Pregnancy and Childbirth

We understand what an extraordinary experience the birth of a child is for you and your family, so our Labor/Delivery/Recovery/Postpartum (LDRP) team will do everything possible to cater to your needs. If you desire to have a water birth, for example, we can accommodate your request. Or, if you will be delivering your baby by cesarean section, you may want to request what is known as a “gentle C-section” a new process allowing the mother and baby to begin the bonding process immediately after birth. Feel free to share any special requests you have with your physician and your care team. Please note that in order to protect the health and safety of our maternity patients and their babies, we do not offer early elective deliveries if there is no medical indication to do so.

Our LDRP unit is all-inclusive, which means that you can receive all of the quality care you need (including emergency services should they become necessary) in one convenient location. The maternity unit is equipped with 34 private rooms. Nine of these rooms are reserved for labor and delivery, and the remaining 25 rooms are designed to allow our new moms and their babies to stay together and continue the important process of bonding.

Our pregnancy and childbirth services also include:

  • An anesthesiologist available to assist maternity patients 24/7
  • An obstetrical hospitalist on the unit 24/7
  • A Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) licensed by the State of Arizona
  • Lactation consultants dedicated to helping mothers get started with successful breastfeeding
  • Newborn photography services available from MOM365

We are very protective of every infant born at Yuma Regional Medical Center, and ensuring their safety and security is a top priority for us. Newborns and their parents are given matching bands so that frequent ID checks can be made. LDRP is also designated as a secure unit, which means that all visitors must show a valid ID before visiting a new mom and her baby. In accordance with our Visitor Policy, only two visitors may visit a patient at one time, not including the patient’s spouse or partner or the patient’s children, stepchildren, grandchildren or siblings. These guidelines were developed to help promote the safety, security and recovery of our maternity patients.

We look forward to providing the experienced, compassionate care you need at this important time in your life. If you have any questions about the maternity care services we offer, please 
call 928-336-1085. Please note that if you are planning to deliver your baby at Yuma Regional Medical Center, you will need to register in advance. You can do this at any time during your pregnancy by completing the pre-registration form online or by visiting the hospital’s main lobby on Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

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