Obstetrics and Maternity Services

Childbirth Education and Support Groups

In the Fox Valley communities, our BirthPlaces provide a full spectrum of childbirth education classes, lactation support and postpartum care.

Childbirth Education and Support

After your first prenatal check-up, your OB-GYN or certified nurse midwife will encourage you to start scheduling a BirthPlace tour at St. Elizabeth Hospital and/or Mercy Hospital. Think about your ideal birth plan and get signed up for childbirth classes.

We offer a wide assortment of childbirth, infant care, and breastfeeding classes. To pre-register for a class, call NurseDirect at 1-800-362-9900.

Learn more about traditional versus natural childbirth options. At Ascension Northeast Wisconsin we offer a variety of birth experiences including hypnobirthing* relaxation techniques and water births.

*Hypnobirthing classes are offered at Mercy Hospital. Learn about the techniques that support natural birth.

St. Elizabeth and Mercy Hospitals’ Moms’ Club

This support group, led by a registered nurse, is for new moms and their babies. We discuss motherhood adjustments, working through the baby blues, and all types of baby care topics. For times and dates, all NurseDirect 1-800-362-9900.

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Postpartum Support for the Baby Blues

Talk to your doctor and our BirthPlace nurse educators if you are feeling anxious or “blue” after the birth of your baby. Learn about ways to cope and manage your needs and those of your baby.

If you experience a pre-term loss, we have bereavement-trained nurses, chaplains and behavioral health specialists to help you with your grief.

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