More Births Close to Home Bring Joy and Comfort to Los Alamos
Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) has a lot to celebrate with their women’s health staff and plans to do so during a renaming celebration 4-6 p.m. Thursday, July 24.
Previously recognized as the LAMC “OB Unit,” the new name is “The Women’s Health and Childbirth Center.”
“The new name is more descriptive and clearly identifies the scope of the services we offer,” said Denise Martinez RN, director of the Women’s Health and Childbirth Center.
While many hospitals are reporting declining birth rates, LAMC has been experiencing a steady increase. The maternity unit now welcomes nearly two dozen babies into the world each month. The program has an excellent reputation among physicians and patients alike, and it is known for bringing a full suite of services to its clientele, including:
- A highly experienced nursing staff that specializes in obstetrics;
- Personalized labor support to meet every woman’s needs and to make the birthing experience as comfortable and pleasant as possible;
- Early skin to skin contact and ongoing breastfeeding support to help make the breastfeeding experience successful and rewarding; and
- One-on-one education, as well as in-patient lactation support and out-patient resource referral.
“We have seen a remarkable increase in the number of deliveries in the last several months and with the addition of Dr. Patrick Dawson to the staff, we expect the trend to grow even stronger,” Martinez said.
The public is invited to attend the renaming celebration and meet Dawson, the newest addition to the OB/Gyn staff. There will be tours of the Women’s Health and Childbirth Center and free gift giveaways.