Labor and Delivery
When you come to Three Rivers Hospital to have your baby, we strive to help you have the labor that you want. We encourage you and your family to stay together throughout the birthing process. Labor and delivery take place in our newly remodeled birthing suites, then you and your baby are brought to a Family Recovery Suite where your family can join and even pull out a sleeper sofa to nap in the room with you. However, if you decide you and your new baby want some space, we also offer a separate family room with sofas, games and a TV where they can go while you rest. Our family-centered approach helps families form closer personal bonds during the earliest days of your baby’s life.
Our team strives to support natural child birth whenever possible, and according to the Washington State Heath Care Authority, Three Rivers Hospital had the lowest C-section rates in Okanogan County in 2015 and 2016.
At Three Rivers Hospital we encourage breastfeeding as the optimal way for infants to be nurtured and nourished. We believe the precious first days of your baby’s life should be protected as a time of bonding and support, and that every mother should be informed about the benefits of breastfeeding and respected to make her own choice. Three Rivers is the only hospital in our region to hold the Baby Friendly USA certification. First achieved in 2004, this designation certifies that we put these beliefs in to practice in support of moms and babies.
Three Rivers uses the latest technology to detect complications and life-threatening illnesses. We have highly trained and dedicated staff here to support you and provide medical attention should any problems arise. We also offer 24-7 follow up services for infants and families who encounter challenges after discharge from the hospital.
- Water births in either our large tub or showers
- We welcome doulas and midwives
- Nitrous gas as a safer alternative to epidurals
Open 7 Days a Week
Standard Hours: 24 hours per day
Contact: 509.689.2517 ext. 3125