Labor and delivery doctors in Englewood, Colorado

At Swedish Medical Center, we want to give you the experience you envision when welcoming your family’s newest member. To do that, we work with some of the region’s best women’s health specialists, including obstetricians, perinatologists, neonatologists and certified nurse midwives (CNMs). This team helps make your pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum period as safe and special as possible.

For more information about Swedish Medical Center's labor and delivery services, please call (303) 788-5606.

Patients needing to be evaluated between 8:00pm and 6:00am may use the Emergency Department to access Labor and Delivery. However, visitors are not able to access the hospital through the emergency department at any time of day. All visitors must enter through the main entrance 24 hours a day.

Preparing for your childbirth experience

We want to help you and your family feel as prepared as possible when it's time to welcome your little one. To do this, we offer a variety of maternity classes and invite you to preregister for delivery before the big day.

Recognition


CPCQC Maternal & Infant Care Quality Champion

Swedish Medical Center has been recognized as a Maternal and Infant Care Quality Champion by Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative (CPCQC).

Maternity classes

To support you during your pregnancy, our experienced childbirth educators offer a range of childbirth and family education classes. These classes are designed to help you and your partner prepare for labor, delivery and parenthood.

Preregister for delivery

We recommend expectant families complete our preregistration forms prior to delivery day to save time and make the process as smooth as possible. Once you have completed the form and made copies of your insurance card, you may fax the materials to our emergency room at (303) 788-8906 or mail it to us at:

Swedish Medical Center
501 E. Hampden Ave.
Englewood, CO 80113
ATTN: ED Admissions Dept.

If you have any questions regarding your financial responsibility related to birthing costs, please call our Financial Services team at (303) 788-6852.

Our labor and delivery unit

Our warm and inviting labor and delivery unit is renovated and offers all-private rooms. We encourage family attendance at birth and have flexible visiting hours. We also provide room service for you, sleeping accommodations for your partner and a dedicated postpartum recovery unit that allows your baby to room-in with you.

Labor support

Whether you would prefer an unmedicated birth or pain-relieving options, we can help. Our team offers a full spectrum of labor options, including aromatherapy, doula services, midwife support, birthing balls, laboring tubs, epidurals and nitrous oxide. Additionally, we provide 24/7 access to anesthesiology services.

If a cesarean section (C-section) is required, we can provide a family-friendly experience and non-opioid postoperative options.

For an extra layer of support, our program includes 24/7 obstetric hospitalists. These board-certified obstetricians can step in to help your OBGYN or midwife as needed.

Special accommodations after childbirth

We understand each family is unique, so our team strives to accommodate different preferences after delivery, such as:

Cord clamping: Some families prefer to wait several minutes (or longer) after birth before clamping the umbilical cord, letting your baby get additional blood. Let us know your wishes, and we will do our best to accommodate your plan.

Cord blood and stem cell banking: We can help you with donating cord blood or banking stem cells. Speak to your OBGYN and medical team to make these arrangements.

Placenta options: If you would like to keep your placenta for encapsulation or donation, we can assist with those accommodations.

Mom/baby care

As part of your postpartum care, we will support you and your baby in our mom/baby unit for the rest of your hospital stay. Here, our nurses will work with you and your family to help everyone learn how to best care for the new baby.

We offer a variety of services in our mom/baby unit, including:

  • 20-minute hand or foot massage in your room to help relieve postpartum pains and stress
  • Access to a sleep training consultant to help ease your and your partner's anxieties about sleep changes and create a plan
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Hand-knitted or crocheted baby hat, courtesy of our nurses (when available)
  • Pastoral care services, such as visiting with your family and providing communion

Breastfeeding support

If you choose to breastfeed your baby, you will have access to breastfeeding support while in the mom/baby unit. We also host a breastfeeding support group for new moms and babies eight weeks old and younger.

Our hospital is a milk bank donation site for moms who would like to donate breast milk. We can help connect you with Mothers' Milk Bank if you are unable to provide breast milk and do not want to use formula.

Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

For babies who need extra care and monitoring after birth, we provide an advanced Level III NICU. It offers a family-style design, providing each patient a private room with an individualized, womb-like environment. This allows parents to room-in with their newborn (when medically appropriate) as an added opportunity to bond.

Other features of our 17-bed NICU include:

  • A family waiting area
  • Baby cameras with 24-hour streaming access for families with a newborn on the unit
  • NICU graduate reunion, an event for families to spend time with their baby’s caregivers and visit with other NICU graduate families
  • Private family rooms to accommodate multiple births
  • Refrigerator and breastfeeding supplies
  • Secure unit with specialized identification for entry

Weekly pregnancy and childbirth newsletter

As you prepare for childbirth and parenthood, we can touch base with you through our pregnancy and early childhood newsletter each week to make sure you have additional support.

This program is free and includes customized information, news and resources tailored to your specific stage of pregnancy and, after birth, your child's age. The program is provided throughout your pregnancy and into the toddler years.