Childbirth Services and Support
We are delighted to welcome you to The Birthplace at Spring Valley! Whether this is your first baby or you’re an experienced mother, our team is dedicated to safety and we're ready to provide an inviting environment to help you prepare, deliver, and recover from childbirth.
When you choose our Birthplace, you and your baby become the most important member of our team. During your maternity stay, you’ll be supported by an obstetrician and anesthesiologist, experienced nurses, OB technicians, and other healthcare professionals who will provide medical or support service.
When you arrive through our exclusive Birthplace entrance, you’ll be escorted back to the Labor and Delivery area where our nurses will closely monitor the health of you and your baby. After delivery and recovery time, you’ll spend time bonding with your baby in our Mother-Baby unit where your nurse will oversee care and provide additional education and support. For your comfort and convenience, we provide a spa robe and an amenities package of shampoo, conditioner and lotion for you to use and take home, along with a Vegas Born onesie for your baby.
If your baby needs some extra medical attention, he or she may spend time in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) under the expertise of a neonatologist, our NICU nurses, respiratory therapists and therapy services staff.
Awards and Designations
Because of our clinical expertise and the outstanding experience of our patients, our Birthplace team received the Las Vegas Review Journal 2020 Best Place to Have a Baby Gold Award, and The Birthplace is also designated as a Blue Distinction+ Center for Maternity Care by Blue Cross® Blue Shield®.
Choosing a healthcare provider to guide you through your pregnancy is an important decision for every woman. A fertility specialist can help women become pregnant. A maternal-fetal medicine physician will assist women who may be considered a high-risk pregnancy and those who might have an unexpected health situation arise during pregnancy.
Many women rely on their OB/GYN to oversee their pregnancy care. It’s important to choose a physician who is in your insurance network, which typically means your insurance will cover more of their services. This also applies to the hospital you choose. You may also want to check with family and friends for recommendations based on who they liked and trusted for their pregnancies.
Throughout your pregnancy visits, you will have many conversations with your physician. Some important topics to discuss during your appointments include:
- Pregnancy plan such as recommended vitamins, exercise and lifestyle considerations
- Delivery plan, which includes pain management during labor and what to expect during labor and delivery
- Any anticipated complications or health issues such as gestational diabetes
- Consideration for breastfeeding or bottle feeding
- Signs of labor, what to expect and when to go to the hospital
Whether you're preparing to welcome your first child or another addition to the family, The Birthplace offers up-to-date information in childbirth preparation classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the year.
Breastfeeding classes are also available. During this time, you can learn how to position your baby, maintain a good supply of milk and solve common problems. This class should be taken before the birth of your baby.
Take a Tour
To discover The Birthplace at Spring Valley Hospital, we offer private tours by appointment, small group tours and a video tour. After each in-person tour, you may also take the opportunity to pre-register for your upcoming maternity visit.
All in-person tours begin in our Birthplace lobby, which has 24/7 access. It is located across from the main entrance at 5400 S. Rainbow Blvd. (cross street Hacienda). For everyone’s safety, each visitor will need to undergo a health screening and wear a mask during their tour. We look forward to meeting you and being part of this very special life experience!
- Private Tour – For a private tour with a member of our Birthplace team, call 702-853-3238 to arrange a time.
- Small Group Tour – Small, in-person group tours are held on the second Sunday of the month with tour times at 3, 4 and 5 p.m. Register for a group tour →
We recommend pre-registering for your upcoming birth at least 30 days before your expected due date or around the 36th week of your pregnancy. Two registration options are available:
Call our pre-access and registration center at 702-369-7710, Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. PT. You will follow-up with an in-person visit to our Birthplace to provide copies of your driver’s license, any insurance cards, and finalize any co-pays or payment arrangements.
Our private Birthplace entrance is open 24/7 with a maternity registration specialist available to help you with all your pre-registration needs. Expectant mothers are invited to stop by at their convenience to register, or to register before or after a personal or group tour.
If you need to discuss separate payment arrangements for you and your baby, please contact the Financial Counselor at 702-853-3035.
When it’s time to deliver your baby, patients typically arrive through the Birthplace entrance, adjacent to the main entrance. A labor and delivery nurse will meet you and your support person in the lobby and escort you to your room. You will be placed on monitors and the baby’s fetal heart rate will be closely watched.
Our labor and delivery unit has:
- Two operating rooms
- Nine labor delivery recovery (LDR) rooms
- Two recovery rooms
"Our entire team will work closely with you to have a meaningful birth experience. Our number one priority is a healthy outcome for you and your baby." — Angela Sganga, RN, Director, Women's Services
Our Birthplace team supports the Golden Hour, which is a time of parental bonding through skin-to-skin contact soon after birth. This is optional for families, but many find it beneficial. Skin-to-skin helps the baby regulate body temperature, heart rate, and respiratory rate. If breastfeeding is your preference, skin-to-skin bonding increases the mother’s breast milk production. Your baby will be assessed, measured, and bathed in the comfort of your room.
Antepartum Care for High-Risk Pregnancies
Some women are at a higher-risk throughout their pregnancy. The Birthplace at Spring Valley Hospital works closely with obstetricians and maternal-fetal medicine specialists to care for patients who may need to be hospitalized due to medical or obstetric complications or conditions.
Mothers-to-be are monitored closely throughout their hospital stay by our experienced labor and delivery nurses while under the care of a provider. For comfort and convenience, our five private antepartum rooms feature a refrigerator, microwave, natural sunlight, Wi-Fi, and room service with an enhanced menu.
Members of our NICU team participate in the delivery of high-risk mothers and babies. While the Labor and Delivery team focuses on the mother, the NICU team focuses on the baby (or babies).
Mother-Baby Couplet Care
Spring Valley provides couplet care, in which one nurse provides nursing care, education and support for both the mother and baby in our mother-baby unit. 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. During your stay, our couplet care nurses will perform bedside shift report and round on you and your baby approximately every hour, unless you have special requests (request to receive extra rest).
Parents will also receive a worksheet for the baby’s birth certificate. The birth certificate clerk will review and submit all the information electronically to the State of Nevada.
Once your obstetrician and pediatrician have officially discharged both you and your baby, you are ready to return home. Someone needs to bring an appropriately sized car seat as part of the discharge and going-home process. Car seats must be buckled into the vehicle prior to departure by a family member.
Special Menu/Room Service Experience
Room service dining is now available at The Birthplace from 6:30 a.m – 6:30 p.m., with a 45 minute turnaround time. There is also a celebratory menu for you and your guest.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
When your baby needs extra care, the NICU at The Birthplace is equipped to treat babies born prematurely, with low birth weights, and with other medical conditions that require continued care.
We are dedicated to supporting all mothers in their decision to breastfeed. We offer breastfeeding classes to help you learn how to position your baby, maintain a good supply of milk and solve common problems. This class should be taken before the birth of your baby.
What Families Are Saying
Alicia and Aleem Dhalla had their first baby at The Birthplace at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center. Watch this series of videos to learn about their special experience.
- A Mother's Bond (0:58) →
- The New Dad (0:57) →
- A Mother's Thanks (0:59)→
- Why Choose The Birthplace (0:54) →