Women Infant Services


At Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, we understand women’s busy lives. More importantly, we combine leading technology and a true understanding of women’s health needs with compassionate, experienced health care professionals to deliver excellent care to women at every stage of life.

Our comprehensive women’s health services meet the changing health care needs of women while education and support resources help them make choices to stay healthy and fit throughout their lives.

What We Do

Our Care

Having a baby is an exciting time in a woman's life. The physicians and staff at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital work together to meet the needs of mothers-to-be and their babies throughout the pregnancy, labor, delivery and recovery experience.

Our staff provides personalized care using the latest technology in a family-centered environment. Following a couplet-care model, mothers and their newborn babies are cared for together whenever possible, with family and friends involved as the patient desires.

Labor & Delivery

Our physicians, nurses and on-staff certified nurse midwife have the knowledge and skill set to expertly care for even the most complex pregnancies and deliveries. Fairbanks Memorial Hospital also uses an Intelligent OB program, known as PowerChart Maternity, which uses electronic medical records to provide improved monitoring and care documentation, as well as customized care guidelines.

Labor & Delivery
Women in labor are checked-in to the hospital through the Emergency department, regardless of day or time.  Patients are then taken to Women Infant Services to be assessed in the newly renovated triage room.  Once admitted the woman is moved to a private, family-centered care suite where they remain throughout the labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum process.   

Women Infant Services also includes an operating suite for Cesarean (C-section) deliveries or when surgical intervention is otherwise necessary. Women Infant Services offers hydrotherapy for laboring moms, as a pain management tool. To ensure the safety of each baby, tamper-proof security bands are placed on each child at birth and are not removed until discharge.

After Delivery
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital follows a couplet care model for mothers and well babies. For their comfort and to promote bonding between parents and their newborns, all rooms in Women Infant Services are private.

Neonatal ICU (NICU)

The Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) mission is to provide evidenced-based and compassionate care for sick and premature newborns. Our NICU is  Level II and staffed by highly skilled pediatricians and nurses trained in neonatal intensive care. All of our Neonatal nurses are Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association, and STABLE certified.   

Because every birth is a unique experience, staff sensitivity to the developmental needs of the infant and family is our primary goal. We have a community-focused multidisciplinary team that is working toward improvements and advancements in quality, safety, and family centered care.

When your baby is in the hospital longer than expected, life changes for your whole family. We know how important it is for you to be close to your little one. That’s why we encourage Skin to Skin Care (SSC) which lets you hold your baby against your chest to improve regulation of the newborns physical state, increase bonding and support lactation. If you choose to breastfeed, we’ll help you do so as soon as it’s possible. As your baby improves, you’ll be encouraged to learn how to feed, bathe and care for him or her. Infant CPR, car seat fitting and testing will prepare your family for the transition to home.

You can also benefit from our online breastfeeding classes, after discharge, that will reinforce the great start you made here.

Some services provided:

  • A high nurse-to-patient ratio ensures our babies receive the specialized care and attention they need to thrive.
  • Newly renovated with an intimate community atmosphere. 
  • State of the art equipment to support our patient needs. 
  • Certified nurse lactation consultants (IBCLC) on staff to assist moms with breastfeeding.

Gynecologic Surgery

Through Women Infant Services, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital offers minimally invasive alternatives to many gynecologic surgeries including hysterectomies, endometriosis, pelvic reconstruction and more.

Please check with your physician to see if minimally invasive surgery is the best choice for you.

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