Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health

Mailing Address:

MSC09 5040
1 University of NM
Albuquerque NM 87131-0001

Phone Numbers:
(505) 272-9304 (phone)
(505) 272-8045 (fax)

Maternal, Child & Reproductive Health

Our Department has its own Maternal & Child Health service which cares for pregnant women and their babies in a model of family-centered maternity care. Family medicine faculty are the attending physicians for all births on the service, which is run by the Family Medicine resident on the MCH Chief block. We had 680 births during the past academic year and will continue to support efforts to grow in collaboration with our community partners.

Our innovative, shared care model includes prenatal care with affiliated family physicians in rural areas, Native American communities, First Nations Healthsource (an urban Indian clinic), and First Choice Community Healthcare (a local network of federally qualified community health centers). Several attendings in these community clinics take call with our university faculty on the MCH service. We have collaborated in the development of a community-based doula model and introduced group prenatal care visits into several of our maternity care practices.

We have fifteen UNM Family Medicine faculty and one mid-level provider who include maternity care in their practices and provide role models for the incorporation of maternity care at university and community-based practices. This is an energetic group committed to the highest quality of prenatal and delivery care; several of them have been active in maternal and child healthcare for over 15 years. Family Medicine faculty are the attending physicians in the University Hospital Newborn Nursery for 50% of the year and in the Level Two Intermediate Care Nursery for 40% of the year. Several of our FM MCH faculty have rural maternity care experience and a small group have completed Maternal, Child and Reproductive health fellowships and are trained in high risk obstetrical care. 

All family medicine residents graduate with sufficient training to offer the usual spectrum of Family Medicine maternity and newborn care in rural or urban practice. Interns generally spend one month on the Ob/Gyn service, one month on the Family Medicine MCH service, and one weeks on the nurse-midwifery service.

In 2003 we initiated a two-year Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health fellowship to train leaders in Family Medicine for rural or academic practice settings. For more information on our fellowship click here.

Looking for Our Clinics?

1209 Clinic
1209 University Boulevard
(505) 272-4400

Atrisco Heritage Center for Family & Community Health
10800 Dennis Chavez SW

Family Practice Center - FPC &
Milagro Clinic
2400 Tucker NE
(505) 272-1734

Northeast Heights
7801 Academy Blvd. NE
(505) 272-2700

North Valley Center for Family & Community Health
3401 4th Street NW

Southeast Heights Center for Family and Community Health &
Milagro Clinic
8200 Central SE
(505) 272-5885