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Prenatal care

Pregnancy is a special time, and it requires specialized prenatal care. We're here to keep you and your child healthy throughout your pregnancy. Prenatal services may include checkups, nutritional supplements and childbirth education.

Obstetrics and maternity care in South Denver

The care you receive before your baby is born is an integral part of making your birth experience memorable.

At Sky Ridge Medical Center, our obstetrician gynecologists (OB/GYNs) oversee every step of your care. Our services include prenatal exams, high-risk pregnancy management, classes, early registration and tours of The Birth Place.

Expert advice, available 24/7

Free health-related advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free health-related advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Related specialties

Learn more about our related specialties.

Pregnancy-related conditions we treat

Our doctors care for women experiencing routine and high-risk pregnancies, and we manage many pregnancy and childbirth conditions, including:

  • Amniotic fluid abnormalities
  • Chorioamnionitis
  • Congenital rubella syndrome
  • Ectopic pregnancy (tubal pregnancy)
  • Galactorrhea
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Mastitis
  • Miscarriage
  • Multiple pregnancies
  • Incompetent cervix
  • Hemolytic anemia, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet count syndrome (HELLP)
  • High-risk pregnancy issues
  • Hyperemesis gravidarum (severe morning sickness)
  • Placental conditions
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Pregnancy after premature birth
  • Preeclampsia
  • Rh incompatibility and isoimmunization
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Thyroid disorders in pregnancy
  • Graves' disease (overactive thyroid)
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)

Our prenatal care services and amenities

When you choose our hospital for your labor and delivery, you gain access to our beautifully decorated Birth Place. Our Birth Place offers all the amenities you need for a healthy, comfortable childbirth experience, including options for natural and medicated births.

Your birth plan

We want to help make your childbirth experience special and unique. That is why we encourage you to consider your childbirth preferences in advance and share those ideas with your physician. This will help us customize your stay to meet your needs and wishes.

Additionally, we provide the amenities and services you need to experience childbirth on your own terms — whether that is a medicated or nonmedicated birth. From soaking tubs and aromatherapy to nitrous oxide and 24-hour anesthesia, we offer many pain management options to support your birth plan.

To learn more about our childbirth pain management options, visit our labor and delivery page.

You can also use this guide to create your birth plan.

Prenatal classes we offer

We offer classes to help you and your whole family prepare for childbirth, newborn care and parenthood.

Additionally, if your perinatologist recommends you be on bed rest prior to delivery, we will bring our prenatal classes to you. While safely preparing for childbirth and resting in our antepartum unit, you can participate in our Childbirth Preparation, Baby Safe and Breastfeeding Preparation classes.

Due to the popularity of these maternity classes, we recommend you register for all classes early in your pregnancy.

Childbirth preparation classes

Specialty newborn care and family education classes

Cost and scheduling for maternity classes

Some insurance companies will reimburse you for the cost of prenatal classes. Please call (720) 225-2229 to request an itemized receipt once you have completed your class(es). You are responsible for submitting the receipt to your insurance company.

Please note that class dates and fees are subject to change. Cancellation of your scheduled class(es) must be made at least 24 hours prior to the start of the class in order to receive a full refund.

To sign up for prenatal classes, please follow the links above to register online or call (720) 225-2229.

Maternity tours

We encourage expecting families to take a tour of the Birth Place. Maternity tours give you and your partner the opportunity to learn more about our hospital and ask any questions you may have about our facility and services.

Our commitment to delivering at 39 weeks

During the last few weeks of pregnancy, your baby is maturing rapidly, and significant brain development takes place. Because of this, babies born prior to 39 weeks can be at a greater risk for respiratory distress, jaundice and feeding difficulties. This is why we are committed to helping you safely carry your baby to 39 weeks.

There are several medical reasons, such as preeclampsia or placenta previa, why you may need to give birth before 39 weeks. If you go into labor on your own before 39 weeks (but after 35 to 36 weeks), we do not try to stop that natural process.

Most babies born after 35 weeks do not need to go to our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). However, we will carefully monitor your baby if they are born between 35 and 37 weeks, even if they stay with you in your room.

Preparing for your baby's birth

There is a lot to do to prepare for the birth of your baby. To help with this process, here are some things we suggest doing in advance:

Register for delivery

We suggest you register in advance for your delivery at least 48 hours in advance to allow the hospital to process your information. This also makes your check-in process more convenient.

Review financial responsibilities

We encourage you to obtain "pre-certification" from your insurance carrier prior to your admission. Make sure you understand your specific coverage terms, and verify that our hospital is an approved provider of obstetric care under your plan. If you have minimal or no insurance coverage, the total hospital bill is your responsibility, however, we do offer a reduced-price plan. If you have questions about payment or insurance coverage, please call our financial counselor at (720) 225-1505. You may also call our pricing hotline for further information at (888) 824-7655.

Review "Five Wishes" advance directive

Federal law directs that any time you are admitted to any healthcare facility or served by certain organizations that receive Medicare or Medicaid funding, you must be told about Colorado's laws concerning your right to make healthcare decisions. Below you will find information about advance directives:

As a patient, it is your right to formulate and provide advance directives concerning your wishes for life-prolonging or sustaining treatment in the event you become unable to make your own decisions. Completion of the pamphlet "Five Wishes" fulfills the need for an advance directive.

You are not required to have an advance directive in order to receive medical treatment at our hospital.

If you would like a copy of the "Five Wishes" pamphlet sent to you, please call (720) 225-1511.

Select a pediatrician for your baby

If you need help finding a pediatrician for your baby, call our physician referral line at (303) 575-0055.

The Birth Place at Sky Ridge Medical Center

Find out what to expect when you come to us for delivery at our Birth Place. In addition to seeing the members of your delivery team, you can tour our facility — delivery rooms, spacious mom-baby rooms and a waiting area for your family.

Our Prenatal care Locations

Currently Viewing:

Sky Ridge Medical Center
10101 Ridgegate Pkwy
Lone Tree, CO 80124
 (720) 225 - 1000

Currently Viewing:

Sky Ridge Medical Center
10101 Ridgegate Pkwy
Lone Tree, CO 80124
 (720) 225 - 1000
Swedish Medical Center
501 E Hampden Ave
Englewood, CO 80113
 (303) 788 - 5000

10.4 miles

The Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO 80012
 (303) 695 - 2600

11.3 miles

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