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Pregnancy & Childbirth Care

Expert, Personalized Care for Mom and Baby

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). *Cloth masks, bandanas, neck gaiters, and masks with valves are not acceptable.

As you get ready to welcome your little one into the world, there’s a lot to consider. From choosing a doctor or midwife to deciding how you want to give birth, we’re ready to support and guide you along the way. At Boulder Community Health, you’ll receive the highest-level pregnancy care, along with many options tailored to your birthing preferences and needs.

Obstetrician or Midwife — The Choice is Yours

At BCH, you can decide to have either an obstetrician or certified nurse-midwife care for you, starting at the moment you know you’re pregnant to the instant you cradle baby in your arms. Finding the right fit will depend on the type of birth experience you’ve dreamt about and your medical needs.

Obstetricians: Obstetricians/gynecologists, or OB/GYNs, are physicians who’ve spent four years after medical school in a residency program becoming experts in every stage of pregnancy and childbirth. The welcoming and experienced obstetricians at our Boulder Women’s Care clinic work together to provide exceptional, comprehensive care for both routine and complicated pregnancies.

If you decide to become a patient of Boulder Women’s Care, you’ll experience a more traditional approach to monitoring your pregnancy and delivering your baby. To schedule an appointment, call 303-441-0587.

Meet Our Obstetric Team

Left to right: Diane Utz, CNM; Nancy Engellenner, NP; Melissa Kushlak, DO; Jeremiah McNamara, MD; Lisa Jamroz, MD; and, Brenda Price MD.

Certified Nurse-Midwives: As registered nurses who’ve earned their master's degrees in midwifery and undergone special training, the certified nurse-midwives with Foothills Community Midwives and The Birth Center of Boulder care for women with low-risk pregnancies and seeking a more natural birthing experience. Our nurse-midwives are strong supporters of empowering moms-to-be throughout their journey and bringing a nurturing, emotionally oriented approach to natural childbirth.

To schedule an appointment, call 303-415-4045.

Meet Our Foothills Community Midwives

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From left to right: Certified Nurse-Midwives Marcie Mullins, Paige Swales and Martine Tesone (not pictured: Megan Mack)

Comprehensive Care for Moms-to-Be

A healthy pregnancy starts with quality maternity care. At BCH, you will receive expert, comprehensive care and support — before, during and after childbirth. Our obstetrician and midwife teams offer family planning, preconception care, prenatal care, labor and delivery and postpartum care.

Low-Risk Pregnancy Care: Our experienced obstetricians and nurse-midwives will help guide you through a low-risk pregnancy. You’ll see a dedicated care team for many regular check-ups and diagnostic tests to track your health and your baby’s growth through pregnancy.

High-Risk Pregnancy Care: Sometimes pregnancies require specialized prenatal care. Boulder Women's Care obstetricians have the expertise and experience needed for providing a higher level of medical care during a high-risk pregnancy, as well as any interventions needed to deliver babies as safely as possible.

Personalized Birth Plans

We want to help make your pregnancy and the birth of your child everything you’ve dreamed. Our obstetricians and nurse-midwives will guide through your options for childbirth — such as options for pain relief, delivery methods, infant feeding, and newborn care — and help you create a birth plan that supports your wishes for that special day.

Download our guide for creating a birth plan.

Preconception and Fertility Care

Women who take steps to get healthy before pregnancy are less likely to have babies that are born premature, have low birthweight or other disabling conditions. Special care during the time leading up to your pregnancy can also improve your chances of getting pregnant. Our obstetricians and midwives can help you optimize your health prior to pregnancy, with the goal of assisting you in getting pregnant and delivering a healthy baby.

Family Birth Center: For an Ideal Birth Experience

All of our Boulder Women's Care and Foothills Community Midwives moms-to-be give birth at our Family Birth Center at Foothills Hospital in Boulder.

Recognized for top-quality mother-baby care, our welcoming and experienced obstetricians, midwives and nurses at the Family Birth Center work together to give you the happiest, healthiest birth experience possible — and your baby the best start in life:

  • Spacious suites: queen beds, hydrotherapy tubs, mountain views
  • Safe, natural pain relief
  • Integrative therapies during labor: aromatherapy, self-pay acupuncture
  • Baby-Friendly certification
  • Boulder County’s most family-friendly Special Care Nursery (neonatal intensive care unit)

The Birth Center of Boulder

For an Out-of-Hospital, Natural Childbirth Experience

The Birth Center of Boulder provides safe, compassionate services for pregnancy, labor and birth, waterbirth, postpartum and newborn care in a midwifery-led, freestanding facility. Learn more.

    Schedule an appointment today by calling Boulder Women's Care at 303-441-0587, Foothills Community Midwives at 303-415-4045 or The Birth Center of Boulder at 303-443-3993. Also, take a Family Birth Center tour.

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