Pregnancy & Childbirth

 From the moment you find out you’re expecting to the moment you hold your little one in your arms, UNM Health is there for you. Our team of family medicine doctors and certified nurse-midwives are located throughout Albuquerque to provide all the care you need for a healthy delivery.

Pre- & Post-Natal Care

You can count on our doctors to:

Expert Care for Babies with Complex Needs 

UNM Health is home to the highest level neonatal intensive care unit  (NICU) in the state.

Labor & Delivery

We want you to have the best birth experience possible, and we encourage you to include a support person during labor. Our family doctors use medical intervention only when necessary and support women who want 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 doctor for more information.

High-Risk Pregnancies

If concerns develop during pregnancy, our doctors 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 works closely with Maternal Fetal Medicine high-risk OB/GYN doctors. They perform C-section deliveries, if needed.

Pregnancy Care 24/7

Your comfort and safety are our top priorities. Learn about your delivery options and meet our around-the-clock maternal care team.

Alex's Journey Getting Vaccinated While Pregnant

Alex is pregnant and wondering if the vaccine is safe for her baby, watch her journey of talking with medical professionals about the vaccine and getting it.

Getting Vaccinated

After Delivery