hi ladies! I just wanted to let you Colorado mamas know that I had the most amazing staff at Swedish Medical in Englewood (Denver) for my delivery one week ago! I went through my entire pregnancy at Mountain vista next door to the hospital. I elected to work with the midwives rather than the doctors, but they have both within the one building. My midwife was Mary Wilterdink and she was an angel! There is nothing I can say to do her justice but she was the most caring, kind, informative midwife. She allowed me to take charge of my pregnancy but she had the best advice, was extremely supportive and I found that she became my friend by the end. I also worked with Shonna at a more limited basis because Mary was aware of all my "stuff" but Shonna was on call the night I went into labor! My labor lasted around 12 hours at hospital, I had 4 and a half hours of pushing and it became very clear my baby would not fit past my pelvic bone. I had to have an unplanned c-section and a doctor who I never met was on call from my office. I had a failing uterus and loss of blood double that of normal and then stayed in post partum for 4 nights. From the nurse in l&d, who was quiet and supportive and so encouraging until the end to my midwife who allowed me to push until I couldn't safely anymore, the doctor (dr. Peters) who performed my c section, all the nurses in my delivery room then the anazing post partum nurses (I had six total as they change night and day) everyone was beyond anazing! I literally cried when I had to leave. They made me feel confident in my care, helped ease my pain, taught me infant care skills, helped with lactation (Mary Beth lactation was so wonderful)! The room was kept clean, it was so comfy and the food was actually good! My husband was comfy to stay all 4 nights (really five if you count the first in labor), my baby was taken care of health wise but never had to leave my room without me. It was such a wonderful experience even given the scary and saddening circumstances of ending labor with a csection. If anyone has questions I would be happy to answer! But just wanted someone to know how wonderful and kind the nurses and staff at Swedish are! Absolutely the very best care in Denver and beyond. I was present at both my sisters Labors (Colorado Springs and California) it was no where in comparison to Swedish or Mountain vista care!