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The Birthing Suites at the Cloquet Hospital

Experience your joyous birth in a beautiful setting

The Birthing Suites at CMH

Welcome your baby in comfort

Welcome your new baby in comfort and surrounded by loving care at the Birthing Suites. We pride ourselves on giving mothers, their babies and families friendly, small-town attention with all the medical services you’d expect at a big city hospital. Your baby will usually be delivered by your family doctor, your baby will room with you, and we’ll make sure that your spouse and family members are comfortable, too! Our staff will respect your birth plan and welcome doula support throughout the birthing process.

For CMH patients, learn about CMH Coronavirus COVID-19 updates during pregnancy and delivery.

Birthing Suite amenities

You will most likely remain in the same Birthing Suite throughout your hospitalization. Each suite features:

  • Private bath and whirlpool
  • Views of river and woods
  • Flat-screen TV with DVD
  • Recliner
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Transitional lighting

Quality medical expertise

Physicians. Your delivery will be assisted by our team of specially-trained physicians and staff—all supported by the latest medical technology, procedures, and medicines. The Birthing Suites are fully equipped and offer everything big-city hospitals brag about: top-notch professionals, up-to-date medical technology, 24-hour anesthesia services, and the most current pain medications. And it’s rare that your family doctor won’t deliver your baby.

CMH Raiter Family Clinic physicians will happily follow your pregnancy from the first trimester to birth, and will care for your baby as he or she grows. Physicians who are currently accepting new obstetrics patients are:

  • Dr. C.W. Hall
  • Dr. Charles Kendall

To make an appointment, please call 218-879-1271.

CMH OB/GYN Nursing staff have received training and/or hold credentials in:

  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • Certified Lactation Counselor and Advanced Nurse Lactation Counselor
  • Child Passenger Safety Technician
  • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics
  • STABLE—a program for stabilizing newborns

If complications arise, take comfort in knowing you and your baby will receive the finest medical help available. Our advanced life support systems offer the highest standards of technology, and our nearby surgical unit provides an added measure of security.

  • Cesarean birth. Our medical team is fully trained and equipped to handle Cesarean births, both planned and emergency deliveries.
  • Epidurals available if needed.
  • CMH staff is trained for transfer to NICU if necessary.
  • Anesthesia services 24/7. Whenever you and your doctor might need them, anesthesia services are there for you, as well as certified, registered nurse anesthetists.
  • Pain medications and pain management. Before the big day, we will teach you and your birthing partner about effective non-medical techniques for handling pain during labor. We’ll also provide you with detailed information about the variety of pain medications available during labor so you can make an informed choice when the time
  • OB/GYN nursing staff is trained for emergency situations.
  • Advanced life support systems offer the highest standards of technology.
  • CMH surgical unit provides an added measure of security.

Childbirth education

Make sure you’re completely prepared for your family’s big event. CMH offers convenient Childbirth Education sessions specifically designed for moms-to-be and their coaches with information about:

  • When to come to the hospital
  • The labor and birth processes
  • Natural childbirth
  • Labor complications
  • C-sections
  • Medication options during labor
  • Epidurals
  • Breastfeeding (CMH has a lactation counselor on staff)
  • Postpartum and newborn care

Sessions are free for CMH patients, and include a handbook of the information covered in the session, a folder of additional resources, and a tour of the Birthing Center for you and a partner.

Would you like to schedule a Childbirth Education class? Sessions are available by appointment and tailored to participants’ learning needs. Contact our Obstetrics department at 218-391-8699 or to schedule (or for more information).

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Community Memorial Hospital
512 Skyline Boulevard
Cloquet, Minnesota 55720

CMH Urgent Care hours: Monday-Friday, 5pm-9pm; Saturday & Sunday 9am-4pm; closed on holidays
Hospital & Emergency Room 218-879-4641

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