The birth of a baby is an experience of unimagined joy and wonder. Because we know how special the birth of your baby is to you, how unique each family is, we want every birth to reflect your very personal preferences. With state-of-the-art technology and our own exceptional brand of caring, the providers and staff of Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare look forward to sharing one of the most joyous experiences in a lifetime...the birth of your baby.
Family Health Clinic physicians provide pre-conception care, prenatal care and care through childbirth and beyond. The Family Health Clinic physician that you choose for your prenatal care will be the person who is present during the delivery of your baby. Many parents appreciate the continuity of the provider who delivered their baby continuing to care for their little ones after they are born.
Speak with your regular primary care provider or contact one of our specially-trained maternity counselors. They will be able to walk you through the choices available to you, such as:
pregnancy and parenting classes
the birthing experience itself
how involved you'd like your family to be
the type of pain management you'd like
whether to breastfeed
When you think about the other choices you make in all aspects of your busy life, it only makes sense that you would want to be fully involved in helping to guide your extraordinary baby into the world.