Family Birth Center

Family Birth Center

Call (970) 479-7181 for questions

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
Vail Health is recognized as a Maternal and Infant Care Quality Champion by the Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative. This designation means that our hospital has access to the most current data, best practices and resources available and is leading the way for the safest, healthiest outcomes for Colorado’s women and infants.
COVID-19 UPDATES - September 11, 2020: Family Birth Center 
  • Limited to one visitor or support person
  • Siblings of baby/children of patient allowed
  • No visitors under the age of 16 except siblings
  • Doula’s allowed as a second support person if hired
  • Patients in the Nursery are allowed two parents or guardians
  • Patients may switch out their visitor but may only have one visitor in the room at any given time
  • Patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 are allowed 1 support person for the duration of their admission and may not switch out the visitor.
  • All visitors must be screened and asymptomatic for COVID-19 to enter the Family Birth Center.
Vail Health is suspending the use of nitrous during labor during the COVID outbreak.
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.

Howard Head Sports Medicine offers pelvic health therapy for expecting mothers so you can focus on your baby. Physical therapists are available to work with you during pregnancy to manage discomfort that may accompany your changing body. In addition, they can provide therapy in the early post-partum phase to help you return to activity quickly and safely. For more information, visit www.howardhead.org or call (970) 476-1225. 

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