We're very proud to be chosen by hundreds of families each year as their place to bring a new baby into the world. Gunnison Valley Hospital is committed to making your birthing experience comfortable, unique and enjoyable. Because we are small we are able to provide personalized family centered care through dedicated nurses who are noted for their commitment to working as a team with physicians, other medical professionals, and most importantly...YOU and YOUR Family!

Our family-centered maternity environment encourages you and your partner to participate in your labor and the birth of your baby. Your baby's birth will take place in a birth suite designed for your comfort. This particular room is designed to handle labor, delivery and recovery, in an environment that is safe, private and supportive. We have spacious, bright, modern, private rooms that feature a large window, flat screen TV, and room for dad to stay overnight.

After delivery, you will move with your baby to a comfortable, private postpartum room. To encourage family bonding after birth, mother and baby can both be cared for in the mother's room throughout her hospital stay. You and your baby will remain in this cozy homelike atmosphere where rooming in, family bonding, and sibling involvement can take place privately.

Pregnancy Information

The last nine months may have seemed to last forever, but now you're on the home stretch.

When to come to the hospital

Your doctor will tell you when to come to the hospital when you are in labor. For most first-time parents, you will be asked to wait at home until labor is well-established-usually when contractions are about 5 minutes apart. Notify your doctor immediately if you experience any of these Warning Signs at any time during your pregnancy.

Warning Signs For Potential Complications During Pregnancy:

Most women only experience the normal discomforts that take place during pregnancy. However, sometimes there can be complications that need immediate medical attention. If you experience any of the symptoms listed below, contact your health care provider immediately, or go to the hospital or emergency room.

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Vaginal discharge that is unusual
  • Pain or burning upon urination, or decrease in urination
  • Persistent nausea or vomiting
  • Leakage of fluid from the vagina
  • Sharp pelvic pain or severe cramping
  • Severe, persistent, frequent headaches
  • Visual disturbances such as blurred vision, white lights or flashes, dots in front of the eyes
  • Sudden swelling in hands, feet, and face
  • Falling or sustaining a blow to your abdomen
  • Noticeable decrease or absence of fetal movement
  • High fever - over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit orally
  • Contractions more often than four times an hour if you are less than 37 weeks
  • Low back pain that comes and goes
  • Any other problem that feels unusual

The bottom line: if you are worried, definitely call your health care provider!