Preparing for Childbirth

Prenatal Education

We encourage you to learn as much as possible about yourself and your baby during your pregnancy. We offer a variety of prenatal and family education classes. These classes will help you assume your role as parents with greater ease, confidence, and joy. Please refer to the brochure given to you by your clinic staff for registration information or call the Birthing Center at 715.356.8500.



We welcome you and your family to come and tour our unit so you will be familiar with what is available for you during your stay. Call 715.356.8500 to make an appointment.


Things to think about before you give birth

There are a few decisions that you should make before your baby is born.

  • Have you chosen your baby’s doctor? Your OB provider, your friends, and family are good resources to help you with your choice.
  • Are you going to breastfeed or formula feed?
  • If you have a boy, will you have him circumcised?

When should I come to the Birthing Center?

It’s always a good idea to talk about this with your doctor at an OB visit, but we recommend that you come into the Birthing Center if:

  • Your bag of water breaks
  • You are within 3 weeks of your due date and have been having contractions for at least 1 hour that last for 1 minute and are 5 minutes apart or less Our phone number is 715.356.8500. Please call us so we can be ready to care for you. Please call your OB doctor with all other questions.

Arriving at our hospital

Please come to the Emergency Room entrance to get to the Birthing Center. Stop at the desk right inside the door. Wheelchairs are available here.




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