A Team of Medical Experts
There are many people on our care team including specialists and staff to assist you during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.
Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB/GYN): Board-certified physician who specializes in women’s health care and pregnancy. Performs routine check-ups during and after pregnancy and delivers your baby; performs C-section deliveries, if necessary. If your pregnancy puts you and your baby at high risk for complication, your OB/GYN may consult with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist.
Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist: OB/GYN with additional specialized training in maternal-fetal medicine. Specializes in assessment and management of pregnant women with high-risk complications during pregnancy.
Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM): Registered nurse (RN) with graduate education and clinical training in women’s health. Provides care during pregnancy and delivery. Performs routine gynecological exams including annual exams, breast exams and Pap smears. Prescribes medication including birth control. Provides counseling regarding women's health issues.
Anesthesiologist: Board-certified physician who specializes in controlling pain with medication during the labor and delivery process. During labor, if you choose to have an epidural (procedure where medicine is injected into your spine to block pain below the belly button) or if you need anesthesia for a Cesarean section, an anesthesiologist will administer the anesthesia and monitor your health as well as your baby’s health.
Neonatologist: Board-certified in neonatal medicine, which means medical support for premature babies and infants needing advanced care.
Fetal Surgeons: Surgeons at the Colorado Fetal Care Center, a pillar of the Colorado Institute for Maternal & Fetal Health, can perform fetoscopic and open fetal surgery. Our fetal surgery team, led by renowned fetal surgeon Timothy M. Crombleholme, M.D., includes pediatric and fetal surgeons, maternal fetal medicine specialists, fetal and obstetric anesthesiologists, and Level III obstetrical nurses.
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP): RN with graduate education and clinical training in providing care for premature babies and babies with critical medical issues.
Registered Nurse: Nurse trained in labor, delivery and newborn care. Provides around-the-clock care and support for you and your baby during the entire birth process and after delivery. Informs your doctors about the status of your health and your baby’s health through labor, delivery and recovery.
Lactation Consultant: Nurse certified to provide assistance with breastfeeding.
- Ophthalmologists (eye specialist)
- Audiologists (hearing specialist)
- Respiratory Therapists (breathing specialist)
Nutritionist: professional who can help ensure proper nutrition for you and your baby. You may need to meet with a nutritionist if you have a high-risk pregnancy.
Social Worker: professional who provides emotional and educational support relating to family concerns, teen parents and enrollment in assistance programs. Can help you understand your insurance or help you find out if you are qualified for Medicaid or other governmental health care programs.
Patients: Our patients are an integral part of the care team. Your involvement begins with sharing vital information that will help shape diagnosis and treatment. Moving forward, our doctors and health professionals are better able to advance the best care through your feedback and involvement in decisions about your health.
Patient Families: With our family-centered approach, parents or guardians are able to attend bedside patient conferences with the Institute's medical staff. By learning more and understanding the next stages in treatment, families become our partners in care, dedicated to a patient's well-being.