The Birth Center
Working Together to Provide Extensive Education and Support
Our goal is for you and your family to have the best possible birth experience and to receive exceptional care throughout your stay. Our newly renovated Birth Center suites have a quiet, home-like atmosphere and come with special touches such as a tub and/or walk-in shower, bath amenity kit and hair dryer, kitchenette, Murphy bed for your support person, and more.
The Birth Center supports and encourages women in the natural process of labor and childbirth. You may choose to labor in the comfort of our birth tub. Water birth is available for mothers with low risk pregnancy. Our practice also offers nitrous oxide for pain management during labor.
Maternity Care – Women’s Wellness
Women’s Wellness at NVRH provides you with the choice of receiving care from either our certified nurse midwives or from one of our board-certified obstetricians.
The Birth Center at NVRH is certified as Baby-Friendly by the World Health Organization. Skin-to-skin contact and rooming-in are standard practice. We offer breast-feeding support through Lactation services, which includes an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) as well as registered nurses who are certified in lactation consultation. Multiple nursing staff are also certified in child passenger safety and will assist you in proper fit and installation of your car seat.
Childbirth classes are free and are taught by Birth Center staff. Contact 802-748-7337 to find out more information, as times and dates vary.
Little Sprouts Support Group
Celebrate parenthood with other parents and babies/toddlers. Every Wednesday, 10 a.m. – Noon at NVRH.
Call 802-748-7337 to learn more or to schedule a tour of the Birth Center facilities.
Gregory Rubin Reynolds Building
1315 Hospital Drive
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone number: 802-748-7337