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Important Notice: Rice Lake Birth Center is Temporarily Closed until further notice.

We apologize for the inconvenience to our patients. We encourage you to deliver at Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire. View their birth center website for more information and take a tour of their facility.


Visitor Guidelines

Each patient may have two (2) support people during labor and delivery who must remain the same. Open visitation is available during stable antepartum (pre-delivery) and postpartum (after delivery) for visitors who are 12 years and older. Children under 12 years must be siblings of the newborn. No children can stay overnight.

Preparing for Childbirth

It is important that you discuss your questions and concerns about labor and delivery with your women’s health provider. We want to make you feel comfortable and provide a safe and positive birth experience for you and your family.

Download and complete your Birth Plan. View our preparing for childbirth webpage for more details.

Signs and Symptoms of Labor

Each person may experience labor in a different way. If you are concerned, at any point, regarding your symptoms or if you have any questions, please call 715-236-6166.

View our Labor and Delivery page for signs and symptoms of labor >

What to do when your labor starts

Please always call the Birth Center desk before heading to the hospital at 715-236-6166. That way we can prepare and be ready for your arrival.

Safe Medications during Pregnancy

There are many medications that can be safe to take during pregnancy. Talk to your women's health provider if you have any questions or concerns. View this comprehensive list of safe medications >

Your Hospital Stay

Our goal at the Birth Center is to make your childbirth experience positive, relaxed, memorable and as personalized as possible. Each patient starts in a labor and delivery suite. Once delivery and recovery is complete, mom and baby will be moved to a clean, private postpartum room for the remainder of their stay.

Quiet time is from 1-4 p.m. We ask that visitors come before or after this time to allow parents time to rest and have quality time with their baby.

Breastfeeding/Lactation Services

Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake Birth Center offers lactation services staffed by their International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC), who educate you on breastfeeding and work with you to overcome breastfeeding difficulties.

Learn more about lactation services >

Breast Milk Program

Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake has a breast milk program for families in the hospital facing issues with their supply. Breast milk is donated, pasteurized and screened for anything that would be harmful by Mothers' Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes. Currently, breast milk is only available for newborn patients at the Birth Center.

Childbirth Education

Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake offers in-person breastfeeding and prenatal education classes to help you prepare for the arrival of your baby. Find classes >

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Call: 866-520-2510
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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