Main Hospital Phone Number:
Chilbirth Registration Line:
1600 Prairie Center Parkway
Brighton, CO 80601
Platte Valley Medical Center offers a variety of classes to help you prepare for this exciting time in your life. Our comprehensive educational programs will help you be successful at every stage in the process.
Tours of the Women’s and Newborn Center are offered to help you become familiar with the Labor and Delivery Unit, Special Care Nursery, and Postpartum Suites.
Visit our calendar for a class schedule.
This one-day class is designed to acquaint you and your coach with the labor and birthing process through interactive discussions and with the aid of handouts, posters, and videos. Relaxation, breathing, and comfort techniques for the labor process and birth are practiced. Please bring two pillows to class. Pain management options are also reviewed.
Successfully learn the basics of breastfeeding, such as positioning, latching on, nipple care, and breast milk supply in this class. Taught by a certified lactation specialist, we will discuss how moms can incorporate returning to work while breastfeeding. Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend.
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Lactation Program & Breastfeeding Support
Breastfeeding is special for so many reasons – the joy of bonding with your baby, the cost savings, and the related health benefits. Along with these benefits, challenges are sometimes prevalent. If you have specific questions or would like to schedule an appointment with our certified lactation specialist, please call (303) 498-3415.
This class discusses realistic expectations for your baby’s first months and provides information and hands-on practice with bathing, diapering and circumcision care. This class covers:
- Baby’s first days of life
- Feeding, diapering, bathing, and baby care basics
- SIDS risks, safe sleeping, and safe car seat use
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If you have questions regarding the Childbirth Education Classes, please call our Women’s and Newborn Center at 303-498-3518.
Prenatal Pilates Exercise Class
Exercise is extremely important during pregnancy. In fact, many women who exercise during pregnancy have experienced increased endurance for labor and delivery, have better mood and sleep patterns, and a more rapid postpartum weight loss. Prenatal Pilates at PVMC is taught by licensed physical therapists. During class, you will learn the fundamentals of safe exercise, while building core strength, circulation, proper alignment, and breathing techniques. This eight-week class is for women in their first – third trimester of pregnancy.