Labor is an individual experience and at Tomah Health 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 postpartum 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
Tomah Health has implemented a new policy that adjusts access to its obstetrics department.
According to Tomah Health Women’s Health Services 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 department at Tomah Health,” said Lord.
The new policy will require family members and friends to verify themselves to Tomah Health Women’s Health Services staff prior to entering the department. “There is a telephone located right outside our 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 Women’s Health Services. 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.
“There actually is an increase in facilities that are now controlling the access to nurseries,” said Lord. “Our ultimate goal is to keep patients, including moms and babies, safe.”
To View our 2023 Childbirth Education Class Schedule, CLICK HERE! (TH Childbirth Education Brochure-2023 (PDF))
You can also view a number of informative videos designed for moms on The Newborn Channel