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Getting ready to have a child is a special time, full of hopes and dreams, preparations and decisions. We can help you give your child the best possible beginning.

Video series

Beginnings online manual and app

Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond

Learn what to expect during pregnancy, how to prepare for labor, what to expect during recovery and how to care for a newborn.

This content is also available as a mobile app for the Apple iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch®; the Android smartphone and tablet; and the Kindle Fire. The free app includes the same content as the book, along with the ability to:

  • follow baby's kicks and movements
  • time and track contractions, and,
  • after baby is born, track feedings and diaper changes

Get the Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond app:

iPhone and iPad app in the Apple Store Android app on Google Play Kindle Fire app

Whitney and Aaron DeGross hold their daughter

New mom finds comfort and care at home in Wisconsin

The River Falls Area Hospital Birth Center features four private birth suites and has staff equipped to handle all kinds of deliveries.

For first-time mom Whitney DeGross the location and individualized attention was just what she was looking for in a place to give birth to her bundle of joy, daughter Blair Harper.