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Family Birthplace at Aspirus Riverview Hospital

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    • Family Birthplace at Aspirus Riverview Hospital

      410 Dewey Street
      Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

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  • Riverview Hospital

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    • Daily
      10 am-8 pm

About this Location

Aspirus Riverview Family Birthplace is located on the third floor of Aspirus Riverview Hospital's main medical building.

Each year, the staff of Aspirus Riverview Family Birthplace has the honor of helping bring nearly 500 “little wonders” into the world.

At our Birthplace, moms deliver and get to know their little ones in comfortable, spacious rooms with whirlpool tubs and loveseats. Our staff is committed to providing a warm, safe environment and excellence in care, making this the best possible birth experience for moms and families.

Seven of our rooms are designed to accommodate a new mom’s entire labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) experience. There is even a Cesarean-section operating room right in our Birthplace, so all moms can experience the wonder of this special place, regardless of delivery method.

Following delivery, the LDRP room is converted to a spacious, comfortable living area for the new mom's comfort and enjoyment. A love seat pulls out to provide extra seating or a place for mom’s support person to sleep.

"Rooming in" provides the perfect opportunity for the new mom and family to become acquainted with its newest member. The baby is welcome to stay in the room as much as desired and may be returned to the nursery at any time mom wishes to sleep, bathe or just spend time alone. The nursery will be used to assess your baby's health and perform any necessary procedures.

We offer our Birthplace patients room service, so your meals are delivered when it is convenient for you. Just let your nurse know when you are going to be ready for a meal.

Visitor Information

  • A support person and the siblings of the new baby are welcome to visit anytime.
  • Visiting hours for all others are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • During labor and delivery, the number of visitors in the room with mom is limited to three.
  • Aspirus Riverview Family Birthplace is locked from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Instructions on gaining permission to enter are posted outside the Birthplace during these hours.
  • Guest meals are available for purchase and delivery to mom’s room. Guests may also eat in the Water’s Edge Cafeteria (on the main medical building’s lower level) or the Coffee Shop (on the main medical building’s first floor near the main lobby). Vending areas are located throughout Aspirus Riverview Hospital.

Pain Management

Your pain management is important to us. Our staff is committed to excellence in pain management. In partnership with you, our goal is to help you better understand and control your pain. Pain management is a team effort! You will take an active role in working with your doctors and nurses to manage your pain. Upon admission and throughout your stay, we will regularly ask you about your pain using a pain assessment scale to measure your pain level.

Getting Ready to Go Home

While you're still in the Birthplace, our nurses will spend time with you providing one-on-one instruction and showing you some educational videos. This will help you go home feeling more confident about taking care of your new baby. Our nurses will also follow up with you after you go home to provide support and answer your questions.

The videos you will watch relate to mom/baby care, infant CPR and breastfeeding. If you are comfortable during labor, you can start watching the videos then. Otherwise, you will need to watch them the day before you go home from the Birthplace. This will help your discharge process go more rapidly when it is time for you to go home.

Car Seat Required: Aspirus Riverview Family Birthplace requires that all our newborns go home in an approved infant car seat. Infant car seats should be six years old or newer and never involved in a car accident. (Even a minor car accident can cause damage to the car seat, which may not be seen by you.) Please DO NOT purchase a head rest, covers for the car seat straps or toys for the car seat handles. If the head rest and the car seat straps did not come with your car seat, they have not been crash tested with your car seat and can cause harm to your baby if they slip. Toys for car seat handles can harm your baby if you stop short or are involved in a car accident. They can also cause motion sickness in infants. For more information about car seat requirements and safety, click here.

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Forms to Complete

There are several forms we ask mom to complete during her stay with us. If you would like to complete these forms in advance, please print them, complete them and pack them in your delivery bag.

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