The best place to give birth in Boulder
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 (licensed midwife or professional doula) –
limit of two visitors. Only the companion may remain with the patient
- 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 (12.5%) primary C-section rate compared to the 16.6% state average.
High (74%) VBAC success rate (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.
Call us! Our experts can answer many questions about breastfeeding, regardless
of your babies 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.
Join Our Afternoon Virtual Breastfeeding & Infant Feeding Support Group
Join us via Zoom for our very popular breastfeeding and infant feeding
support group. This fun, informal weekly group provides mothers an opportunity
to ask a lactation consultant questions and connect with other mothers
in a social atmosphere. Moms, babies and female support people are welcome.
Every week on Thursday, until May 7, 2020:
- Apr 2, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. (MST)
- Apr 9, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. (MST)
- Apr 16, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. (MST)
- Apr 23, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. (MST)
- Apr 30, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. (MST)
- May 7, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. (MST)
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your
Follow this link to join our group:
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 928 146 341
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*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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