March 15, 2017
Low-Intervention Birth Now in a Hospital
Dr. Emily Prouse says expectant moms in Denver now have the best of both worlds: a way to have a low-intervention birth experience in a hospital.
There's a growing trend in Colorado of moms choosing to give birth without medical intervention. But that doesn't preclude having an obstetric physician in the picture. In fact, expectant moms in the picture. In fact, expectant moms in Denver now have the best of both worlds: a way to have a low-intervention birth experience just down the hall from the support of a hospital - just in case.
What is a low-intervention birth?
A low allows labor to begin and progress naturally without medical and technological monitoring and procedures. It may seem contrary, but obstetric physicians today are very supportive of low-intervention childbirth. It's common for us to work with midwives, doulas, naturopaths and other holistic providers in tandem with out pregnant patients.
A pertinent question that expectant moms usually as is: "What if?" What if something unexpected happens during labor? That off-chance situation is why it can be a good idea to become a patient of a provider you can trust to respond quickly to any unexpected complication.
Where in Denver can an expectant mom find both?
Just this year, Tose Medical Center, known as "Denver's baby hospital," opened the Rose Babies Birth Center, where families experience a home-like environment for their birth experience that minimizes interventions. It features:
- Private, spacious rooms
- Queen-size bed
- Hydrotherapy in oversized bathtubs
- Holistic pain management and labor support tools
- Apple Tvs to aid in relaxation
- Rose's dedicated childbirth navigator
- Lactation support
- One-to-one nursing care
- Plus the benefit of being housed in a hospital - in case of an emergency
Moms should talk to their OB provider about the birth experience that's right for them. Be sure to have a plan to get medical attention quickly just in case something unexpected happens.
Content from Welcome Home Of Denver by Emily Prouse, MD, who recently delivered her second child, believes women's health is the foundation of strong, healthy families. Originally from North Carolina, she and her growing family love exploring the wilderness areas of Colorado and taking advantage of the ski slopes and bike trails.