Choose a prenatal care provider
Starting or growing a family is a very exciting time. One of the many steps to preparing for baby is to select a provider who cares for you during pregnancy, labor and delivery.
In southwest Wisconsin, women can choose from family medicine physicians and advanced care providers, family medicine residents, nurse-midwives and OB-GYNs for their maternity care. Beyond your primary provider, an entire team of experts and specialized staff work together to serve you. Brief videos are available to help you select a health care provider whose approach to labor, delivery and pain management aligns with yours.
Women who receive prenatal care in Arcadia typically deliver in La Crosse.
Family medicine providers
Family medicine physicians and advanced care providers are trained to care for people of all ages. They provide preconception counseling and prenatal care. Family medicine providers transfer care to the Obstetrics and Gynecology department or Family Health Clinic at about 36 weeks of pregnancy. The OB-GYN delivery team provides delivery care. Family medicine providers care for the medical needs of infants, children and your entire family.
Nurse midwives are advanced-practice providers with specialized training, education and certification in women's gynecological health issues. Nurse midwives provide preconception counseling, prenatal care, and labor and delivery care for low-risk pregnancies. They only provide women’s health care. Nurse midwives provide 24/7 in-house coverage for the birth center. They assess all patients when they arrive for labor and delivery, and provide active labor support and delivery, as well as postpartum evaluation. They provide additional services beyond maternity care.