Childbirth

ChildbirthVail Valley Medical Center's mission is to bring premier obstetric and neonatal care to the Vail Valley and surrounding communities. Our childbirthing center is state-of-the-art, designed to deliver health care services in a relaxing and attractive setting. Philosophically oriented to our patients' and their families' needs, we focus on partnering with them to provide optimal family-centered care.

For women, this facility ensures continuous contact and involvement with their families, newborns and support persons. Patients feel more secure and comfortable in a home-like setting, and therefore gain a greater sense of physical and emotional well-being. Labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) rooms and daily "Quiet Time" from 2 PM to 4 PM encourage earlier bonding between the mother and baby, as well as greater involvement from the partner. The Women & Children's Center encourages "rooming in," or keeping your infant in the room with you until discharge, which has been shown to improve breastfeeding rates, sleep and parent-infant bonding.

For physicians and nurses, the LDRP concept provides more direct family contact and patient support. The opportunity to educate patients about childcare and postpartum issues is also enhanced.

To learn more about VVMC's Women  & Children's Center, read "Family Values," which was published in Vail Health Magazine.

The Women & Children's Center is a service of Vail Valley Medical Center. For more information, please call (970) 479-7181.