What to Expect
Take a Tour
A tour of our Labor and Delivery unit is available for expectant parents who wish to visit our facility before the big day. You can make arrangements for a tour by calling 575-521-2265.
Arriving at the Hospital in Labor
Where To Go
If you arrive between 6:00 am and 5:00 pm Mon. - Fri., please enter through the main lobby. Between 5:00 pm and 6:00 am or on weekends and holidays please enter through the Emergency Department. There you will find the Reception/Registration area. After a quick registration, you will be escorted to Labor and Delivery for evaluation.
When Your Baby is Born
Our labor and delivery area is equipped and staffed to excel in every stage of your birthing experience. The obstetricians and nurse midwives on our medical staff are highly skilled to care for you throughout your pregnancy and delivery. Our nurses are well-known for their gentle touch and concern using the latest evidence-based information to support you and your family through this special time.
To provide the highest level of care, we have neonatologists in the hospital 24 hours a day in case your baby has any problems. Our post-partum rooms are designed to accommodate your loved one, to provide optimal bonding. We are here to help you make this memorable occasion a joyful one.
Memorial Medical Center is pleased to provide new mothers and their babies with private rooms. Our rooms give mothers and their babies the privacy they need during recovery. We also offer 24 hour rooming-in for one adult family member to stay with the new mother and baby.
We offer a range of services to help with the pain of childbirth. Our anesthesia service is available 24 hours a day for epidural pain relief. We also offer a tub room with expert assistance from midwives and nurses in natural pain management.
After Your Baby is Born
Memorial supports new mothers in breastfeeding and bonding with their babies. Our team is specially trained in breastfeeding support and newborn care. We have lactation consultants on staff to assist new mothers with breastfeeding. Babies are immediately given skin-to-skin contact with mom. Baby and mother will stay together for their entire visit with us.
Babies born at Memorial Medical Center are given newborn hearing screenings and critical heart disease screenings.