GRMC Maternal Child Services
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.
At Gila Regional Medical Center, we know pregnancy can be exciting ...
and stressful. We're here to help you and your newborn stay healthy
every step of the way. GRMCs Maternal Child Department provides outpatient
and inpatient services to women during pregnancy, the labor and delivery
process, and the immediate postpartum period. You and your newborn will
- Personalized labor and delivery care: During your stay. you receive care
from a team of skilled and dedicated nurses. After delivery, our lactation
consultants can help you as you get started with breastfeeding your newborn.
- Rooming-In: Our family-centered approach supports the bonding of mothers
and babies through "rooming-in," allowing you and your newborn
to get to know each other. Because skin-to-skin contact and feeding on
cue are so important to developing that special bond between mother and
baby and for breastfeeding success, your newborn will remain with you
throughout your stay. We also offer in-room accommodations for fathers
or support persons and encourage them to be a part of your care.
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.
Care for ill infants: Our Level 2 Nursery is staffed by doctors who specialize
in assisting in advanced care for newborns. Our skilled and dedicated
nurses are trained to provide continuous care and observation to newborns
requiring special needs in a higher level of care nursery.
The GRMC Maternal Child Department phone number is (575) 538-4010.
Our Lactation Consultant can be contacted directly at (575) 538-4676..
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.
Please call (575) 538-4194 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 two (2) 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
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 moms who reside in Grant County through the
Beginning Years Program.
Lactation Services are available at Gila Regional Medical Center
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
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
If you have a medical emergency, call 911 for immediate assistance.
Childbirth Classes (currently cancelled)
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.
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only. It is important to know that this site is not intended as a substitute
for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other health provider with any questions you
may have regarding your medical care, condition, or treatment.
Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical care
because of something you have read on this site. If you think you might
have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately!