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Family Birth Center


2003 Kootenai Health Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
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Labor & Delivery, Postpartum 
(208) 625-6891 


(208) 625-4276 

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At Kootenai Health's Family Birth Center, we care for women and infants every day.

Comprised of labor and delivery, post-partum and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the unit was designed to provide a calm, private experience for new families. The design features more nurses’ stations and private rooms to help maintain a quiet, restful atmosphere.

Kootenai is one of only about 300 Baby-Friendly hospitals in the nation. This designation represents the highest standard of care for mothers and babies. A dedication to improving infant health through breastfeeding and other maternal-infant care practices in every department of the hospital helped Kootenai earn this distinction.

Expectant mothers and fathers receive education and encouragement by physicians, nurses and staff before, during and after childbirth. The highest quality medical care is provided in a supportive, comfortable and safe environment.

Labor and Delivery

There are now 10 labor and delivery rooms, each with jetted tubs and upgraded technology. Kootenai’s birthing suites are private and spacious, offering room for family members and other visitors. 

After birth, mom and baby are transferred to post-partum. Just down the hall from the labor rooms are 18 post-partum rooms. These rooms are large, private and offer amenities like large windows, a comfortable sleeper-sofa, and a refrigerator. 

In keeping with our commitment to giving families a good start, parents receive education about good nutrition for mother and baby, newborn care, self-care and access to newborn hearing screening and immunization programs.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Kootenai's Level III NICU consists of 12 rooms, with two of them equipped to handle twins if needed. We can care for babies born as early as 28 weeks gestation, and those as small as 2 pounds. Infants will have their own room with the latest technology available. Our neonatologists and neonatal staff are certified to nurture fragile newborns. And while we’re proud of our innovations in technology, the best part of our day is sharing the joy when you hold your precious baby for the first time.

Safe Infant Sleep

At Kootenai Health, we want you to keep your baby healthy and safe. We ask that you join us in practicing safe sleep habits with your new baby. Sadly, 83 out of every 100,000 babies born in Idaho will die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUID). In fact, these are the leading causes of death for infants between 1 month and 12 months of age. That is why we urge you to learn the ABCs of safe sleep:
  • Baby should sleep Alone
  • Baby should sleep on his or her Back
  • Baby should sleep in a bassinette or Crib
Other safe sleep practices include:
  • Baby’s bed should be flat and firm
  • He or she should be in a sleep sack, blanket sleeper, or swaddled below the arms
  • If he or she is able to roll, their arms must be free
  • Baby should not be wearing a hat
  • Pacifiers are okay and may help prevent SIDS
  • Nothing else should be in the crib
  • Baby should be in a smoke-free envoronment
If all caregivers, including day care providers, followed these recommendations, it is estimated that 90 percent of the 2,500 babies who die each year in the United States from SIDS/SUID could be prevented.

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 Family Birth Center Lobby

Labor and Delivery Room 

 Postpartum Room

NICU Room  


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