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Labor and delivery

Just as every baby is unique, so is every delivery. As your trusted care partner, we work to provide a personalized birthing experience that begins long before your first contraction and continues well after delivery.

Welcome to Rose Babies

For more than 70 years, having a Rose Baby at Rose Medical Center in Denver has meant something special.

We are honored to have helped hundreds of thousands of families welcome new babies. Our experienced obstetricians (OBs), certified nurse midwives, doulas, and support staff look forward to providing you with unsurpassed perinatal care.

Parent education classes announcement

Classes in childbirth, breastfeeding, and baby care classes are now open for registration through April. May and June dates will be posted by early March.

Classes in childbirth, breastfeeding, and baby care classes are now open for registration through April. May and June dates will be posted by early March.

Getting ready for your Rose Baby

We know you have many things to do to prepare for your baby. Our week-by-week checklist ensures you and your partner stay prepared before you give birth.

We know you have many things to do to prepare for your baby. Our week-by-week checklist ensures you and your partner stay prepared before you give birth.

Rose Babies hospital tours

Peek inside our Rose Babies unit anytime with our virtual tour video. You can also join our monthly Facebook Live for a live, virtual tour of the Labor and Delivery unit with a Rose Babies nurse. Here, you can ask questions about the full Rose Babies experience. In-person tours are not currently available.

The Rose Babies experience

Our hospital's nationally recognized maternity care focuses on providing you with patient-centered services. We work hard to support your birth plan while also keeping you and your baby safe and healthy.

Rose Babies highlights

Features of our labor and delivery unit

We invite you to visit the Rose Babies Facebook page to join a monthly Facebook Live Q&A Session about delivering at our hospital. In the meantime, here are a few more things that make our hospital a special place for welcoming your new family member:

  • Compassionate nurses trained in advanced laboring techniques, including Spinning Babies®
  • Experienced obstetrician-gynecologists (OB/GYNs) and midwives with 24-hour coverage
  • Same-floor operating rooms in case of complications during labor
  • All private rooms with adjustable lighting, thermostats and Wi-Fi
  • Option to labor in oversized tub or shower (with shower stool)
  • A wide variety of labor tools: balls of various shapes and sizes, squat bars, mirrors
  • Portable monitors available
  • Beds for birth partners
  • A variety of pain relief options during labor, including nitrous oxide
  • 24-hr anesthesia support for epidural placement and management at your request

Our hospital is also proud to have been recognized for our exceptional care. This includes awards such as America's Top 100 Hospitals (Fortune/PINC, 2023), Top Colorado Birth Center (Colorado Parent Magazine), Best Maternity Hospitals (Newsweek, 2023), Maternal & Infant Care Quality Champion (Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative, 2023), Straight As (Leapfrog Group, 2023), Celebrate 6: Award of Breastfeeding Excellence (Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, 2023), and a Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery (Healthgrades, 2023). These demonstrate our commitment to providing unsurpassed labor and delivery services.

Services to support all birth plans

How do you envision your baby's birth? Maybe it is unmedicated with the help of your partner, hypnotherapy and a doula. Maybe it is using nitrous oxide to relax, then an epidural to numb the pain. Maybe it is a planned C-section due to a high-risk pregnancy. Maybe it is with a midwife by your side. Whatever you have in mind, we support you in your birth plan wishes and provide a safety net of excellence in obstetric and neonatal care should the need for additional support arise.

  • Low-intervention birth services: We are proud to provide a unique level of support for low-intervention births, sometimes called natural birth or unmedicated birth. At Rose, you are fully supported in your birth plan wishes by your trusted providers and our specially trained nurses. Additionally, our labor and delivery rooms are designed and equipped for women seeking birth support outside medication and intervention.

    We encourage everyone interested in a natural, unmedicated birth to attend our free low-intervention birth information session. Here, you will learn the many ways Rose is prepared to support low-intervention birth and what you can do to prepare yourself for the birth experience you desire. Additionally, you will find other class options to prepare for a low-intervention birth, such as relaxation techniques, HypnoBirthing, and advanced labor skills and positioning.

  • Nitrous oxide for pain relief during labor: Nitrous oxide, more commonly known as "laughing gas," is a colorless, odorless gas that can provide pain relief for laboring mothers. When used in labor, the concentration is much lower than in other settings. If you decide to use nitrous oxide, you will be in control of how often you use the gas and will hold your mask.
  • Planned and unplanned C-section births: Women choose to schedule a C-section for various reasons, such as high-risk pregnancy, multiple babies or personal choice. We encourage you to discuss C-sections with your provider before your due date. However, this decision may be made anytime during pregnancy or even during active labor. After a baby is delivered via C-section, our team will do a quick vital check. As long as you and your baby are stable and you consent, we will place your baby directly on your chest to allow skin-to-skin contact. If you do not feel stable enough for skin-to-skin contact or if medical needs make it challenging, your baby is placed in a bassinet right next to your head so you can see and talk to your new baby.

Getting ready for your Rose Baby

We know you have lots to do to get ready for your baby. Our week-by-week checklist will ensure you and your partner stay prepared before you give birth.

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  • Create your MyHealthONE patient portal account. (You can also use it to register for your upcoming stay with us.)
  • Make a Your Rose Baby appointment for a private nurse consultation prior to delivery. Here, you can discuss birth hopes and ask questions about the labor and delivery experience.

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  • Schedule your car seat check with our certified car seat technician. To schedule, call (303) 320-2001.

What to pack in your hospital bag

To help you best prepare for your little one’s arrival, we’ve compiled lists of what to bring with you to the hospital.

Getting ready for your Rose Baby

We know you have lots to do to get ready for your baby. Our week-by-week checklist will ensure you and your partner stay prepared before you give birth.

After your Rose Baby is born

Let our experts keep supporting you as you get used to life with your Rose Baby.

Need help with breastfeeding?

  • Get answers to your breastfeeding questions within 24 hours through our lactation helpline ((303) 320-2001, select lactation), and/or attend our weekly breastfeeding support groups:
  • Attend our free weekly breastfeeding support group, Rose Mamas TLC (The Lactation Club), Mondays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Space is limited. Registration required.

Looking to connect with other new moms?

If you haven’t already, join a Rose Mamas Circle based on your delivery date to connect with other new moms. These professionally-led virtual monthly meetups are offered six months postpartum.

Experiencing the “baby blues” or possibly postpartum depression or anxiety?

You are not alone! Call your OB provider to talk about symptoms, treatment options and postpartum counseling options. You can also visit Postpartum Support International to learn more and/or the PSI Directory to find a qualified perinatal mental health professional in your area and insurance network.

Have some questions about your baby or the health of your other children at home?

When the doctor’s office is closed, speak to a nurse at the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children First Call for Children resource line. Call (303) 563-3300.

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Family-friendly C-sections at our birth center

For high-risk pregnancies, many women choose to schedule a planned C-section in advance. Learn more about one patient's experience getting care at our hospital.

Our Labor and delivery Locations

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Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
 (303) 320 - 2121

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Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
 (303) 320 - 2121
Swedish Medical Center
501 E Hampden Ave
Englewood, CO 80113
 (303) 788 - 5000

6.0 miles