Childbirth Services and Support
Expecting a baby is an exciting time for you and your family. The Birthplace at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center offers technologically advanced maternity care.
At The Birthplace, expectant moms have access to an onsite obstetrician 24/7 and an ante-partum unit is available to care for high-risk mothers prior to delivery. All private maternity suites have comfortable, attractive decor designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Rooms also feature rocking chairs and oversized sleep chairs for family members, including brothers and sisters of any age.
Expectant moms can bypass the emergency room during labor and enter The Birthplace directly — day or night — to get the care they need. Spring Valley Hospital is the only hospital in Las Vegas with a separate entrance for labor and delivery services. Dedicated parking space is also reserved for expectant moms at the Birthplace.
Tours of The Birthplace are offered one Sunday per month. See all 2019 dates >
Level II and Level III NICU
Spring Valley Hospital is the only hospital in southwest Las Vegas with both a Level II and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). With a total of 30 beds, the NICUs are equipped with advanced medical technology required for a wide range of conditions, including babies born a few weeks prematurely, unstable babies and those born with low birth weights.
A Level II NICU is a special care nursery that provides basic care and is also equipped to treat infants who are moderately ill with problems that are expected to resolve quickly. A Level III NICU has specially trained personnel, such as a neonatologist, nurse practitioners, NICU-trained nurses and respiratory therapists. They provide continuous life support and comprehensive care for extremely high-risk newborn infants including preemies and those with complex and critical illness. Because the care of premature and sick babies is highly complex, choosing a hospital with an onsite NICU that provides the greatest level of care is important — especially for those facing a high-risk pregnancies.
"Bailey's Room" for NICU Families
Families of NICU patients are welcome to use “Bailey’s Room,” a special family room at Spring Valley Hospital named after a former NICU patient. The family room was recently renovated to provide a more home-like environment for families during a trying time in their lives.
After delivery, new parents benefit from couplet care, in which one nurse provides nursing care, education and support for both the mother and baby. The first few hours following birth are important to your baby’s development. The staff at The Birthplace uses this time to initiate skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding if mothers so choose. Available for both natural and cesarean deliveries, couplet care promotes a comfortable way for mother, baby, partner and family members to bond. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding offers many benefits:
- Allows a baby to get familiar with its mother's voice, smell and face
- Breastfeeding lowers the risk of illness for both mother and baby as they age
- Mothers who breastfeed can recover quicker from childbirth
- Breastfeeding can save you money on formula expenses
Mothers and families who’ve taken advantage of couplet care often leave the hospital with less anxiety and the confidence to start caring for their baby. Having a baby close to the bedside at all times allows moms to focus on development and get to know her baby’s personality and patterns. Couplet care also gives mothers a chance to receive special attention from the knowledgeable nurses while at the hospital. They can educate you and your family about important infant-care methods, such as your baby’s sleep patterns, breathing sounds and eating habits, as well as provide breastfeeding counseling.
While couplet care is encouraged, we also understand rest is important to recovery. We welcome moms to take a break and re-energize when needed while maternity nurses care for your newborn.
Prenatal and Postnatal Classes
Whether you are preparing to welcome your first child or another addition to the family, The Birthplace offers tours of the maternity center and childbirth preparation classes (offered on Tuesdays and Saturdays) to help your family learn and adapt to the new arrival. Breastfeeding classes, led by a breastfeeding lactation consultant, are also available. Learn more >
To preregister, please call 702-369-7710 or use our online registration system.
If you need a referral to an OB/GYN or other physician at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center, call our free physician referral service at 702-388-4888.