At Gila Regional, it is our belief that childbirth is one of the most important life events, and we recognize the role of the family during this joyful time.
GRMCs Maternal/Child Department provides outpatient and inpatient services to women during pregnancy, the labor and delivery
process, and the immediate postpartum period. Newborn care is provided in the normal newborn nursery and the mother's room.
Rooming in of the newborn is encouraged to promote bonding and successful initiation of breastfeeding. Our Level 2 nursery provides care to babies who require a higher level of care such as oxygen or antibiotic therapy.
The maternal child team consists of RNs and Perinatal Techs who have been specially trained to work in these areas. Our caregivers have an average of ten years of experience in low and high risk pregnancies and newborns.
The main department phone number is 575/538-4010. Our Lactation Consultant can be contacted at
CLICK HERE to request information about Gila Regional's Maternal Child Services.
Before Giving Birth...
- Outpatient testing may be done in either the Labor/Delivery area, Ultrasound or the Laboratory.
Classes are offered periodically. The classes offered are a 5 week series focusing on late pregnancy, and labor, birth, and breastfeeding preparation.
Call (575) 538-4194 or (575) 313-5817 for more information or to register for classes.
Individualized Lactation Visits are available prenatally.Call (575) 538-4876
At the Hospital...
- Visitors in Labor and Delivery. We encourage family support while at Gila Regional, but please limit your visitors to three (3) at a time for the safety of both Mom and Baby during the birthing process in Labor and Delivery.
- Family Waiting Room is available immediately outside of labor and delivery.
- Individualized one-on-one education on caring for yourself and your baby will be provided by the Maternal Child Nurses and Lactation Consultants.
Once You are Home...
- Mom & Baby Parenting and Breastfeeding Support is your chance to email questions, meet other Moms & babies, and share experiences.
- Lactation Room is available to GRMC caregivers returning to work as well as to mothers of newborns who must remain in the hospital after mom is discharged.
RN Home Visits are available to all first time moms who reside in Grant County through the
First Born Program.
- Lactation Services are available at Gila Regional Medical Center
Fatherhood Services are available through the
First Born Program.
Gila Regional is a designated
Baby-Friendly® Birthing Facility
By choosing our Baby-Friendly® facility for childbirth you will have the support of caregivers trained in best practices for infant care and feeding. Practices like skin-to-skin care after birth and rooming-in will support a one of a kind bond with your new son or daughter.
Risks of Not Breastfeeding
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CLICK HERE to Download the Information Sheet
Mom & Baby Support
Ask a lactation consultant a question
To e-mail us your questions and concerns CLICK HERE and one of our lactation consultants will reply.
E-mail questions are generally answered within 2 business days. When emailing questions, please include your county, phone number, and email.
Mom & Baby Support will:
- Answer your breastfeeding-related questions or concerns
- Refer you to a mother-baby gathering.
- Refer you to a lactation consultant for more serious breastfeeding concerns
Attend a Group Meeting
For Information about gatherings and additional support Call 575-538-4676 or send us an
Gila Regional Medical Center lactation consultants are available by appointment.
If you need immediate assistance call (do not e-mail) 575-538-4676 or 575-538-4025.
If you have a medical emergency, call 911 for immediate assistance.
Childbirth Class: A series of 5 classes (including
Breastfeeding Basics) begins every other month covering common pregnancy concerns, ways to prepare for labor and birth, what to expect of your new baby and postpartum (after birth) symptoms (for new moms and dads). You will learn coping strategies for labor such as relaxation techniques, comfort measures, breathing exercises, non-medication pain relief, as well as anesthesia options. A tour of maternal-child areas of the hospital is included.
Breastfeeding Basics: A class for anyone planning to breastfeed for the first time or wanting a refresher to help breastfeeding go well. You will learn about getting breastfeeding off to a good start, understanding normal newborn feeding behavior, and preventing or addressing common breastfeeding concerns. This class is part of the childbirth series or can be taken as an individual class for those interested in the breastfeeding information only.
6 Month Breastfeeding Celebration: Congratulations on your breastfeeding accomplishments! Get tips on benefits on continuing to breastfeed. Ask questions about teething, breastfeeding toddlers, and going back to work.
All classes are free and meet in the Conference Room at Gila Regional Medical Center.
We encourage support team members (expectant fathers, grandparents, aunts, good friends and/or doulas) to come to the classes!
Want more information or to register for classes? Call 575-538-4194 or 575-313-5817.
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