Denver Center for Birth and Wellness exists to provide an environment of care that empowers, supports, and partners with women to achieve and maintain health at all phases of their lives. We offer the midwifery model of care, including well-woman care, prenatal care, and water birth in a uniquely comfortable environment with a goal of developing a life-long, personal relationship together.
The Birth-Year Journey
We believe that a strong, healthy, and well-supported pregnancy creates the foundation for a positive birth experience, successful breastfeeding, and continued childhood and family wellness. Our goal is to walk beside you as trusted advisor, partner, and friend during your birth year to empower you to welcome your baby wholly and healthfully.
As a small practice offering a consistent, personal relationship with your midwife, we limit the number of clients that we can accept for each due-month. Space is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. We will offer a waiting list in the event that your month is full.
Why Choose Denver Center for Birth and Wellness?
There are many qualities that make Denver Center for Birth and Wellness unique, and they all revolve around your comfort and providing the best possible birth experience for you and your family. Here are a few ways we are different from other care models:
- Ample time reserved for you and your midwife at every appointment
- Exam tables/rooms will be reserved for when they are needed, not your regular appointments
- Low midwife-to-patient ratio, so you'll know your midwife well before you labor with her
- We offer you the opportunity to stay longer with us postpartum to rest and be supported in your transition
- Meals, lactation support, 24-hour nurse on-site and comfort services will be provided during your stay
- Beautiful birth suites with extra-deep tubs for water birth with kitchen and living area for family use
We offer a home-like space where you can relax and enjoy spending time getting to know your certified nurse-midwife (CNM). She will take the time to ensure that you and your partner have a chance to get all your questions answered and for you to get to know each other. You will listen to your baby's heartbeat, discuss any areas of concern, consult about nutrition, discuss care decisions, and talk about you and your partner's hopes, fears, and excitement in preparation for birth and beyond.
When the time comes to deliver, your midwife will help support you in safely welcoming your baby. Mama, baby, and partner are invited to take advantage of around-the-clock access to staff support for questions, comforts, and to help create a peaceful opportunity to bond during your stay. We personally go out of our way to make your first hours as easy and enjoyable as possible.
Is a Birth Center Right for Me?
Birth Centers are a great option for healthy, low-risk mamas and babies. To help keep birth center birth safe, the Denver Center for Birth and Wellness follows state regulations for birth center delivery. We will work hard to partner with you to help you maintain a healthy pregnancy and to achieve the birth you want, but certain pre-existing conditions or conditions that develop during pregnancy may make a mama ineligible to deliver at the center. The most common of these include:
- Gestational Diabetes
- Hypertension requiring medication
- Other conditions that may impact the safety of an out-of-hospital birth
If you have questions about a particular situation, please feel free to call or email us to schedule a consult with our Clinical Director.
We believe it truly takes a village, and we want to be a part of yours. More than just a birth center or care clinic, Denver Center for Birth and Wellness offers classes on topics ranging from childbirth preparation to meal preparation, crafts, and special events. New mama meet-ups provide an opportunity for moms with new babies to get to know and support one-another (or just to get out of the house!), and we are constantly seeking to provide new opportunities to build togetherness and support amongst families. Have an idea for a class or an event you'd like to see?