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Your stay will be dependent on you and your infant's unique needs. Most parents and newborns stay two nights for a vaginal delivery and three nights for a C-section.

No two deliveries are alike. However, the national average for most women experiencing labor is 12 to 24 hours.

Your provider will make recommendations with your safety and well-being in mind. A running IV is not required, but a locked, intravenous catheter is the national recommendation for safety for laboring women. An IV may be necessary for epidural anesthetics, antibiotics, certain pain medications and treating dehydration.

Each new mother can have one guest over 18 stay overnight. Visitors are welcome during visiting hours, which are daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

At Mountain View Hospital, we are a rooming-in facility. The nursing staff will provide a crib for your baby that will be situated next to your bed. Most of your baby’s exams and procedures will be done right in your room! Studies have shown that rooming-in supports infant-maternal bonding, infant feeding and allows you to learn your infant’s cues. There may be times when the baby may need to go to the nursery for the infant’s or mother’s needs.

The best time to pack for the hospital is well before you go into labor. We encourage our patients to have their bags ready when they are 36 weeks pregnant. This way, you won't feel rushed, and you'll have plenty of time to make sure you have everything you need when you arrive at the hospital.

Our best recommendation is to pack the items you and your baby need to be comfortable. View our full list of recommendations here.

Absolutely. Mountain View Hospital is fully equipped to handle deliveries as early as 22 weeks. Premature infants, multiple gestations, and more are fully accommodated by our experienced doctors, nurses, and delivery staff.

Please enter the emergency department entrance or the west side of the hospital for the most direct access to our delivery department.