About the Family Birth Center

Designed with the comfort of patients and needs of staff in mind, the Family Birth Center offers many services and amenities.

Clinic Connection
The Obstetrics & Gynecology clinic is directly connected to the Family Birth Center. In the event of an emergency in the clinic, women can be transported immediately to the hospital, saving valuable time.

Labor Rooms
Our private labor and delivery rooms offer a homelike atmosphere that combines the highest level of comfort with advanced obstetrical equipment and technology. Each labor room has a whirlpool spa, so you can benefit from a soothing bath during labor. There is plenty of space for family members who wish to be with you during labor and/or delivery.

Postpartum Rooms
Our large, private patient rooms provide plenty of space for you and your visitors. At mealtime, you and your support person can order room service meals from the inpatient menu. Each postpartum room has a whirlpool spa, so you can relax after your baby is born. Two rooms have queen-sized beds, available on a first-come, first-serve basis for moms that qualify.

Level II Special Care Nursery
Our state-of-the-art Special Care Nursery is available on-site in Eau Claire. Staffed by highly trained, experienced nurses, babies that need a higher level of care can receive it here when needed. Babies born at Mayo Clinic Health System locations in Barron and Menomonie needing Level II care are transferred to this nursery for a seamless transition of care.

Family Waiting Room
Our Family Waiting Room is equipped with the many comforts of home. It allows family and friends who are not in the room with you during labor a special place to wait for the arrival of the new baby. It also provides a welcome place for dads, children, grandparents and other visitors to sit if you need to take a break or rest.

Security
The Family Birth Center is equipped with the Hugs & Kisses infant security system. Each infant wears a comfortable tag attached by a soft tamper-proof strap around his or her ankle. You wear a device on your wrist. When the tag and device are combined, they automatically confirm that the right baby is with the right mother. This system also allows staff to know where each baby is located at all times.

Nourishment Center
A nourishment center with snacks, refrigerator and microwave is available for you.

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