Point of Pride: Tucson Medical Center / by AzHHA

Tucson Medical Center (TMC) has partnered with El Rio Health to create a more family centered birthing process. A new in-hospital birthing unit with two delivery rooms will open in early July on the TMC campus. The new TMC Midwifery Center will provide a midwife-attended, family-centered experience for women who are low risk and want to have a natural, unmedicated birth. In addition, the center will offer water births, minimal interventions and support for the normal birthing process. Families will also continue to be discharged four to 12 hours after the baby is born.