Medicated & Unmedicated Delivery
Birth Center in Jackson, WY
Every woman has a different idea of what her labor will be like. St. John’s
Medical Center is here to accommodate your desires by offering medicated
and unmedicated deliveries. This is a very personal experience, and we
want your labor to be both as safe and comfortable as possible. Ask your
doctor about the pros and cons of both types of delivery, and let us know
which route you would prefer.
If you wish to have pain medication during delivery, anesthesiologists
and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) are available 24 hours
a day to provide relief. Your nurse and anesthesia provider will take
the time to answer your questions and address your concerns, to ensure
that you understand your options and are comfortable with your decisions.
We offer a variety of pain control options, including IV pain medication
and epidural anesthesia and encourage you to discuss these options with
your doctor or midwife prior to delivery.
If you are planning on an unmedicated birth, your nurse and care provider
will be by your side with unwavering support through the entire process.
St. John's is proud to offer a hydrotherapy tub, private in-room showers,
aromatherapy and an experienced nursing staff trained in effective relaxation
techniques to assist in natural labor. Because every birth is highly personalized
and individualized, we strive to provide you with the experience you desire—recognizing
that the safety of you and your baby is always the number one priority.
If you have a birth plan, please discuss it with your care provider and
review it with your nurse upon arrival.
- Women who choose natural childbirth often cite the following reasons why:
- Unmedicated births are less invasive
- There’s no loss of sensation, allowing you to adjust yourself to
more comfortable positions during labor
- intervention to make their contractions stronger is rarely required in
- Some women find it to be an empowering experience