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Labor and Delivery


Having a baby is one of the most personal and momentous milestones in a woman’s life. Carondelet Health Network’s skilled childbirth teams at Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital (Tucson) and Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital (Nogales) provide a high level of care and coordination, allowing your focus to be on yourself and your newborn.

Click the links below to learn more about what our hospitals offer for moms-to-be and their families.

Childbirth Services at Our Hospitals

Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital has one of the most modern and family-centered childbirth facilities in Southern Arizona. Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital, located in Nogales, also provides exceptional care for expectant mothers and their families.

St. Joseph's Hospital features:

  • 21 private birthing suites for mothers-to-be
  • 2 Jacuzzi tubs available for relaxation during labor
  • 34 private mother-baby Couplet Care rooms
  • 30-bed, private room, Certified Level 2 Enhanced Qualifications Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • 8-bed obstetrical triage for evaluation of obstetric patients
  • 24-hour consultations with perinatologists
  • Perinatal assessment services for high-risk pregnancies
  • 24-hour anesthesiology available
  • 24-hour in-house neonatology
  • Robust developmental care program for premature infants
  • Lactation Consultants on staff
  • Extensive childbirth education classes offered year-round
  • Breastfeeding and postpartum support groups available weekly
  • Strong family-centered care philosophy

Holy Cross Hospital features:

  • 3 private birthing suites
  • 2-bed obstetrical triage for evaluation of obstetric patients
  • 24-hour emergency care for special deliveries
  • Breastfeeding assistance from nursing staff
  • Strong family-centered care philosophy


Labor and Delivery

For labor and delivery, Carondelet offers the finest in comfort and care.

Carondelet St. Joseph’s

St. Joseph’s Hospital’s all-private birthing suites are housed in a modern center with all of the Labor & Delivery services located on a single floor in a dedicated unit just for moms-to-be.

Along with the suites, the unit contains a special OB triage area and dedicated obstetric operating and recovery room suites for the convenience of our families.

Carondelet Holy Cross

Holy Cross Hospital’s family-centered philosophy of care means you and your growing family will get the personal attention you need at this special time. Our bilingual staff includes a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist to help provide epidurals and a 24-hour emergency care team to assist with high-risk deliveries.


Visitor Policy

Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital encourages family participation in the birth process. We also want our new families to have adequate rest, comfort and privacy while on our unit. With that in mind, we ask you—our visitors—to follow these guidelines:

Newborns are extremely susceptible to viruses, especially during cold and flu season. Visitation may be strictly limited at any time for this reason.

  • Sign in at the reception desk for the safety of our moms and babies.
  • During the labor and delivery process, we ask that no more than three visitors be in the birthing room at one time.
  • In the event of a cesarean birth, only one person may accompany the mother. Other visitors are asked to remain in designated waiting areas.
  • When visitors are not in the labor suite, please wait in a designated waiting area. Please do not stay in the hall outside patient rooms, as there are other moms and babies in the area who are trying to rest.
  • We really enjoy seeing big brothers and big sisters with their new sibling! Because we also want to protect newborns from illness, we ask that only big brothers and big sisters who are well visit the unit. For the protection of the babies here, other children (cousins, children of friends, etc.) should not visit the unit.

We appreciate your cooperation in helping us provide quality care and rest for your family members and other families.