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C-Section: Know the Facts

Dr. Danielson

When women dream about their ideal pregnancy and childbirth, major surgery rarely enters the vision. While nearly 32 percent of women in the U.S. welcome their baby by C-section, Redwood Area Hospital’s Birthing Center has a C-section rate of about 25 percent. C-sections are performed by Dr. Alan Olson or Dr. David Danielson, who recently […]

How do you know if your baby is getting enough milk?

Nursing Baby

Many new mothers, especially nursing moms, have a lot of questions about feeding their baby. One of the biggest worries if often knowing if baby has had enough milk if you can’t measure how much they are drinking. Your baby will let you know when he or she is hungry with feeding cues: Rooting: turning […]

Fay Stoneberg enjoys her nursing niche

Fay Stoneberg

By Troy Krause, Redwood Falls Gazette Fay Stoneberg works in the Redwood Area Hospital’s OB department, which means she works with expecting moms –helping them as they go through the labor process; “I really enjoy being involved in that gift of life. Every birth is a miracle.” While still in high school growing up in […]

Redwood Area Hospital supports 100% smoke free daycare and foster care facilities in Minnesota

Redwood Area Hospital staff and community stake holders recently created the following video in support of a county policy making all daycare and foster care facilities 100% smoke free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Redwood County passed the ordinance unanimously on September 4, 2012, making it the first county in the state […]

Halo SleepSack for Newborn Babies


In partnership with the Dominick Bruns Memorial Fund, each new baby is dressed in a Halo® SleepSack®during their stay and sent home from the hospital with a new SleepSack. The Halo SleepSack is a wearable blanket, replacing loose blankets in the crib that can cover your baby’s face and interfere with breathing. Halo Sleep Sacks […]

Mom Chooses Epidural for Pain Management

Mom Chooses Epidural

On Dec. 3, 2010, Mandy Holzapfel, her husband, Justin, and son Keegan welcomed daughter Hadley into their family. She was born at 6:59 p.m., weighing in at 5 pounds, 11 ounces and measuring 18¾ inches. Holzapfel’s water broke at 8 o’clock that Friday morning at Redwood Area Hospital’s Birthing Center. By mid-afternoon, she received an […]