Labor & Delivery
Everyone at The Medical Center of Aurora is dedicated to creating a safe and meaningful birth experience for you and your family. We offer a number of things to make your labor, delivery and recovery experience the best it can possibly be.
Labor and Delivery Suites
Our 14-suite unit is designed to be a comforting environment to promote health and healing. Each room is private with the latest in technology, safety and comfort for mom and family, including:
- Fold-out sleeper bed
- Birthing ball and squat bar
- Rocking chair
- DVD/VCR/CD combination
- High-speed wireless Internet access
Once labor begins, mothers stay in the same room for the birth of their baby and through the first hours of recovery. Afterward, mothers are moved to a private mother and baby suite where they continue recovery until their hospital stay ends.
Managing patients' pain is a top priority at The Medical Center of Aurora. We have an around the clock anesthesia service to administer quick epidural relief to help with the discomfort of labor. We fully support patients who choose non-medicated childbirth. Each room is equipped with squat bars, rocking chairs and birthing balls.
We make it a priority to care for the entire family. For women giving birth at our hospital, the family is allowed to be in attendance during all of the childbirth process, including clinic visits, spending the night and for the birth. A beautifully decorated waiting area with a TV, restroom and vending machine is located nearby for additional visitors.
Cesarean and VBAC Deliveries
At The Medical Center of Aurora, we have two state of the art operating rooms dedicated to our labor and delivery unit. In the recovery room, we allow moms and babies to be together as soon as possible. We have a history of success in helping patients who choose to have a vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) delivery. Our goal is to help these patients achieve their birth plan the best we can, with their safety being our top priority.
Occasionally, special care is needed during a high-risk pregnancy or after delivery to ensure that you and your baby have the very best outcome. Newborns requiring extra care are treated in our Level IIIA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
We are happy to work with our patients who use the services of a birth doula. Birth doulas can provide positive emotional support throughout the birth experience. For more information about the services provided by birth doulas, please call 303-873-5813.