Where families are born....
The Aspen Birth Center
at Aspen Valley Hospital is 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 are provided with 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 maternity care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. AVH was one of the first 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.