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Our Birth Doctors & Specialists

Birth Centers at Memorial Hospital

 

Two locations:

 

Memorial Hospital Central
1400 E. Boulder St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
(map & directions)


Hospital operator: 719-365-5000
Free garage parking & valet

 

Memorial Hospital North
4050 Briargate Pkwy.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
(map & directions)


Hospital operator: 719-364-5000
Free parking

 

Learn About Our Birth Center in Five Steps:

 

Step 1. Our Birth Center
Step 2. Our Doctors & Specialists
Step 3. Our Treatments & Procedures
Step 4. Patient Stories

Step 5. How to contact us and important visiting information



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» Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists


For health questions, health classes or help finding a doctor, ask our nurses at HealthLink, 719-444-CARE (2273), or search online


» Download: Birth Packet (.pdf/2.4MB)

The birth centers at Memorial Hospital have a comprehensive team of doctors and specialists ideal for coordinating the prenatal and birth care of mother and child.

Our Team of Birth Doctors

Prenatal and birth care can be provided by various doctors, including:

• Obstetrician and Gynecologist (OB/GYN)

A obstetrician/gynecologist is a physician who specializes in general women's medical care, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system, and care of pregnant women. Your OB/GYN coordinates all aspects of your birth management plan.

 

OB/GYNs are board-certified by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

 

» More about: Our birth treatments & procedures

 

» More about: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

• Perinatologist

A perinatologist (also known as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist) is an obstetrician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complications during pregnancy and childbirth. The perinatologist coordinates all aspects of your high-risk birth management plan which may include prematurity prevention counseling, genetic counseling, amniocentesis, chronic villus sampling (CVS), diagnostic fetal ultrasound and antepartum fetal assessment.

 

Perinatologists are board-certified by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

 

» More about: Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists


» More about: Our birth treatments & procedures

 

» More about: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

• Family doctor

A family doctor is a physician who has specialized training in primary care, including obstetrics.

• Neonatalogist

A neonatalogist is a physician who specializes in the medical care of newborn infants who are especially ill or premature. Neonatal intensive care is provided in our Level IIIb neonatal intensive care units (NICU) at Memorial Hospital for Children.

 

» More about: Neonatal intensive care at Memorial Hospital for Children

• Anesthesiologist

An anesthesiologist is a physician who administers anesthetics - medications that cause loss of sensation to pain or awareness. The anesthesiologist works with the OB/GYN to develop your pain management plan.

 

» More about: Anesthesiology

 

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Our Team of Birth Specialists

• Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)

A certified nurse midwife is a nurse who has additional training to care for women with low-risk pregnancies. Some midwives work with physicians while some work on an independent basis.


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• Ultrasound Technician

An ultrasound technician is a specialist who performs a fetal ultrasound (also called sonography) - a diagnostic imaging technique which uses high-frequency sound waves and a computer to create images of blood vessels, tissues, and organs. Ultrasounds are used to view internal organs as they function, and to assess blood flow through various vessels.

• Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory therapists are specially trained health care professionals who help treat and restore function for patients with airway and breathing problems. They often assess and treat patients with the following conditions:

  • tracheostomy tubes (a special type of breathing tube for patients unable to breathe through their mouth and nose) and oxygen therapy
  • ventilators (machines that breathe for patients with certain conditions, such as spinal cord injuries, who are unable to breathe on their own)
  • chronic heart or lung problems that require breathing treatments and assistance

A respiratory therapist attends every delivery and follows the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines for patient safety standards. The nurse-to-patient ratio is one nurse for every two mothers during labor and one nurse for each mother during delivery. Respiratory therapists may have either an associate's or undergraduate degree in respiratory therapy, and many are either registered or certified in their specialty.

• Baby Nurse

A baby nurse is a registered nurse with special training in resuscitation and transition. Every 45 minutes to an hour for the first six hours the baby nurse monitors your little one’s breathing, temperature and airways.

• Genetic Counselor

Genetic counselors provide information and support to families who have members with birth defects or genetic disorders, and to families who may be at risk for a variety of inherited conditions. They identify families at risk, investigate the problems present in the family, interpret information about the disorder, analyze inheritance patterns and risks of recurrence and review available testing options with the family.

• Patient Care Manager

A patient care manager monitors the care of high-risk pregnancy patients to ensure your specific care plan remains consistent throughout your pregnancy.

• Lactation Consultant

A lactation consultant is a registered nurse with special lactation training. The lactation consultant meets with the mother before and after delivery to discuss questions about breast feeding. This is particularly important for mothers who are nursing for the first time, have had prior breast feeding difficulties or are having multiple babies.

 

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Schedule a Tour, Find a Doctor or Take a Class

To schedule a tour of our birth center(s), find a doctor or enroll in a childbirth/parenting class, call HealthLink at 719-444-CARE (2273), or search online.

 

Please note: a consultation may require a doctor's referral. Contact your doctor for more information about the diagnosis or treatment of a medical condition.

 

» Other important birth center contact information & helpful resources

 

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» Step 3: Our birth treatments & procedures