Explore The Birthing Experience at UVM Medical Center

The place where families are born.

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When it's time for your little one to be born, everything you and your baby need is all in one place. The place where families are born.


The birth experience at the University of Vermont Medical Center is a single floor with a birthing center, a mother-baby recovery unit, and a neonatal intensive care unit. Learn a little more about each of these spaces by watching the video below.

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Birthing Center

Our supportive environment offers a variety of childbirth alternatives.

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Mother-Baby Unit

Our new Mother-Baby Unit is a modern and comfortable place to welcome your newborn.

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Our NICU combines advanced technology with a compassionate touch to provide expert care for premature or sick infants.

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The Birthing Center

You'll be anxious to get home and take care of your newborn.
Until then, it's your turn to be spoiled.


  • Labor lounge with view of Lake Champlain
  • Comfortable waiting area for families
  • Soothing environment with warm colors and natural light
  • Private bathrooms with soaking tubs
  • One room especially designed for water deliveries
  • Dedicated, experienced team of health care professionals

Mother-Baby Unit

Introducing larger private rooms at the new Mother-Baby Unit.
It's more than a renovation. It's more room to bond.


  • 25 private rooms 28 total beds
  • Murphy beds in each room where mom's support person can sleep
  • Rooms equipped so that minor procedures can be performed in-room
  • Private bathrooms in every room
  • Additional boarder rooms available for when mom can go home but baby needs to stay a little longer
  • Conveniently located on the same floor as the Birthing Center and NICU

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

You'd go to the ends of the earth to help your newborn.
Thankfully, you only have to go down the hall.


  • 20-bed unit just down the hall from the Birthing Center and Mother-Baby Unit
  • Designated a Level III NICU
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Staffed by neonatologists and a team of specially trained nurses, social workers, and respiratory therapists