Gunnison Valley Hospital

Family Birth Center

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

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS VISIT: Colorado Bright Beginnings is empowering parents with 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.  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. Throughout Colorado, we will meet with you at home, at your work location or any convenient community setting. 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