Birthing Center

Mile Bluff Birthing Center

birthing centerMauston Maternity & Obstetric Services

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 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 family medicine providers are also trained in obstetrics (maternity care). Expecting mothers can rest assured knowing that the team of maternity care providers will be there throughout pregnancy, childbirth and after delivery.

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 newborn, and what to expect after returning home from the hospital. These classes are available throughout the year in Mauston. See the calendar of events for class availability.

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

Delivery at Mile Bluff

Every year, around 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 homelike 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 staff will do everything it can to honor, cherish and protect this special time for new families.

Pain Management

Certified registered nurse anesthetists are available for OB pain management consultations. They will discuss various options, including epidurals and IVs.

Nitrous oxide may also be used at Mile Bluff as a safe pain management alternative for laboring mothers.

Following Delivery

After leaving the hospital, new parents are welcome to call for advice 24 hours a day. Mile Bluff also offers programs for parents after baby has arrived. Infant CPR and infant massage classes are offered throughout the year through the Childbirth Education Department.

For more information about Mile Bluff’s Birthing Center or to schedule a tour call 608-847-1013