Designed with the comfort of patients and needs of staff in mind, the birth center offers many services and amenities:
The Obstetrics and Gynecology clinic is connected to the hospital with access to the birth center. In the event of an emergency, women can be transported immediately to the hospital, saving valuable time.
Labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum rooms
Seven private labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) rooms offer a homelike atmosphere that combines the highest level of comfort with advanced obstetrical equipment and technology.
With LDPR rooms, you will stay in one room for your entire stay. Each room has a private bathroom with a whirlpool spa, so you can benefit from a soothing bath during labor and after baby is born. There is plenty of space for family members who wish to be with you during labor and delivery and later to visit you and your newborn. At mealtime, you can order room service meals from the inpatient menu.
Level 2 Special Care Nursery
The Special Care Nursery is on-site in La Crosse. When needed, babies who need a higher level of care can receive it here from highly trained, experienced nurses.
Family waiting areas
Several waiting areas are offered for your family members and friends. They are equipped with many comforts of home. It allows family and friends who are not in the room with you during labor a special place to wait for the arrival of the new baby. It also provides a welcome place for dads, children, grandparents and other visitors to sit if you need to take a break or rest.
To provide the safest environment for your new bundle of joy, the birth center is a locked unit. Upon arrival to the unit, visitors should push the button or pick up the phone to be granted access.
A nourishment center with snacks and a refrigerator is available for you. Ask your nurse if you need something.
Lactation and breastfeeding resources
Lactation counselors are available to provide support and assist with breastfeeding needs during your stay. The lactation counselors are also available on an outpatient basis after you go home.
Tour the facility Take a virtual tour of the birth center to view the many amenities you and your family can look forward to. Or, call 608-392-9723 to schedule a tour.
Not all treatments, tests and services are available at all Mayo Clinic Health System locations. Check with your preferred location in advance.