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.
Private 24/7 Birthplace Entrance
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:
- Comfortable, calming private rooms with guest accommodation
- Custom embroidered spa robe
- Birthplace toiletry kit, including custom shampoo, conditioner and lotion
- Bella Baby Photography
- Discharge prescriptions delivered bedside by Centrix Pharmacy
- Room service dining with celebrity three-course meal for birthparent and guest
- Free wi-fi access
Awards and Designations
Because of our clinical expertise and the outstanding experience of our patients, our Birthplace team received:
- Las Vegas Review Journal 2020 Best Place to Have a Baby Gold Award
- Blue Distinction+ Center for Maternity Care by Blue Cross® Blue Shield®
Preparing for Your Baby
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 Tuesdays 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 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!
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. Three registration options are available:
- Online Registration
- 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.
Labor and Delivery
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.
Our labor and delivery unit offers:
- 24/7 laborist program
- 24/7 Neonatologists on-site
- Level III Intensive Care Nursery (NICU)
- Donor breastmilk available in NICU (based on criteria)
- Antepartum care for high-risk pregnancies
- Breastfeeding support
- Delayed infant bathing
- Golden hour/skin-to-skin bonding
- Cord-blood banking collection (previously discussed and arranged with your obstetrician)
- Placenta donation coordination (previously discussed and arranged with your obstetrician)
- Hospital-grade breast pumps
- Infant security system throughout the Birthplace
- Special lullaby chime heard overhead throughout the hospital to celebrate the birth of your baby
- Exclusive Pelvic Floor Therapy provided with physician approval
- Wireless fetal monitors
- Chairs for when you are in the shower
- Specialized equipment for optimized birth positioning
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 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.
Birthparents 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 private antepartum rooms feature 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).
Spring Valley provides couplet care, in which one nurse provides nursing care, education and support for both the birthparents and baby in our Couplet Care. Having a baby close to the bedside at all times allows birthparents to focus on development and get to know her baby’s personality and patterns. During your stay, our couplet care nurses will perform a 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.
Car Seat Safety Check Provided on SVH Campus
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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.
This is such an exciting time and we are honored to be a part of it. We know it can take a bit of time to adjust to a newborn's routine, but we are looking forward to helping you document these first moments forever. The photo session is completely complimentary and there is no obligation to purchase.
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.
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