Mercy Hospital's Family Birthing Center is the premiere provider for obstetrical, and neonatal care in the Four Corners region. Every year, we bring approximately 1000 new Coloradans into the world.
Services provided in the Family Birth Center include labor and delivery, post-partum care, well newborn nursery care, and Neotatal Intermediate Unit. The Family Birth Center features a state-of-the-art centralized fetal monitoring system and a secure, limited-access nursery.
In addition to its 12 spacious, private birthing rooms, the the Family Birth Center features two Cesarean section recovery rooms, a tranquil water birth suite, a nursery and an operating room. The Family Birth Center is a locked unit to protect the safety of our patients and newborns.
Birth center features
Obstetric patients may select labor options including water birthing. Families are welcome to participate in the birthing experience.
Specialized OB Emergency Department Assessment Center (please note that ER co-pays may apply): Located in our Birth Center, the OB Emergency Department Assessment Center is staffed by obstetric providers to provide the expertise you need, whenever you need it. Each OB patient is seen by a knowledgeable, qualified medical professional and patients are provided detailed follow-up instructions to ensure a continuum of care if necessary.
Amenities for new moms and families include:
- Private birthing rooms
- Food menu for late-night arrivals
- Pull-out beds in each room to comfortably accommodate fathers or another support person during overnight stays.
- During their stay new mothers are also treated to a visit from the nurses of Mercy’s Touch, Love and Compassion (TLC) department who provide massage and help with relaxation.
At Mercy Hospital's Birth Center we are committed to new moms and families and are pleased to offer free birth education and birth center tours.
- Childbirth Education two-week series
- Childbirth Express full day class
Please register online or call the Birth Center at 970-764-3150.
Mothers' Milk Bank
Mercy Hospital is a proud member of the Mothers’ Milk Bank (MMB) network, serving as a human milk Donation and Outreach Center. The Donation and Outreach Center, also known as a DOC, makes it easy for mothers (approved donors) with extra milk to make a difference in babies’ lives by conveniently donating their excess milk in their community.
The milk bank is a Colorado-based, nonprofit program benefiting women and babies nationwide by collecting, pasteurizing, analyzing and distributing donor human milk to nearly 160 hospitals in Colorado and across the United States. Women can deliver their frozen milk to Mercy to have it transported safely to the milk bank, one of the oldest and largest nonprofit milk banks in the nation.
Become an eligible donor and start the screening process by calling 303-869-1888 or toll-free 833-234-0555.
A family centered atmosphere
Individualized care at the center is provided by a highly skilled and diverse team of nurses, physicians, midwives, and other caregivers who use an extensive spectrum of patient-selected modalities ranging from integrative medicine to spirituality-centered patient care, to state-of-the-art medical technology. Mercy Hospital fosters a healing atmosphere that emphasizes a family-centered patient experience.