Birth Center

The BirthPlace caters to the one-of-a-kind needs of you and your baby. So whether you want deluxe pampering, an all-natural experience or high-level expertise for a complicated pregnancy, our team of experts will help make your day all that you dreamed of.

Location

7700 S Broadway
Littleton, CO, 80122
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Our Services

We offer private birthing rooms along with massage, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, access to professional newborn photos, designated quiet time that allows focused time with your baby, an in-room sleeper and three complimentary meal vouchers for your significant other.

Our top-tier technology and second-to-none team includes experienced nurses with the highest possible certifications, highly trained providers, pain-control experts, specialized care for high-risk pregnancies and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Birth center

Birth Center

Birth center

Go ahead. Breathe that sigh of relief. You’ll be surrounded by experts every step of the way—and will understand why patients recommend Littleton Adventist Hospital to their family and friends.

  • Around-the-clock, on-site expertise. Our mother/baby provider team is supported by physicians, neonatal nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives ready for rapid response if needed. 
  • 24/7 Pain Management. We offer nitrous oxide as an alternate pain management option for women in labor, only the second hospital in Colorado to do so. Under the close supervision of a midwife or physician, nitrous is self-administered, is painless, has minimal side effects, and there are no known effects on the baby. Regardless of what type of pain management option you choose, or if you elect to have none at all, physicians, midwives, and in-house anesthesiologists are always available.
  • Breastfeeding Support. Along with the American Academy of Pediatrics, we believe that breastfeeding offers the best nutrition for babies. We help our new mothers breastfeed within one hour of giving birth. Because of the excellent resources we offer, we have a 95% breastfeeding initiation rate—higher than both the state and national averages.
  • Expertise in High-Risk Pregnancies. Screenings, genetic counseling, pregnancy management, diagnostics, diabetes education and management, education, pre-pregnancy consultations and research initiatives are available to help moms with high-risk pregnancies.
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. If your baby needs expert care in a high-risk situation, you’ll be glad you chose The BirthPlace. Our NICU team averages more than 20 years of experience so you can rest assured your baby is in good hands. 
  • Gentle C-Sections. Women who need a cesarean section (C-section) are now able to immediately bond with their new little one in what’s called a “gentle C-section.” Until recently, women who delivered a child through C-section missed out on immediate skin-on-skin with their newborn because their baby was taken to the nursery while mom was in recovery. Now, at Littleton Adventist Hospital after C-section delivery and a quick assessment by the doctor, baby is placed on mom’s chest while her incision is closed. Then, mom and baby recover together. Our C-section rate consistently ranks better than the national average and our vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) rate is 88 percent, a testament to significant expertise.
Level III NICU

Birth Center

Level III NICU

Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

In the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Littleton Adventist Hospital, our team of doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals provide personal, loving attention to infants requiring special care. This compassionate team of experienced specialists includes neonatal nurses, perinatologists (doctors specializing in fetal-maternal care), neonatologists (doctors specializing in the care of sick newborns), pediatricians, 24-hour in-house neonatal nurse practitioners, developmental specialists and respiratory therapists. Consultation with other neonatal specialists is also available 24-hours a day.

Many members of our NICU staff, including neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs), offer more than 20 years of experience. These NNPs attend all high-risk deliveries and are involved throughout the baby's entire stay at our hospital.

Our designation as a Level III NICU is based on our ability to care for the most critically ill, premature or multiple birth infants. While we hope your baby never needs this level of care, you can have peace of mind that our compassionate team of experienced specialists will provide the necessary levels of care.

We strive to make your family's experience in our NICU as comfortable as possible with a feeling of home. In our 14-bed, state-of-the art NICU each baby and family has a personalized area within the greater NICU while our volunteers personally knit hats and blankets for the babies. Each homey "cubby" is a separated, private space designed for every baby's individualized development care and has a chair, sink, utility cabinets and fridge for the parents' use.

At Littleton Adventist Hospital NICU, it only takes a brief stay to remain part of our lives forever. The tiny miracles that pass through our unit leave a big imprint on our hearts, and we absolutely delight in the chance to reunite with members of our NICU family, as well as their amazing parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters who have given them so much love and support.  

Each year, we invite our former patients to a NICU Reunion at our hospital. We gather current photos of the children and photos from when they stayed with us in the NICU. The collection of pictures is displayed in our unit for all to see. Other families passing through our NICU along their journey draw great encouragement from the evidence of such amazing progress in the other children.

We spend one afternoon together; enjoy the featured entertainment, refreshments and catch up with old friends. Many of our former families who have shared time together in the NICU use this as an annual opportunity to reunite with one another. To our staff, this truly is a family reunion—an occasion for great joy and celebration.

