Marshfield Medical Center has the experts and pediatric specialties to care for your newborn.
Marshfield Medical Center delivers complete care and support to more than 1,000 newborn babies and families each year.
Our highly trained health care professionals can take care of high-risk pregnancies and babies. The
neonatal intensive care unit
in Marshfield Children's Hospital can provide specialized care if needed.
We limit visiting hours so we can focus on parent and infant bonding, patient healing and teaching. Non-immediate family and friends can visit during general visiting hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m.
Learn more at our pregnancy hub >
Temporary Visitor Restrictions
Due to coronavirus cases in surrounding communities, Marshfield Clinic Health System locations are implementing temporary visitor restrictions.
Entrance change for pregnant patients in labor
The entrance for pregnant or laboring patients being admitted, is the door to the left/east of the main Emergency Department entrance. This keeps healthy laboring moms distanced from those seeking Urgent Care or Emergency Department services. The screener at that entrance will screen and direct the patient to the Birth Center. This door is staffed 24/7.
Where is the Birth Center?
The Birth Center is located on second floor in the West Building of Marshfield Medical Center.
After 10 p.m., access to the Birth Center is provided through Hospital Security using the Emergency Department entrance.
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
Marshfield Medical Center offers a variety of childbirth education classes to help you prepare for the arrival of your baby.
Find classes >
Marshfield Medical Center accepts breast milk donations. Our milk depot program makes it possible for area women with an extra supply of breast milk to donate their milk.
Learn more about MMC breast milk depot >