Personalized labor and delivery options at the Westfields Hospital Birth Center

There seem to be countless decisions to make when you’re expecting, and one of the biggest is where to deliver. When you choose the Westfields Hospital Birth Center, you’re choosing peace of mind, an experienced care team and a comfortable setting for those special first days with your little one.

We’re committed to honoring your chosen birth plan and providing you with top medical care and support every step of the way.

At our birth center, you’ll find:

  • A comfortable and soothing environment
  • Private birthing suites
  • Multiple pain management options
  • One-on-one nursing support during labor and delivery
  • Aromatherapy
  • Expert neonatal services and nursery (24/7)
  • Breastfeeding support services
  • Childbirth education classes
  • Prenatal classes
  • Breastfeeding classes
  • Perinatal care

Your care team

Depending on your needs and wishes, you might work with different members of our team, including our board-certified obstetrician, labor and delivery nurses, certified lactation consultants and family medicine doctors. Our maternity team is known for their remarkable labor support, breastfeeding guidance, and postpartum care for both mothers and infants.

We can accommodate vaginal and cesarean (C-section) deliveries. We pride ourselves on our one-on-one labor support and offer a variety of options to help keep mothers comfortable during labor and delivery. These include:

  • Whirlpool tub
  • Birthing ball
  • Massage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Music therapy
  • Family care

Pain management

Some women want a medication-free delivery. Others choose to explore pain management options. At the Westfields Hospital Birth Center, what’s important to you is important to us. We’ll help you understand your options and support your preferred birth plan. We offer the following pain management options so you can choose what works best for you throughout labor and delivery:

  • Nitrous oxide
  • Epidural
  • Other pain management medications

The first few hours and days after the birth of your child are important for your healing, your baby’s health and your bond as a family. We want to help you feel confident in your new role as a parent. We’ll help you learn to care for yourself and your new baby as you get ready to go home. We also offer after-care services to give you continued support as you’re healing and adjusting to life at home with baby. We welcome our patients to call the birth center at 715-243-2680 with any questions they have after returning home.

Our birth center has a nursery for newborns who need a little extra care. We encourage parents to bond with their babies by staying together in the same room, but the nursery is also available when parents need some time to rest. It’s staffed 24 hours a day by our experienced nurses who provide tender care and continuous, high-tech monitoring if needed.

Breastfeeding support

Research shows that breastfeeding has many benefits for both baby and mom. Nursing is natural, but it doesn’t always come naturally. It’s our goal to make sure you’re ready to breastfeed before you leave the birth center, and that you have continuing support as you adjust to life at home.

For breastfeeding support or more information, you can call our board-certified lactation consultants 24/7 at 715-243-2680.

Amenities and comforts of home

The Birth Center is designed with our patients and families’ comfort in mind. We’ve created a warm and welcoming environment for your first moments and days with your little one. Some of our amenities include:

  • Soft colors and peaceful artwork
  • Private birthing suites, including a bathroom with shower
  • Guest accommodations, including pull-out chair for partners
  • Full dining menu room service
  • Beautiful garden view
  • Refrigerator in every room
  • Flat screen TV with cable in every room

Classes and events

Westfields Hospital & Clinic offers educational opportunities online for expectant parents, including childbirth classes, breastfeeding classes and more.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)