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Birthing and Newborn Care

Marshfield Children’s has experts and specialties to care for your newborn. 

We provide complete care and support to newborn babies and families in our hospitals in Eau Claire, Marshfield, and Rice Lake

Selecting the care team to provide your health care while pregnant is the first important step you can take. Marshfield Clinic Health System and Marshfield Children’s has many types of health professionals who are qualified to care for you during your pregnancy through labor and delivery and for your child.

When should you call the Birth Center?

Call us before coming in if you have:

  • Fluid leaking from your vagina – small frequent trickles or a large gush that continues to leak
  • Four to five contractions per hour lasting 60 seconds for an hour or more
  • Decreased fetal movement
  • Questions regarding cramps, vaginal pressure, discharge or a low, dull backache
  • Vaginal bleeding

Temporary Visitation Restrictions

Due to coronavirus cases in our surrounding communities, Marshfield Clinic Health System locations are implementing temporary visitor restrictions. 

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Pregnancy Hub

From preconception to taking care of yourself and your baby during pregnancy, through delivery and care of your baby, we have resources for you in our Pregnancy Hub.

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High Risk Pregnancy

A high-risk pregnancy has the potential for complications that could affect mother, baby or both. These conditions may be preexisting or develop during pregnancy.

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Our Birth Centers

It’s exciting when a new baby arrives. Find where your local Marshfield Children’s birth center is located, local visiting hours, quiet times and other patient and visitor guidelines for visiting a birth center in Eau Claire, Marshfield or Rice Lake.


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Pregnancy is a special time in your life. We know it can be challenging and scary if you have a high-risk pregnancy or your baby needs advanced care after delivery. Our highly trained health care professionals in the NICU can take care of your baby and provide resources to you and your family.

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Breast Milk Donations

Marshfield Medical Center, our hospital in Marshfield, accepts breast milk donations. Babies in the neonatal intensive care unit receive breast milk from the milk depot program as needed. Our milk depot program makes it possible for area women with an extra supply of breast milk to donate their milk to help our smallest babies in need.

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Lactation Services

Marshfield Clinic Health System offers lactation services staffed by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) and Certified Lactation Counselors, who educate you on breastfeeding and work with you to overcome breastfeeding difficulties.

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