At the Cumberland Healthcare Birthplace, our highly skilled team of healthcare experts are dedicated and focused on providing outstanding patient and family centered care. Cumberland Healthcare couples high quality care with state-of-the-art technologies, comforting amenities and educational resources to fully prepare and assist expectant families in welcoming new life into the world.
We believe that the birth of your child is one of life’s most precious events and are here to offer you personalized care; from the first thoughts of becoming a parent, to the birth of your baby, to settling in at home. Our goal is to provide a safe, healthy and empowering experience for you and your family. We offer many options during labor, including both medication and non-medicated approaches.
Some of our birthing options include:
- Birthing balls
- Whirlpool tubs
- Music therapy
- Frequent position changes
- Breathing techniques
- Intravenous pain medications, intrathecal and epidurals
- Working with a doula, if you choose to have one
Each expectant mother works with our team to create an individualized birth plan which may include some of these options or others you have thought of yourself. We encourage all of our expectant mothers and families to take a tour of our remodeled birthing unit, The Birthplace. The Birthplace offers spacious rooms with relaxing, home-like, relaxing décor. Our rooms also offer whirlpool tubs for added relaxation during labor and comfort after delivery. Additionally, all rooms include rocking recliners and roll-away beds for fathers or support persons for overnight stays.
Childbirth Services at Cumberland Healthcare Include:
- Childbirth classes to prepare expectant mothers and families for baby’s arrival
- Birthplace Basics meeting with an obstetrics (OB) nurse
- Starts the birth plan process and reviews any questions you may have on a one-to-one basis
- Sibling classes for other children to help welcome the new baby
- One-on-one breastfeeding teaching and support
Cumberland Healthcare is committed to providing you with the highest quality care in a comforting atmosphere. We are proud to offer you:
- Personal, pampered attention
- Family-centered care
- Private labor/delivery recovery suites
The Birthplace at Cumberland Healthcare has been designed with the needs of the entire family in mind. Our spacious suites and waiting areas are furnished with comfortable furnishings, wireless internet and flat screen televisions with built in DVD players.
At Cumberland Healthcare, putting the “special” in your day is our top priority. We offer the expertise of a board-certified and experienced obstetrician and gynecologist and family practice physicians. Our skilled and caring providers will be with you every step of the way, from your first clinic visits through labor and delivery.
Tours of The Birthplace are available upon request. Please contact your provider and a tour will be set up for you. We look forward in meeting you!
There are no set visiting hours at The Birthplace; we leave this up to the discretion of our patients. We have a flexible and accessible policy, making it easy for family and friends to see you and your newest addition. We ask that all visitors be free of any illness, including fever, runny nose, coughing, etc. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
At Cumberland Healthcare we understand the importance of patient education. We are please to offer a one-to-one breast feeding class and sibling class. We also offer group childbirth education classes that will teach you the difference between true and false labor, the stages of labor and various relaxation techniques for coping during the labor process. Other options include massage, labor positions, visualization, breathing techniques and medication options. In addition, we will discuss the support person role, other interventions in labor, cesarean births and post-partum care for the mother and newborn. To schedule any of these classes, please call (715) 822-7250.
This program is offered at no charge and is available to all patients that are delivering at The Birthplace. During this time you will meet with an OB nurse to discuss and review any questions you may have about labor and delivery, what to expect while in the hospital and the first six weeks at home. During this meeting, you will start the process of writing your birth plan so when your special day occurs our staff is ready to meet your needs. Together, we will be able to create the birth experience you have planned and hoped for. This meeting is usually set up during your third trimester.
Every family delivering at The Birthplace is offered a free home visit after discharge. This visit is scheduled at a time that is convenient for you.
What to expect during your home visit:
- A Birthplace nurse will come to your home and weigh your baby, check vital signs for both mom and baby, assist with any feeding troubles and answer any questions that you may have. If you choose not to have a home visit, a Birthplace nurse will provide you with a follow up phone call and answer any questions or concerns that you may have.
Newborn Hearing Screening
All babies born at The Birthplace will receive a hearing screening that is conducted 24 hours after birth. This is a non-invasive process and is conducted when your newborn is sleeping. The equipment sends a series of soft tones to the ear and measures for a response. Results are available prior to discharge. Early detection of hearing loss ensures early treatment.
Screening for Congenital Heart Defects
All babies born at The Birthplace will receive a simple screening to check for heart defects. This is conducted 24 hours after birth. A sensor is placed on the baby’s wrist and foot. Results are available prior to discharge.
In celebration of your baby’s birth, we offer a gift basket full of treats to take home and enjoy.
Safe Place for Newborns
In April 2001 the State of Wisconsin enacted a law which enables any woman on the verge of abandoning her newborn to anonymously turn over her unharmed newborn within 72 hours to any Wisconsin hospital employee, police officer or emergency personnel without fear of prosecution. Cumberland Healthcare is fully prepared to accept these newborns, assess them and provide a safe and caring environment until placement is arranged. In addition, if possible we provide a packet of information to the birth mother including self-care information and support group resources.
For more information about The Birthplace at Cumberland Healthcare, call (715) 822-7460.