A hospital bed (10) especially adapted for use by a woman giving birth is disclosed. The bed includes a base (11) on which a litter frame (12) is positioned. A lift assembly (14) attached to the base and is connected to a inner frame (50) located inside the litter frame. The lift assembly moves the inner frame and litter frame up and down. The litter frame is pivotally connected to the inner frame so that the litter frame can be selectively moved in the Trendelenburg position. A Fowler frame (16) is attached to the litter frame so that it can be both pivoted upwardly from the horizontal and selectively moved toward the seat end of the litter frame. Foot rests (30) are attached to the under surface of the litter frame and can be swung into position as needed. Leg rests (34) are mounted to the under surface of the foot rests and likewise be simply pivoted in place. A foot frame (24) is attached to the seat end of the litter frame and can be readily separated from the rest of the bed.