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Comprehensive, Holistic Support for all Stages of Motherhood

Gunnison Valley Health offers an array of personalized support for new moms. From classes to support groups and other resources we are here to help mothers at every stage of motherhood. Our team takes a holistic approach by considering the physical, social, emotional and psychological health of mothers. Along the way, the Family Birth Center delivers ongoing, women-centered and individualized care.

Womb to World is a comprehensive maternal health program designed by the Gunnison Valley Health Family Birth Center. It consists of classes, support groups and other resources to help mothers at every stage of motherhood.

This program takes a holistic approach by considering the physical, social, emotional and psychological health of mothers. Along the way, the Family Birth Center delivers ongoing, women-centered and individualized care. Womb to World emphasizes the importance of the fourth trimester – the first 12 weeks postpartum – as many people often overlook the health of the new mom during this period.

A major focus of the program is the mental health of mothers. Mayo Clinic lists “life stress” and “poor social support” as two risk factors for depression during pregnancy. Meanwhile, Postpartum Support International says that many new moms experience mild mood changes while up to one in five experience postpartum depression or anxiety. Womb to World equips mothers with the education, resources and social support to overcome the challenges of motherhood, setting you and your baby up for success.

Childbirth & New Mama Classes

For pregnant women and couples, the Family Birth Center offers Childbirth & New Mama classes throughout the year. Each class meets weekly for four weeks and covers the following topics:

  • What to expect during labor at Gunnison Valley Hospital
  • Comfort measures for labor pains
  • Delivery expectations
  • Medical interventions
  • Breastfeeding
  • Postpartum care of the mother

In addition, classes feature guest speakers who cover a variety of topics including pelvic floor health and doula care. Partners are encouraged to attend. The cost per couple is $50.

For more details, class dates and to register, visit our events calendar.

Mountain Mamas Café

One of the greatest maternal health needs is postpartum support. From the logistics of raising a new baby to breastfeeding difficulty to postpartum depression, transitioning to life as a new mom is not easy. Mountain Mamas Café aims to help moms with both the logistical and emotional challenges.

This free, weekly gathering of moms offers a weigh station for babies and expert breastfeeding advice. In addition, it is an excellent opportunity to build a strong community of informed mothers in the Gunnison Valley who know what you are going through.

Mountain Mamas Café holds three meetings which include meetings in Gunnison and Crested Butte as well as English and Spanish. Find the weekly meeting schedule and info below.

  • Monday from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. at Sanctuary Somatics Yoga Studio in Gunnison
  • Wednesday from 11 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. at Sanctuary Somatics Yoga Studio in Gunnison (en Español)
  • Friday from 12 to 2 P.M. at Jerry's Gym in Crested Butte

For more information about support for new parents, contact the Family Birth Center at Gunnison Valley at (970) 641-1456.

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