Labor and Delivery at Arnot Health
The Labor and Delivery Unit at Arnot Ogden Medical Center is designed to make your experience as safe and comfortable as possible. Our team of obstetricians, midwives, and nurses are ready with the touch of a hand, the latest technology, and a reassuring voice to support you. Should you or your newborn require extra care, our specialists and facilities support the region's only high-risk maternity referral center with a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
Preparing for Birth
Before your big day arrives, you will meet with your OB-GYN, nurse practitioner or midwife to plan your delivery. We do our best to accommodate your birth plan with you and your baby's health a top priority. We recommend that you check with your insurance company about the length of stay allowed for a typical vaginal and a C-section birth to understand your benefits in either situation.
Labor and Delivery
A family-centered approach for low-risk births creates a nurturing, supportive environment. When you arrive, mother and her support person will be escorted into a large, private birthing suite with a shower or bath. Our team of professionals will guide you through the birthing process with labor, delivery and recovery all in one room. A typical vaginal birth includes a two-day hospital stay.
Whether planned in advance or determined necessary by your care provider, C-sections are surgical procedures and performed in surgical units. The mother usually receives regional anesthesia to numb her from the waist down. Because she is usually awake during the procedure, she can still breastfeed her baby soon after delivery. If medically stable, a mother and baby will be discharged in two days, but may need additional observation depending upon the situation.
Visiting Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fathers and support people over the age of 18 may stay with a mother in the birthing suite. Siblings and children may visit during regular visiting hours, but must be accompanied by an adult.