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Pregnancy care & birthing center

At Tri-County Health Care, we are as excited about your new arrival as you are. We also understand that you may have many questions as you prepare for your little one. From prenatal care to delivery—and care after—our trusted team is here for you every step of the way. Find the education, resources and support you need to make your birthing experience everything you hope it will be.

New, modern birthing suites - delivering you our best

Welcome your baby where you feel welcome—in our stunning new birthing suites designed with your care and comfort in mind. Each spacious, private suite features state-of-the-art advancements and a full range of amenities to help customize the birthing experience of your dreams, including beautiful artwork by Minnesota artisans, a 54” television and a personal refrigerator.

Our facility offers modern, clean and comfortable birthing suites. Each features a large tub and a warm, bright environment to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible.

Gifts for You

Families who deliver with us can expect special gifts such as:

  • Date night on us
  • Choice of prenatal or postpartum massage
  • Choice of case of diapers or infant car seat
  • Meals for birth partners
  • Complimentary home visit up to 60 miles away by a Tri-County nurse

Labor Pain Relief Options

We realize the birth of your child will be one of the most important experiences in your life, which is why we are committed to making this event as safe and comfortable as possible for you and your baby.

Intrathecal injection – A shot is given in your back that numbs the area of pain for two to three hours and gives immediate relief. You will need to stay in bed after the injection.

Epidural – This is placed in the same area as the intrathecal injection, and then a catheter is threaded in. This allows a continuous epidural drip to run and give pain relief until your baby is born. You will need to stay in bed until the effects wear off. (Intrathecal injections and epidurals are often used together.)

Spinal or general anesthesia is used for Cesarean sections.

Water births – Our team has been specially trained to assist mothers with water births. Laboring or giving birth in a warm-water tub can help take the edge off the pain and give mothers a little more control over their bodies.

Nitrous oxide – Your labor and delivery team members are specialists in using nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for pain relief. It is gentle to laboring mothers. The effects are immediate and powerful enough to help with painful contractions. You are in control of how much or how little you use, and the medication fades from your system within minutes.

Other pain relief options include giving narcotics intravenously and using our tubs for comfort during your labor.

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OB Tour

Sarah Riedel, OB Supervisor provides a virtual tour of our OB rooms for expectant mothers.

What we're really delivering is love that will last a lifetime.

Dawn Dahlgren-Roemmich, CNM

Loves making the journey of pregnancy to birth a joyous event for the family.

Julie Meyer, M.D.

Caring for others has been a big part of Dr. Meyer’s life whether it’s for her patients or family.

Shaneen Schmidt, M.D.

Patients are part of her family.

Laura DuChene, M.D.

Loves being a Mom and physician.

Bobbi Adams, M.D.

Bobbi Adams, M.D. discusses her path to becoming a physician and her love for the work she does.


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Tri-County Health Care – Wadena Clinic

4 Deerwood Ave. NW, Wadena, MN 56482

Clinic Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Lab appointments begin at 7:30 a.m.

Make an Appointment:218-631-3510
Prenatal Education & Lactation: 218-631-7538
Labor & Delivery: 218-632-8770

Pregnancy Guide

Tri-County Health Care offers a pregnancy guide for moms who receive their obstetrics care and deliver at Tri-County. Full of facts, tips and information for expectant moms on subjects ranging from what to expect during pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding, to the importance of self-care, care of baby at home, and so much more. The pregnancy guide covers a full spectrum of information from the moment a woman finds out she’s pregnant to caring for baby at home.

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Specialized care - from people who care

Our experienced team of family practice providers, an OB/GYN, a certified nurse midwife and labor and delivery nurses are honored to help with one of life's most important moments – the birth of your child. From our exceptional hospital and birthing suites to caring providers who take the time to truly get to know you, you are more than just another patient on a schedule. We are here to provide personalized prenatal care, regular checkups or group support in a welcoming, friendly environment. That’s the Tri-County Health Care promise.

Are you looking for a provider? Check out our provider directory.

Education/Classes

Prenatal Education: At Tri-County Health Care, we believe prenatal and breastfeeding education is the most effective way for new parents to help prepare for childbirth and early parenting. We offer one-to-one education for moms during clinic visits with an experienced OB nurse.

Prenatal Yoga: Prenatal yoga helps to reduce stress and anxiety while increasing strength and flexibility, which are beneficial for childbirth. Tri-County Health Care offers this weekly class free of charge to all expectant mothers.

Car Seat Checks: Tri-County Health Care reminds parents to use car seats to keep babies and young children safe while riding in vehicles. To support this effort, we offer free car seat checks at the Wadena Clinic, hosted by nationally certified child passenger safety technicians.

Milk Depot: Tri-County Health Care’s milk depot helps make it possible and convenient for mothers with extra milk to share the gift with infants in need.

Safe Place for Newborns

Tri-County Health Care is a Safe Place for you and your newborn. A Safe Place means you have the option of leaving your unharmed newborn (up to seven days old) at the emergency room of any hospital or urgent care facility in Minnesota during its hours of operation or have an ambulance dispatched in response to a 911 call – no questions asked.

Click here for more Safe Place information and resources.