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The Family Birth Center is located in Vail Health Hospital. Please use the main entrance for scheduled appointment or emergency at 181 West Meadow Drive, Vail, CO 81657.
Effective March 27: Family Birth Center visitor update: As the parent, you are permitted one support person only. All other visitors are prohibited at this time. Learn more about Coronavirus COVID-19 and the precautionary measures Vail Health is taking.
Vail Health's mission is to bring premier obstetric and neonatal care to the Vail Valley and surrounding communities. Our Family Birth 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. Family-centered Cesarean sections also improve the family's birthing experience. The Family Birth 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.