Safe, Holistic Prenatal Care and Natural Birth Experience
At BCH, you have the option to choose a certified nurse-midwife to be at
your side from the time you start trying to conceive and until after your
baby is born. They focus on providing you and your family with comprehensive,
high-quality prenatal care and an empowering birth experience in the comfort
and safety of a hospital setting, with deliveries in the
Family Birth Center at Foothills Hospital.
While obstetrician-gynecologists remain the go-to professionals for pregnancy
care and delivery in the United States, midwives are growing in popularity.
In fact, nearly 1 in 10 births today are attended by a midwife. But is
a midwife right for you?
Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are advanced practitioners with graduate
education in women’s health care and midwifery. They focus on each
woman’s unique experience and embrace holistic approaches, which
can include alternative and complementary therapies. Their empowering
model of care is also more of shared decision-making, with the midwife
educating and supporting you both emotionally and physically — from
pre-pregnancy and childbirth to post-delivery.
Are you a candidate for midwifery prenatal and childbirth care?
Not all moms-to-be are good candidates for midwifery care. It is a good
- You have no major complications during pregnancy. The conventional obstetrician
route is best for high-risk pregnancies or deliveries.
- You want childbirth to be as natural as possible and aim to receive very
little medical intervention when labor is progressing normally.
If you elect to have midwifery care with BCH’s
Foothills Community Midwives, you’ll benefit from a close relationship. Our midwives take the
time to get to know you and will will listen to your goals and concerns,
ensuring you’re well supported emotionally and physically.
During labor, your midwife will assist you in delivering your baby as naturally
as possible, offering comfort and support with stress-relieving holistic
therapies and hands-on adjustments. They will continue to care for you
while adapting to motherhood, offering both postpartum care and support
with infant feeding.
Foothills Community Midwives offers the following services:
- Comprehensive prenatal care for low-risk pregnancies and births
- Labor and delivery care in the safety of a hospital
- Post-partum (after birth) care
Foothills Community Midwives has a close, collaborative relationship with
the obstetricians at
Boulder Women’s Care, who are available 24/7 if any midwife patient develops a serious medical
concern during pregnancy or labor and delivery.
Meet Our Foothills Community Midwives Team
From left to right: Certified Nurse-Midwives
Paige Swales and
BCH’s Foothills Community Midwives help expecting moms and families
create empowering birth experiences in the comfort and safety of a hospital
setting, with deliveries in the
Family Birth Center at Foothills Hospital. Spacious rooms offer inspiring mountain views,
queen-size beds and oversized hydrotherapy tubs. During labor, a midwife
will assist you in delivering your baby as naturally as possible, offering
comfort and support with stress-relieving holistic therapies and hands-on
When the big moment comes, you will receive very little medical intervention
if labor is progressing normally. All the while, you can rest assured
that an obstetrician is on-call and our home-like
Special Care Nursery right onsite, should extra medical care be required.
Take a Virtual Tour: Peek inside our Family Birth Center. Every element is designed to make
bringing your new baby into the world as special as possible.
Birth Plan Guide. A birth plan is a valuable tool for communicating your desires for your
labor, delivery and post-partum time with your care team.
Foothills Community Midwives see patients at offices located in Erie Medical
Center and within Foothills Medical Building in Boulder. To schedule an
appointment please call 303-415-4045.
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