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Birthing Center at Aspirus Divine Savior Hospital

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    • Birthing Center at Aspirus Divine Savior Hospital

      2817 New Pinery Road
      Portage, WI 54409

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      Monday - Sunday
      24 hours

About this Location

Labor and delivery bring out many emotions for expecting families, some of which include excited anticipation, and, for some, even anxiety. Rest assured that you will receive one-on-one care from our team of compassionate, skilled nurses who will be in constant contact with your physician throughout labor. We will be with you every step of the way, and will guide you through your labor so you feel well informed and in control.  We offer a variety of pain management options to choose from throughout labor progression. There are many effective measures our skilled nurses will use to aid you through your delivery. This can be customized to fit your needs and requests.

We practice the most current recommendations to keep baby skin-to-skin with their mother for at least the first hour of life. Likely during this first hour our nursing staff will assist you in trying to nurse your baby for the first time, if that is your preferred feeding choice. All required procedures for your baby will be done while he or she remains content on your chest rather than at a warmer. After at least the first hour has passed, we will offer to weigh and measure your newborn while you remain nearby.

In the event that your physician decides a cesarean delivery (c-section) is required, you will be taken to our operating room, usually with one support person of your choice. Our nursing staff will talk you through this process if cesarean section becomes necessary. We do our best to keep you and baby together in recovery, and to promote skin-to-skin.

After your baby is born, one of our top priorities is bonding between mother and baby, and of course the rest of the family as well. We encourage skin-to-skin contact with the baby throughout your stay, and even once you go home. You will find your baby loves nothing more than snuggling skin-to-skin on their mother or father's chest. One of the other benefits of skin-to-skin is that it promotes breastfeeding success.

Our staff is well trained to assist you and your baby in learning how to breastfeed. We also have our own Lactation Consultant who is available to assist you during and after your stay, free of charge.

We encourage “rooming in” with your infant during your stay. This means we prefer your baby remains in your room with you as much as possible during your stay. Again, this promotes bonding with your infant, as well as better breastfeeding outcomes.

Variety of Options

We have certified nurse anesthetists who can provide 24/7 pain management care tailored to meet your individual needs. If you have other requests, please discuss them with your physician or nurse and we will do our best to accommodate them.

A few of the non-medication pain relief options that we offer include:

-Freedom to move during labor with our new wireless monitoring
-Aromatherapy
-Birthing Balls
-Massage Jet Showers
-Whirlpool Baths
-Personal Massage
-Distraction (such as music)
-Pushing/Squatting bars

Medication Options Include:

-IV pain medication
-Epidural and Intrathecal analgesia
-Nitrous Oxide

Security & Safety

Your infant’s security is a priority at the Birthing Center. During your stay, your baby will wear identification bands that match an identical band that will also be placed on the parents so we can always confirm that your baby belongs to you. Another security feature of our unit is an electronic security band your baby wears that will alarm and lock entrance and exit doors if removed from your baby. Our staff will discuss a few more security features upon your arrival at the Birthing Center.

Childbirth Education Classes

Offered online, the comprehensive course introduces parents-to-be to the fundamentals of childbirth. To register for classes, please call (608)745-5607.

 

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