The BirthPlace

Parker Adventist Hospital

9395 Crown Crest Blvd
Parker, Colorado 80138

39.5486133, -104.7710383

Latitude: 39.5486133, Longitude: -104.7710383

The BirthPlace

Parker Adventist Hospital

Questions to ask when choosing a birth center

Touring hospitals can be one of the most exciting excursions during pregnancy.

You'll want to find a beautiful birthing suite, a warm staff and perhaps options such as breastfeeding assistance. But as you tour potential maternity units, be sure to look deeper at the technology and healthcare expertise that will be available in case something unexpected happens, advises Henry Galan, M.D., chief of maternal and fetal medicine at the University of Colorado at Denver Health Science Center and a perinatologist who cares for high-risk patients at Parker Adventist Hospital.

 "Ninety percent of pregnancies will be completely uneventful, but for those 10 percent who have issues-particularly for those unexpected events-parents need to plan ahead," he says.

Here is a list of questions - along with answers for Parker Hospital - that you should ask on your tours: