Whether you’re expecting a baby or planning to start a family in the near future, it’s a very special and exciting time. The birth of your baby is one of the most memorable, life-changing, and exciting experiences of your life. Choosing the right physician, midwife, and hospital are some of the most important decisions you’ll make. To have peace of mind throughout your pregnancy, you need to feel confident that you and your baby will receive the very best medical care. At Glacial Ridge Hospital, we can give you that peace of mind. We will listen to you and respect your wishes and will do everything possible to ensure you receive the best care throughout your pregnancy and beyond.
Your hometown hospital and Maternity Health Care Team have provided a safe and joyous beginning for many families, like yours, in the Glenwood area for many decades. To meet your needs, we offer prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum care from both physicians and a certified nurse midwife (CNM).
We also offer classes and Birth Center tours so you know what to expect, have your questions answered, and have peace of mind throughout your maternity experience.
A Flu Shot Protects Your Unborn Baby Too
The flu may not seem like a big risk for you, but being pregnant changes how your lungs, heart, and immune system work. Pregnancy not only makes the flu worse, it also places the unborn fetus at risk of catching it and developing serious complications. …READ MORE
At-Home Fetal Heartbeat Monitors: Heartfelt or Harmful?
Parents crave peace of mind. It’s stressful to think something could happen to your unborn baby, so doing everything to monitor their baby’s heartbeat at home seems prudent. Unfortunately, though, at-home fetal doppler monitors carry risks. …READ MORE
7 Habits to Begin for Preconception Health
Living a healthy lifestyle, at all ages and stages, is important. The benefits of eating a nutrient-rich diet are so wide-spread, but did you know a healthy pregnancy often begins well before conception? How important is folic acid? Whether or not a pregnancy is in your foreseeable future, here are 7 habits you can adopt now: …READ MORE
It’s Positive! 5 Things to do Right Now
Finding out that you are going to have a baby can produce a wave of emotions. The joy can also bring feelings of uncertainty. There are so many things to consider, questions that need to be answered. To get started, here is a countdown to the top five things you should do right now: … READ MORE
Nitrous Oxide Frequently Used in Labor During Past Year at GRHS
Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood began offering nitrous oxide for pain relief a year ago in June of 2015. Since then, approximately 44% of women delivering at Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood have used nitrous oxide. Miranda S. from Cyrus shared, “I opted to use nitrous oxide for pain relief and I recommend it to all women during childbirth if they are able.” … READ MORE
Nitrous Oxide Pain Management Available at Glacial Ridge Hospital Since 2015
Labor Pain Is No Laughing Matter – Until Now
If you are an expectant mother, you have more control over your birthing experience now more than ever before. A new option of decades old proven method to manage pain during labor is making a comeback and is now available at Glacial Ridge Hospital. … READ MORE
What Should I do Next?
“Wow, we finally did it. My pregnancy test is positive!” Congratulations on the great news. What should you do next? Call and schedule your pregnancy confirmation visit with an OB provider. Although you may be accustomed to not seeking care until you are 12 weeks pregnant, many providers are able to offer first trimester screening to help access the health of your pregnancy. What will happen at your visit? … READ MORE
Your Options for Labor and Pain Management
When we decide to become mothers we don’t always consider the process of labor and birth. As our pregnancy progresses and comes to an end, we become excited to meet “baby”. We start to think about labor and birth and start preparing for our journey. Labor and birth is not an easy task. There is really no way to experience labor and birth without pain/discomfort. … READ MORE
Glacial Ridge Hospital Receives 5-Star Rating
Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood has received a 5-star rating for patient experience from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Compare Initiative. The report released May 4, 2016 rates 3,544 U.S. hospitals in the U.S.; 168 of those received 5 stars, putting Glacial Ridge Hospital in the top 5% in the nation. … READ MORE