Pregnancy and Baby at Platte Valley Medical Center

Pregnancy can be an exciting—and anxious—nine months. You may wonder, “Am I doing everything I can to prepare for this baby?”

From routine prenatal care to high-risk pregnancies

Chances are you’re doing everything you can to keep you and your little one healthy. Although, most pregnancies and birth experiences go smoothly, if complications come up, our medical team and neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are equipped to handle even the littlest of patients.

We are delighted to share in the special time of your life.  We have all you need to help you become prepared for what most describe as their biggest challenge and reward.

Preparing for pregnancy

When you decide you’re ready to start a family, give your body—and your future baby—a healthy advantage. We will give you a check-up, share tips for preparing for pregnancy and talk to you about potential risk factors.

See the preconception checklist.

During pregnancy

If you’re unsure about what to expect during pregnancy, labor and delivery, or when you bring baby home, sign up for one of our childbirth or parenting classes.

Learn more about our pregnancy and baby classes.

Labor and delivery

It’s time to meet your baby! Before you get to the hospital, complete the online pre-registration, and we’ll fast-track your check-in.

Do you want an epidural? What about using a birthing ball to ease your labor pain? You have those options here. 

After your baby is born


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When you choose SCL Health, you get hospitals that have Baby-Friendly designations or follow Baby-Friendly practices.

This means when your little one arrives, we’ll encourage you to bond skin-to-skin, breastfeed and keep your baby with you in the room.

Once you’re home, you’ll have access to lactation consultants if you run into any breastfeeding challenges.

Read about care after delivery.

How can I prepare for my baby?

We offer many childbirth preparation and parenting education classes. You may qualify for a discount if you register for several classes. Ask about our reduced fees if you need financial assistance.

Register for a class.

What do the birthing rooms look like?

Take our Virtual Tour or download our brochure.


What if my baby is premature or is born with a health condition?

Our Level II Special Care Nursery (SCN) is partnered with Children’s Hospital Colorado to provide the highest level of care for your little one.

There are eight private rooms for babies with specialized needs and those born as early as 32 weeks. These rooms also allow you and another family member to be present with your baby 24/7.

From the moment your baby is admitted to the SCN, we’ll work with you in your infant’s daily plan of care and plan for the day you’ll be able to go home together.

Learn more about our Special Care Nursery.

Your baby is worth the wait

More and more births are scheduled early for non-medical reasons. Experts have learned that this can cause problems for both mom and baby. That’s why we’ve partnered with March of Dimes to spread the word about waiting until 39 weeks of pregnancy to deliver your baby.

If possible, it’s best to stay pregnant for at least 39 weeks. If your pregnancy is healthy, wait for labor to begin on its own.

Breastfeeding support

Breastfeeding is special for so many reasons—the joy of bonding with your baby, the cost savings and the related health benefits. But along with these benefits, some moms run into challenges.

If you have questions or want to schedule an appointment with a certified lactation specialist, call 303-498-3415.

Virtual newborn nursery

Nothing is more exciting than bringing a new life into this world.

You can share your baby’s first photo shoot with your friends and family with a special access code.

Enter our virtual newborn nursery.

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