Childbirth
Mile Bluff Medical Center
1050 Division Street | Mauston, WI 53948 | 608-847-6161

Childbirth



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Pregnancy is an exciting time in life for expecting mothers and fathers.  As parents wait for the arrival of their new bundle of joy, certain questions about pregnancy and of what to expect while expecting can arise.  Mile Bluff Medical Center's Obstetrics Department and team of maternity care providers can help during this exciting and uncertain time.

Maternity Care Providers
At Mile Bluff, many of our family medicine providers are also trained in obstetrics (maternity care).  Expecting mothers can rest assured knowing that our team of maternity care providers will be there throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and after delivery.

Learn more about our Maternity Care Providers here.


Learning Opportunities
Mile Bluff provides a three-week or full-day education program for expecting parents. During the classes parents learn how to prepare for childbirth what to expect during delivery, how to care for a new born, and what to expect after returning home.  These classes are available on a rotating schedule throughout the community.

Click here for a complete listing of the 2017 childbirth education classes.

Expecting parents are also invited to tour the birthing facilities at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.  This is a great way to see what birthing options are available locally.

Click here to view the 2017 tour schedule.

Delivery at Mile Bluff
Every year, over 200 babies are born at Mile Bluff Medical Center.  New moms deliver in birthing suites that are designed for labor, delivery, recovery and post-birth care.  The home-like setting allows mother and family to participate in the birth with the assurance that the state-of-the-art equipment is being used for a safe delivery.  

At Mile Bluff, the Obstetrics Team strongly encourages Skin-to-Skin Contact during the first hour following baby's arrival.  The team will do everything it can to honor, cherish and protect this special time for new families.

To learn more about childbirth at Mile Bluff, read Changes made in Obstetrics Department to see what steps we've taken to enhance the experience and care our patients receive. 
 
Pain Management
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are available for OB pain management consultations. They will discuss management options including epidurals and IVs. Read Maternity Care Pain Management to learn about what options are available at Mile Bluff.

Nitrous oxide is also available at Mile Bluff for a safe pain management alternative for laboring mothers. 

Following Delivery
After leaving the hospital, new parents are always welcome to call for advice 24-hours a day.

Mile Bluff also offers classes to parents after their baby has arrived.  Infant CPR and infant massage classes are offered throughout the year through the Childbirth Education Department.   




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