If you are part of our NICU family, plan on attending our annual NICU Reunion - details to come.

Birth & family education classes

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Birth & family education classes

We combine clinical excellence with compassion to ensure safe and individualized care. We believe that your birthing experience starts long before labor begins and continues well after your baby is born. A package of special services and family education will be designed with you in order to provide care before, during and after delivery.

Learning about your new baby before he or she arrives is exciting, as well as overwhelming, and can help you better prepare for parenthood. Family Education at Littleton Adventist Hospital offers a variety of classes before, and after, your baby's birth, including:

  • Childbirth Preparation
  • BirthPlace Tour
  • Baby Safety
  • Infant Care
  • Breastfeeding
  • Bootcamp for New Dads
  • Sibling Preparation
  • 21st Century Grandparents
  • Safe Sitter

Practical classes taught by skilled instructors help you assume your new responsibilities with knowledge and confidence. Classes are kept small to give you the opportunity to closely interact with our instructors.

Installing a car seat can be challenging. Littleton Adventist Hospital’s Child Passenger Safety technician can help you properly use and install a car seat on your own.

Before the Car Seat Checkup

  • Be prepared to learn, not just watch the CPS technician install the car seat. They are trained to teach you.
  • Try to schedule an appointment one to two months prior to your baby’s due date just in case you deliver early.
  • Do your best to install the seat in your vehicle before your car seat checkup appointment. Please read the instructions that came with the child car seat and the instructions in your vehicle owner’s manual regarding car seats.
  • Bring the car seat instructions and the vehicle owner’s manual with you to your appointment.

Please call the Littleton Adventist Hospital family life department at 303.730.5810 to schedule an appointment. Car seat checks are offered on the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Friday of each month. No walk-ins are accepted; appointments are required.

Breastfeeding support

Birth Center

Breastfeeding support

The American Academy of Pediatrics has long advocated breastfeeding as the best nutrition for baby's short- and long-term health. In the CDC's national assessment of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care, Littleton Adventist Hospital's overall score was above both the national and the state average in breastfeeding-related maternity care practices. We have a 95 percent breastfeeding initiation rate.

Lactation Clinics & Individual Support

Littleton Adventist Hospital offers a breastfeeding class, breastfeeding support clinic, as well as individual breastfeeding support. Certified lactation consultants teach our Breastfeeding Classes.

  • Breastfeeding Class
    Before your baby is born, we encourage moms and their birth partners to attend this one-night class to learn more about breastfeeding techniques to better prepare them for the birth of their baby. To search for the next breastfeeding class, view the Childbirth & pregnancy class schedule.
     
  • Breastfeeding Support Clinic
    The lactation consultants at The BirthPlace offer a breastfeeding support clinic that includes a breastfeeding assessment, baby weight checks, support and education.

    When: Mondays (no holidays)
    Where: Littleton Adventist Hospital
    7700 S. Broadway (enter through Outpatient Center Entrance)
    Littleton, CO 80122

    Cost: This is a free clinic
    Register: RSVP to 303-734-8744 by 9:00 pm the Sunday before the clinic. You will be notified by phone Monday morning between 8:00 - 9:00 am to be scheduled for your clinic time.
     
  • Individual Breastfeeding Support
    Individual consults are available for $60, by appointment only. Our certified lactation consultants are available to support you seven days a week, either by phone or by outpatient visit. Phone: 303-734-8744
Birth Day Wishes

Birth Center

Birth Day Wishes

It is your baby, and we want the experience to be all that you hope for. That's why we created a complimentary pre-admission program, Birth Day Wishes.

Customizing Your Birth Experience

Our Nurse Navigator meets individually with families to understand their delivery goals, plan birthing process from start to finish and answer questions for a better and more customized experience.

  • Complete Pre-Registration before you schedule your Pre-Admission meeting.
  • We recommend scheduling your personalized consultation in between 28 and 35 weeks into your pregnancy. Please call for an appointment as early as 25 weeks if you have special needs (i.e. multiple birth, medical problems).
  • This consultation is a meeting between you, your support person and one of our experienced BirthPlace nurses.
  • You will have the opportunity to share your preferences (Birth Day Wishes) to help us individualize your birthing experience and let our BirthPlace staff know how to best care for you.
  • You may also want to review the Birth Day Wishes form with your physician. 
  • You will complete important paperwork, including preliminary birth certificate information.
  • We will give you information to help you prepare for your birth.
  • You can ask questions about your upcoming hospital stay.
  • Go on a tour of the BirthPlace if you haven't already had one.

Once you have completed Pre-Registration and scheduled your personalized consultation, please complete this Birth Day Wishes form and bring it with you to your appointment.

