The Winneshiek Medical Center Obstetrics Department offers family-centered care and provides comprehensive obstetric services for families.
Winneshiek Medical Center welcomes more than 200 newborns every year using the combined expertise of a local team of medical professionals, including family medicine physicians, surgeons, a midwife, nurse anesthetists, specially trained obstetric nurses, a lactation consultant and car seat technicians. For high-risk births, families work with their local obstetrical care provider alongside specialists in larger medical facilities equipped to handle possible complications.
Services offered by the OB Department range from childbirth education opportunities, lactation consulting, car seat checks and other health and safety screenings, as well as cultural accommodations.
Winneshiek Medical Center offers complimentary aromatherapy for obstetric patients. Aroma (smell) from essential oils may promote relaxation and sleep, relieve pain, ease anxiety or restlessness, reduce nausea or indigestion, relieve headaches/congestion or soothe muscle aches.
Gundersen Health System doctors also have privileges to deliver babies at Winneshiek Medical Center:
Janet Ryan, M.D.
Kristy Shilling, M.D.
Kurt Swanson, D.O.
Matthew Thompson, D.O.
Ask your doctor about health care services that can be offered locally.
In This Section
- Preparing for Birth
- Your Delivery
- After Delivery
- Going Home
- Security Guidelines
- Visit the E-nursery
Delivering comfort, compassion and Kinnick!
Kellie and Laura Schutte of Monona, under the care of Tyler Menke, M.D., a Mayo Clinic Health System family medicine specialist, chose Winneshiek Medical Center for the birth of their second child, Kinnick.