The Alternative Birth Care Unit is located near, but separate from Labor and Delivery. We keep medical equipment, some medications and IVs in the Unit should they become necessary.
Cesarean section is immediately available in Labor and Delivery under emergency situations. Patients needing additional assistance are quickly and safely escorted to the Labor and Delivery Unit, located near the Alternative Birth Care Unit.
Due to the unpredictable nature of childbirth, a room in the Alternative Birth Care Unit may not be available upon your arrival to the hospital. In the event this occurs, a similar experience will be offered to you in the Labor & Delivery Unit which has comfortable LDR (labor, delivery, and recovery) suites.