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Tuesday: 9am – 7pm
Wednesday: 8am – 5pm
Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Your team
Amanda Alba, CNM
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Certified Nurse Midwife

Nichol Chesser, CNM
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Certified Nurse Midwife

Sarah Drexler, CNM
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

JosiKate Berry, CNM
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Certified Nurse Midwife

Suzanne Carrington, DNP, CNM, FACNM
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Certified Nurse Midwife

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Personalized midwifery care

Experience the comfort of holistic, personalized midwifery care with the assurance and options of modern medicine.

At the UCHealth Center for Midwifery, we care for the low-risk woman throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond. Our goal is to help you realize the birth experience you envision in a supportive, caring environment.

We care for women and families throughout their prenatal, labor, birth and postpartum period. Our goal is to help you achieve the birth experience you envision in a supportive, caring environment through a partnership with our midwives and staff.

We strive to give you the most updated information and comprehensive care to facilitate an empowering labor and birth experience through high touch, personalized care.

Our providers deliver babies at University of Colorado Hospital Birth Center.

Certified Midwife Expertise

Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) are experts in pregnancy and birth using evidence-based approaches within a nurturing supportive environment. CNMs can provide care to all women throughout their lifetime.

All of our CNMs hold at least a master’s degree and are board certified.

Our services

  • Annual gynecologic exams.
  • Breastfeeding support.
  • Collaboration and coordination of care with other healthcare specialties.
  • Comprehensive prenatal care.
  • Family planning.
  • Gynecological care.
  • Health promotion.
  • Individualized birth experience unique to each family.
  • Labor support and management.
  • Menopause care.
  • Nitrous oxide.
  • Postpartum care.
  • Pre-conception counseling.
  • Water birth
    • University of Colorado Hospital is one of the few hospitals in metro Denver to offer water birth as an in hospital birth option.
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC).

Our approach and supportive options

Providers at the UCHealth Center for Midwifery focus on the natural, healthy aspects of women’s care and work with you to decide what is right for you, including:

Natural childbirth with or without pain medicine such as epidural anesthesia or intravenous pain relief.

Nitrous oxide, also called “laughing gas” for labor. This colorless, odorless and tasteless gas can decrease pain. We were the first and one of the only hospitals in the region to offer this option.

Complementary and alternative healing options through collaboration with other University of Colorado Hospital specialists and partner services, including:

Check with your insurance company to see if your plan covers these services.

Water births for the experience of calmness and relaxation in a birth pool or tub. We are one of the few facilities in the region to offer water births.

Virtual birth center tour

Virtual tour: watch our video

Have questions? Get answers!

Get helpful information from UCHealth Obstetrics and Gynecology staff members who offer insight into epidurals, breech birth, erythromycin, newborn screenings, preeclampsia, sleep positions, betamethasone, birth control, inducing labor, certified midwifery, what to bring to the hospital and much more.

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