Birth Center

Mercy Hospital's Family Birthing Center is the premiere provider for obstetrical, and neonatal care in the Four Corners region. Every year, we bring approximately 1000 new Coloradans into the world.

1010 Three Springs Ave
Durango, CO 81301

A family centered atmosphere

Individualized care at the center is provided by a highly skilled and diverse team of nurses, physicians, midwives, and other caregivers who use an extensive spectrum of patient-selected modalities ranging from integrative medicine to spirituality-centered patient care, to state-of-the-art medical technology. Mercy Hospital fosters a healing atmosphere that emphasizes a family-centered patient experience.

Our Services

Services provided in the Family Birth Center include labor and delivery, post-partum care, well newborn nursery care, and Neotatal Intermediate Unit. The Family Birth Center features a state-of-the-art centralized fetal monitoring system and a secure, limited-access nursery.

In addition to its 12 spacious, private birthing rooms, the the Family Birth Center features two Cesarean section recovery rooms, a tranquil water birth suite, a nursery and an operating room. The Family Birth Center is a locked unit to protect the safety of our patients and newborns.

Birth center features

Birth Center

Birth center features

Obstetric patients may select labor options including water birthing. Families are welcome to participate in the birthing experience.

Specialized OB Emergency Department Assessment Center (please note that ER co-pays may apply): Located in our Birth Center, the OB Emergency Department Assessment Center is staffed by obstetric providers to provide the expertise you need, whenever you need it. Each OB patient is seen by a knowledgeable, qualified medical professional and patients are provided detailed follow-up instructions to ensure a continuum of care if necessary.

Amenities for new moms and families include:

  • Private birthing rooms
  • Food menu for late-night arrivals
  • Pull-out beds in each room to comfortably accommodate fathers or another support person during overnight stays.
  • During their stay new mothers are also treated to a visit from the nurses of Mercy’s Touch, Love and Compassion (TLC) department who provide massage and help with relaxation.
Childbirth classes

Birth Center

Childbirth classes

At Mercy Hospital's Birth Center we are committed to new moms and families and are pleased to offer free birth education and birth center tours.

Classes include:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Childbirth Education two-week series
  • Childbirth Express full day class

Please register online or call the Birth Center at 970-764-3150.


Mothers' Milk Bank

Birth Center

Mothers' Milk Bank

Mercy Hospital is a proud member of the Mothers’ Milk Bank (MMB) network, serving as a human milk Donation and Outreach Center. The Donation and Outreach Center, also known as a DOC, makes it easy for mothers (approved donors) with extra milk to make a difference in babies’ lives by conveniently donating their excess milk in their community.

The milk bank is a Colorado-based, nonprofit program benefiting women and babies nationwide by collecting, pasteurizing, analyzing and distributing donor human milk to nearly 160 hospitals in Colorado and across the United States. Women can deliver their frozen milk to Mercy to have it transported safely to the milk bank, one of the oldest and largest nonprofit milk banks in the nation.

Become an eligible donor and start the screening process by calling 303-869-1888 or toll-free 833-234-0555. 

Pre-admission program

Birth Center

Pre-admission program

Our pre-admission program is designed to make your hospital admission relaxed and worry free. A pre-admission appointment gives you the opportunity to talk with an experienced Birth Center nurse, share your birth preferences and ask questions about your upcoming birth experience. It's ideal to make your pre-admission appointment when you are approximately 31 weeks pregnant. Birth Center tours are not included during your appointment. 

What to bring to your appointment:

  1. Insurance card
  2. Your questions
  3. Complete pre-admission form 
Mother with baby