HRRMC's Family Birthing Center provides a safe and comfortable environment to give birth. Our team of caring and skilled nurses and physicians is guided by our Mission, Vision, and Values and are available 24 hours a day to offer you constant support and medical expertise.
Approximately 130 babies are born here every year. While the majority of babies "room in," if your baby has any difficulties, our well-equipped nursery allows us to carefully monitor newborns. Anesthesia services are available for epidurals and pain management.
Our physicians perform Cesarean sections when needed, but our overall C-section rate is well below the national average. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 32.7% of all deliveries in the U.S. are by C-section. In 2014, HRRMC's overall C-section rate was 19.35%, which includes repeat C-sections. And it was 8.9% for first-time C-sections.
The Family Birthing Center has three homey birthing rooms with beautiful views of the Collegiate Peaks. Our birthing beds offer the ability to labor, deliver and recover all in the same room. Spacious private bathrooms provide walk-in Jacuzzi tubs to help with relaxation during labor. Sleeper sofas and recliners offer birth partners/coaches a comfortable place to rest. Please see our list of What to Bring to the hospital to improve your stay with us.
While our most important goal is a safe, healthy mother and baby, we understand that every expectant mother has her own expectations of the birth experience. There are a variety of labor "methods" available. You are free to choose your own. We encourage patients to create a Birth Plan to serve as a guide to those involved with your care.
We offer childbirth classes for the expectant mother and coach throughout the year. See the Events and Classes Calendar for dates of classes. You may register online for a class.
We also offer a free, monthly "Breastfeeding Basics" class that all new or expectant mothers are encouraged to attend. Click here to learn more about the class and to get registered today.
HRRMC became the second rural Mothers' Milk Bank Donation and Outreach Center in Colorado in 2016! To learn more about the resources available to local families or if you'd like to donate excess milk, please call the Family Birthing Center at 719-530-2277.
After the delivery, our nurses will spend time helping you and your baby with breastfeeding or bottle feeding as well as teaching how to care for yourself and your newborn. See a copy of our Maternity Teaching Sheet.
We also have certified women's health physical therapists available for consultations during and after pregnancy. HRRMC's Family Birthing Center is one of the few birthing centers in the nation that provides physical therapy services to all of our mothers postpartum. Our PTs will advise you on gentle exercise to help you begin the healing process. They can also fit you for a binder if needed and provide you with education to decrease your risk of pain, incontinence and prolapse. For more information about how they can help you, click here.
What a Beautiful Baby!
If parents wish, their baby's photo can be posted on the hospital's website so anxious friends and relatives may see their new bundle of joy. Pictures are accessible on our Baby Nursery webpage only via a password chosen and distributed by the parents.
Good luck on the beginning of a beautiful journey!
Health and Medical Resources
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