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Background Image: Skin-to-skin contact is practiced in Samaritan's birthing centers.


We are so happy you have chosen Samaritan Albany General Hospital as the place to have your baby. Our Women’s Center is home to a team highly trained in mother/baby care and we can’t wait to meet you.

As you prepare for your new little one, your maternity care team stands ready to help you on your journey. If you have questions at any time, please don’t hesitate to contact your care coordinator. Your care coordinator is your one-stop source for birthing plan discussion, registration information, maternity tours, breastfeeding and childbirth class recommendations, and more.

As you think through what you want your experience to be, communicate it to your care coordinator. In no time, the day will be here, and we’ll be ready for you and your new baby.

Best wishes on your journey.

Birthing Unit Visitor Restrictions Are in Effect

Samaritan Health Services has implemented temporary restrictions for all visitors to its hospital birthing units due to increased respiratory virus activity in the community.
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Women’s Center Tour

To get familiar with your environment before delivery time comes, we encourage you and a support person to sign up for a tour.

The Women’s Center provides a welcoming, safe and secure environment for you and your new family.

We look forward to meeting you.

Your Birthing Suite

Make yourself at home in your birthing suite and prepare for your baby’s arrival. If you are having a C-section, your surgical suite will be a few steps away.

After your labor, delivery and recovery, you and your baby will continue to receive care and recover in a different room where you can introduce guests to your new baby!

Take a Room Walk-Through

Your private birthing suite features a flat screen TV, DVD player and free Internet. A jetted tub is available to help with relaxation during early labor.

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Childbirth Preparation, Breastfeeding and Infant CPR classes are just a few of the excellent classes and support groups held at Samaritan Albany General Hospital for you and your family.

Your Experience

Every birth experience is unique. When you meet with your hospital maternity care coordinator, you can share with them the kind of birthing experience you desire. Who will be there with you? Do you want a natural birth, or medication to help with your comfort? Do you want to walk around or sit in the jetted tub during labor? Will you be breastfeeding?

This is your time! Since babies often have a mind of their own, not everything will go as planned. The preparation you do beforehand, though, will enable you to focus on what is most important - your experience and the birth of your baby!

Background image: Map of Samaritan Albany General Hospital Emergency Department Entrance

Where to Go

With your bag packed and baby car seat ready to go, all you need is a driver to take you to:

Samaritan Albany General Hospital
1046 Sixth Avenue SW
Albany, Oregon 97321

You can park in any of the hospital parking areas and enter through the Emergency Room. If you need immediate attention, please have your driver pull up to the turnaround by the Emergency Room door.