Labor and Delivery

Labor & Delivery

2351 G Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505
(970) 644-3350


Birthing Plan

The Birth Place is an eight bed LDPR which includes Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum Care. This is significant because once a patient enters the hospital they will remain in the same room they delivered in until they are discharged without having to move to a different floor or unit.

Each LDRP has a whirlpool soaking tub to be used as hydrotherapy in assisting with natural pain relief. We also utilize birthing balls and aromatherapy to enhance the non-medicated pain relief experience. For those who do want medicated pain relief, we have 24 hour on call anesthesiologists to place epidurals and utilize nitrous oxide, a method of pain diversion therapy.

Our state-of-the-art facility promotes breastfeeding and bonding as one of the most important steps to motherhood. We utilize the “Golden Hour” where all babies and moms remain skin to skin until the first breastfeed has occurred. Furthermore, we have created a space that is large enough in the LDRPs that moms and babies never have to be separated.

We offer lactation consults, follow up home visits, and a breastfeeding support group along with birthing classes and private tours of the unit. Our highly qualified staff of Registered Nurses, Labor Techs, Obstetricians, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse-Midwives will tailor each patient’s birth to be a safe, meaningful, and individualized experience.

Classes:

Baby Business
Before your bundle of joy arrives, we ask that you schedule a time to meet with one of our lactation and childbirth educators to get registered for your upcoming hospital stay. During this time you will also receive a tour of The Birth Place at Community Hospital. Appointments are currently available Monday through Friday from 12:00- 2:00 pm. If this time doesn't work for you, please call for alternative appointment.

Childbirth Education Classes
Childbirth Education Classes inspire the beginning of your parenting journey. Whether this is your first pregnancy, or you need an update on the most recent infant care practices, The Birth Place at Community Hospital offers parents a chance to learn about the newest techniques, methods, and options in labor and delivery. Science and research continues to expand our knowledge about preparing for childbirth. Click here to learn more and sign up.

What to Expect When you Arrive

Patients and their significant other or partner are allowed to enter through a private elevator on the west side of the building. Family members and friends will enter either through the main entrance or the emergency room after hours for the security of our infants. The patient will be taken to a triage room where she will be evaluated. The typical experience in the triage area includes:
  • The patient being placed on a fetal monitor
  • Vital signs are taken
  • A urine specimen will be required
  • Questions are asked regarding the reason for the visit

  • The Obstetrician or Certified Nurse-Midwife will then be notified to determine the best plan of action for you.

    Family members will need to obtain a badge from our front desk after entering the unit to help them to be identifiable to the LDRP nurses and staff.

    Once admitted, families are welcome to bring birthing supplies and pain management aids along with personal hygiene items to make their stay more homelike. Click here to see the recommend list.

    Our goal is to make every encounter to the LDRP comfortable and enhance your delivery experience.