Vail Health's childbirth team includes registered nurses, obstetricians and neonatal nurse practitioners in the care of healthy babies and NICU patients.
The nurses of the Family Birth Center are experienced in caring for antepartum (before delivery), laboring, postpartum (after delivery) and C-section patients, as well as full-term infants and infants in the Level II Nursery. Many of our staff members have obtained nursing certifications to establish their level of expertise in the care of women and infants. Our nurses carry advanced nursing certifications, demonstrating passion and dedication for perinatal nursing.
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNPs)
The Family Birth Center's NNPs are master's degree prepared nurses with expertise in the care of infants. They are available 24/7 to assist in the care of infants who require additional attention with oxygen, IV therapy, antibiotics, medications and other measures. They work closely with our pediatricians and nurses to ensure that these infants receive the best care, and they are an invaluable resource in keeping the Level II Nursery functioning optimally. They are in close contact with telemedicine, tele-echocardiography, and consultation with pediatric subspecialists at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children Level IV NICU.
Obstetricians and family practice physicians from Colorado Mountain Medical care for antepartum (before delivery), laboring, and postpartum (after delivery) patients. Together, they provide 24/7 coverage for pregnant and postpartum women.