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2017 Family Favorites: Pregnancy and Baby

Preparing for your bundle of joy can feel like a full-time job. To make things easier, we’ve asked our readers to weigh in on the services, people, and places that aid local parents in pregnancy, delivery, and beyond.

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Breastfeeding Instruction and Support

Top Five

Avista Adventist Hospital

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Center for Midwifery

Mountain Midwifery Center

The Mama”hood

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

The Winner

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The Mamaíhood

2902 Zuni St., Denver 303-643-5662 | themamahood.com

Between its retail store, yoga classes, and educational offerings, this boutique has it all. Breastfeeding groups are held on-site five days a week. Supportive, drop-in style classes led by board certified lactation consultants are offered for parents-to-be as well as postpartum and working mommas, and include baby weigh-ins. One-on-one consults are also available.

Hospital Birthing Center

Top Five

BirthPlace at Parker Adventist Hospital

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Lutheran Medical Center’s Labor and Birth Center

Rose Babies Birth Center

Saint Joseph Hospital

Sky Ridge Medical Center’s Labor and Delivery Unit

The Winner

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Sky Ridge Medical Centerís Labor and Delivery Unit

10101 RidgeGate Pkwy., Lone Tree

720-225-1000 | skyridgemedcenter.com

This birthing center is so comfortable and chic, moms forget they”re at the hospital. A team of dedicated professionals coach, support, and empower moms from the first contraction through delivery. Anesthesia is available, along with squat bars, rocking chairs, and birthing balls for non-medicated births. Families also have access to the hospital’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Independent Birthing Center

Top Four

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Baby+Co.

Birth Center of Boulder

Denver Center for Birth & Wellness

Mountain Midwifery Center

The Winner

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Mountain Midwifery Center

3535 S. Lafayette St., Ste. 100, Englewood

303-788-0600 | mountainmidwifery.com

This nationally renowned organization is the oldest birth center in Colorado, still independently run by knowledgeable midwives. Autonomy gives way to quality, and that’s something our readers have felt when receiving care at Mountain Midwifery Center. Laboring moms are empowered with freedom of movement, birth props, water births, and—new this year—nitrous oxide for anxiety and pain management.

Local Maternity and Baby Store

Top Five

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Gator Loft

Nest Children’s Boutique

Pitter Patter Children’s Boutique

Real Baby

The Mama”hood

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The Winner

The Mamaíhood

2902 Zuni St., Denver

303-643-5662 | themamahood.com

This boutique partners with small businesses and stocks its shelves with high-quality, parent-approved products that are eco-friendly, functional, and safe, whether you’re looking for cloth diapers, baby carriers, organic cotton clothes, or toys. It’s much more than a hip baby store, though—it’s a supportive community for parents who gather for classes, events, and breastfeeding support.

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OB/GYN

Top Five

Avista Women’s Care

Esprit Woman Care

Red Rocks Ob-Gyn

South Denver OB/GYN & Midwives

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Women’s Health Littleton

The Winner

South Denver OB/GYN & Midwives

7780 S. Broadway Arapahoe III Bldg., Ste. 280, Littleton and

2352 Meadows Blvd. Alexander Bldg., Ste. 255, Castle Rock

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303-738-1100 | southdenverobgyn.com

South Denver OB/GYN’s team of experienced medical professionals is comprised of five physicians, six Certified Nurse-Midwives, and a Nurse Practitioner. These practitioners focus on preventative health care while servicing girls and women from puberty through menopause. Standout obstetric, gynecological, and infertility care is offered, and providers serve at two south Denver hospitals: Littleton Adventist Hospital and Castle Rock Adventist Hospital.

Prenatal Exercise Class

Top Five

Belly Bliss

Kindness Yoga

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MaMa Love

Mudra Yoga Studio

The Mama”hood

The Winner

Belly Bliss

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300 Josephine St., Ste. 230, Denver and 2501 Dallas St., Aurora 303-399-1191 | bellybliss.org

In addition to its lineup of educational workshops, Belly Bliss offers premier fitness classes for expectant and new mothers. The Belly Yoga class for moms and moms-to-be can be supplemented with Barre Sculpt, a challenging strength, flexibility, and cardio workout for moms of all stages, and Fusion Sculpt, combining yoga, cardio, weight training, Pilates, and barre.

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