Labor is an individual experience and at Tomah Memorial Hospital it’s our goal make yours special. While some moms want the experience to be as natural as possible, others prefer a more structured approach. Tomah offers the latest obstetric techniques in a warm, caring environment.
Two comfortable and spacious labor and delivery rooms are available, with a birthing tub in a separate area for those choosing this delivery option. The private post partum rooms have a single or a queen size bed, and your support person is welcome to stay with you. Fetal monitoring, epidurals and Cesarean births are available.
Our entire staff is prepared to meet your needs. They are trained in the latest obstetric techniques, including Neonatal Resuscitation and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. If you want to breastfeed your baby, staff is available to support you and provide educational videos and materials.
OB Controlled Access
In preparation for the opening of our new facility - Tomah Health, Tomah Memorial Hospital has implemented a new policy that adjusts access to its obstetrics department.
According to TMH obstetrics director Carrie Lord, MSN, RN, RNC-OB, the hospital will have controlled access to the OB Dept., 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (The new policy began March 4)
“This really sets the stage for our operations at Tomah Health, while enhancing the existing security of our OB Department at Tomah Memorial,” said Lord.
The new policy will require family members and friends to verify themselves to TMH OB staff prior to entering the department. “There is a telephone located right outside our OB Dept., that automatically dials into the unit, so as soon as a visitor picks it up our staff will answer and verify with a mom to make sure it is ok to visit,” explained Lord.
She said the new policy will also be good for moms who maybe resting, breastfeeding or participating in education and not able to take visitors.
“We encourage that if a person is not the immediate family member or support person, visiting during the day – between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. - is the best time for mom,” Lord said.
Between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m., family and friends are asked to enter the hospital and stop at the front desk where staff will direct them to the OB Dept. Lord said after 9 p.m. visitors will enter the hospital via the emergency department where visitor badges will be distributed to identify family and friends.
Lord said controlled access is a growing standard used in healthcare obstetric departments.
“There actually is an increase in facilities that are now controlling the access to nurseries,” said Lord. “As we plan for our new hospital, we wanted to try the process here to make sure it goes smoothly. Our ultimate goal is to keep patients, including moms and babies, safe.”
Our New Beginnings Birth Center team includes dedicated instructors who cover all aspects of childbirth and infant care. Our Prepared Childbirth Class is available during the evenings and on Saturdays, while a refresher course is available for experienced moms. We also offer classes for Water Birthing, Breastfeeding, Infant CPR and Car Seat Safety. A Siblings Class is also offered to prepare the soon-to-be big brother or big sister.
To view our 2019 Childbirth Education Class Schedule CLICK HERE
You can also view a number of informative videos designed for moms on The Newborn Channel Click Here
Security for you and your baby is paramount at Tomah Memorial. Our state-of-the-art infant security system provides peace of mind so you can focus on the new addition to your family.
For expecting parents, the Radiology Department at Tomah Memorial Hospital offers the latest in 4D ultrasound technology. Visit the 4D page to learn more.
For more information or to tour the New Beginnings Birth Center, call (608) 372-2181 or (608) 374-0220.