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Aubre Tomkins of the Mountain Midwifery Center. Photo courtesy Mountain Midwifery Center.

2016 Family Favorites – Pregnancy & Baby

Getting ready for baby can feel like a full-time job. We’ve asked readers to weigh in on the local services, people and places that aid in pregnancy, delivery and new parenthood.

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Birthing Center

Top Five

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Avista Adventist Hospital

Exempla Saint Joseph’s Hospital

Mountain Midwifery

Parker Adventist Hospital

Rose Medical Center

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The Winner

Mountain Midwifery Center

3535 S. Lafayette St., Suite 100, Englewood

303-788-0600 | mountainmidwifery.com

Nationally renowned for its model of care, Mountain Midwifery is the oldest birth center in Colorado and it’s still independently run and supervised by passionate, knowledgeable midwifes. Autonomy gives way to quality, and that’s something our readers have felt when receiving care at this standout facility.

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Breastfeeding Instruction and Support

Top Five

A Moms Space

Belly Bliss

Mountain Midwifery Center

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Sweet Beginnings

The Mama”hood

The Winner

The Mama”hood

2902 Zuni St., Denver and 2525 Arapahoe Ave.,

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Suite H7, Boulder

303-887-9161 | themamahood.com

With retail, yoga and educational classes, this boutique literally has it all, and that includes some of the best breastfeeding support in town. Breastfeeding groups, complete with weigh-ins, are held five days a week at the organization’s Denver and Boulder stores, and at the JCC, too. Drop-in style classes led by expert lactation consultants are offered for parents-to-be and working mommas.

Maternity and Baby Store

Top Five

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Belly Bliss

Honeybee Baby Boutique

Real Baby

Right Start

The Mama”hood

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The Winner

Honeybee Baby Boutique

6200 S. Main St., Suite J-110, Aurora

303-627-5464 | honeybeebabyboutique.com

This local family-owned business was founded to provide easy access to high-quality parent-approved products that are eco-friendly, functional and safe. Honeybee Baby Boutique is much more than just a hip baby store though; it’s a supportive and nonjudgmental community for parents, with classes, events and breastfeeding support.

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Midwife

Top Five

Aubre Tompkins

Cynthia Mueller

Jacqueline Hites

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Sena Johnson

Tracy Ryan

The Winner

Aubre Tompkins

3535 S. Lafayette St., Suite 100, Englewood

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303-788-0600 | mountainmidwifery.com

Clinical director of the Mountain Midwifery Center, Aubre Tompkins is a certified nurse midwife – and mom – who began her career assisting births as a registered nurse. When it comes to her practice, Aubre believes in the power of families to choose what’s right for them; as such, she aims to take on an educational and supportive roll when working with moms-to-be.

Obstetrics/Gynecology

Top Five*

Associates in Women’s Health

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Midtown Obstetrics & Gynecology Partners in Women’s Health

Integrated OB/GYN Centura Health

Mile High OB/GYN Associates

Rocky Mountain OB-GYN

*Tie occurred in this category

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The Winner

Midtown Obstetrics & Gynecology

4600 Hale Pkwy., Suite 400, Denver and 4330 W. 37th Ave., Denver

303-321-2166 | mymidtownobgyn.com

The compassionate and skilled doctors at Midtown Obstetrics & Gynecology have been caring for patients for more than 25 years. When it comes to obstetrics, it’s all about keeping baby and mom healthy from the first prenatal appointment through the postpartum period. The gynecology wing of the practice offers routine services, preventative care visits and in-office and hospital surgical procedures; physicians are also skilled in treating infertility.

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