Birth Day Wishes Form

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Birth Center

Maternal Fetal Medicine

High-risk Pregnancies

Every pregnancy deserves expert, compassionate care, but for those mothers and babies who need a higher level of specialization, The Perinatal Care Center at Littleton Adventist Hospital offers comprehensive maternal fetal medicine services specializing in high-risk pregnancies. The center is staffed by experienced OB nurses, sonographers, and physicians from the Obstetrix Medical Group of Colorado.

If your pregnancy requires more than routine prenatal care, Littleton Adventist Hospital’s Perinatal Care Center offers the resources required to give patients every medical advantage and to provide your unborn baby the best start in life. With an in-depth understanding of the medical and surgical management of high-risk pregnancies, our maternal fetal medicine team has extensive knowledge of prenatal diagnosis and treatment.

Your doctor may feel you need extra care during your pregnancy for a number of reasons, including:

  • Pre-existing maternal medical condition in the mother, such as diabetes, autoimmune disease, thyroid disease, Polycystic ovary syndrome, heart or kidney disease, and more
  • Overweight or obese
  • The mother develops a condition during pregnancy, such as diabetes or preeclampsia
  • Fetal anomalies, including abnormal fetal growth or chromosomal abnormalities, such as Down Syndrome
  • The mother experiences complications during labor, including premature labor
  • Multiple gestation (twins or more)
  • Pregnancy in teens or after age 35
  • Maternal history of premature labor

Our nurses are among the area’s most experienced, averaging 20 years of service in maternity nursing. Many hold special certifications in their field and are members of professional organizations specific to obstetric and neonatal nursing.

Our team of skilled in-house, board-certified anesthesiologists is available around the clock to provide continuous pain management support throughout labor. We also offer 24-hour obstetrical physician coverage.

Services offered by the Perinatal Care Center include:

  • Prenatal Screening - Usually in the first trimester a maternal blood test is combined with an ultrasound to identify fetuses at risk for chromosome abnormality.
  • Genetic Counseling - For those with family histories of genetic disorders.
  • Management of High Risk Pregnancies - Patients with complications from a previous pregnancy may need special care and coordination with their primary OB.
  • Ultrasound - Advanced 4-D capability allows the best possible view of the fetus.
  • Amniocentesis - The most common procedure used to test for birth defects, performed after 15 weeks of pregnancy, upon signs of a potential abnormality.
  • Chorionic Villus Sampling - An alternative to amniocentesis, this procedure takes a small sample of cells from the placenta where it is attached to the wall of the uterus. It can be performed earlier in the pregnancy than amniocentesis. 
  • Diabetes Education and Management - For newly diagnosed gestational or pre-existing diabetes, management is provided with nutrition counseling and daily blood sugar monitoring. 
  • Management of Anticoagulation - Education and teaching of injection technique for patients and their families.

Pre-Pregnancy Consultation - May be appropriate for patients with medical or genetic history that may need to be assessed before pregnancy.

The Perinatal Care Center is located on the Littleton Adventist Hospital Medical Campus.

Location: 
7720 Broadway
Arapahoe Medical Plaza III, Suite 190
Littleton, CO 80122
Phone: 303-730-5862

Mother's Milk Bank

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Mother's Milk Bank

Littleton Adventist Hospital is proud to partner with Mother's Milk Bank (MMB), a Colorado based nonprofit program that collects, processes, tests, and provides human donor milk to babies across the country. Babies who receive the milk may be premature or have severe illnesses and need human milk to thrive. Human milk benefits infants through nutritional, immunological, developmental, social, economic and environmental reasons.

Are you interested in becoming a milk donor? You are likely to qualify as a donor if you are:

  • In good health
  • A non-smoker
  • Not taking medications on a regular basis
  • A person with an abundant supply of milk

Milk donors must undergo a blood test and health screening, be willing to donate a minimum of 150 ounces total and have a medical release form signed by the mother’s and baby’s doctors.

For more information on donating or receiving milk, contact us:

Phone: 303-869-1888

About

We are here to help welcome your babies into the world.

Families have been delivering at The BirthPlace at Littleton Adventist Hospital for more than 30 years. It will be a moment you’ll never forget. And that’s why, when you meet your little one for the first time, we want it to be just perfect. A safe, beautiful experience that brings together the best of medical science and our never-lost sense of wonder. 

We offer private birthing rooms along with massage, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, access to professional newborn photos, designated quiet time that allows focused time with your baby, an in-room sleeper and three complimentary meal vouchers for your significant other.

Our top-tier technology and second-to-none team includes experienced nurses with the highest possible certifications, highly trained providers, pain-control experts, specialized care for high-risk pregnancies and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.