In light of recent changes with the COVID-19 pandemic, the MOMS Program has cancelled all Childbirth Education classes for the months of April and May. We hope that the following information below will provide useful resources for new and expecting mothers during this time:
MOMS (Management of Maternity Services) is a free program serving all women who plan to deliver at Bay Area Hospital. Specially trained registered nurses work with you and your family throughout your pregnancy and after your baby is home to help you feel comfortable with your maternity experience and the care and feeding of your newborn.
Our MOMS program partners an experienced nurse with your family to assist you throughout your maternity experience; assist with preadmission registration and prenatal class registration; provide healthy pregnancy information and support; and explore your birthing options and choices with you. Throughout your pregnancy, we offer individual meetings and follow-up phone calls to connect you with community services you may need.
Helping you after baby arrives
MOMS also offers an after-baby follow-up visit. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that breastfed infants have a weight and jaundice check within five days of birth. Those who participate in MOMS before delivery will be offered a postpartum home visit from an experienced MOMS nurse to evaluate mom’s and baby’s health. During this visit, the nurse will also assist with feeding issues and answer parents’ questions. The MOMS nurse can also offer information and referrals to services for postpartum depression, parenting programs and other community resources.
Lactation services are also provided through the MOMS program. Three internationally certified lactation consultants and experienced MOMS registered nurses help you and your baby get off to a healthy start with breastfeeding. Assistance is offered on the postpartum home visit and weekly follow-up calls. Lactation consultations can be scheduled as well.
If you have not met with a MOMS RN for your one-on-one appointment, please call 541-269-8258.
We suggest you take these classes in your third trimester, finishing at 37 weeks or before.