Newborn Services

Classes

  • Happiest Baby on the Block: Learn an extraordinary approach to calming your baby for sleep and less stress.

  • Infant Massage: A certified infant massage instructor will teach you infant massage techniques.

  • New Parent Network - Newborns to CrawlersJoin other parents and babies to share the joys and challenges of parenting.

  • Working Women & Breastfeeding: Learn the tools to successfully continue breastfeeding your baby while returning to work or school.

  • Postpartum Support Groups: If you find yourself feeling depressed, anxious or overwhelmed, join other parents who feel the same way in this compassionate and confidential environment. Sessions are available in the afternoon, evening and for parents with twins or more.

For a calendar view of classes, click here. 

Finding a Doctor for Your Baby

We encourage expectant parents to select a healthcare provider for their babies even before they are born. Columbia St. Mary's offers a free physician referral service for your convenience. Call 414-332-DOCS (3627) or click here to find a provider near you.

A Level III NICU

Each year, hundreds of healthy babies are born at Columbia St. Mary’s, ready to take on the world. On rare occasions, some babies need extra attention. Columbia St. Mary's Doerr Family Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is the only hospital in southeast Wisconsin with an all-private room NICU. More information can be found here.

Screenings 

Critical Congenital Heart Disease Newborn Screening

All babies born at Columbia St. Mary’s will receive a Congenital Heart Disease Screening using standardized protocols consistent with recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The screening is simple, non-invasive and completed after the baby is 24-hours old.

Universal Hearing Screening Program

Columbia St. Mary’s was the first in the state to offer a Universal Hearing Screening Program through which all newborns are screened for hearing problems before they are discharged from the hospital.

The hearing test is a simple, non-invasive procedure performed while the baby is sleeping. Parents are given information about the potential for hearing loss during early childhood, and receive a checklist of speech and hearing milestones from birth to five years of age. The program has been very successful in identifying newborns with congenital hearing loss. 

Wisconsin Newborn Screening Program

This program screens newborns for 44 hidden disorders or conditions - those you cannot detect simply by looking at your baby. The test is safe and simple, using a prick of blood from the baby's heel. 

 

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