Labor and delivery in Denver

You plan. We deliver.

At Swedish Medical Center, we want to give you the experience you envision when welcoming your family’s newest member. From the moment you and your partner decide to plan a family or when you receive the results of a positive pregnancy test, the experts in our Denver labor and delivery unit are here to help.

Find an OB/GYN or midwife

At Swedish, we work with the region’s best women’s health specialists, including obstetric physicians, neonatologists and perinatologists. Our hospital also provides midwifery services if you wish to include one of our certified nurse midwifes as part of your care.

The expert medical providers at our hospital work with you to help make your pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum period as safe and special as possible.

Childbirth and family education

Our experienced childbirth educators offer childbirth and family education classes that range from Breastfeeding Preparation and Childbirth Preparation to Boot Camp for New Dads and Car Seat Fit appointments. In addition, our mom/baby nurses work with each family to help everyone learn how to best care for the new baby.

Maternity unit tours

We invite you to get to know us better by touring Swedish as our guest. Here, you can feel free to ask questions and familiarize yourself with the facility. This is a free, narrated tour of the entire maternity unit that includes hospital admission procedures, overview of parking and relevant hospital policies.

Tours are of no cost to participants, but pre-registration is required. Call (866) 779-3347 or register for a tour online. Please note each person attending the tour must bring his/her photo ID.

Pre-register for delivery

We recommend that expectant families pre-register for their stay at our hospital to make delivery day as smooth as possible. By completing our pre-admission forms prior to your arrival at Swedish, you will save time. Plus, it is one more thing you won’t have to worry about when the big day comes.

Option 1: Pre-register using our online pre-registration form.

Once you have completed the form and you have made copies of your insurance card, you may either fax the completed form to Swedish’s emergency room at (303) 788-8906 or mail it to us at:

Swedish Medical Center
501 E. Hampden Ave.
Englewood, CO 80113
ATTN: ED Admissions Dept.

If you have any questions regarding your financial responsibility, please call Swedish Financial Services at (303) 788-6852.

Our labor and delivery facility

At Swedish, our warm and inviting labor and delivery unit is recently renovated and offers all-private rooms. We encourage family attendance at birth and have flexible visiting hours. We provide room service for new moms, sleeping accommodations for mom’s partner and a dedicated mom/baby (postpartum recovery) unit that allows babies to room-in with mom.

Labor support

Whether you would prefer a non-medicated birth or pain-relieving options, we can help. Our team offers a full spectrum of labor options, including aromatherapy, doulas, midwives, birthing balls, laboring tubs, dedicated 24/7 OB/GYN anesthesiologists, epidurals, nitrous oxide and more.

If a cesarean section is required, our highly experienced team can provide a family-friendly experience, as well as non-opioid postoperative options.

For an extra layer of support, our program includes 24/7 OB hospitalists. These board-certified obstetricians can step in to help your OB/GYN or midwife as needed.

Special requirements

Cord clamping: Some families prefer to wait several minutes (or longer) after birth before clamping the umbilical cord, letting your baby get additional blood. Let us know your wishes, and we will do our best to accommodate your plan.

Cord blood and stem cell banking: We can help you with donating cord blood or banking stem cells. Speak to your OB and medical team to make these arrangements.

Placenta options: If you would like to keep your placenta for encapsulation or donation, we can assist with those accommodations.

Mom/baby care

Breastfeeding support

Every new mother has access to breastfeeding support on our beautifully updated mom/baby unit and is invited to the new baby breastfeeding support group for moms and babies up to eight weeks old.

Our facility is a milk bank donation site for moms who would like to donate breastmilk. We also can help connect moms with Mother’s Milk Bank if they are unable to provide breastmilk and do not want to use formula.

Additional support

Our pastoral care team is available to visit with new families and can provide communion for families who wish to receive it.

Many new parents are concerned about how their sleep will change with a new baby. Swedish provides access to a sleep training consultant to help ease anxieties and create a plan.

New moms can receive a 20-minute hand or foot massage in their rooms to help relieve postpartum pains and stress.

New families may receive a hand-knitted or crocheted baby hat, courtesy of our nurses.

Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

For babies who need a little extra help, we provide a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) featuring a family-style design that offers each patient a private room. These individualized, womb-like environments allow parents the option to room-in with their newborn (when medically able), which provides an added opportunity to bond.

We also provide NICVIEW baby cameras with 24-hour streaming access for families with a newborn on the unit.

Pregnancy and early childhood emails

As you prepare for childbirth and venture into caring for your new baby at home, we want to touch base with you through our pregnancy and early childhood email program each week to make sure you have additional support on your journey into parenthood.

This program is free and includes customized information, news and resources tailored to your specific stage of pregnancy and/or your child's age. The program is provided throughout your pregnancy and into the toddler years.

Congratulations! We look forward to helping you welcome a new baby into the world. You plan, we deliver.