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Labor & delivery

Life's first hellos start here.

 

At our Birth Centers, you’re not just another patient. When a pregnant mother chooses to bring her little one into the world at one of our hospitals, we will treat you like you’re a part of our family.

With comfortable, family-centered birthing suites and a range of delivery options, we help you feel right at home. In addition, our OBs and specialists cultivate a labor of love and will ensure you and your baby get the best care possible before and after birth.

Amenities

When you expect the very best in care, the Birth Centers at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican’s San Martín and Siena Campuses are sure to deliver. The miracle of life starts right here as comfort and technology combine to embrace you and your family.

Birth Center amenities

Birth plan options

Cesarean
A Cesarean section, commonly known as a C-section, is surgery in which a doctor makes an incision in your abdomen and womb to deliver your baby.

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Natural birth
Natural childbirth is a way of giving birth by letting nature take its course. 

Some women choose to give birth using no medications at all, relying instead on techniques such as relaxation and controlled breathing for pain. With natural childbirth, the mother goes through labor and delivery without the help of medications, including pain relievers such as epidurals.


Vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC)

A VBAC is when a woman has a vaginal birth after having had a cesarean section in a previous pregnancy.

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Labor & delivery team

St. Rose Dominican has one of the most experienced and skilled teams in Nevada. Our mother and baby teams consist of:

  • Laborists - Laborists are board certified obstetricians who are available around-the-clock in our Birth Centers. They can examine soon-to-be-moms, evaluate the progress of labor, and provide a safe delivery if your physician is unavailable or delayed.
  • Neonatologists
  • Maternal fetal medicine specialists
  • Nurses with 20 hours of breastfeeding education 
  • Lactation consultants, counselors and educators
  • Obstetrical surgeons
  • Obstetrical anesthesiologists
  • "Scrub techs," health care professionals who specialize in surgical support

Our trained nurses and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants offer offer exceptional breastfeeding guidance and support to new moms. In addition, you can feel confident that even when your doctor is not currently in the hospital, he or she is monitoring your baby's progress via their mobile device. This way, your doctor receives constant updates about your care.

Pain relief options

A variety of pain relief options are available at both the San Martin and Siena Campus Birth Centers.

Pain relief options

Natural birth vs. Epidural 
Natural childbirth is vaginal delivery without medication. An epidural is anesthesia inserted into your spine to numb the lower half of your body to relieve the discomfort of labor and childbirth.


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Nitrous oxide
We strive to provide mothers plenty of birth options, and we’re proud to be the first in Nevada to offer nitrous oxide during childbirth. Nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as laughing gas, is a non-opioid pain relief option that usually takes effect within seconds and offers immediate relief of pain and anxiety.


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Preparing for your stay

As you get ready to welcome your little one, there are a few things you will need to do to prepare for the big day. Here’s what you need to know about getting ready for your stay at our Birth Centers.

Preparing for your stay