Birthing Center

Ridgeview Medical Center has a long-standing reputation throughout the west metro and beyond as the place to have a baby.

Learn more about services and resources for expectant parents, which also includes birth planschildbirth preparation classes and Birthing Center tours.

Our Birthing Center features:

  • Six birthing suites with full-sized bathtubs, offering mothers the option to labor in water and have a water birth aided by certified nurse midwives
  • 18 private "spa-like" postpartum suites with hotel-like décor and amenities
  • Breastfeeding guidance and follow-up support by our team of lactation specialists who have been nationally recognized
  • Two gift shops, including the Ridgeview Lily Pad Boutique, located at the entrance of the Birthing Center
  • Latest technology in nurse call systems, fetal monitoring and infant security
  • Genetic counseling services
  • Neonatal Care Unit

Ridgeview’s Network of Professionals and Clinics

Ridgeview has a network of professionals available to meet the unique health needs of women and children at all of life’s stages. A pre-admission form is available here: OB Pre-Admission Form.

Our providers include:

  • ob/gyn physicians and surgeons
  • certified nurse midwives
  • pediatricians
  • family physicians
  • nurse practitioners
  • neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners
  • perinatologists
  • lactation consultants
  • genetic counselors, and more.

Newborn Screening: Helping babies start life healthy

Every parent-to-be wants a healthy baby. Newborn screening takes place in the hospital 12-48 hours after birth and checks babies for serious disorders that often cannot be seen at birth. These disorders can be found through blood spot, hearing and pulse oximetry screening. If a disorder is found early through one of these screens, early interventions can help give these babies a healthy start to life.

  • Blood spot screening checks for more than 50 rare but treatable disorders that can affect the immune system, how the body makes energy, or other important processes. Early detection can help prevent serious health problems or even death.
  • Hearing screening checks for hearing loss in the range where speech is heard. Identifying hearing loss early improves a baby's ability to access language and develop on track with their hearing peers.
  • Pulse oximetry screening checks for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD). If detected early, babies with CCHD can often be treated with surgery or other medical interventions.