The Family Birth Center at Foothills Hospital is now offering nitrous oxide
relief to laboring moms. Our patients asked for a nitrous oxide option
and we heard them!
Nitrous oxide relief at BCH is self administered by the laboring mom, so
she has complete control. While using nitrous, women can remain up and
moving at the bedside, as long as there is someone to help steady them.
Nitrous can also be used for IV starts and other labor and delivery procedures.
Even better, nitrous oxide use does not require additional fetal monitoring
and there are no known effects for the baby. Family Birth Center nurses
have special training to assist laboring moms using nitrous oxide.
Innovative pain relief is just one of the options the Family Birth Center
offer our laboring moms. We also offer moms stress-relieving aromatherapy
treatments, acupuncture treatments, hot tubs, birthing balls, squatting
bars and more.
We want women to feel very comfortable moving around freely in labor. Once
the baby arrives, our suites offer a family bed so everyone can rest comfortably together.
Our certified lactation consultants coach new moms on successful breastfeeding.
In fact, most babies born at the Family Birth Center are exclusively breast-fed,
which offers lifelong health benefits. After you go home, we host a weekly
new moms support group and more.
Read more about the maternity services offered at
BCH's Family Birth Center, a Baby-Friendly designated hospital.
CLICK HERE to take a Tour of the Family Birth Center at Boulder Community Health.