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Maternity at SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Baraboo

Specialized Care for Your Growing Family

Getting prepared for your baby and the changes he or she will bring is a big part of your pregnancy. At times it can be exciting, other times it can seem a little overwhelming. From family planning to ensuring a successful delivery, we take care of you every step of the way at SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Baraboo.

Our team includes family medicine physicians with specialized training in obstetrics who provide comprehensive care to families from pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond. This means that one provider can meet all of your health care needs as your family grows, including prenatal check ups, annual physicals, and sick visits. Our physicians believe that building relationships with your entire family allows us to provide the high quality, personalized care necessary for a lifetime of health and wellness. If a family is in your future, meet our providers today to learn more about our patient-centered approach to care.

Family Birth Suites

Our private labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum care rooms combine the comforts of home with the availability of the latest technology. Each room comes with a private bathroom with spacious whirlpool tubs. The tubs have specially designed jets so women can undergo hydrotherapy during labor. Four additional rooms are available for mothers who've had a cesarean section.

All patient rooms have internet access to keep family and friends connected and state-of-the-art fetal monitoring and infant security systems. A perfect combination of elegant design and warm, comfortable furnishings in a safe environment.

Each person's childbirth experience is unique. We want to ensure that your birthing experience is tailored to your needs. Talk to your labor and delivery nurse about your birthing preferences including the room environment, mobility, visitors, hydration, monitoring, pain relief options, episiotomy, cesarean section, cord cutting, feeding baby, separation and circumcision.

Our Nurses

Obstetrics nurses at SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Baraboo deliver today’s science with such love and concern that one can almost forget the nurses are highly skilled medical professionals. Many local doctors describe them as part nurses and part midwives.

Originally, nurses received little or no preparation for assisting in childbirth. The same was true of midwives, who have assisted women in giving birth since ancient times. Midwives still deliver more than two-thirds of the world’s infants. In Western countries, however, advances in obstetrics and gynecology meant childbearing shifted from the home to the hospital by the early 1900s.

Today, technological advances in medicine and health have required nurses to be knowledgeable about sophisticated equipment, learn about an increasing number of medications and design care appropriate for a health care delivery system that’s undergoing rapid change.

Nurses in the obstetrics field deal with pregnancy, labor and the time immediately following childbirth. They also become involved in the psychological and social aspects of childbearing. Obstetrics nurses at SSM Health St. Clare have extensive training. These are just some of the highlights from their professional training, certifications and memberships:

  • Inpatient Obstetrics National Certification
  • Electronic Fetal Monitoring National Certification
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Providers and Instructors
  • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics
  • Resolve Through Sharing Bereavement Counselors
  • Certified Lactation Consultants
  • Wisconsin Association of Perinatal Care partners
  • Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses members

Childbirth Classes

Whether you're a mother to be, support person or a new mom, SSM Health St. Clare classes are designed to provide the information you need in a way that makes learning interesting and fun. Search our class listings or register by calling 608-356-1520.

Join this class and learn about the miracle of giving birth. This six week course is designed to share current concepts regarding labor, birth and the postpartum period. Classes one through five focus on labor and delivery including labor progress and the birth process. Labor support persons will learn how to provide positive, hands-on support and encouragement during the entire labor and delivery. Important car seat education is provided in class five. Class six is all about breastfeeding. Tip: Please select a class with a completion date that is approximately four weeks before Mom's due date.

This class is designed to get you off to the best possible start with breastfeeding. If you are planning to breastfeed your newborn, or even just considering it, attend this class with our lactation consultant. You and your support person will learn the basics of breastfeeding, some common problems and solutions, and the benefits for mom and baby.

All the vital information you need about labor, birth, postpartum and newborn care is condensed into a single day session. (Lunch is provided.)

Meet with other mothers and their babies in an informal and supportive environment. A variety of topics will be covered and all questions are welcome. Boost your confidence, get some helpful tips, make some great connections and share experiences. This group meets for about two hours, twice per month, on the 1st Monday of the month from 1:30 - 3 pm and the 3rd Monday of the month from 5 - 6:30 pm at SSM Health St. Clare. It is led by an international board-certified lactation consultant.

Intended for those who have experienced a loss involving miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death up to the first year of life. Contact our bereavement staff anytime at 608-356-1520 for confidential support and class information.

Whether you're expecting, or trying to conceive, trust the team at SSM Health St. Clare's Hospital - Baraboo. We'll partner with you on this exciting new chapter in your life.

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