Pregnancy

St. Cloud Hospital lights up pink and blue for premature babies
The preterm birth rate rose to 9.8 percent in 2016, up .2 percent from 9.6 in 2015, marking the second consecutive increase after steady declines over the previous 7 years. In fact, premature birth is the No. 1 cause of death of babies in the United States. The U.S. preterm birth rate is among the worst of high-resource nations. In recognition of Prematurity Awareness Month, St. Cloud Hospital lit up the arches in front of St. Cloud Hospital with pink and blue lights Nov.12-18.

The Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Cloud Hospital cares for the tiniest and sickest of infants in Central Minnesota. The 30-bed unit features state-of-the-art private and semi-private rooms in a highly specialized, yet intimate environment. It partners with the March of Dimes on a NICU Family Support Program. The program:
  • Assists families with their hospital stay and transition home
  • Contributes to NICU staff professional development
  • Promotes the philosophy of family-centered care
The March of Dimes supports hospital efforts to end non-medically necessary deliveries before 39 weeks of gestation. Full term pregnancies are best for moms and babies.
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Welcome to the newest provider at our high-risk pregnancy clinic

Elli Ladwig, PA-C, has joined the St. Cloud Hospital Perinatology Clinic team. Elli earned her Bachelor of Science in biology at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. She received her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colo. and St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa. Elli is a registered diagnostic medical sonographer and received her ultrasound training through the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
Virtual tours
  • Take a virtual tour of the St. Cloud Hospital Birthing Center.
  • Take a virtual tour of the St. Cloud Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
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