OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group

Escanaba, Michigan


Maternity Nurse with Newborn Baby At OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group, we understand the birth experience is a beautiful new beginning or joyous addition for mothers and their families. Our OB/Nursery Department staff provides experienced care in an individualized and caring manner.

All staff - including board certified obstetrician/gynecologists, nurse practitioners and registered nurses - have special training in providing care for you and your baby.

A safety/security plan is also in place to ensure the safety of you and your baby during your stay.

We're excited to have you visit our department via the Internet. There's a lot to do while you're here!

Lactation Consultants - Support for Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding has enormous benefits for both mom and infant. Vital nutrients and antibodies are passed from mother to baby through the mother's milk. The physical bonding that occurs with breastfeeding also offers physical and emotional rewards.

A team of specially trained nurses and lactation consultants at OSF offer education to help mothers be successful as they adjust to breastfeeding.

Newborn Care Resource

OSF St. Francis is pleased to offer a resource with around-the-clock postpartum and newborn care that you can access from the comfort of your own home. This resource can be accessed in the following ways:

  1. Log on to www.newbornchannelonline.com ; password is "newborn"
  2. Text NEWBORN to 411247
  3. Programs from the Newborn Channel are available for parents on demand during your stay on all of the TV's in the OB/Nursery department

Parents and families can enjoy easy access to highly trusted, professionally endorsed content on topics such as:

  • Diapering, bathing and infant care
  • Mother's health and recovery topics
  • Breastfeeding basics and tips for success
  • Car seat safety
  • Smoking cessation
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • and more

If you do not have access to a computer, but would like to access the website for this resource, you may visit the Escanaba Public Library or use a kiosk in the second floor lobby at OSF St. Francis.