Bringing a baby into the world is a special time. Dignity Health is here
to ensure your baby's birth day is happy and healthy.
Giving birth is likely one of the most exciting events in your life. Mercy's Family Birth Center wants you and your family to experience a healthy and happy beginning for a lifetime of memories. Rest easily knowing our passionate and skilled team members, including an on-site anesthesia provider and OB physicians, will be there to ensure you are educated, empowered, and comfortable during every step of care.
The Family Birth Center’s spacious, private rooms support your needs through every stage of birth, from labor and delivery to recovery and postpartum. Soothing decor and a relaxing atmosphere are complemented by the latest technology, including the award-winning Panda Warmer, which allows newborns to remain comfortably at their mothers' bedsides while it monitors the baby’s vitals, including breathing, body temperature, and weight.
The family-friendly amenities in each room include a comfortable glider rocker, private bathroom and shower, plus a sofa for lounging or sleeping visitors.
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/breastfeeding consultants or counselors, you will learn to properly feed and care for your baby. The entire Family Birth Center nursing staff has been specially trained to assist mom with breastfeeding. If both mother and baby are healthy after a natural delivery, you can expect to take your baby home one to two days after birth.
Mercy Medical Center invites you to take a virtual tour of our Family Birth Center to famliarize yourself with the unit before your arrival. The video below provides an overview of what you can expect, but we also encourage you to take advantage of the full virtual tour via Zoom.
Located on the same floor is a Level II nursery run by Valley Children’s Hospital. This Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides the opportunity for some families with premature babies to receive treatment closer to home. The specialized staff is dedicated to taking care of babies who require advanced medical care. To learn more, click here.
For a comprehensive guide on breastfeeding, tips on how to make it work for you, frequently asked questions, and benefits for your baby, read “Your Guide to Breastfeeding”. This guide is also available in Spanish,“Una guía fácil para la lactancia”.
For a brief guidance on breastfeeding and baby behavior, read our Prenatal Breastfeeding Guide. Download here.
For more information on our maternity services call our Family Birth Center at (209) 564-5200.