Our birth center, conveniently located in West Bend — right off Highway 45, is the only birthing facility in Washington County. Here, physicians, midwives, nurses and staff provide expert birth care, close to home.
Here at the Birth Center, we support families throughout the birth experience by delivering extraordinary patient-centered care.
You and your family will have room to move about in our spacious labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum (LDRP) suites.
The Birth Center Experience
When you come to our Birth Center, a registered nurse will assess both you and your baby and get you and your family settled in a private, comfortable patient suite. Your nurse will monitor you and your baby throughout labor, and will work with you on pain management options during labor.
Your Birth Center suite is the next best thing to home!. Inside each private, spacious suite you will feel welcomed by the wood cabinetry with soothing décor and large windows. Some of our featured amenities include:
- In-room refrigerator
- Whirlpool tub and shower
- Flat screen TV with DVD player
- Couch (also for guest stay)
- Comfortable rocking chair and recliner
- Free WiFi
All of our physicians and nurse midwives have offices in the adjoining Pleasant Valley Health Center, so they’re almost never more than a few steps away.
If a C-section is the safest option to deliver your baby, it can be performed immediately or as scheduled in the Cesarean birth suite located within the Birth Center. Birth Center staff are specially trained to care for mom and baby. Rest assured that your nurse, expertly trained staff and your support person will be at your side during the delivery.
Safe Sleep Certification
Froedtert West Bend Hospital is the first hospital in the state to achieve certification from the Cribs for Kids National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification program. The program recognizes hospitals that demonstrate a commitment to reducing infant sleep-related deaths through the development of a hospital policy, staff training, parent education, modeling through a wearable blanket program, and a pledge to participate in ongoing audits.
After You Give Birth
Congratulations on the birth of your baby! Registered nurses will continue to provide care and attention to you, your family and baby throughout your stay. As you bond with your baby, we encourage skin to skin contact for at least the first hour. This helps bonding, regulate baby’s heart rate and temperature. You and your support person will be able to enjoy your birthing suite throughout your stay. All efforts to further bond with your baby are encouraged, including having your baby stay in the room with you at all times. This allows you to learn about your baby, newborn care and ask questions to name a few benefits.
If your baby needs special care after birth — such as premature babies and babies who need oxygen, intravenous fluids or specialized our Special Care Nursery (Level I) is available. Here, babies receive individual monitoring, continuous surveillance, and specialized nursing care and technology. Our Special Care Nursery has private areas where parents can hold and spend time with their baby.
Your family and friends are welcome to visit at any time that is agreeable to you and your family. We offer "Rest and Bonding" daily from 2 – 4 p.m. During this time, we encourage families to have quiet time to heal and bond.
We also offer a service from a professional photographer to come and take pictures in the first days. You are not obligated to purchase any photos.
As a personal touch, we’ll send you home with a complimentary set of baby footprints as a cherished memento of your Birth Center experience.
Froedtert West Bend Hospital Birth Center Classes and Tours
The Froedtert West Bend Hospital Birth Center offers a variety of classes for everyone in the family. Classes include childbirth and newborn care, natural coping techniques, breastfeeding, sibling and Family & Friends® CPR. Most classes include a tour of the Birth Center, but you can also call 262-836-7888 to schedule a tour to help prepare for the birth of your baby.
If you don't have time to come to an in-person class, we offer two online classes via Injoy — "Childbirth and Newborn Care" ($65) and "Breastfeeding" ($30). You can learn at your own pace and include your support people. You will get an assigned code that gives you access to the class for 12 weeks from any device connected to the internet. Interactive exercises include videos, helpful tools, checklists and trackers. For more information and to register for online classes, please call 262-836-7888.