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Pregnancy & Birth

At Gundersen Health System, we deliver more babies than any other hospital in western Wisconsin, so you get highly experienced staff caring for you and your growing family.

From the moment you learn that you're pregnant, our team will work with you to ensure the best possible health for you and your baby.

All of our providers and staff have completed training and certification to become the Coulee Region's only Baby Friendly Hospital. Their knowledge of infant feeding and mother-baby bonding will give your baby the best possible start in life.

We offer a full range of prenatal and obstetrical services, including:

  • Your choice of obstetrician, certified nurse midwife or family doctor
  • Regular prenatal care, including ultrasound
  • Optional water birth for low-risk pregnancies
  • Prenatal classes
  • Recently remodeled birthing center
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), with success rate of 94 percent (for women who were medically eligible to attempt VBAC and wanted one)
  • Breastfeeding support from certified lactation consultants
  • Free online pregnancy e-books and app

Specialty services available, if needed, for your peace of mind, include:

Prenatal care is offered at most of our primary care clinics and we deliver babies in the following communities:

La Crosse and Onalaska Obstetrics is a department of Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.

Love + Medicine

Every day, Gundersen Health System delivers great medicine plus a little something extra—we call it Love + Medicine.

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