Pregnancy care in Denver
From the time you think about starting your family through your delivery and postpartum, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL) and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL (RMHC) in Denver are here for you at every step of your journey and strive to provide you and your baby with the utmost care and service. Whether you are a young mother or are starting your family later in life, our leading physiciansand experienced caregivers will guide you through your pregnancy and childbirth journey. As a full-service hospital, we are also prepared to assist with any complications that may arise during your pregnancy or childbirth experience and help ensure a safe and healthy delivery for both mom and baby.
For more information about our prenatal care services, please call Kirsten Dehmlow—our Parent Education Coordinator—at (720) 754-7339, or email her using our online form.
Prenatal care for advanced maternal age women (AMA)
More and more women are choosing to start a family—or add to their family— later in life. While expectant mothers 35 years or older are considered advanced maternal age (AMA), a healthy, happy pregnancy is possible for most with the proper preparation and prenatal care we can provide.
When the time is right for you, our OB/GYN physicians and staff can provide the expert care and support you need through every step of your journey.
With the increased risk for pregnancy complications with AMA, taking steps to prepare ahead of time is an important part of your pregnancy journey. One strategy for reducing many risks associated with AMA is scheduling a preconception visit, where we can diagnose and begin treating any preexisting conditions that could affect your future pregnancy.
Additionally, your physician will assess your individual risk (including current conditions and medications) and make recommendations for any lifestyle changes, treatment options or specific prenatal care strategies that will promote a healthy pregnancy
If you have been unsuccessful in trying to conceive, you might have concerns about infertility. There are several factors that can affect fertility, including age. Sometimes there is no fertility issue at all, however, and conceiving just takes time. With a basic infertility evaluation, our team can help you determine if infertility is preventing you from conceiving and identify which steps and/or treatment options will best increase your chances of getting pregnant.
Sign up for our email series
As you prepare for childbirth and caring for your new baby, we want to stay in contact with you each week to make sure you have additional support on your journey into parenthood. We think this is the best way for us both to connect regularly, so sign up today!
We are excited to be sharing this amazing time in your life with you. This is a perfect opportunity for you to get to know us better. During this free 60-minute tour of our labor and delivery and Mom and Baby units, you will discover all the comfortable accommodations we have to make your stay with us as pleasant as possible.
On the tour, we will be talking about:
- Various hospital procedures
- Comfort measures during and after birth
- How we care for you if complications arise
- Our focus on family-centered care
It is important this tour is taken any time after you are six months pregnant, and will be offered after all childbirth preparation classes. Children under 14 years old are not allowed to visit the labor and delivery or Mom and Baby units during flu season unless they have been pre-screened and vaccinated against the flu. Please call in advance before bringing your children on the tour.
Childbirth and parent education classes
Whether you are a first-time parent or seasoned veteran, we offer a wide range of helpful classes at P/SL and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, including labor and delivery preparation, breastfeeding and sibling classes.
You can register online or call us at (877) 752-2737.
Classes are subject to date and time changes. Classes are subject to cancellation in the event of hazardous weather conditions or if minimum student capacity requirements are not met. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our coordinator at (720) 754-7339.
Should you need to cancel your class registration, please call us at (877) 432-5846 as soon as possible. Notification of your cancellation must be received at least 7 days (not including the class date) prior to the start date of the class. If cancellation or change is requested less than 7 days (not including the class date) prior, you will not receive a refund.
Childbirth classes we offer
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We offer the following classes that you can register online:
Car Seat Fit Station
- Car Seat Fit Station
- Birth by Cesarean, or C-section
- Childbirth Preparation
- Childbirth Preparation Fast Track
- Childbirth Express
- Childbirth Over 30 (4 Week)
- Comfort Essentials for Childbirth
- VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) Preparation
Fathers and Siblings
- Boot Camp for New Dads
- Sibling Preparation
- Baby 101 - Understanding Your Newborn
- Infant Safety
- Multiple Preparation
- Breastfeeding Multiples