Family Birth Center
The Gunnison Valley Health Family Birth Center was renovated in the fall
of 2016 to help the youngest members of our community arrive in style.
With lighter rooms and a welcoming atmosphere, the new Family Birth Center
is a fitting location for many in our community to get their start!
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.
ASSISTANCE WITH APPLICATIONS FOR CHP+ AND MEDICAID
GUIDANCE FOR ANY DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS OR CONCERNS
PROGRAM TO SEE PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST (HCP)
Gunnison Valley Health Family Birth Center
711 North Taylor Street | Gunnison, CO 81230 | 970-641-1456