At Sacred Heart Hospital we respect your choices when it comes to what type of birthing experience you want. We let you take the lead. And offer you the following birthing options:
Some laboring mothers want to experience the birth of their baby medication–free. We support any choice you make and have nurses available to coach you on breathing and relaxing.
IV Medication and Epidural
For those needing greater relief, intravenous medications and epidurals are available. Of course, it’s always okay to change your mind, as we pledge to remain flexible if that happens.
We offer the option of having a water birth. Water births can reduce the stress during labor and delivery. Some women choose to labor in the water and get out for delivery. Other women decide to stay in the water for the delivery as well. You must make arrangements in advance and meet the criteria in order to take advantage of this option. If you are considering a water birth, please talk with your doctor or midwife to see if your situation qualifies you for this option.
You can take comfort in the fact that should any complications take place during the birth of your baby, we are fully equipped to handle them. In fact, anesthesiologists who work with Sacred Heart Hospital have been so impressed by our “best-of-the-best practice” when it comes to quick reaction times and excellent outcomes during emergency Cesarean sections, that they have arranged for us to share our procedure with other hospitals.
Some of the innovative obstetrical technologies you’ll find at Sacred Heart Hospital include: