Having your baby at Bellin is a wonderful choice! Whether you will welcome your newest addition at our birthing center or you need to spend a bit of extra time with us in our unique-to-Wisconsin Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), we are committed to providing the best experience for mom and baby.
State-of-the-Art Maternity Unit
We’re delighted you’ve chosen Kress Birthing Center to celebrate your pregnancy and the birth of your baby. We’re committed to providing you with the best, safest and most comfortable birth possible. We’ll work with you to tailor your care and delivery plans to make it a satisfying experience for you, and our newly renovated Marguerite Kress Birthing Center is built around the needs of new mothers who want a soothing, home-like environment during labor.
Our maternity unity was recently renovated in 2023 to include many new amenities and enhancements for our families, including:
- More overall space for Mom, baby and others
- Tubs for patient comfort during labor
- Stylish, sliding barn doors, adding privacy for significant others during overnight stays
- New desk for maternal or significant other use
- Updated guest lounge including tables and chairs for visitor meals and overall comfort
- Upgraded, warm lighting and flooring showcasing a more modern look/feel
- New, nature-themed artwork creating a relaxing atmosphere
The Most Advanced NICU Design in America
The research shows what nature knows — moms and babies belong together. We are proud of our family-integrated Belmark Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where mom can stay right by baby's side in one of our private suites while experiencing the full embrace of exceptional care. This early bonding leads to healthier development, increased rates of successful breastfeeding, decreased rates of postpartum depression and overall shorter hospital stays.
When it is time for your delivery, we invite you to use our valet service, located off S. Webster Avenue at the front entrance of Bellin Hospital. After 9 p.m., please use the Emergency Department entrance on Van Buren Street.
Visits from family and friends are an important part of the care provided at Bellin Health. Visitors are encouraged and do not have set hours — visits may take place as often as you wish.
There is a chaplain available on-call 24 hours a day to minister you or your family’s needs. Please feel free to ask your nurse for assistance with contacting a chaplain.
Please ask your nurse to contact a resource case manager with any social or financial concerns.
Birth Certificate & Social Security Card
After the birth of your baby, a representative will complete the necessary forms with you to register your baby’s birth with the State of Wisconsin. A birth certificate will then be available through either the Brown County Register of Deeds Office or the State Vital Records Office. You will apply for your baby’s social security card at the same time the birth is registered. You will need to know all parents’ Social Security Numbers.