Gunnison Valley Hospital

Family Birth Center

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GVH Maternity Resources

NEWBORN FOLLOW-UP CLINIC: The Newborn Follow-up Clinic are scheduled 24 to 48 hours after discharge. They take place at the hospital and include a weight check, jaundice check, repeat hearing screening (if needed) and breastfeeding assessment. This includes weights before and after a feeding so mom can know how much baby is eating 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 and this can be done at the hospital.

NEWBORN HEARING SCREENINGS: Gunnison Valley Hospital 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 does not hurt the baby and the test is usually done within two-five minutes.

NURSE- FAMILY PARTNERSHIP: This program takes first time mothers up to four weeks after giving birth, though it is better to get involved with the program during your pregnancy. This is a two year program and involves home visits from a public health nurse

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS VISIT: Colorado Bright Beginnings is empowering parents with the guidance, knowledge and tools to create a bright beginning for their child. By the age of three, most of a child's physical, intellectual and emotional development is well underway. Everything a parent does has a lasting affect on the child's success, including the child's readiness to learn. Parents have the power to shape their child's future and Colorado Bright Beginnings has the power to help parents. We'll give you some simple ways to start with a free packet of powerful tools. In Colorado communities throughout the state, we will meet you at home, your work or any other community setting that's easy for you. This visit will be offered to you upon discharge from the hospital.


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.




Mothering Support Group

Family Birth Center Physicians & Staff

Physicians Providing Obstetric Care (Obstetricians):
  • Dr. T. Bonney
  • Dr. S. Niccoli
Family Practice Physicians Caring for OB Patients & Newborns:
  • Dr. M. Matthews
  • Dr. J. McMurren
  • Dr. A. Meeusen
  • Dr. M. Meeusen
Our Professional Registered Nursing Staff has the Following Certifications:
  • ALSO: Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics
  • ACLS: Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • NRP: Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • STABLE: Stabilization of the newborn for transport
  • AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring Training
In addition, we have a certified breastfeeding counselor, a certified breastfeeding educator, and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant on staff.

Additional Maternity Resources