Birthing Services at CentraCare - Long Prairie

We are pleased to offer exceptional birthing services in Long Prairie personalized to your needs.

You have the option of choosing to use the services of a physician or a certified nurse midwife to deliver your baby.

Certified nurse midwives are licensed health care practitioners who are qualified to administer drugs, perform medical procedures and provide other technological interventions. We were one of the first hospitals in Minnesota to offer this service. Learn more about our Nurse Midwife Services

Special Features of Care

  • Private birthing suites allowing mothers to stay in the same room from delivery to discharge
  • Large rooms with private baths, whirlpool tubs, sleeper sofas
  • Whirlpool tubs allow women to deliver their babies by underwater birth
  • Birthing beds designed to convert to a seated position to comfortably support mothers during breastfeeding
  • Sleeper sofas that convert into a comfortable bed for the significant other
  • Newborn Hearing Screening
  • Complimentary dinner for new parents
  • Free wireless internet service
  • 32-inch flat screen TVs

Before week 28 of your pregnancy

Please send in this preregistration form to the hospital as soon as possible, but no later than week 28. Put in a stamped envelope and mail to CentraCare – Long Prairie, 20 Ninth Street Southeast, Long Prairie, MN 56347.

Check with your health plan about your readmission requirements, length of stay and other concerns.

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Additional Services for Women

Minnesota Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Program

For women over age 40 without insurance or whose insurance does not cover preventive care, the Minnesota Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Program will pay for annual exams, including Pap smears, breast exams and mammograms, for women who qualify. Follow-up evaluation of abnormal Pap smears or mammogram reports is provided in the grant with specified physicians.

Lactation Support Services

The midwives are lactation consultants and are available by phone or appointment for consultation concerning breastfeeding questions and problems. They coordinate an electric breast pump rental service, if needed for emergencies.

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