The Natural Birthing Center focuses on a more natural delivery, allowing women who prefer to avoid medications and medical intervention a safe place where they can deliver. Because we aim to offer you a spectrum of choices, you can choose the kind of medical care you would like present during your delivery, including fetal monitoring.
Talk with your delivery team – including your family and your medical providers – about the delivery you would like to experience. Please note that some of our natural birthing options – such as the water tubs – are not advised for certain high-risk pregnancies and for women with certain medical difficulties.
Many mothers find that labor and delivery can be an intense process. Women who choose to labor in our tubs find that the buoyancy provided by the water relieves pressure and that the constant temperature provides comfort. Additionally, water facilitates a method of pain management, which helps relax the patient and relax the pelvis. This service meets the growing demand of mothers, families and providers who seek a more peaceful and natural birth process.
Highlights of the Natural Birthing Center:
- Four private labor/delivery/recovery/postpartum rooms with hydrotherapy tubs
- 18 private patient rooms for postpartum recovery
- The hydrotherapy tubs include a thermal air option with ozone that provides clean, therapeutic effervescence. After passing through an ozone feature, which has sanitation properties 200 times stronger than bleach, the air is heated and bubbled into the pool. The intensity is controlled by the laboring mother and provides both relaxation and pain management, according to Waterbirth Solutions, Inc.
- Two fireplaces create ambience in lobby areas
- Staffed with certified nurse midwives and OB/GYNs.
Each Room Features
- Home-like atmosphere with warm finishes and soothing colors
- In-room sleeping accommodations for a guest
- Wood style flooring
- Flat screen TVs
Lovelace Women’s Hospital, which delivers about 3,600 babies every year, also offers a traditional birthing option in a 41-bed Mother-Baby Unit, high-risk OB Services with maternal fetal medicine 24/7, an expanded 53-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), 16 labor and delivery rooms, and an 8-bed Pediatric Observation Unit supervised 24/7 by pediatricians. The hospital also offers prenatal classes and a new parent support group.