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Women and Family Care


Compassionate care during your pregnancy


PVHS partners with local obstetricians and the Poudre Valley Prenatal Program and assists with a variety of prenatal care needs including:



Your doctor may order an amniocentesis test during your 15th to 17th week of pregnancy. The test is done by withdrawing some of your amniotic fluid. The results can indicate chromosomal abnormalities, such as Down's Syndrome, as well as the gender of your baby.


Non-stress test

This procedure measures your baby's heart rate and movements. A belt-like monitor records the baby's information.


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If your baby is in the breech position (with the head up), your physician may press on your abdomen to turn the baby, moving the baby's head down into the birth canal. Because this procedure can cause labor, your physician usually does this after 36 weeks gestation.


Pre-term labor management

If you are in preterm labor, the Birthing Center works with your health care provider to manage and stop the labor. Bed rest and medicines are among the options available.


Each doctor or nurse-midwife has a set of guidelines on when you should come to the hospital. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about your situation.


Antepartum care

We also provide antepartum care for high-risk patients or those who need to be hospitalized for an extended amount of time prior to the delivery of your baby.

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