Peak Vista moms who deliver their babies at UCHealth-Memorial Hospital Central enjoy state-of-the art birth facilities. The Central location is also a Level 1 Trauma Center, offering 24-hour specialty care for mothers. UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central offers everything needed to assure a safe, healthy delivery. You are able to spend as much time as possible bonding with your baby and learning to care for your little one.
Specialty Care In cases of labor induction under 32 weeks or other complex cases, services will still be available at UCHealth Memorial North.
Midwifery as practiced by certified nurse-midwives (CNMs®) encompasses a full range of primary health care services for women from adolescence beyond menopause. These services include the independent provision of primary care, gynecologic and family planning services, preconception care, care during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period, and treatment of male partners for sexually transmitted infections. Midwives provide initial and ongoing comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment. They conduct physical examinations; prescribe medications including controlled substances and contraceptive methods; admit, manage and discharge patients; order and interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests and order the use of medical devices. Midwifery care also includes health promotion, disease prevention, and individualized wellness education and counseling. These services are provided in partnership with women and families in diverse settings such as ambulatory care clinics, private offices, community and public health systems, homes, hospitals and birth centers.
Peak Vista Community Health Center is proud to offer Prenatal Plus, a Medicaid-funded program designed to increase positive birth outcomes. If a woman qualifies, she can choose to sign up to be seen at each prenatal visit by a care coordinator, who provides education, resources and support throughout her pregnancy.
Education includes information on baby’s development, changes the expectant mom can expect in her body, breastfeeding, and information about labor and delivery. The Prenatal Plus team includes a childbirth educator and a mental health professional to complement the healthcare provider in order to create a whole-body wellness team for mom and baby.
This Medicaid-funded program provides education on:
Having a baby is challenging, and every woman deserves medical and mental health support to ensure the health of herself and her newborn child. Our team understands the importance of caring for mom and baby, from pregnancy all the way up to breastfeeding. We offer well-baby check-ups, well-child check-ups, and well-child waiting areas for mothers after the delivery of their baby, and include educational materials designed to help mothers understand what to expect leading up to the birth.
It is very important for women to receive quality healthcare before, during, and after a pregnancy to minimize the risk of these common pregnancy complications:
Generally speaking, most physicians recommend that women gain between 20 to 30 pounds during a single-baby pregnancy.
Depression during and after pregnancy is very common, but also very treatable. Here are the signs and symptoms to look out for:
If you think you may be experiencing pregnancy-related depression, talk to your healthcare provider.
Well-baby exams are essential for monitoring your baby's growth and development, getting vaccinations, and checking for serious health conditions. They also help you develop a strong, trust-worthy relationship with your baby’s doctor.