Mercy Hospital Labor & Delivery
Deliver at Mercy
565 Abbott Rd, Buffalo
Labor & Delivery
Deliver at Mercy
565 Abbott Rd, Buffalo
It’s all about you.
Whether you’re a first-time or experienced mother, choosing where you’re going to deliver is an important decision. At Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, discover the confidence you’ll gain from our birthing options, the support you’ll receive from our team, and the comfort you’ll take from our many amenities.
One of the best hospitals for maternity care..
U.S. News & World Report, a leading national authority on hospital rankings and consumer advice, named Mercy Hospital of Buffalo a Best Hospitals for Maternity Care for 2022- 2023. Of the 300 hospitals that received the high performing designation, only nine are from New York State, with both Mercy and Sisters of Charity Hospital being the only two hospitals in Western New York to receive this distinction, which is the highest award a hospital can earn in maternity care.
Mercy’s Commitment to You
Our labor and delivery team is focused on you – creating the safest care possible, while supporting your personalized birth experience. We believe taking care of your needs is the best way to deliver on our promise to ensure a healthy mom and healthy baby.
Because the safety of both mother and baby is our number one priority.
All of our labor and delivery nurses at Mercy are certified in electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) and neonatal resuscitation protocol (NRP).
We’re the hospital that takes the time to understand what’s going to work best for you.
From pain management options that include epidural and laughing gas, to labor assistance from a midwife or doula, and even to the use of birthing balls or hydrotherapy – it’s all available to you.
Celebrate the joy of your growing family with some alone time in the comfort of your own room.
The Mother/Baby unit at Mercy includes 26 private patient rooms, each equipped with your own bathroom, standing shower, and furniture for visitors.
Mercy is one of the only hospitals in the region that is able to offer intensive care for both mom and baby under the same roof.
Both our intensive care unit and Level II NICU are staffed 24/7 by members of our board-certified critical care team, ready to provide world-class treatment at any moment.
The hospital might not be your home – but we’ll do everything in our power to make it feel like it is.
This includes amenities like free WiFi, complimentary room service, and a nursery to keep watch over your newborn while you rest.
Our experienced nurses cater to the moms they’re caring for, while providing education that takes you from novice to expert.
Whether you need a refresher course or everything’s completely new, our nurses can help with feeding schedules, bathing routines, changing diapers, and more.
Midwife is a term that literally means “with woman.” Working alongside or in the place of a traditional obstetrician, midwives often provide an extra degree of emotional support during labor. A large misconception about midwifery is that only natural births are performed, when in fact, the midwives at Mercy are devoted to your vision for a successful delivery.
As members of the birth team, doulas are welcomed to work alongside either a physician or certified nurse midwife, in tandem with Mercy’s labor and delivery nurses. Doulas typically arrive for delivery with expectant mothers, who they have developed a one-on-one relationship with.
Birthing and peanut balls are additional tools that can be used by laboring moms to guide their baby into the correct position, while doubling as a pain relief method.
Hydrotherapy allows women to labor in the specially designed Jacuzzi tubs that are available at Mercy Hospital. This is an effective means of both relaxation and distraction for some women. Thanks to the use of wireless telemetry devices, our nurses are able to safely monitor the baby’s condition while you’re in the water.
An epidural is one of the safest and most commonly used methods of pain management used by women in labor. Epidurals use a relatively low dose of medication, making it a great option to ensure the health of both mother and baby.
Take the time to soak in the simple pleasure of getting some rest, while it lasts. Should you want them, the services of a nursery are available to monitor, snuggle, and take care of newborns while mom recovers.