Kalispell Regional Medical Center offers every family the opportunity for a follow-up mother/baby visit with an experienced registered nurse. The nurse will discuss infant feeding, weight gain and jaundice along with the physical and emotional well-being of mom.
Visits to the clinic bridge the gap between going home and seeing your care provider or pediatrician in their office. This appointment will be scheduled with you prior to your discharge from the hospital.
The clinic also is available for weight check, jaundice evaluation, breastfeeding support or to get answers to any questions you may have about your new baby.
Call us at (406) 751-6667 to schedule your appointment.
Synagis Clinic (RSV Immunization for High-Risk Babies)
Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a common, seasonal and easily spread virus. You’ve probably had RSV and thought it was just a bad cold. In fact, nearly all children will get their first RSV infection by age 2.
Premature infants often are born before getting enough antibodies from their mothers to help fight RSV and other viruses. Preemies are also at greater risk for severe RSV infection because their lungs are not fully developed and their airways are narrower than those of full-term babies. Synagis is a monoclonal antibody that helps preemies by providing more infection-fighting antibodies to help protect their vulnerable lungs from RSV.
Babies born with heart disease or chronic lung disease also need help fighting RSV. These babies are more likely to be hospitalized due to an RSV infection. The antibodies in Synagis may help prevent these babies from developing a severe RSV infection.
From December through April, KRMC offers a clinic for all babies who qualify for Synagis. Preauthorization from your insurance is required. For more information, call (406) 751-6667.