Labor and Delivery
Family Birth Center
Congratulations on your journey of becoming a parent. We at Saint Mary’s value this very special time and want you to feel supported from now until post-delivery. As a patient of the Family Birth Center, we want to ensure your experience exceeds expectations.
Watch video as we take you through a virtual tour of our Family Birth Center.
Take a Tour
Click here to register for a tour of our Family Birth Center. During your tour you will have an opportunity to ask questions, see our rooms, and meet our team. If you have questions before your tour, please call our lactation team at (775) 770-3751.
The Importance of Pre-Registration
To make the birthing process simpler, we recommend pre-registering. The process is easy and an appointment is not required. Simply visit our admitting desk at 235 W. Sixth Street during regular business hours to register. Please bring a photo ID, insurance card, anticipated due date, and contact information of your pediatrician (if you have selected one) when you register.
When your delivery day arrives, all you need to do is go straight to Labor and Delivery on the second floor of the main hospital. Once on the floor, use the telephone to alert our staff that you have arrived and they will check you in to a room. No other registration is required at this time.
What to Expect When Delivering at Saint Mary's
Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life and we are proud you have chosen Saint Mary’s, as your place of delivery. From the moment you walk in to the Labor and Delivery unit, you will feel at home. Our team of nurses will guide you through the process and ensure you are comfortable and supported during your labor experience. After your new baby arrives, you will be assigned a post-partum room where our team of nurses, lactation consultants, and your pediatrician will visit you throughout your stay. We understand there will be many new faces you will meet and encourage you and your family to ask questions by simply pressing your nurse call light. Our goal is to support the health and wellness of you and your new baby.
Support Groups & Classes (Breastfeeding, Childbirth, Infant CPR)
Please follow the link below to sign up for and learn more about our classes offered through the Labor & Delivery Unit. We offer child birth classes, breast feeding and lactation classes, infant CPR, and we even do tours of the labor and delivery floor. Learn more by following the link below!
Your room will include TV/DVD player, private shower, sleeping accommodations for your significant other/support person, refrigerator if needed, upon request.
We have a very dedicated and passionate team of internationally board-certified lactation consultants. While breastfeeding is natural, it can be challenging in the beginning. Our lactation consultants are here to provide you and your baby personalized assistance and information to be successful in learning this new skill. You will receive at least one visit, or more if needed, from one of our lactation consultants during your stay.
Our lactation consultants are also available after you go home. We encourage you to call if you are having any breastfeeding issues once you get home. If it’s more than a question and you’re in need of some hands-on assistance, we will be happy to schedule a time for you to come in to see one of our lactation consultants. We also provide a weekly support group for moms to come ask questions, talk to other moms, weigh your baby and get some breastfeeding assistance if needed.
Wireless Fetal Monitoring (Monica Novii)
Only offered at Saint Mary’s, the Monica Noviipatch system is a wearable cordless, beltless fetal monitor. It gives you the freedom of comfort, while keeping your mind at ease with the capability to monitor your baby remotely.
- No belts or cords
- Freedom for natural birthing positions
- No constant adjustment-allowing women to sleep, walk, use a birthing ball, or squat bar
- Can be used in shower or tub
Only offered at Saint Mary’s, our oversized tubs offer the use of warm water as a comfort measure during labor.
- Decreases stress hormone, which decreases pain
- Increases the body’s production of natural pain relievers (endorphins)
- Increases relaxation between contractions by easing involuntary muscle tension
Our nurses will coach you to help manage your pain. If desired, you will have access to pain medication and the option of an epidural from our anesthesiologist who is onsite 24-hours a day.
Two operating rooms conveniently located in Labor and Delivery
Golden Hour of Bonding
Once your baby is born, we are committed to support your continued transition to parenthood. Whether you have had a vaginal delivery or cesarean section, your nurse will assist and support you in embracing the “golden hour”. The “golden hour” is bonding time with mom and baby during the first 60 minutes of life. Research shows the first hour of life spent skin to skin maximizes the lifelong bonding experience.
Patient Support Services
To sign up for classes, click here