A variety of options for every birth experience
Every family and every birth experience is unique. That’s why at the UCHealth Birth Center we provide a variety of birthing options. Whether you and your family select a medicated or non-medicated delivery our trained labor and delivery team are there to guide and support you through the process.
What to expect during labor and delivery
- Labor rooms are equipped with tubs for hydrotherapy during labor, birthing balls, glider rockers, and wireless waterproof fetal monitoring so patients can stay mobile during labor.
- Following vaginal deliveries, infants are not separated from their mothers unless the infant’s health requires special care.
- Skin-to-Skin is highly encouraged for patients following a vaginal delivery or a Cesarean section.
- YVMC now has two midwives on staff that can help provide a more holistic approach to your prenatal care and labor and delivery experience.
- Once you have delivered your baby, you will be transferred very close by to one of our private postpartum rooms. All of these rooms have a sleeper chair for your support person.
- Due to COVID-19 visitor guidelines, we are only allowing two visitors per patient at a time; this would include any doulas.
- Labor and Delivery RNs are trained in a variety of techniques to guide and support the family choosing un-medicated and medicated labor and delivery.
- Birth doulas (non-medical birth assistants who offer emotional support and encouragement throughout labor and birth) are very welcome at the Birth Center.
- YVMC does not provide doula services.
- For more information on doulas, you can visit the Doulas of North America (DONA) website.
- YVMC now has two midwives, in addition to our OB/GYN MDs on staff, who can help provide a more holistic approach to your prenatal care and labor and delivery experience.
- Other pain options (for those who qualify):
- IV analgesia
- Nitrous oxide
Birth Center tours
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to provide in-person tours in the Birth Center at this time. A virtual option and photos will be posted soon.
Note: VBAC’s (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) are not provided at YVMC.
Breast milk donation
Do you produce milk in excess of your baby’s needs? If the answer is yes, you may be able to help babies both locally in the Yampa Valley as well as in the state of Colorado.
Every year, thousands of newborn babies are unable to receive the healthy benefits of breast milk due to some mothers not being able to produce breast milk or other circumstances. By donating milk, newborns will be able to receive beneficial nutrients and antibodies only found in breast milk.
UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center is a proud partner and donation site for Mother’s Milk Bank of the Rockies.