Are you planning to give birth in a hospital? LDS Hospital is equipped with the latest technology and spacious rooms to provide you with everything you need during the labor and delivery process. Hospitals provide the safest environment for birthing, especially for mothers with pre-existing conditions. Our labor and delivery experts are here to guide you through the birthing process and will work with your midwife and your birthing plan to make this day as comfortable and special as possible.
Labor and Delivery at LDS Hospital
We recommend hospital birthing as each pregnancy and delivery is different. Some women experience a difficult delivery with their first child, and find that their second delivery is easier. Our practitioners have years of experience handling all types of births, and we will provide optimum care for mother and baby.
Mothers planning to have a vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC) are recommended to have the baby in the hospital as it is the safest place to give birth. There are additional risks during labor and delivery to the mother if she is attempting a VBAC. Being under the care of a medical professional is the best way to ensure you have access to additional care if there is a problem during delivery.
Hospitals provide an optimum birthing experience for mothers expecting multiples. Multiples are seen as a high-risk delivery and often include complications that require state-of-the-art equipment, medicine, and physicians to ensure a healthy delivery of the children.
Women dealing with other risks during pregnancy should consider a hospital birth for assistance with issues including:
- Placenta complications
- Down syndrome
- Gestational diabetes
Women with gestational diabetes often have healthy babies and uncomplicated deliveries, but there is a chance for the baby to get sick due to dropping sugar levels. Our expert team will provide fast and reliable service and will closely monitor the baby to ensure they are given the care they need.
Why Deliver in a Hospital?
We recommend women to give birth in the hospital if they have had previous pregnancies. The ability for the uterus to shrink following delivery decreases with each child, which can increase the risk of blood loss and other concerns for the mother. Our hospital team is ready to deal with anything that may arise and cause increased risk to the mother and child.
Despite what many people think, it is possible to have a natural birth in the hospital. We have had many patient’s deliver healthy babies naturally in our Salt Lake hospital. LDS Hospital even has a team of midwives available to assist with the labor and delivery process for women wanting a natural birth. We have multiple rooms with tubs to assist with the labor process, and can provide exercise balls for the laboring process. Our team will listen to your needs, and we work with your birthing plan to make your labor and delivery process special.
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 or memory card, 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, and cash