prenatal, labor, birth & postpartum care
modern midwifery care
personalized, holistic, time intensive, evidence based care. an ancient art combined with modern science.
pregnancy and labor as a state of wellness that includes your physical, emotional, and social wellbeing.
our care package includes
first midwife appointment is one hour
return midwife appointments are 30 – 45 minutes
4 birth center focused classes on the first four tuesday evenings of every month from 4:00 – 5:30 pm
labor support by a midwife and a nurse
you go home from the birth center 4 – 8 hours after you give birth. for clients within 45 minutes of the birth center you will have a home visit between 24 and 48 hours after birth. For additional distances arrangements for care will be made case by case.
mama and baby will come back to clinic for a one week visit
a 4 week wellness check for the whole family
a six week clinic visit for mama.
To keep out of hospital birth safe for mama and baby, we care for healthy low risk mamas. We are unable to accept women that have had a previous cesarean section, body mass index > 35, or women with significant medical conditions requiring medications. The criteria for women to be clients at the birth center include a desire for birth center birth, anatomy ultrasound, group beta strep testing and treatment if +, and attendance of classes at the birth center. As we all know, circumstances and health status may change as we move through our pregnancies. If you develop any conditions that require transfer to a hospital based practice or you choose to transfer care we will assist you through this process.
collaborative care – We expect you to be open and honest about your health history and any current health issues you are experiencing. The foundation of our relationship depends upon trust and open communication. We want you to actively participate in your care and ask as many questions as needed to feel knowledgeable and confident.
our commitment – We agree to stay current in all aspects of evidence based care in order to provide you with the highest quality of care.
your commitment – We expect you to be open and honest about your health history and any current health issues you are experiencing. The safety of birth center birth is based on the premise that you are a healthy woman experiencing a normal pregnancy. This means that during labor things are proceeding normally, babe’s heart rate is strong and steady, and the immediate postpartum period is normal for both mama and baby. The foundation of our relationship depends upon trust and open communication. We want you to actively participate in your care and ask as many questions as needed to feel knowledgeable and confident.
your first appointment
Our mission is to trust, nurture and honor the spirit of birth, one family, one mama, and one baby at a time. We are excited and honored to partner with you for your care. Before your first appointment, we need you to attend an orientation, complete your prenatal client history, and sign up with Larsen Billing.
Prenatal Client History – Please complete and bring to your appointment.
Authorization to Release Medical Information – If you have received care at another provider for this pregnancy, please complete this form and return to the birth center (303.442.4104 fax or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Riscover Family History Form – Family cancer history form, please fill out and bring to your appointment
iBirth – We have partnered with iBirth to create a personalized app for our clients. please download the app and we will provide you with our specific code when you schedule your first appointment.
Also, please friend Carmenta Ixchel Yemaya, to join the birth center tribe. This is a Facebook group of birth center families for socializing, advice giving, adventure planning, and community.
well woman care
gynecology & annual exams
A collaborative appointment that includes your physical, emotional and social well-being.
women’s health services
well women care and annual appointments
first time annuals (for prepubescence through childbearing years)
labs and blood work
gynecological problem visits
Please contact your insurance company to confirm that you are in-network with The Birth Center of Boulder before your appointment. We are usually in network with United Healthcare, Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Cigna plans.
Your appointment will be one hour long in length and can include health history, preconception, fertility, menopause, gynecological issues or problems, birth control and much more. Please bring your completed forms to your appointment.
maternity care financial information
At The Birth Center of Boulder, we believe in transparency and honesty in all our interactions – especially financial. Talking about money is often uncomfortable and awkward but we know that by being clear about payment plans and financial expectations, we can ease a great deal of stress and anxiety.
As a health care consumer, you should know your birth options and the costs of each. By understanding your insurance benefits, our financial policy, and the cost of our services – you will be able to make an informed choice about how you want to spend your healthcare dollars. For more information, our complete financial policy and deposit on services can be found here.
larsen billing service
We have partnered with Larsen Billing Service, an off site billing agency. In order for claims to be billed to insurance, each client needs to register with Larsen Billing. The verification of benefits costs $20 and can be completed on the Larsen Billing website (our provider pin is 14059). If you have any questions about the appropriateness of signing up with Larsen please ask.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (PPOs)
Cigna (HMO, Select, POS, PPO and OAP)
If you have any questions about insurance or payments, please call 303.443.3993 to discuss your individual questions.