Family Birth Center
GVH Maternity Resources
NEWBORN FOLLOW-UP CLINIC: The Newborn Follow-up Clinic is scheduled 24 to 48 hours after discharge.
The follow-up takes place at the hospital and includes a weight check,
jaundice check, repeat hearing screening (if needed) and breastfeeding
assessment. The breastfeeding assessment involves weighing the baby before
and after a feeding. Mom can then know how much baby is consuming each
feeding. New parent questions are answered and follow-up recommendations
given. A complete lactation assessment can also be scheduled if desired.
Occasionally a physician may request a jaundice meter or weight check
on your baby. This can be done at the hospital.
NEWBORN HEARING SCREENINGS: Gunnison Valley Health has a newborn hearing-screening program. All infants
can receive a hearing test within a few days of birth. If hearing is a
problem, it should be addressed immediately. The test usually takes two-five
minutes and does not hurt the baby.
NURSE- FAMILY PARTNERSHIP: This program is recommended for first-time mothers. It is best to start
during pregnancy but can be commenced up to four weeks after giving birth.
This is a two year program and involves home visits from a public health nurse
IMMUNIZATIONS: STARTING AT 2 MONTHS
BABY AND ME TOBACCO FREE: A program to help pregnant women stop smoking. If you remain tobacco free
(verified by blowing into a carbon monoxide detector) every month for
up to one year, you will get a $25.00 coupon from Wal-Mart for diapers.
ASSISSTANCE WITH APPLICATIONS FOR CHP+ AND MEDICAID
GUIDANCE FOR ANY DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS OR CONCERNS
PROGRAM TO SEE PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST (HCP)
Mothering Support Group