At The Birth Center at St. Anthony North Hospital, we believe in family centered care and providing home-like comfort with the most advanced medical care available – including a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The Birth Center is designed to keep you and your baby close. Your baby will be with you, in your room, during your stay and one of our highly trained nurses will help you care for your newborn. Our nursing staff is consistently rated as “excellent” by our patients in the areas of compassion, helpfulness, friendliness and expertise.
Our physicians, anesthesia providers, nurses and respiratory therapists are in the hospital 24 hours per day to provide neonatal resuscitations and stabilization to infants needing advanced medical care.
Know our caregivers are trained and ready to provide care for premature infants, as well as full-term babies who made need extra attention.
Birth center amenities
Airy Rooms & Mountain Views
Patients labor, deliver and recover in one of 15 spacious rooms. With airy mountain views, private baths and homelike touches, the rooms are designed to comfort and support new moms. Dads are invited to spend the night in the room and enjoy healthy meals. Rooming in, in which the baby stays with the mother instead of in the nursery, is encouraged.
Nitrous Oxide is now available to help ease anxiety, aid in relaxation and provide pain relief.
Epidurals and pain medications are optional, but are always available at the patient's request.
Moms labor, deliver and recover in one of our 15 spacious Birth Center rooms. Designed with our mom’s comfort in mind, our rooms offer private baths, wireless access, DVD player, birthing ball and squatting bar to help make the birth process as comfortable as possible.
- Our private birthing suites are designed to keep you and your baby close. Your baby may remain with you in your room throughout your stay, unless there is a medical reason that they cannot. Your nurse is there to help you with baby care.
- Birth partners are encouraged to stay with mom and baby throughout the hospitalization. A sleeper couch is provided.
- Baby's first bath will be given in your room so you and your family can watch.
We’re providing exceptional care to ensure mom and baby stay safe and healthy with the help of our expert caregivers.
- Epidurals and pain medications are optional and available at the patient's request. Certified registered nurse anesthetists provide our patients with the most up-to-date anesthesia support and care, 24 hours a day, working in conjunction with a team of anesthesiologists.
- Nitrous Oxide is now available upon request to help ease anxiety, aid in relaxation and provide pain relief.
- If a cesarean section (C-section) is necessary, there are two surgical suites in the Birth Center.
- Our Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides special care for infants born as early as 32 weeks gestation and above.
- Our expert caregivers are available 24/7 to help care for any little one needing specialized care.
We want moms and babies to start off this new life with love and support.
- Skin-to-skin contact during the first hour after birth is our standard. Snuggling skin-to-skin increases bonding and provides the best start for breastfeeding.
- We provide lactation consultations to help you during your hospital stay and when you go home. We support moms and babies with lactation consultations up to one year after delivery.
- The Nurse-Family Partnership is a program for women who are having their first baby. If you enroll and are eligible, a specially trained nurse will visit you in your home throughout pregnancy and continue to visit until your baby is 2 years old.
Our certified lactation consultants are here to provide the support you need when you choose to breastfeed your baby.
- Our certified lactation consultants are available during your hospitalization to support you on your breastfeeding journey.
- A complimentary follow up lactation visit will help ensure that all is going well after you leave the hospital. An appointment will be made for you before your discharge. Additional lactation appointments are available if needed.
If you need assistance after your hospitalization, financial counselors are available to assist you with any financial questions or concerns. To speak with a financial counselor, call 720-627-3003.
If you are eligible, we can help enroll you in Colorado’s Medicaid program for prenatal services and hospital coverage.
Level II NICU
Sometimes babies may require special care and you want to deliver your baby where you can feel confident and comforted knowing our outstanding clinical expertise is available if your newborn needs it. Our Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is located right next to our birthing suites.
Our caregivers are specially trained to provide care for premature infants, starting at 32 weeks gestation, as well as full-term babies who made need extra care.
While our team will provide the specialized care that your baby needs, you play an important role. We strive to provide the opportunity for as much skin-to-skin contact between you and your baby as possible, helping to soothe you and your little one.
- Provide care for babies born at 32 weeks gestation
- Ability to stabilize and transport babies born at any age gestation
- 24/7 Neonatal Nurse Practitioner on-site coverage
- Five NICU beds
- 24/7 Neonatologist coverage
- Parents may room-in with baby (when space permits)
- Daily lactation support
Birth classes & education
COVID has challenged us to make some changes in our normal Birth Center routine. Please know that now, more than ever, we are excited to share in your birth experience and make it a moment you and your baby will always remember.
Due to the current COVID restrictions in place, the Understanding Birth eClass is the only class being offered virtually.
Understanding Birth eClass: This online learning experience provides wide-ranging childbirth information in the comfort of your home. The eClass is at your own pace and will take 4-6 hours to complete. The eClass chapters include: pregnancy, labor, birth stories, comfort techniques, medical procedures, Cesarean birth, newborns and postpartum. If you any problems with registering, please call 720-627-3649.
Breastfeeding Support Group: For those that may need additional support, we offer our breast-feeding support group free of charge. This class takes place every Thursday in the Grays/Torreys Conference room. For questions on the group or attendance information, please call 720-627-3647.
Birth By Design
Our Birth by Design plan will help to make your hospital admission relaxed and worry free. This pre-admission plan gives you an opportunity to share your birth preferences with your support person and Birth Center staff.
The birth of your baby is a very special event and we want the experience to be all that you hope for.
If you need assistance with the plan, please call 720-627-3106.
Do I need to bring baby’s essentials (diapers, wipes, clothes)?
Not necessary. You are more than welcome to bring your own things, but we have everything you would need here. We do ask that you bring an outfit to put baby in to take him/her home.
Is there a lactation consultant on the floor all the time?
No. They typically work during the day and leave around 3 pm, depending on how many babies are on the unit.
Can my husband or support person stay with me?
Yes. Due to ever-changing COVID guidelines, one of our staff will updated you on our most current visiting status. If I need to sleep, can someone take the baby for me? We do not have a Well Baby Nursery. The safest place for your baby is in the room with you.
How long do I stay after I’ve had my baby?
Depends on type of delivery and if there were any complications. A vaginal delivery is typically here for 1-2 days, a C-Section is here 2-4 days depending on your recovery.
What are the hospital visiting hours?
Normally, we do not limit the hours that family visit. However, with current restrictions we only allow one visitor per 24 hours. This can change as COVID guidelines change and our staff will update you on the most current visitation status.
Do I stay in the same room after having my baby?
When do I go see my doctor after having my baby?
Depends on the type of delivery and if there were any complications. Typically, after a C-Section you will follow-up in 2 weeks. A vaginal delivery 6 weeks.
Do the doctors practice delayed cord clamping?
Yes, unless your baby requires immediate medical attention.
Does my baby leave the room for tests of baths?
Not usually. We can do almost everything in your room. We do take your baby to the NICU for circumcisions.
Can we bring food from outside?
Can I wear my own clothes?
Yes, we will also provide you with a hospital gown.
Federal Heights Fire Department
Call 303-427-7209 for an appointment
Thornton Fire Station 5
Call 303-538-7602 for an appointment
North Metro Fire Department Rescue
Residents of North Metro Fire District only, call 720-887-0404
Westminster Fire Department
Call 303-658-4500 for an appointment
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Tour the Birth Center at St. Anthony North Hospital to view our private labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum suites and see our new Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.