Family-Centered Maternity Unit








Having a Baby is a Special Time in Your Life

Bonner General Health offers the services that are most important to you and your baby.  From your first prenatal visit through labor and delivery, our team of physicians and nurses provide the excellent care and personal attention you and your baby need every step of the way.  You’ll be in experienced, caring hands.

We combine a comfortable home-like setting with the latest technology and experienced, caring health professionals. Our portable monitoring equipment will allow you to move freely during labor and special birthing beds will help achieve a smooth delivery.

Dad or another support person can stay overnight in your room.

After your delivery, you’ll be moved to our comfortable, private post-partum rooms, where we use rooming-in with couplet care, meaning the same nurse cares for both you and your baby.  This practice helps ensure continuity of care and enables you to develop a bond with your baby before leaving the hospital.

If you have any questions or would like a tour of our facilities, please call our Family-Centered Maternity Unit at (208) 265-1246.


Our Services

  • 24-hour anesthesia support
  • Certified lactation consultant to assist breastfeeding mothers
  • Collaborative network with Kootenai Health, Deaconess and Sacred Heart hospitals
  • Family-centered atmosphere including rooming-in for fathers-to-be.
  • Follow-up by our nursing staff after you go home
  • Highly-trained physicians and nurses
  • Individualized care based on your personal birthing plan
  • Newborn hearing screening for all infants
  • Nursery for mothers who prefer assistance in caring for their newborn
  • One-day education classes to guide you through pregnancy and childbirth
  • Post-resuscitation and pre-transportation stabilization care for critically-ill infants
  • Private rooms for mothers and their new babies after delivery
  • State-of-the-art electronic fetal-monitoring


What to Discuss with Your Physician

  • Anesthesia and episiotomy use
  • Delivery participants
  • Delivery positions
  • Fetal monitoring
  • Labor induction
  • Medication options
  • Type of delivery


What to Discuss with Your Pediatrician

  • Breast-feeding or bottle feeding
  • Circumcision
  • Examinations
  • Newborn screening and hearing tests
  • Vaccinations


What to Bring

For You:

  • Change of clothes to wear home (5 month pregnancy size)
  • Nightgown
  • Nursing bras
  • Robe and slippers
  • Toiletries and cosmetics

For Dad: (if staying overnight):

  • Change of clothes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Pajamas or robe
  • Toiletires

For Baby:

  • Cap or hat
  • Infant car seat (installed in your car’s back seat, facing backwards)
  • Large blanket or shawl
  • Outfit to take baby home in
  • Receiving blanket
  • Socks or booties

Optional Items:

  • Camera or video recorder (battery operated)
  • Portable music player (battery operated)
  • Other personal comfort items