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Life's First Hellos Start Here.

If you're planning for a new arrival, you've come to the right place. Dignity Health is well-known for its commitment to exceptional care of mothers and their newborns, and we believe birth isn't a just procedure, but a joyful family experience.


Family Birth Center

The Lund Family Birth Center at Mercy Gilbert supports the birth of your baby in comfortable surroundings with quality and compassionate care. Our team of birthing center doctors, midwives, nurse practitioners and specially trained labor and delivery nurses, postpartum care nurses, lactation consultants and nutritionists will guide you every step of the way.

Great Beginnings Start With Us

Mercy Gilbert's Lund Family Birth Center is focused on attending to your every need, making your birth day even more special. Our Family Birth Center rooms are equipped with the latest technology needed to accommodate any birth.

Birth Center Tours

Coronavirus Update: Our maternity support groups are now being held online during their regularly scheduled times and days. Some OB classes are now available online in May and June. For class availability and registration, please check our online registration. Tours remain cancelled until further notice. 

For additional information, please call (480) 728-5414.

Are you expecting? Whether this is your first or third, we invite you to take a free Birthing Center tour. You will view our spacious, private birthing suites and dedicated private postpartum rooms, learn what to bring to the hospital, where to register for delivery and participate in a group question and answer session. If you have time, we invite you to stroll through our tranquil healing garden.

"Preparing for Baby" Guide

The feelings and emotions you experience over the coming months and years will be unique to you. That’s part of what makes them so special. But there are certain things you can expect, anticipate, prepare for and enjoy at various stages along the way. To help you make the most of this very important time, we have prepared this resource. This guide will help you prepare for your child’s birth and your stay at Dignity Health’s Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.

Prenatal Education

Mercy Gilbert's Lund Family Birth Center offers a variety of classes and support groups to help educate and prepare expectant families. Visit our Classes and Events section for a complete listing and registration.


Make your admission to the hospital much easier by pre-registering. This gives us time to gather important information about you before you arrive at the hospital.

Feeding Your Baby

Most newborns are very sleepy the first 24 hours or so after birth. It is essential to wake your baby for feeding every two to three hours to ensure that he or she adjusts to the process and starts to eat. A feeding and changing log will be given to you in the hospital so you can track how much and how often your baby eats during the first few days to ensure proper nourishment. If you are breastfeeding, these frequent feedings are also the best way to encourage your milk to come in.

Lactation Services

At Mercy Gilbert's Lund Family Birth Center, we have International Board Certified Lactation consultants who offer lactation services and breastfeeding support services during your hospital stay.

Postpartum Care

You and your baby will remain together as much as possible in your postpartum room after your recovery, as long as both of you are doing well. This promotes better bonding. Through the guidance of our skilled nurses and lactation consultants, you will learn to properly feed and care for your baby. If you had a healthy vaginal delivery, you can expect to take your baby home one to two days after birth.

Skin to Skin Bonding

Mercy Gilbert's skin to skin bonding program, the Golden Hours, encourages mom and dad to bond with their newborns immediately after birth. The skin to skin bonding program establishes a warm, welcoming environment to greet their newborn, help them adjust to their new environment and fosters a connection for the new family.

Welcoming Baby Home

Your baby's needs during the first few weeks are pretty basic: love, nutrition and rest.

Genetic Testing

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), performs standard genetic testing in newborns to identify 29 disorders. In doing so, ADHS is able to detect rare, inherited disorders in Arizona newborns and provide follow-up services to save lives and improve quality of life.

Baby's First Photo

Dignity Health has partnered with Baby Bella Photography to capture your newborn's first moments.

Baby-Friendly Designation

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center has been designated a Baby-Friendly Hospital, the highest accreditation for birth centers.

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Learn More About Mercy Gilbert's Lund Family Birth Center

Take our free Birthing Center tour and come see all that we have to offer. For tour dates, times or additional information about our Lund Family Birth Center, please call (480) 728-5414.