COVID-19 and Pregnancy - An Update for our Patients
We would like to take this opportunity to update you about your maternity care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and assure you that our dedicated team of expert nurses, physicians and midwives are committed to providing safe and effective care to every patient who walks through our doors.
COVID-19 Health Alert
In our continuing effort to maintain the health and safety of our patients, visitors, colleagues and you, our points of entry have become restricted.
All patients will be asked to enter through the main entrance at 501 East Hampden Avenue.
In the event of an emergency, or if directed by a provider, enter through the emergency department entrance at East Girard Avenue and Pennsylvania Street.
Birth partner only
Further, to keep the facility as safe and healthy as possible, expectant mothers may only have the birth partner as her one visitor while in the hospital with us. All other loved ones will not be able to visit while she is in the hospital due to ongoing health and safety precautions. After baby arrives, we encourage you to Skype or FaceTime your loved ones as we cannot accommodate visitors other than the birth partner anywhere on the unit.
Tours cancelled; classes online
To reduce the number of people in the hospital, all unit tours and in-person childbirth/parenting classes have been temporarily suspended. However, you can still get a glimpse of our beautiful birthing rooms and prepare for the birth of your child with our online eLearning classes.
For the most up-to-date information in this quickly changing situation, visit Swedish Medical Center on Facebook. Thank you for helping us slow the spread!
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.
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
Due to the COVID-19 Health Alert, all facility tours have been postponed until June. Please contact us any time at (303) 788-5466. One of our nurse navigators will contact you between 8:00am and 4:00pm Monday through Friday to answer all your questions.
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.
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 careBreastfeeding 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.