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Labor and delivery

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

Family birth center in Aurora, Colorado

Deciding where you have your baby is a major decision, so we try to make it easy for you.

At The Medical Center of Aurora, we offer maternity classes, spacious suites and various amenities to support you during your childbirth journey. Our doctors deliver prenatal care tailored to your needs while creating a safe and meaningful birth experience for you and your family.

Expert advice, available 24/7

Free medical 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 medical 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.

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Pregnancy and childbirth services we offer

Our services begin during your pregnancy and continue after your baby is born. We know this process is all connected and we work to make sure every step goes as smoothly as possible.

Prenatal care

A high-risk pregnancy often requires the assistance of a specially trained doctor. At our hospital, we have a high-risk obstetrics clinic led by a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. The clinic is open three days a week for high-risk pregnancy consultation, and the need for consultation is usually determined by your obstetrician.

Our high-risk pregnancy doctor consults on:

  • Complications that develop during pregnancy (such as preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction)
  • Preexisting medical conditions (such as high blood pressure or thyroid disorders)
  • Ultrasound evaluation of the fetus for congenital abnormalities and genetic testing

For more information about our high-risk pregnancy clinic, please call (303) 695-2822.

Maternity classes

We offer a wide range of maternity classes to help you prepare for childbirth and caring for your new baby. Our classes include:

You may register for a class online at the links above or by calling (303) 873-0630.

Virtual hospital tour and information session

Join our Parent Education Coordinator for a live virtual tour and information session. During this virtual tour, you will visit both our labor and delivery and mom/baby units, learn about the admissions process, as well as all of the amenities our units have to offer. This session will highlight each step in your experience, from admission to discharge, and is a wonderful way to learn about the hospital.

This is a free event, and will take approximately one hour. Only the expecting mother needs to register. It will be held online via WebEx, and you can access the live virtual tour on most computers and mobile devices that have an internet connection. A computer microphone is needed to ask questions.

You can also watch a short, virtual tour online or, if you would like to physically tour the facility, we offer in-person tours as well.

Labor and delivery suites

Our 14-suite labor and delivery unit is designed to be a comforting environment to promote health and healing. Each room is private and features:

  • Birthing ball
  • DVD/CD combination
  • Fold-out sleeper bed
  • High-speed wireless internet access
  • Rocking chair
  • Squat bar

Once labor begins, you will stay in the same room for the birth of your baby and through the first hours of your recovery. Afterward, you are moved to a private mom/baby suite where we continue to care for you and help you learn to care for your new baby.

Neonatal intensive care (NICU)

If your baby requires specialized care after birth, our NICU is available for around-the-clock care. Our NICU is staffed with neonatologists (doctors highly trained in caring for ill or premature newborns) and neonatal nurses who provide compassionate, 24/7 care and monitoring.

Postpartum care

In recovery, our family-centered postpartum support helps you bond with your baby and teaches you how to care for them. Families are encouraged to room-in with their babies, but our skilled nurses are available to assist in caring for your baby when you need a break.

If your baby requires additional milk supplementation while at the hospital, we have donor milk or formula available. We also offer hospital grade pumps for expressing your own milk to feed your baby.

If you have any questions, please call our lactation line at (303) 873-5812.

Postpartum amenities and resources

Our postpartum amenities include:

  • 24 private mom/baby suites
  • 24-hour free access to our newborn channel
  • Baby photography services
  • Breastfeeding support from lactation consultants and educators
  • Comfortable overnight accommodations for your support person
  • Complimentary guest meal vouchers
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Family bonding time for you and your baby
  • Free chef-prepared meals delivered to your room
  • Hospital-grade breast pumps
  • Luxury bed linens, robes and toiletries
  • Room service menu, sibling meals, snacks and desserts
  • Sound machines for relaxation
  • Studio baby photography (accessible online)
  • Take-home binder of educational resources

We also provide support for you after you leave the hospital, including:

  • 24/7 hotline for mental health crises at (844) 556-2012
  • Chef-prepared meal for you to take home at discharge
  • Follow-up support call from a registered nurse and international board-certified lactation consultant
  • Support groups

Mom’s Mood Support Group

Many new and expectant moms experience:

  • Anger, irritability, anxiety or sadness
  • Appetite or sleep difficulties
  • Difficulty or lack of interest in bonding with your baby
  • Feeling "out of control"
  • Feelings of guilt, shame or hopelessness
  • Isolation from friends and family

To support you during this time, our Behavioral Health and Wellness Center provides a Mom's Mood Support Group. Babies who are not yet crawling or walking are welcome to attend with you.

The support group meets each Monday from 10:00am to 11:00am at the following address:

700 Potomac Street, Suite 204
Aurora, CO 80011

To sign up for the Mom's Mood Support Group, please call (303) 360-3577.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Join our lactation consultant to receive breastfeeding support and education in a group setting. We have both in-person and virtual options available, and want to help you and your baby become a successful breastfeeding team. Plan to feed your baby during the group. It’s best if the last feed or pumping was two hours prior to the session.

Whether you wish to attend in person or virtually via WebEx, the group meets every Tuesday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. If you attend in person, the group meets at this address, across the street from our main campus:

1444 South Potomac Street, Suite 190
Aurora, CO 80012

Free parking is available in front of and behind the 1444 building.

You can register for the in-person support group here.

Instructions for accessing the virtual live breastfeeding support group will be emailed prior to the session. Please call (303) 873-5812 if you have not received the instructions. You will need internet access, a camera, and a microphone to interact with the instructor/group. All group members need to make a plan to maintain their personal privacy at the level they are comfortable with.

You can register for the virtual support group here.

Mothers’ Milk Bank

A program of Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation, Mothers’ Milk Bank (MMB) is one of 27 operating donor human milk banks in North America and consistently provides more milk to NICUs than any other nonprofit milk bank. The milk is sent to hundreds of different hospitals throughout the U.S., supplying milk to babies who may be premature or have severe illnesses and need human milk to thrive.

We are a donation and outreach center for MMB, who safely screen, collect, process and dispense donated human milk as a community service for babies whose mothers cannot supply the milk to meet their needs.

For more information, call Mothers’ Milk Bank at (303) 869-1888.

Outpatient pharmacy services

Your doctor may prescribe medication to help you recover from childbirth. Because of this, we offer convenient pharmacy services at our outpatient pharmacy. Here, you may order your medications, and we'll deliver them to your hospital room before discharge.

We hope this service makes your family's transition home easier and more convenient.

Our Labor and delivery Locations

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

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The Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO 80012
 (303) 695 - 2600
Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
 (303) 320 - 2121

6.1 miles