Preparing for Childbirth

Prenatal and Family Education Classes

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 Women and Infant Center at 715.346.5655 or 800.472.9449.

 

Birth Plan

A Birth Plan will be given to you at your 28-week appointment. This will allow you to discuss your goals for your birth experience with your doctors and nurses.

Many patients ask, “Do I need a birth plan?” or “What should my birth plan include?” Deciding to write a birth plan is up to you. Some people like to put in writing their choices for their labor experience. Others are comfortable just talking about their choices when they present in labor. We want you to have the best experience possible with your labor, with the goal being a healthy mother and a healthy baby after delivery.

 

Tours

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 715.346.5655 to make an appointment.

 

Things to think about before you give birth

  • Have you chosen a doctor for your baby?
  • If you have a boy, will you have him circumcised?
  • Are you going to breastfeed or formula feed?
  • Have you purchased a car seat?

Your birth experience

You and your doctor will decide when it is time for you to come to the hospital. It is important to call ahead to the Women and Infant Center at 715.346.5655 or 800.472.9449 so that the nurses can have your room ready for your arrival.

Your single-room birthing suite is designed to provide for any special care that you or your baby may require while maintaining a comfortable home-like setting. Your support person is encouraged to provide you with coaching and emotional support during this exciting time of your labor and delivery. Our knowledgeable and caring nursing staff will also provide you with support and guidance through your birth experience. If a cesarean birth should be necessary, our staff will guide you through the process. Your support person may accompany you to the Operating Room for the birth to support you and to be present for your baby’s arrival. You will then be taken back to your room with your baby joining you for this very special bonding time.

 
 
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