HRRMC Family Birthing Center
Safe & Comfortable Facilities for Expectant Parents
HRRMC's Family Birthing Center provides a safe and comfortable environment
to give birth. Our team of caring and skilled nurses and physicians is
guided by our
mission, vision, and values. The team is available 24 hours a day to offer you constant support and
Approximately 130 babies are born here every year. While the majority of
babies "room in," if your baby has any difficulties, our well-equipped
nursery allows us to carefully monitor newborns. Anesthesia services are
available for epidurals and pain management.
Our physicians perform Cesarean sections when needed, but our overall C-section
rate is well below the national average. According to the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, 32% of all deliveries in the U.S. are
by C-section. In 2016, HRRMC's overall C-section rate was 20%, which
includes repeat C-sections. First-time C-sections accounted for 11% of
Birthing Room Amenities & Nursery
The Family Birthing Center has three comfortable birthing rooms with beautiful
views of the Collegiate Peaks. Our birthing beds offer the ability to
labor, deliver, and recover all in the same room. Spacious private bathrooms
provide walk-in Jacuzzi tubs to help with relaxation during labor. Sleeper
sofas and recliners offer birth partners/coaches a comfortable place to rest.
The nursery facility keeps newborns under constant supervision. Our nursing
staff is specially trained in how to care for infants and give new parents
a chance to rest and recover after labor.
Preparing for Delivery
While our most important goal is a safe, healthy mother and baby, we understand
that every expectant mother has her own expectations of the birth experience.
There are a variety of labor "methods" available. You are free
to choose your own. We encourage patients to create a
birth plan to serve as a guide to those involved with your care.
childbirth classes for the expectant mother throughout the year. We also offer a free, monthly
"Breastfeeding Basics" class that all new or expectant mothers are encouraged to attend. After
the delivery, our nurses will spend time helping you and your baby with
breastfeeding or bottle feeding as well as teaching how to care for yourself
and your newborn. For a list of local breastfeeding resources,
We also have certified women's health physical therapists available
for consultations during and after pregnancy.
HRRMC's Family Birthing Center is one of the few birthing centers in
the nation that provides physical therapy services to all of our mothers
postpartum. Our PTs will advise you on gentle exercise to help you begin the healing
process. They can also fit you for a binder if needed and provide you
with education to decrease your risk of pain, incontinence and prolapse.
HRRMC became the second rural Mothers' Milk Bank Donation and Outreach
Center in Colorado in 2016. To learn more about the resources available
to local families or if you'd like to donate excess milk, please call
the Family Birthing Center at 719-530-2277.
Call Us with Any Questions at (719) 530-2277.
Obstetrics Providers on HRRMC's Medical Staff
First Street Family Health
910 Rush Drive
Salida, Colorado 81201
First Street Family Health Website
Matthew D. Burkley, M.D.-offers C-sections
Meggan J. Grant-Niermann, D.O.-offers C-sections
Daniel D. Lombardo, M.D.-no C-sections
HRRMC Buena Vista Health Center
Salida Family Medicine
320 East First Street
Salida, CO 81201
Salida Family Medicine Website
Ashley L. O'Hara, M.D.-no C-sections
James Wigington, M.D.-offers C-sections
Vanna Irving, M.D.-offers C-sections