Aspen Birth Center

Where families are born....

The Aspen Birth Center at Aspen Valley Hospital was designed for a memorable birth experience for new parents, those who are expanding their family, and friends and family who will share the experience. Mothers have needed patient amenities from the early stages of labor through delivery and recovery. Fathers have a comfortable place to rest and a mini-office for updating friends and checking on business.

Aspen Birth Center is Designated “Baby-Friendly” Facility.
Of course a birth center is going to be baby friendly.  But being awarded the “Baby-Friendly” designation means meeting the criteria identified by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc., the U.S. authority for the implementation of a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).  The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.  Including AVH, there are just five hospitals in Colorado to achieve this designation. 

Learn more about the Aspen Birth Center on this recent episode of "Medicine in the Mountains".

 Certified lactation consultants and a “Bosom Buddies” support group for new moms are just two of the ways AVH staff help new mothers gain information, confidence, and skills to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies. 

Preparation for the big day is also part of the AVH experience, with a variety of childbirth education classes offered by registered nurse childbirth educators. We also offer an extensive lactation program to assist breastfeeding mothers. Finally, our staff can suggest various parent resources, both locally and nationally, to assist you during this exciting, new time of parenting.
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Covering a wide variety of topics, including:
  • Prenatal Care
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Breastfeeding 
  • Postpartum Topics
  • Infant Care
  • New Dad Information
    Written by Heather Knott,
    Registered Nurse, Childbirth Educator, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and Mother
    Plus Guest Bloggers
The Birth Center includes: five single-occupancy labor, delivery, and recovery rooms with therapeutic whirlpool tubs, four single-occupancy postpartum rooms, an antepartum room for observation prior to active labor; and a large centrally located special care nursery with an isolation area.

Each room was designed to provide parents and families with a spacious, comfortable, home-like environment, yet at the same time accommodate all of their medical needs. In addition, a family waiting area accommodates families during your stay. The entire department is self-contained, thus providing patient safety, privacy, and security. More importantly, our staff’s philosophy about the birth experience empowers mothers and enables them to make choices that best meet their needs.
Women who have their babies at the Aspen Birth Center benefit from:
  • low nurse:patient ratios (often 1:1) during labor and delivery
  • Personalized care for all new mothers and their families
  • State of the art pain management – an important component of the birth experience – AVH nurses are familiar with a variety of alternative pain management techniques, and the anesthesia department is available around-the-clock for those desiring epidural anesthesia
  • Support from our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and lactation counselors

 

We support you...

 

For questions, to register for Childbirth Education Classes, 
or to make a Lactation consultation appointment,
please call (970) 544-1130

Baby Friendly Hospital 2015-2020

 

0401 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611
970.925.1120

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