Exceptional Resources to Keep Your Little One Healthy
We understand how precious your little one is to your family, so it’s critical that they get quality care from day one to help ensure a healthy life.
With our baby-first postnatal care options, like expert lactation and skin-to-skin bonding specialists, we’ll help your baby have a great start.
Interested in Exploring Our San Martín Birth Center?
We understand that you have options when choosing a doctor and hospital for your pregnancy journey, so we’d love to show you around our San Martín Hospital and answer any of your questions. Together, we can help you make this once-in-a-lifetime experience as special as it deserves to be.Take a Virtual Tour
Expert Lactation Specialists
With one of the most extensive breastfeeding programs in Nevada, our lactation consultants can help you and your baby create a healthy breastfeeding relationship.
During your visit with a lactation consultant, they may:
- Ask you about previous breastfeeding experiences
- Examine your breasts and nipples for signs of bruising, infection, and cracking
- Observe you breastfeeding your baby
- Identify problems and make suggestions to improve your breastfeeding
- Weigh your baby before and after feeding to see how much milk they are drinking
- Explain how to use a breast pump effectively or make suggestions on technique
Your Resource for a Healthy Start
Breastfeeding Support for New Moms
We encourage every mother to breastfeed because breast milk is an excellent source of nutrition for babies and helps them have better cognitive development.
In addition, babies who breastfeed have a reduced risk of:
- Ear infections
- Developing Atopic Dermatitis (a form of Eczema)
- Hospitalization due to lower respiratory diseases
- Type 1 and 2 diabetes
- Becoming overweight or obese as a teen or adult
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and childhood cancers
Moms who breastfeed:
- Have a decreased risk of breast and ovarian cancers, anemia, and osteoporosis
- May have a reduced risk of postpartum depression
- Have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes
- Save money on milk, healthcare costs, and time lost to care for a sick child
It can be challenging to start breastfeeding, so we offer a comprehensive breastfeeding support program that includes:
- Prenatal breastfeeding classes
- Certified lactation counselors
- Certified lactation educators
- Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clinics, a federal program providing supplemental foods, healthcare referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant women, moms, infants, and children up to 5 years of age
- Breast pump rentals
- Breastfeeding Warmline
- La Leche League
Skin-to-skin bonding occurs when your baby is held to your bare chest, and it’s particularly important during a newborn’s first hour of life. In addition, it provides many benefits to both babies and parents, such as:
- Development of strong emotional closeness between infants and parents
- Aiding a baby’s brain development
- Reduced stress for the baby after birth and for anxious parents
- Helping a baby feel more comfortable
- Decreased recovery time for premature and high-risk newborns
- Encouraging newborns to breastfeed
- Better sleep, weight gain, temperature regulation, and hormone levels for infants
Newborn Screenings for Your Little One
Immediately after your baby is born, your delivery team performs newborn screenings to assess your baby’s health during their first day of life.
Newborn screening tests are completely safe and pose no risks to your baby. These screenings include a blood test to evaluate whether or not your baby needs additional tests, a hearing test to check for hearing loss, and a critical congenital heart defects test to identify any potential heart problems.
If a condition or abnormality is discovered, our specialists will treat the issue right away to reduce or prevent future health problems.
Feel restored, inspired, supported, and learn from others with a peer support group for both during and after pregnancy.
All About Breastfeeding
Our lactation staff will give you all the information you need to begin nursing and prepare for any challenges that may come up.
Infant Development Playgroup
Join our development playgroup to learn the ins and outs of baby cues, as well as nutrition for babies up to age 1.