• Choosing a Childbirth Provider

  • After your spouse or significant other, the most essential partner in a healthy pregnancy and smooth delivery is your childbirth provider. In addition to feeling comfortable in their care, it's essential to make sure your physician is credentialed to deliver at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital.

    To find an obstetrician who can deliver your baby at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, use our Find a Provider tool or check out our Physician Partners. Many providers have privileges at multiple hospitals, so be sure to let him or her know you prefer to deliver at Castle Rock BirthPlace.

    Here are a few other criteria to consider:

    • Insurance coverage: Call your healthcare insurance company or visit their online provider listing to make sure the physician you choose is in network for your insurance so you know your care will be covered.
    • Physician Practice: While most of your prenatal care will be provided by the obstetrician you choose, you also may be seen by other physicians or by a nurse practitioner in the same practice. A larger physician group can provide more flexibility in scheduling your prenatal appointments and ensure that a familiar physician (although maybe not your primary obstetrician) will be able to cover during your delivery.
    • Experience: There are benefits and drawbacks to both new and seasoned obstetricians. Consider what's most important to you. More experienced physicians have delivered hundreds of babies during their careers and bring that experience to your pregnancy and delivery. Newer physicians may have training in the latest research and may have a more contemporary attitude about childbirth techniques.
    • Personal Connection: Education and training aside, you'll be spending a lot of time with your obstetrician over the next nine months. You want to make sure he or she is a good fit for your personality and that philosophically, your thoughts about prenatal care and childbirth are a good match.

    Some women prefer to have a midwife attend to their prenatal care and to support them during labor and delivery. This is a choice we are happy to accommodate at The BirthPlace at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital. For more information about the important services a midwife can provide, please visit our informational page on midwives .

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