Family Birth Center
Family Birth Center
Whether a first-time or repeat mom, Mayo Clinic Health System's maternity program offers continued care from the health care provider's office to the delivery room. Your health care provider collaborates with a team of experts to ensure you and your baby receive the care you need. They care for low- and high-risk pregnancies. And because no two moms or pregnancies are the same, we offer choices on everything from the type of health care provider you choose to assist with your baby's birth to pain relief options — all delivered in a facility designed with family in mind.
This is a special time for you and your family. Our goal is to provide you with the resources you need to feel confident and secure throughout your pregnancy and after. We offer pregnancy information, classes to prepare you for labor and delivery and for after baby is born, facility tours, lactation support and parenting information.
Take a virtual tour of the birth center to view the many amenities you and your family can look forward to. Or call 715-233-7237 to schedule a tour.
Labor and delivery services will transition to Eau Claire beginning Jan. 1, 2023
Mayo Clinic Health System leadership has made the difficult decision to discontinue labor and delivery services at Mayo Clinic Health System – Red Cedar in Menomonie. Health care professionals will continue to provide great prenatal and postpartum care in Menomonie. Your prenatal care provider will discuss your concerns and help transition your labor and delivery care to the Family Birth Center in Eau Claire as needed based on your due date
Several factors impacted this decision:
Providing excellent birthing services to our patients requires 24/7 coverage from OB-GYN physicians to ensure appropriate support for unexpected events during labor and delivery, such as emergency cesarean sections. We've been aggressively recruiting for several open physician positions over the past two years. Despite relentless efforts, the organization has been unsuccessful in filling these critical physician openings. This is reflective of a worsening OB-GYN physician shortage across the country.
You likely have questions related to your personal circumstances, and you're encouraged to discuss them with your prenatal care provider. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this transition. The team looks forward to the privilege of caring for you and your baby.
Highlights of Eau Claire’s Family Birth Center include:
- Patient-centered care from specialty-trained nurses and nurse midwives in comfortable birth suites.
- A Level 2 special care nursery, which is the highest level of care available in this area.
- Immediate access to Mayo Clinic experts through telemedicine technology.
Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire is recognized on Newsweek's "America's Best Maternity Hospitals" list.
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