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BIRTHING SERVICES AT MARSHFIELD MEDICAL CENTER-WESTON

Marshfield Medical Center-Weston’s birthing center provides growing central Wisconsin families with access to exceptional health care.

Pregnancy is a life-changing experience. Our providers are with you every step of the way to guide, comfort and provide the best care possible for you. We deliver complete care and support for newborn babies and families.  

Our highly trained health care professionals can take care of high-risk pregnancies and babies. The neonatal intensive care unit in Marshfield Children's Hospital in Marshfield can provide specialized care if needed. The 24/7 neonatal transport team provides ground and air transport for babies from all over the state and region to Marshfield. 

As a Health System, we have specialty obstetrics care for any complications like preeclampsia, preterm labor, gestational diabetes and more during pregnancy. Our OB/GYNs consult with our maternal fetal medicine specialists for collaborative care before and during pregnancy.


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Visitor Guidelines

Due to coronavirus cases in surrounding communities, Marshfield Clinic Health System locations are implementing temporary visitor restrictions. View visitor restrictions by location >

Marshfield Medical Center-Weston Birth Center is requiring all patients and visitors to wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Patients and visitors are asked to bring their own mask to wear. If a patient or visitor does not have a mask, we will provide one upon entry to the facility. Each patient and visitor also will be screened for COVID-19 upon entry to the facility.

During COVID-19, each patient at the Birth Center is allowed one support person to be with them.

  • • We ask that the same support person remains for your entire stay.
  • • If you have a doula as part of your birth plan, please provide certification to your Obstetrics provider or admitting nurse. Your doula may stay with you during the labor and delivery process. Once you and baby are stable, your doula will be asked to leave the hospital.
  • • Your support person should stay in your room and limit time spent in the hallway or entering/exiting the unit and facility.
  • • Your support person will be screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • • We ask every support person to wear their face mask at all times, except when eating, drinking and sleeping.

Birthing suites designed for comfort

We have a prenatal care coordinator to help guide the process for moms by answering questions and creating a comfortable environment. Our coordinators will direct you to your personal birthing suite at our new birthing center for labor and delivery.

Our birthing center offers:

  • Private suites to create a homelike environment for deliveries.
  • 11 labor, delivery and postpartum rooms.
  • A dedicated C-section room for planned or urgent deliveries.
  • More in-room bonding time with your newborn child.
  • Other benefits include 24/7 access to specialists including anesthesiologymaternal fetal medicineobstetrics and pediatrics.

Marshfield Children's services close to home

Our Weston pediatricians are part of a larger pediatric specialty network backed by the region's only dedicated pediatric hospital, Marshfield Children's Hospital.

Talk to your OB/GYN about pediatric care after delivering at Marshfield Medical Center-Weston.

Where is the Birth Center?

We are located on Level 1 (second floor) above the Emergency Room of Marshfield Medical Center-Weston. Visitors will be buzzed into the Birth Center.

Marshfield Medical Center-Weston offers virtual childbirth education and breastfeeding classes to help you prepare for the arrival of your baby. For more information, call 1-715-393-3093. Find classes >

Breastfeeding/Lactation Services

​Marshfield Medical Center-Weston offers lactation services staffed by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC), who educate you on breastfeeding and work with you to overcome breastfeeding difficulties. You can call 715-393-3222 to learn more.

Learn more about lactation services >

Preparing for Childbirth

It is important that you discuss your questions and concerns about labor and delivery with your women’s health provider. We want to make you feel comfortable and provide a safe and positive birth experience for you and your family.

Download and complete your Birth Plan. View our planning for childbirth webpage for more details.

Signs and Symptoms of Labor

Each person may experience labor in a different way. If you are concerned, at any point, regarding your symptoms or if you have any questions, please call OB Clinic 715-393-1100 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and the Family Birth Center main desk at 715-393-3039 after hours and ask to speak to a nurse.

View our Labor and Delivery page for signs and symptoms of labor >

What to do when your labor starts

Please always call the Family Birth Center desk before heading to the hospital so that we may prepare and be ready for your arrival.

  • • During weekday daytime hours, call the OB Clinic 715-393-1100 to speak to a triage nurse.
  • • After clinic hours, please call the Family Birth Center at 715-393-3039.

Arriving at the Hospital:

  • • 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Please park in lot #4, the hospital main entrance. You will be screened upon entry and they will direct you to the Family Birth Center.
  • • 8 p.m. – 6 a.m. – Please park in lot #5. You will be screened upon entry and they will direct you to the Family Birth Center.

Your Hospital Stay

Our goal at the Family Birth Center is to make your childbirth experience positive, relaxed, memorable and as personalized as possible. Each patient starts in a labor and delivery suite. Once delivery and recovery is complete, mom and baby will be moved to a clean, private postpartum room for the remainder of their stay.

Security is our No. 1 priority. Your baby will be safe in the Family Birth Center. We use an electronic tag system to monitor each baby. In addition, our unit is locked with one designated secure entrance for patients and visitors.

To help make childbirth as comfortable as possible, there are options for pain relief. Your nurse or provider is happy to discuss these options with you. Epidural anesthesia is available 24/7.

Skin to Skin after Delivery and C-Section

  • • Studies have shown that normal, term newborns who are placed skin to skin with their mothers immediately after birth, make the transition from fetal to newborn life with decreased stress. They have been shown to:
    • • Maintain their body temperature better
    • • Experience more stable heartrate and breathing
    • • Have higher blood oxygen levels
    • • Have more success with breastfeeding immediately after birth
    • • Better able to absorb and digest nutrients.
  • • We recommend skin to skin for both vaginal and c-section deliveries. If you have questions, please talk with your provider or nurse to receive more details.

Postpartum Tubal Ligation is also offered at Marshfield Medical Center-Weston and can be coordinated with your delivery. Please contact your provider for further details.

Special Meal: We are happy to offer a complimentary Special Meal during your stay for you and your support person to celebrate the birth of your child.

Going Home: Routine discharge is by noon (12 p.m.) on the day of discharge. You, your OB provider and the baby’s Pediatrician will determine together when you and your baby are ready to go home. Mothers who have a vaginal birth may go home 1-2 days after the birth. Mothers who have a C-section delivery usually go home 3-4 days after giving birth.

What to expect when you have a baby during COVID-19

  • • Testing:
    • • All patients admitted to the hospital are tested for COVID-19. This is a quick nasal swab performed by the nurse. We get the results within a few hours. Knowing your COVID status helps us to properly and safely care for both you and your baby, as well as keep our staff safe.
    • • You will be asked to wear a mask as much as possible during your stay.
  • • Support Person:
    • • You will be allowed one support person to stay with you during your stay. This person will remain the same throughout your stay. If they become symptomatic, they will be asked to return home to protect our other mothers, vulnerable newborns and our staff. Your support person must always wear a mask in the hospital, except when eating, drinking or sleeping.
  • • If you test positive for COVID-19:
    • • Your baby will stay with you in your room during the entire stay. If possible, baby will be kept in an isolette in your room for even greater protection.
    • • You will need to wear a mask and perform hand hygiene when caring for your baby.
    • • If you desire to breastfeed, we will encourage this and support you.
    • • Your support person will be required to wear the proper PPE to remain in the room to support you.
    • • Your support person will be required to remain in the room with you at all times. Meals for your support person will be available for ordering through the cafeteria and will be complimentary

View FAQ for COVID-19 positive or quarantined patients in OB.

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Call: 866-520-2510
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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