The best place to give birth in Boulder
To protect our patients and staff, all people entering a BCH care facility
will be required to wear a mask (exceptions include children <2 yrs.
old or medical reasons such as trouble breathing, unconsciousness, or
someone unable to remove a mask without assistance). *Bandanas, neck gaiters,
and masks with valves are not acceptable.
Thanks to our community's compliance with public health and safety
recommendations, we are able to reopen many of the services we offer at
BCH. It is safe to come to BCH for your health care needs.
Please click here to see how we are working to keep you safe. We also now offer convenient
virtual visits at our primary and specialty clinics.
Our Family Birth Center at Foothills Hospital is
home to caring obstetricians, midwives and nurses who collaborate to provide
your ideal birth experience. If you want to deliver at Foothills Hospital
in Boulder, you can do so by becoming a patient of BCH's midwifery
Foothills Community Midwives, or our OB/GYN group,
Boulder Women's Care.
What you need to know when delivering at the Family Birth Center at Foothills Hospital
Submit your Pre-Admission Form
When you are in labor:
- Call your provider.
When you arrive at the hospital, park in a surface-level lot directly in
front of the hospital or next to the
Anderson Medical Center. Parking is also available in two
Do not enter the hospital through the emergency department. Use the door halfway between the main entrance and the emergency room
entrance. If arriving after hours (between 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.), call
303-415-7100 and a staff member from the Family Birth Center will greet
you at the main entrance.
Take the elevators by the gift shop to the 3rd floor. Take a right. The
Labor and Delivery Unit is on the left.
View map of Foothills Hospital.
- Ring the video doorbell to be let in.
Boulder Community Health’s highest priority is to ensure we do everything
within our control to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 virus. Therefore,
the following visitation guidelines are in place:
- All visitors will be screened upon entry to the hospital and/or the Family
Birth Center for signs of illness (e.g., fever, cough, stuffiness, shortness
- Visitors during labor and delivery are limited to one companion and one
birth support person – limit of two visitors. Only the companion
may remain with the patient after delivery.
- Children under the age of 18 are not permitted in the Family Birth Center.
- Quiet Hours are from 2 to 4 p.m., when there will be limited interruptions
by the staff. Mothers are encouraged to nap, rest or take an aromatherapy
bath or shower during this time.
If you’re starting or growing your family, we offer:
Spacious family-friendly suites: gorgeous mountain views, hydrotherapy
tubs, queen beds for bonding
Support without intervention for laboring moms who are progressing normally.
Low primary C-section rate compared to the state average.
High VBAC (Vaginal Birth After C-section)
and other safe pain relief. Moms control their own relief while remaining
Integrative therapies to relieve stress during labor. We offer aromatherapy and
Baby-friendly designation. Our Baby-Friendly
USA certification means BCH's Family Birth Center has earned recognition
for its efforts in giving babies a healthy start in life. The rigorous
designation requires birth centers to have policies that enhance mother-baby
bonding and offer optimal care for infant feeding. Learn more about
what being Baby-Friendly means.
Our team of registered nurses with lactation certification are available
every day while you are in the hospital.
After you and baby have gone home, you can access 1:1 outpatient breastfeeding
support from a board-certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) by simply
calling 303-415-7230 to schedule an appointment. These sessions can last up to two hours and help with a variety of breastfeeding
concerns and challenges. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate drop-ins
for outpatient consults. However, our phone consults are free.
* Now offering quick 1 hour or less appointments to check your babies latch,
learn new position's, and answer your most common questions. Prenatal
and Back to work planning appointments are also available.
Call us! Our experts can answer many questions about breastfeeding, regardless
of your baby's age, over the telephone. Please call us at any time at
The lactation department rents electric breast pumps and sells a variety
of breastfeeding supplies. Call 303-415-7230 for availability and rates.
If you would like to have your breast pump's suction evaluated, call
the office to schedule a quick check. There is no charge for this service.
*The Affordable Care Act states that lactation consultations are to be
covered by insurance companies. It's a good idea to check with your
insurance provider to verify coverage.
“The nurses here made our stay here such an awesome experience.
We’d recommend delivering here to anybody.” - Erin and Rob
Stottman, parents of Reese
Photo credit: Lisa Waldo/Balanced Beginnings Doulas
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