About the UVM Medical Center's Birthing Center
As the region's only academic medical center, UVM Medical Center has an unmatched ability to provide the expert care that can make all the difference in your birthing experience. As health care providers grounded in Vermont values, we create a supportive environment which offers a variety of childbirth alternatives to the 2,000 families who deliver their babies at our hospital each year.
The Claire M. Lintilhac Birthing Center is located on the 7th floor of the McClure building. During the day, patients should park in the underground at the Ambulatory Care Center. Overnight arrivals can park underground or at the Emergency Department. Our security system requires all patients and visitors to be cleared by staff before entering the Birthing Center.
- Parking Information
- Finding Your Way At Medical Center Campus
- Birthing Center Policies During COVID-19
Visit the Welcome Letter and Virtual Tour tabs above for additional information.
You're in good hands at UVM Medical Center. A large community of dedicated, experienced health care professionals - including labor and delivery nurses, certified nurse-midwives, obstetricians, family practice physicians and others - provide expert, compassionate care for women and their families during labor and childbirth at the Birthing Center.
- COVID-19 SPECIFIC INFORMATION - We are currently performing universal screening for COVID-19 for any patients being admitted to the hospital. This is for your safety, and the safety of others including staff and other patients. If as the birthing patient you test positive for COVID-19, your support person will be offered a test as well. The current practice is for families to stay united during their admission as long as mother and baby remain healthy and do not need a higher level of care. If you are COVID+ we will provide education, supplies (such as masks, gloves, gowns), and support to help you make the best and most informed choices for you and your baby during your stay. If you decline the COVID-19 test, please be aware that you would be unable to visit your newborn in the NICU or utilize the Newborn Nursery on Baird 7. Policies and practices are constantly evolving so please speak to your provider about the most current practices.
COVID-19 SPECIFIC INFORMATION - Due to current health concerns regarding COVID-19, the NICU Is only allowing mom and her partner or support person in the NICU. Mom and her partner or support person both need to documented COVID-19 negative before entering the NICU. Additional health screening questions will also be asked prior to admission. The NICU also requires that a clean disposable procedure mask that we supply to be worn at all times while in the NICU.
Join us for an in-person or virtual tour and information session!
Receive a guided tour with knowledgeable staff to see both Labor and Delivery and the Postpartum/Newborn Nursery Units. This tour is offered both virtually and in-person [different dates; see individual flyers] and will provide you with general information and time for questions.
If you have questions please speak with your OB provider or email DischargeEducationuvmhealth [dot] org.
Birthing tour at UVM Medical Center
Recorded from a live tour, this video give details about what to expect when coming to UVM Medical Center's birthing unit and answers some commonly asked questions.
We have a long and proud history of including a variety of providers and delivery methods into our labor and delivery services.
UVM Medical Center's Mother-Baby Unit serves women and newborns as well as those with high-risk pregnancies who need special care and bed rest before and after giving birth. Located on the 7th floor of the Baird building, the unit offers many private rooms, a newborn nursery and a family lounge.
Mother-Baby is staffed by a team of nurses who specialize in ante-partum, post-partum and newborn nursing. They're also trained in lactation support and neonatal resuscitation. A lactation consultant is available weekdays for those mothers needing extra help and support. Learn more about breastfeeding support at UVM Medical Center.
In the event of complications, the Center contains two state-of-the-art operating rooms for Cesarean births and other complicated deliveries. If needed, our care teams have instant access to the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the state of Vermont. The operating rooms feature all the advanced technology you'd expect and plenty of space to accommodate multiple births.
Patient & Family Resources
For your convenience, we've assembled related links to other pieces of helpful information.
Preparing for Baby
For information regarding car seat safety, safe sleep and more visit Safe Kids from UVM Children's Hospital and Safe Kids Vermont.
Virtual and In-Person Events
UVM Medical Center offers health classes through its Healthsource series. These classes, offered each spring and fall, are free to attend.
Visiting the Medical Center
- UVM Medical Center's Harvest Café, just a short elevator trip away, is nationally recognized for serving delicious, locally-sourced and healthy food.
- See our visitation policies designed to prevent the spread of influenza viruses to mothers, babies, visitors and staff.