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Going Home

Making the transition to home as simple and stress-free as possible.

We know you will have many questions after you take your newborn home. Rest assured, before you’re discharged from the Family Birth Center, you’ll receive the handbook "Understanding Mother & Baby Care" from InJoy Health Education to help you navigate those first weeks with your baby.

In this handbook, you will find a wealth of information to answer your questions such as:

  • Baby care: Breastfeeding basics, safe newborn sleep, diapering, umbilical cord care, comforting techniques and more.
  • Mother care: Baby blues, postpartum mood disorders, sore breasts and nipples, milk storage principles, perineal care, symptoms of concern and more.
  • Getting back to normal: Recommended waiting period before you can have sex again, safe exercising, body changes you may experience, resuming your menstrual cycle and more.

Here are other resources for after your baby’s birth:

New-Parent Classes and Support

Welcoming a child into the world is a beautiful life experience unlike any other. Our experienced team of parenting instructors and support group leaders love sharing time-tested tips and techniques and the latest evidence-based information with new and growing families.

View our list of classes and support groups for new parents.

Infant Feeding Support

How to feed your baby is a very personal choice. And, we respect your right to decide what’s right for your family. Our Family Birth Center provides you with the education and support to help you make the best feeding decision for you and your baby, whether that be to breastfeed or formula-feed.

Our infant feeding support includes:

  • One-on-one support after you’re home: For a private in-person or consult from a board-certified lactation consultant for any feeding challenges, call 303-415-7230. Now offering Zoom Consultations. Call 303-415-7230 to schedule.
  • Free phone-in advice for infant feeding: Call 303-415-7230. Hours: Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Weekends 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. to get your infant feeding questions answered.
  • Breast pump rental: We offer short- and long-term rental of breast pumps and the purchase of breastfeeding supplies. For more information, please call 303-415-7230.

View our list of infant feeding classes and support groups.

Pelvic floor rehabilitation

Vaginal deliveries can cause damage to key muscles, which can result in some women experiencing urinary leakage, pelvic pain, healing following a tear, vaginal bulge or bowel problems (constipation or leakage). Our team of pelvic floor physical therapists have specialized training in pelvic floor rehabilitation and are available to consult with new moms on an outpatient basis for what the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACG) recognizes as the fourth trimester—the 12 weeks after giving birth. For more information, please call 303-415-4400 or visit Outpatient Rehabilitation Services.

A Mothers’ Milk Bank Depot

Our Family Birth Center at Foothills Hospital is a drop-off location for donor breast milk for Mothers’ Milk Bank (MMB) – a program of Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation. MMB is a distributor of donor human milk to medically fragile babies in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) across the nation. MMB safely screens, collects, processes and dispenses donated human milk as a community service, providing human milk to babies whose own mothers cannot supply the milk to meet their baby’s needs.

The Family Birth Center at Foothills Hospital is also a “depot” for BCH families looking to order or buy milk for their newborn upon discharge from the Family Birth Center at Foothills Hospital.

For more information or to become a donor call 303-415-7230.

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