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Having a baby is a very special time for families. Our caring obstetrics staff is here to help you plan and prepare for your labor and delivery and beyond. Local experts and specialists can provide you and your baby the care you need, when you need it. Pregnancy, postpartum and newborn/pediatric care is available in Albert Lea and Austin. If you need more specialized care, we can connect you with Mayo Clinic specialists that can meet your specific needs.
Birthing services are available at the Family Birth Center in Austin. If you need specialized care in the delivery room, we can connect via video with a team of experts (neonatologists) at Mayo Clinic. Even though this is rarely needed, it offers peace of mind and is a great benefit to you and our staff if the need arises. After being discharged from Family Birth Center in Austin, new moms and their babies can continue to receive all follow up care from their regular provider at either Albert Lea or Austin.
We value each and every patient and appreciate their trust in Mayo Clinic Health System.
The new Family Birth Center in Austin is designed to provide the birth experience today’s families expect. The design also creates an optimal work environment for staff. The birth center includes ten labor and delivery rooms with private baths, giving families comfort and privacy. It also includes a new C-section suite and an expanded family waiting area that includes amenities for families and visitors.
New labor and delivery room with private bathroom
Artist's rendition of new family waiting area