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Pregnancy and Childbirth

Schedule an Appointment

To set up an appointment with a physician, call 505-272-0204.

If you would like more information about our MCH service or are having trouble scheduling an appointment, call 505-272-9304 or email us.

If you are pregnant or wanting to become pregnant, our dedicated teams of family doctors and staff with UNM Health’s Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health in Albuquerque are here to help you. Our family physicians provide family-centered maternity care for pregnant women and infants at clinics throughout Albuquerque. 

Your Family Doctor’s Role

You can count on our physicians to :

  • Provide personalized prenatal care
  • Listen to your concerns and answer your questions
  • Deliver your baby
  • Provide postpartum care, well-woman exams and reproductive health counseling
  • Provide newborn check-ups, well-baby care, and pediatric care

Labor & Delivery

We want you to have the best birthing experience possible, and your partner, family and/or close friends are welcome to support you during labor. Our family physicians view pregnancy as healthy and normal, use technology only when necessary and support women wanting a natural birth experience. 

We offer a range of pain management options, from nitrous oxide to IV medications and epidurals.

In the event of a cesarean delivery, we offer the gentle C-section approach, which promotes mother-baby bonding. Talk to your physician for more information.

Special Pregnancy Issues

If concerns develop during pregnancy, our physicians work closely with Maternal and Child Health consultants who are trained to handle complexities such as:

  • Pregnancy with twins 
  • A baby in breech position 
  • Vaginal birth after previous C-section

Our MCH team, which works closely with Maternal Fetal Medicine high-risk OB physicians when needed, will perform C-section deliveries if necessary.

If your baby needs special care due to issues such as prematurity, UNM has the highest level neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in the state.

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