We promise to help each woman deliver however she wants to. If she wants an epidural, we’re ready to do that. If she’d like to deliver without medication, we’re able to help with that process, too. We’ve got bathtubs, balls, bars, everything. We’ll do anything mom wants us to do to help her have the best delivery possible.
Our Labor & Delivery Unit is located on Level 3. Enter through Door 1 on the southeast side of the hospital and take the elevator up to the third floor. You may need to pick up the phone outside the unit and ask to be admitted. If you get lost or have questions, call us at (801) 285-3000
Why Choose Us?
All nine of our delivery rooms feel more like a home than a hospital. Each room has a gorgeous view of the Oquirrh Mountains, maple cabinets, comfortable furnishings, a large flat-screen TV, and a DVD player.
The rooms aren’t just pretty, they’re also functional. Each one is equipped with all the instruments and machines that might be needed during delivery.
Our special "Storkbytes" technology allows nurses to monitor both mother and baby from outside the room without lots of wires and gear. That means a family will have fewer disruptions as they prepare for birth and women can walk the halls if they’d like without being tethered to equipment.
Our birthing beds can be moved and modified without disturbing the mom-to-be. That means each woman is able to labor in a position that’s comfortable for her and effective for delivery.
Anesthesia and respiratory care are on-site and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If baby is in trouble, we have speedy access to our sister hospital Primary Children's.
Coming to the Hospital
What you should bring to the hospital:
- Nightgown (front-opening styles are easier for breast-feeding)
- Bras (nursing style if you plan to breast-feed your baby)
- Cosmetics and toiletries
- Birth announcements, writing paper, and pen
- Camera, film, and extra batteries
- Clothes for you and your baby to wear home. For your baby, we suggest you bring a shirt, gown, receiving blanket, and a heavier blanket (depending on the weather.) For you, clothes that fit in mid-pregnancy are usually best.
What you shouldn't bring:
- Any personal valuables, such as jewelry, credit cards, or cash
A Note About Early Inductions:
Artificially induced deliveries have become an accepted way to make childbirth fit busy personal schedules, but at Intermountain Healthcare we've found that babies induced at 38 weeks are twice as likely to end up in the NICU and five times as likely when induced at 37 weeks. That is why at Riverton Hospital labor will not be induced prior to 39 weeks gestation unless medically necessary. It's part of our commitment to provide safe and efficient care for both mother and baby. Please read our elective induction fact sheet for more information.
Intermountain Healthcare offers a variety of classes at Riverton and other facilities around the Salt Lake Valley to help you enjoy a healthy pregnancy and to help prepare you for the birth of your baby.
Our skilled nurses, techs, and physicians have years of experience helping women deliver babies. This video gives a glimpse of what they do.