Labor and Birth Unit

 

When it’s time to give birth, your doctor and a team of specially trained health care professionals will care for you in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Our nurses monitor your labor progress while providing high-touch and high-tech care as needed. All of our nurses are Lamaze-trained to provide labor support and comfort techniques during labor and birth. The safety of mom and baby are our #1 priority.

Specialized OB anesthesiologists and certified nurse anesthetists provide 24/7 pain management care tailored to meet your individual needs. Many expectant parents find comfort in knowing that if needed, Mercy has a Level III (highest level) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) ready to address any newborn-related health concerns.

Additional amenities in our labor and birth suites include:

  • Multi-jet showers in all rooms and whirlpool tubs in 17 of the suites to provide comfort and relaxation during labor.
  • Wireless, waterproof fetal monitors that allow moms to walk, shower and even bathe during labor while still monitoring their contractions and their baby’s heart rate.
  • Birth balls and balance bars to enhance mom’s labor progress.
  • A generous fold-out couch for your birth partner.
  • An ergonomic recliner and footrest.
  • Flat-screen TVs with an auxiliary jack for MP3 players and other electronic devices.
  • Free Wi-Fi and plenty of work space for birth partners.
  • Nearby waiting areas, designed with families in mind.
  • Private peri-operative rooms for cesarean birth preparation and recovery. 

As partners in your baby's birth, we'll welcome your littlel one with respect for your personal preferences and care that's tailored to your needs. Read about your options in your Mercy Birth Experience booklet, then complete your birthing plan and share with your physician several months or weeks before your baby's birth.

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