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The OSF St. Francis Women's Center cares for you throughout your pregnancy and long after your baby is born.

Women’s health is a lifelong commitment for us.

Our obstetrics and gynecology specialists all have specialized training in high-risk pregnancies.

Obstetric services offered through the Women's Center include:

  • High-risk obstetrics
  • Prenatal and postnatal care
  • Childbirth education
  • Diabetes in pregnancy
  • In-office testing for fetal well-being
  • Pre-conception counseling
  • Cesarean section and vaginal delivery
  • Epidurals

Family-Centered Care

Tour SFH Women's CenterTour the Women's Center The OSF St. Francis Labor and Delivery staff have been trained in the concept of family-centered care with one nurse caring for the family as a unit.

Our standard of care includes mother/baby skin-to-skin contact immediately after birth, rooming-in and supporting breastfeeding as much as possible during your stay.

In addition, we have family-focused care recovery, which allows moms to recover with their babies when having a scheduled C-section.

Other features include:

  • Nursery
  • Infant security
  • Newborn screenings
  • Newborn channel
  • Fetal monitoring system
  • Baby care instructions
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Souvenir birth certificates
  • Pastoral care

Epidurals for Pain Management During Delivery

EpiduralsDr. Christina Kramer

OSF St. Francis is proud to offer epidurals as part of its anesthesia service line. 

Epidural anesthesia can help to offer an effective form of pain relief that can begin working within minutes with minimal side effects for both mom and baby.

Learn more about some of the benefits and risks associated with this form of pain management from Christina Kramer, MD, one of the OB/GYNs with OSF St. Francis.


Baby Photos

Through the New Arrival tool, we proudly post a picture of all of our newborn arrivals in our online photo gallery with your consent, allowing friends and family to see your new bundle of joy.

Your newborn's first professional photo is captured digitally by the nurses. If you have brought along a special outfit for your baby to wear, please inform the nurses on duty.

Photo Gallery

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*The New Arrivals photo gallery is not currently available on Chrome for Android devices.


OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group
3401 Ludington Street
Escanaba, Michigan 49829
Phone: (906) 786-5707

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