Fabulous Care

“My experience was with my first child being born and the care I received was fabulous! All staff including dietary, housekeeping, office, nurses, etc. was very kind and helpful. My husband and I both felt my time spent at this facility was over the top and have told many people.”

The Ups and Downs of Pregnancy Hormones

By: Jessie van der Hagen, FNP-C, CNM, Family Medicine, Midwife Before taking a pregnancy test, before missing a period, some women experience early clues of pregnancy in the first few weeks after conception. Some of these may include cramping, nausea, heightened sense of smell, fatigue, food aversions or cravings, breast tenderness, frequent urination, headaches, constipation,…

It’s Positive!

By Rwanda Campbell, MD, FACOG, OB/Gyn “Wow, we finally did it. My pregnancy test is positive!” Congratulations on the great news. What should you do next? Call and schedule your pregnancy confirmation visit with an OB provider. Although you may be accustomed to not seeking care until you are 12 weeks pregnant, many providers are…

What is a midwife and what do they do?

We are honored to have our talented Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner Jessie van der Hagen at GRHS, caring for women in our community and recognize the contributions she makes toward women’s health. If you don’t know what a midwife does entirely, you’re not alone. In honor of National Midwifery Week, we wanted to share…

Labor Pain Is No Laughing Matter — Until Now

If you are an expectant mother, you have more control over your birthing experience now more than ever before. A new option of decades old proven method to manage pain during labor is making a comeback and is now available at Glacial Ridge Hospital. What is it? Nitrous oxide, sometimes referred to as laughing gas,…

Certified Lactation Consultant now available at GRHS

Glacial Ridge Health System now has an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) on staff. Quinn Jacobs, RN, has passed the board examination and is available for lactation consultation on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. A certified lactation consultant specializes in breastfeeding and has expertise and training in dealing with the complex problems associated…

We Travel Because of the Care at Glacial Ridge

“We choose to travel to Glenwood from Alexandria because of the great care we receive at Glacial Ridge. With a family of five we have utilized quite a few services. Whether it is just a clinic visit or a hospital stay, we have done it all and received nothing but the best of care from…

I Can’t Recommend This Place Enough

“Our family has chosen Glacial Ridge Health System for many of our health needs because we like the people here more than anything. We feel they have gotten to know us on a personal level. We really appreciate the care that is given to our entire family. We chose a family medicine approach rather than…

Exceptional Maternity Care in Difficult Situation

“The service we received at GRHS was exceptional. Dr. Mellgren showed kindness and professionalism through a difficult situation that my husband and I experienced with the delivery of our daughter. The care that we received from him and the other staff is the reason we will continue to use the services that are offered at…

Expectant Parent Class

Are you a First Time Parent? In three evening sessions, our nursing staff will teach and discuss the stages of labor; comfort measures for labor, nutrition, and exercise; and baby care, including feeding, bathing and safety. Course includes parenting information provided by Pope County’s Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), and Infant CPR instruction by Glacial Ridge Emergency Services & Training. The third night’s focus is on breastfeeding – discussing benefits, positions, and how you know your baby is getting enough.

This class is open to all of our expectant parents – not just first time moms.