How MOM works

A Maternity onto Motherhood (MOM) Coordinator will contact you in your second trimester to get to know you and your unique needs. She will send you a packet of information that is tailored to you, and set up a visit in either Chippewa Falls or Eau Claire. If you’d like support before your second trimester, you may call or email us to get started sooner.
 
At this visit, you can start the hospital paperwork that is required for delivery and discuss what you’d like your birth plan to be. By completing paperwork and talking through your birth plan ahead of time, you will help speed up the hospital admission process and increase the focus and time you get to spend with your newest and tiniest family member. If your first visit is in Eau Claire, you can also tour the Women and Infants Center where you will deliver.
 
This visit also provides you the opportunity to talk with our knowledgeable MOM coordinator so you can learn about all the available resources in the area (educational, wellness and other support) that apply to your individual situation. Our goal is to help you be successful, confident parents.
 

MOM Services

Preparing to welcome your new bundle of joy is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. We’re here to help parents with trusted resources, support and services that are available to you, close to home.
  • Prenatal, childbirth and breastfeeding education classes
  • Pre-register for your hospital stay
  • Connection with local resources
  • Lactation (breastfeeding) services
    • Inpatient and outpatient lactation consults
    • Successful breastfeeding techniques
    • Breast and nipple problems
    • Combining breastfeeding with work or school
    • Pumping and storing breastmilk
    • Weaning your baby
    • And more
  • Lactation supply store
  • Breastfeeding support groups
  • Milk dispensary and depot
  • Car seat technicians and checks
  • Infant loss support

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This is not my first baby. Is this for me?

Yes! Not only will you speed up the admissions process when you arrive at the hospital in labor, or for a scheduled C-section, but HSHS Sacred Heart Women and Infants Center is changing and evolving as new standards of practice are established. This is a convenient way to learn about updates since your last delivery. If you are not interested in the educational and supportive resources in the area, that is okay. Our goal is to customize your experience to your wishes and needs.
 

How do I get started?

  1. Contact your OB provider to fill out a referral form. We will then call you.
  2. Call (715) 717-7MOM (7666) or
  3. Email us at momprograminfo@hshs.org

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where will I deliver my baby?

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s Women and Infants Center, located in Eau Claire.
 

What if I am not planning on delivering at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital?

You can still participate! We would be happy to work with you and connect you with educational, wellness or supportive resources in the community.
 

What about after I go home?

If desired, we’ll continue to follow up with you after birth and for up to one year, to help connect you with services that you may want or need during any given time.
 

What resources can my MOM coordinator help me find?

Your MOM coordinator can help you before and after pregnancy with prenatal care coordination such as choosing a doctor for your baby, finding local wellness programs (pre- and post-natal massage, fitness offerings, etc.), connecting you with public health programs (WIC, Healthy Beginnings Programs, Nurse Family Partnership, etc.) and more.