Our Maternity Health Care Team Providers continue to win a special place in the hearts of mothers as evidenced by the many wonderful comments, testimonials, recommendations and returns for subsequent births. Each year more and more babies are delivered at Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood, MN. Our providers have a high level of expertise and take pride in making the birth of your little one special.
Glacial Ridge Hospital Maternity Health Care Team
Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are registered nurses who have completed an accredited nurse-midwife program and have passed the certification exam administered by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). Nurse-midwives have been practicing in the US since the 1920s and provide a full range of valuable primary health care services for women, including gynecologic and obstetric services.
Our certified lactation consultants specialize in breastfeeding and have expertise and training in dealing with the complex problems associated with lactation. They help mothers experiencing breastfeeding problems, such as latching difficulties, painful nursing, and low milk production. They also help babies who aren’t gaining enough weight.
Glacial Ridge Health System has RNs who are International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) on staff. They are available for lactation consultation on both an inpatient and outpatient basis to provide one-on-one assistance following birth. Providing lactation consultation is an additional component of the continuity of care to ensure a positive experience during an important time in parents' and babies’ lives.
For women who want to return to work or school, lactation consultants help them meet their breastfeeding goals. They’re familiar with breastfeeding equipment, like breast pumps, and give breastfeeding moms tips on how to safely store expressed breast milk.
Call 320.634.4521 to speak to a lactation consultant.
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The birth of your baby is one of the most memorable, life-changing, and exciting experiences of your life. Schedule an appointment today to learn about the heartfelt care we provide during your journey.