knew it was time to go. Expecting her second child, the 31-year-old stay-at-home mom had felt infrequent labor pains Tuesday night. By Wednesday morning, they were more intense and about a minute apart. Scharffenberg and her husband Erik, 40, rushed out the door of their Tigard home, got in the car and headed toward the hospital at about 5 a.m.

Providence celebrates with NICU "graduates"

October 27, 2010

The annual event gives families a chance to share experiences and reconnect with the NICU staff. The fun-filled celebration included face painting, a photo booth, games, snacks and prize drawings.