Life’s First Hellos Start Here
If you’re planning for a new arrival, you’ve come to the right place.
Family Birth Center
When you’re having a baby, Mercy Mt. Shasta welcomes you and your soon-to-be little one into our warm, comfortable, and private suites. The joy of having a baby can be enhanced with the knowledge that you’ve chosen a hospital and family birth center where we speak maternity fluently.
Labor & Delivery Rooms
Our labor/delivery/recovery rooms offer a private, comfortable, and homelike setting for delivery. Each room offers the latest in technology so you can experience the birth of your child and recovery in one place with your family members, and your own doctor or midwife in attendance.
At the Family Birth Center, we strive to prepare the whole family for the arrival of a new baby. Classes include labor support skills, breastfeeding instruction, tours of labor/delivery/recovery suites, relaxation techniques, and up-to-date information on the latest technology.
While no one wants to anticipate trouble in the delivery room, Mercy Mt. Shasta is linked to a state-of-the-art sister hospital, Mercy Medical Center Redding. In the event of a high-risk birth, infants and parents can be immediately airlifted so the best possible treatment can be obtained quickly and safely.
Breastfeeding is a well-established, low-cost and low-tech preventive intervention with far-reaching benefits for moms and babies. Studies have shown that babies who are breastfed can be healthier, especially when breast milk is the baby’s only food.
Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta also offers several classes for childbirth.