Birthing Center

Birthdays are special at Vernon Memorial Healthcare. One of the most important decisions you'll make is where to have your baby. Give yourself and your baby the assurance of "family-centered care" at the newly remodelled Vernon Memorial Birthing Center.

The Birthing Center at VMH offers a warm, comfortable, homelike setting for labor, delivery and recovery; with the latest technology tucked away and available at a moment's notice. Our private birthing suites are family friendly. Your baby may remain in the room with you as you rest and enjoy this special time together. Visitation of spouses, siblings, grandparents and friends is facilitated.

Creating a Personalized Birth Experience

VMH offers you many options before, during and after your baby's birth. We encourage you to discuss your preferences with your provider or with the Birthing Center staff. We offer a comprehensive range of services and ensure individualized care for you and your family. We will accommodate you within the margins of safety for you and your baby.

  • Attend a one-on-one childbirth education and breastfeeding session to help you understand what occurs physically and emotionally before, during and after labor 
  • Tour the Birthing Center
  • Express Check-In directly to Birthing Center
  • Discuss labor relaxation, pain and labor management techniques
  • Discuss your options for delivering your baby, including vaginal birth, Cesarean and underwater delivery in the water birth tub
  • Call the Birthing Center anytime to answer questions about you or your baby-even after you go home
  • Take advantage of our pre-admission process so there are fewer details to attend to when you come to the hospital 

Once Your Baby is Born:

Key Amenities

  • Comfortable private post-partum suites
  • Expanded dietary options with room service and personal refrigerator in room
  • Schedule your celebration dinner for two through our Food & Nutrition Services Department
  • Work with a certified breastfeeding educator if you are planning to breastfeed
  • Certified child safety seat technician will show you how to correctly install and use an infant car seat