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Natural Childbirth Classes & Support

Rose Provides Multiple Options to Help Moms Have Unmedicated Birth Experiences

Your birth experience wishes are important to Rose, which is why we offer multiple options to support the unmedicated birth experience, both through specialty classes and natural pain management equipment in the labor & delivery rooms.


HypnoBirthing Preparation

Rose is very proud to be the only hospital in Denver offering a class on HypnoBirthing, which is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for achieving a satisfying, relaxing and stress-free birth experience. This program, taught by a HypnoBirthing certified instructor teaches you, along with your birthing companion, how to call upon your body’s own natural relaxant and thus lessen, or even eliminate, discomfort and the need for medication. Through self-hypnosis, special breathing and visualization, HypnoBirthing teaches you how to trust your body and work with it. This class includes a tour of the Rose birthing units. Call 303-320-ROSE (7673) to register.

Fee: $195/couple for 5 sessions.

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Unmedicated Childbirth Preparation

This four-week class focuses on providing parents with tools to help achieve an unmedicated birth. Topics to be covered include the anatomy and physiology of childbirth, the role of pain in childbirth, and natural pain coping strategies. Students will be given opportunities to practice pain coping strategies, including a variety of positions for labor and comfort techniques such as deep relaxation, specialized breathing techniques, internal pain coping strategies and visualization. Development of a birth plan will also be discussed. Couples will learn how to work effectively as partners to assist each other in accomplishing their goals for birth.

Note: This class does not cover epidurals or medication, newborns or breastfeeding. We encourage couples to take additional classes to meet those needs, if desired. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket, two pillows and a water bottle to each class.

Fee: $85/couple

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Private Preparation for Childbirth Class

When all else fails to work for your schedule, or if you have special needs that you feel will be better met on a one-to-one basis, a private class may be your best choice. The time frame of your class will be based on your individual needs, with the average class lasting two to three hours. For more information, or to schedule a Private Class, please call 720-300-1441.

Fee: $45/hour.

Labor and Delivery Jacuzzi Tubs

Soothing Techniques for Your Birth Experience

Rose is proud to offer multiple soothing options for moms having an unmedicated birth experience, including in-room Jacuzzi tubs, equipped with a squat bar, rocking chair and birthing ball. In addition, all of our labor and delivery nurses have received specialized training on comfort and support measures for childbirth. We also offer very special a Doula Program and our team supports those moms who are using HypnoBirthing. In addition, in-room massages are available for a small fee. Massage during labor can help decrease labor pain, stress and anxiety.