Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Family Care Center at Beloit Memorial Hospital

The Family Care Center offers many services including Labor and Delivery, a level II Nursery, Mother Baby care in our Post Partum area, and Pediatrics. 

The Center is staffed with professional Obstetric and Pediatric nurses who combine technology with the professional care that is so important for women and children. 

Certified instructors offer a broad range of birth education classes and a certified lactation consultant provides assistance to mothers to help ensure a successful breastfeeding experience.

Current Classes with complete descriptions below:

  • Big Brother/Big Sister Class
  • Birth Preparation Classes in English and Spanish
  • Breastfeeding Classes
  • Family Care Center Tours
  • Operation Timothy (Beloit Hospital orientation and tour for first graders from area schools)
  • Childbirth Preparation Classes

 

Family Care Center Focuses on Healthy and Safe Newborns

The Family Care Center at Beloit Health System delivers approximately 600 newborns a year, most of them routine and predictable. However, situations can arise where mom or newborn have a health concern and this is where additional expertise is especially needed. Tests such as the Pulse Oximetry, which was recently recommended as a mandatory test by the Wisconsin Legislation, are performed in the Family Care Center.

Skills and Safety for Healthy Newborns

Staff- Beloit Health System’s Family Care staff is skilled and trained to provide expert testing in some important areas of infant health. Every RN is trained in Neonatal Resuscitation and has practiced drills and passed skills tests for rare, but potential, situations such as labor and delivery emergencies.

Respiratory Care- The Family Care Center offer CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) to assist newborns who need respiration assistance. This allows the Family Care Center to stabilize and to keep more newborns in the nursery and close to their parents.

Hearing Screening- Every newborn has a hearing screening. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, hearing loss is one of most frequently occurring birth defects. Approximately three out of 1000 infants are born with moderate, profound, or severe hearing loss. If hearing loss is not detected and treated early, it can impede speech, language and cognitive development.

Heart Health- Every newborn also has a Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) pulse oximetry test. This is a simple, non-invasive test. This is an important test to be sure babies go home healthy without unrecognized critical heart defects.

Baby Warmers- The Family Care Center has new GE Warmers used for all deliveries, including C-section infants in the operating room. The warmers have all the equipment necessary for a complete infant resuscitation if necessary.

Alarm System- For additional safety for newborns, the Family Care Center has a sophisticated infant alarm system with staff who routinely practice potential infant abduction drills.

For more information about services in Beloit Health System’s Family Care Center, please call 608-364-5230.

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