About the Family Birth Center
Our Family Birth Center is the most medically progressive maternity center in the Rocky Mountain region. This state-of-the-art facility is located at Foothills Hospital at Arapahoe and 48th Street, just east of Foothills Parkway.
You'll be cared for by a team of talented and experienced doctors and nurses who are committed to providing you the birthing experience you've dreamed of.
We believe the birth of a baby is a family affair, so we make it easy for your family to share this extraordinary time. You can choose to have your partner, family members, or friends with you during the birthing process.
Mother-Baby rooms in the Family Birth Center feature:
- Queen-sized beds
- Oversized bath tubs
- CD/DVD players
- Newborn channel
- Internet access
- Gorgeous views
CLICK HERE to take a Tour of the Family Birth Center.
The Area's Top Maternity Obstetricians and Nurse Midwives
At the Family Birth Center, we have two distinct types of medical practitioners on staff- obstetricians and nurse midwives. The training of each specialty is different, so it's important to carefully consider how each choice meshes with your needs.
The Choice Is Yours
Obstetricians specialize in the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the recuperative period following delivery (postpartum). They can also treat infertility and provide medical and surgical treatment for problems with a woman's reproductive organs.
Nurse Midwives are nurses with advanced training in midwifery that allows them to provide a range of clinical services for expectant mothers. They care for women during pregnancy, collaboratively with obstetricians, who are available for consultation and referral if necessary.
Obstetricians and nurse midwives can earn board certification, which means they have completed specialized training after medical or nursing school and passed a comprehensive examination in their specialty.
We've earned a sterling reputation for the personalized and supportive care provided by our nurses.
Our lactation nurses provide both inpatient and outpatient services, and many of your breastfeeding supplies may be purchased through our Lactation Services Department.
For more information on medical practitioners delivering at Foothills Hospital, visit our Obstetricians
and nurse midwives page.
A Great Birth Experience
Our birthing rooms are designed to make you as comfortable as possible. Each has a rocking chair, comfortable sleeper sofa, and DVD player. If you want a soothing bath during labor, you'll be able to relax in your private Jacuzzi.
Your Safety Is Our First Concern
The vast majority of mothers have healthy pregnancies that progress without problems. However, you cannot predict what your pregnancy or delivery will be like. If you or your baby should need specialized care, it will be readily available at the Family Birth Center.
We have specialized emergency medical equipment in every labor and delivery room, as well as two surgical suites on the unit if you require a Cesarean section.
Our state-of-the-art Special Care Nursery is the first facility of its kind in the U.S. – featuring quiet private suites with one room for the infant and an adjoining room for family members. This means parents can be near their infant 24 hours a day. Giving each premature or ill newborn his own private room allows us to provide care that is developmentally appropriate for each baby.
Because parents can have 24-hour access to their babies and intensive interaction with our neonatal staff, we expect our moms and dads to leave the hospital feeling confident in their ability to care for their newborn.
We currently offer a variety of services for the high-risk mom, including amniocentesis and specialized ultrasound scanning, through partnerships with neonatology specialists in Denver. To schedule an appointment, call (303) 440-2170.
Our services also include guidance on managing medical complications of pregnancy such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
Easy Transitions for You and Baby
By delivering at Foothills Hospital, you'll have access to the area's finest pediatricians and family practitioners, ensuring continuity of quality care for your newborn.
If your child should ever need to be hospitalized, your family will be able to use the area's most family friendly pediatric unit. You'll have access to comprehensive medical services, along with the little extras (a comfortable sleeper sofa in your room and ready access to meals and snacks at an on-unit pantry) that can make such a big difference.
Foothills Hospital has been designed with your convenience in mind. Physicians specializing in obstetrics, pediatrics and family practice have offices in a building adjoining the new hospital. Located in east Boulder just off the intersection of Arapahoe and Foothills, our campus has plenty of free parking. It's easily reached via public transportation, and we even have a connection to the Boulder bike paths!
Birth Certificates for Newborns
Before you head home, our experienced team will help you take care of those many important details such as getting your newborn's birth certificate and social security number.
Our newest campus brings important medical resources to residents of Boulder, Lafayette, Louisville, and Superior. In addition to the Family Birth Center, we offer a host of medical services delivered with the same commitment to quality found at other Boulder Community Health facilities including:
- 24-hour Emergency Department
- Intensive Care Unit
- Women's Imaging Center
- Radiology and lab tests
- Surgical services and private hospital rooms for inpatient stays
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