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Family Birthplace - Obstetrics

Supporting your journey from pregnancy through parenthood


Our Family Birthplace encourages and supports each mother through their labor and delivery. Each person’s experience is different and unique, it is an honor and privilege to be there with you during the process.

Our private birthing suites and postpartum rooms blend the comforts of home with the safety of the hospital. We offer private rooms, whirlpool tubs, family amenities and room service. Each room has a large window, private bathroom, rocking chair and a sleeping couch for those who want to stay with mother and child.

At the Family Birthplace we have created a facility capable of providing you and your family with a safe and comfortable setting to welcome your newest family member. Here you will experience labor, delivery, recovery and post-birth care all in the privacy of your own room.

95% of deliveries in our family birthplace are attended by the patient’s primary doctor, which means your doctor will be with you from the beginning to end of your pregnancy. Should a c-section be necessary, planned or not, we have highly experienced surgeons on staff who are prepared to help bring your baby into the world.

We stand with the evidence that breastfeeding is best for you and your baby and are committed to making your breastfeeding experience positive. We have trained lactation consultants on staff to help assist mothers in breastfeeding.

Classes & Supports Groups

We have a variety of classes available to new or expecting parents. Due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, these opportunities are now available only online. Please contact Eileen Froemel at efroemel@hamhwe.com or 715-934-4847 for more information or to register for the online classes.

Journey Through Parenthood Program

The Journey Through Parenthood Program is designed to help you during this exciting time in your life. After you sign up for the program, we will send you a packet of information designed to fit your needs and set up a visit at the Family Birthplace. During the visit you can start to fill out your paperwork, learn about the services we offer and discuss your birth plan. You will also receive a tour of the Family Birthplace. You will have the opportunity to pre-register, streamlining your arrival when you come in during labor.

To learn more about the program, simply submit the form below and our Journey Through Parenthood Coordinator will contact you.

Journey Through Parenthood Inquiry Form

Personalized Birth Experience

The day you give birth is one of the most important of your life. Creating a birth plan ahead of time helps you make decisions about how you want your labor and delivery to be, and lets others know your wishes. So when the big day arrives, you can focus on what’s most important — bringing your new baby into the world.

A birth plan serves as a road map to follow during your labor and delivery. This can include everything from who you want in the room with you to pain management. Thinking through these things can calm your fears, help you make better decisions in the moment, and be as prepared as possible for what’s coming.

Download the Family Birthplace birth plan here.

Pain Management

Pain management during labor is an important consideration. As you’re defining your birth plan, ask your doctor about your options for pain relief as well as any questions you have about them. We offer a variety of pain relief options including:

  • Epidural
  • Essential Oil Diffuser
  • IV Pain Medication
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Jacuzzi Tub
Tools & Techniques

To help keep you comfortable and help you progress through labor, our nursing staff utilizes Spinning Babies techniques. Visit spinningbabies.com to learn and practice techniques you can use throughout your pregnancy and on into labor.

We also offer a variety of tools to help you labor, including:

  • Peanut Balls
  • Yoga Balls
  • Birthing Stool
  • Rebozo Scarves
Free Lactation Consultation Services

Lactation consultants teach mothers how to feed their baby. They help women with breastfeeding problems, such as latching difficulties, painful nursing, and low milk supply. A lactation consultant may also help babies who aren’t gaining enough weight.

A lactation consultant is available by appointment Mondays and Thursdays between the times of 1 pm and 3 pm. Call 715-934-4847 for assistance.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy can help you feel your best throughout your pregnancy and help to heal your body after baby. Physical Therapists that specialize in Women’s Health can assess and treat a wide variety of pregnancy and postpartum related conditions.  To learn more about the service, visit our Women’s Health page.

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