Choosing a Care Provider

From the moment you arrive at Lutheran Medical Center, you will find yourself in the caring, compassionate hands of our highly-skilled staff. Our board-certified birthing professionals are dedicated to getting to know you personally, answering all your questions, and truly understanding your needs and preferences before, during and after your baby is born.

Because every birth and every family is unique, we’re pleased to offer you the option of choosing an obstetrician, family practitioner or certified nurse midwife for your pregnancy and birth-related care.

Choosing a Obstetrician

Obstetricians specialize in the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the recovery period following birth. They can also perform Cesarean Sections.

Our obstetricians practice throughout the Denver region. That means you can be confident you’re getting the best care at your convenience.

OB-GYN Practices that Deliver at Lutheran:

Associates in Women’s Health
2801 Youngfield St., Suite 200
Golden, CO 80401

Dr. McArthur Hill
8550 W. 38th Ave., #303
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Red Rocks OB-GYN
255 Union Blvd., #200
Lakewood, CO 80228

Westside Women’s Care (OB physicians and midwives)
Wheat Ridge office:
3555 Lutheran Parkway West, #210
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Arvada office:
7650 Kipling St., #201
Arvada, CO 80005

Certified Nurse Midwife

What does a midwife do?

Our midwives help you create a customized birth plan and support your delivery choices. They do not make decisions for you, but are there to provide the right support and information so you can make your own informed choices about the care you receive before, during and after pregnancy.

Before Pregnancy: Your midwife will talk with you about birth control options and offer expert advice for achieving your best possible health before becoming pregnant.

During Pregnancy: Your midwife will guide you with advice about nutrition, exercise and planning for your baby’s birth.

During Labor: Your midwife will work with you to reduce the risk of complications by encouraging you and your partner to actively participate in the birthing process.

At Delivery: Your midwife will deliver your baby and provide immediate post-partum care, including helping with breastfeeding.

After Birth: Your midwife will help ease your transition into motherhood with follow-up care after you are discharged from the hospital. Your midwife can also provide routine check-ups and additional healthcare needs.

What if there are complications?

If problems develop, your midwife will work closely with a doctor to integrate the special medical care needed for high-risk pregnancy, complicated labor and birth, and cesarean sections.

Are midwives more expensive than doctors?

Most insurance plans will cover care provided by a certified nurse midwife for prenatal visits, labor and delivery in a hospital setting as well as gynecologic care for the childbearing years and beyond. While there are no additional costs for using a midwife, we recommend you discuss your options with your insurance provider before making a decision.