Pregnancy and birth center in Aurora, Colorado
At The Medical Center of Aurora in East Denver, we partner with you throughout your pregnancy and childbirth journey. Our doctors deliver prenatal care tailored to your needs, and our team is dedicated to helping create a safe and meaningful birth experience for you and your family at our Family Birth Center. Here, we offer maternity classes, spacious suites and various amenities to support you during labor and delivery.
For a physician referral or more information about The Medical Center of Aurora's pregnancy and childbirth services, please call (303) 873-0630.
Receiving routine prenatal care during your pregnancy helps you and your baby stay healthy. To ensure you receive the support you need during pregnancy, our specialists offer comprehensive prenatal care for routine and high-risk pregnancies.
High-risk pregnancy clinic
A high-risk pregnancy often requires the assistance of a specially trained doctor. At The Medical Center of Aurora, we have a maternal-fetal medicine specialist who cares for patients through our high-risk OB clinic. The clinic is open three days a week for high-risk pregnancy consultation, and the need for consultation is usually determined by your obstetrician.
Our high-risk pregnancy doctor consults with patients on:
- Complications that develop during pregnancy (such as preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction)
- Preexisting medical conditions (such as high blood pressure or thyroid disorders)
- Ultrasound evaluation of the fetus for congenital abnormalities and genetic testing
For more information about our high-risk pregnancy clinic, please call (303) 695-2822.
We offer a wide range of maternity classes to help you prepare for childbirth and caring for your new baby. Our classes include:
- Understanding Birth
- Understanding Infant & Child Safety
- Understanding Breastfeeding
- Understanding Your Newborn
You may register for a class online at the links above or by calling (303) 873-0630.
Virtual hospital tour and information session
Join our Parent Education Coordinator for a live virtual tour and information session. During this virtual tour of the Family Birth Center at The Medical Center of Aurora, you will virtually visit the Labor & Delivery and Mom/Baby units, will get informed about the admissions process and have an opportunity to learn about the high quality care and amenities that make TMCA a beautiful destination for your baby’s beginning. This session will highlight each step in your experience, from admission to discharge. This is a wonderful way to learn about the hospital.
The tour will take approximately 1 hour.
This is a free event, and only the expecting mother needs to register. It will be held online via WebEx. You can access the live virtual tour on most computers and mobile devices that have an internet connection. A computer microphone is needed to ask questions.
Labor and delivery suites
Our 14-suite labor and delivery unit is designed to be a comforting environment to promote health and healing. Each room is private and features:
- Birthing ball
- DVD/CD combination
- Fold-out sleeper bed
- High-speed wireless internet access
- Rocking chair
- Squat bar
Once labor begins, you will stay in the same room for the birth of your baby and through the first hours of your recovery. Afterward, you are moved to a private mom/baby suite where we continue to care for you and help you learn to care for your new baby.
Neonatal intensive care
If your baby requires specialized care after birth, we will care for them in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Our NICU is staffed with neonatologists (doctors highly trained in caring for ill or premature newborns) and neonatal nurses who provide compassionate, 24/7 care and monitoring.
In recovery, our family-centered postpartum support helps you bond with your baby and teaches you how to care for them. Families are encouraged to room-in with their babies, but our skilled nurses are available around-the-clock to assist in the care of your baby when you need a break.
If your baby requires additional milk supplementation while at the hospital, we have donor milk or formula available. We also offer hospital grade pumps for expressing your own milk to feed your baby.
If you have any questions, please call our lactation line at (303) 873-5812.
Postpartum amenities and resources
Our postpartum amenities include:
- 24 private mom/baby suites
- 24-hour free access to our newborn channel
- Baby photography services
- Breastfeeding support from lactation consultants and educators
- Comfortable overnight accommodations for your support person
- Complimentary guest meal vouchers
- Complimentary WiFi
- Family bonding time for you and your baby
- Free chef-prepared meals delivered to your room
- Hospital-grade breast pumps
- Luxury bed linens, robes and toiletries
- Room service menu, sibling meals, snacks and desserts
- Sound machines for relaxation
- Studio baby photography (accessible online)
- Take-home binder of educational resources
We also provide support for you after you leave the hospital, including:
- 24/7 hotline for mental health crises at (844) 556-2012
- Breastfeeding Support Group
- Chef-prepared meal for you to take home at discharge
- Follow-up support call from a registered nurse and international board-certified lactation consultant
- Mom's Mood Support Group
Mom’s Mood Support Group
Many new and expectant moms experience:
- A sense of guilt, shame or hopelessness
- Appetite or sleep difficulties
- Difficulty or lack of interest in bonding with your baby
- Feeling angry, irritable, anxious or sad
- Feeling "out of control"
- Isolating from friends and family
To support you during this time, our Behavioral Health and Wellness Center provides a Mom's Mood Support Group. Babies who are not yet crawling or walking are welcome to attend with you.
The support group meets each Monday from 10:00am to 11:00am at the following address:
700 Potomac Street, Suite 204
Aurora, CO 80011
To sign up for the Mom's Mood Support Group, please call (303) 360-3577.
Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group
Every Tuesday, 1:00 - 2:00pm on WebEx
Our lactation consultant will provide breastfeeding support and education in a group setting. We want to help you and your baby become a successful breastfeeding team.
- Plan to feed your baby during the group. It’s best if the last feed or pumping was 2 hours prior to the session.
- Instructions for accessing the virtual live breastfeeding support group will be emailed prior to the session.
- You will need internet access, camera, and microphone to interact with the instructor/group. All group members need to make a plan to maintain their personal privacy at the level they are comfortable with.
We look forward to supporting you!
Outpatient pharmacy services
Your doctor may prescribe medication to help you recover from childbirth. Because of this, we offer convenient pharmacy services at our Outpatient Pharmacy. Here, you may order your medications, and we'll deliver them to your hospital room before discharge.
We hope this service makes your family's transition home easier and more convenient.
Mothers’ Milk Bank
A program of Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation, Mothers’ Milk Bank(MMB) is one of 27 operating donor human milk banks in North America and consistently provides more milk to NICUs than any other nonprofit milk bank. The milk is sent to hundreds of different hospitals throughout the U.S., supplying milk to babies across the country who may be premature or have severe illnesses and need human milk to thrive.
Donating breast milk
The Medical Center of Aurora is a donation and outreach center for MMB. MMB safely screens, collects, processes and dispenses donated human milk as a community service, providing human milk to babies whose own mothers cannot supply the milk to meet their baby’s needs.
For more information, call Mothers’ Milk Bank at (303) 869-1888.
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