Obstetrics and Maternity Services

Personalizing Your Birth Experience

In the Fox Valley communities, our BirthPlaces are known for giving you and your baby a personalized maternity experience.

Maternity Services Birthplaces

Ascension Northeast Wisconsin has a network of highly experienced obstetricians and certified nurse midwives. When it’s time, our BirthPlace care teams are prepared for every type of birth. 

For more information or to tour a BirthPlace nearby, call NurseDirect at 1-800-362-9900.


Families who come to our Birthplaces have deluxe birthing suites with many options:

  • Traditional and high-risk labor and delivery unit with NICU at St. Elizabeth Hospital, if needed
  • Certified Nurse Midwife attended waterbirth rooms at Mercy Hospital
  • Spa-like amenities, massage, aromatherapy, birthing balls, water tubs, and birthing stools for a more relaxing birth experience.
  • Hypnobirthing relaxation and support

Mercy Hospital BirthPlace, Oshkosh
Traditional births and natural births with doctors and certified nurse mid-wives (masters trained) in a calm and relaxing environment, includes water birthing and hypnobirthing relaxation techniques. A Level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is onsite.

St. Elizabeth Hospital BirthPlace, Appleton
Traditional births and a high-risk pregnancy team for complex needs, includes a Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Total Care from Pregnancy to BirthPlace and Beyond

All our Ascension OB doctors, prenatal nurse educators, certified nurse midwives, and lactation (breastfeeding) consultants work together to give you and your baby personalized care in a homelike environment. 

  • Maternity services include maternal-fetal specialty care
  • Full spectrum of convenient childbirth education classes
  • Prenatal and postnatal physical therapy to manage back and neck
  • Full-service BirthPlace with onsite lactation consultants
  • Mommy-Baby Support

Our women’s health approach to holistic care gives you more health options at all stages of womanhood. If you are pregnant but have pre-existing health concerns like diabetes or high blood pressure, talk to our doctors. The BirthPlace nurse educators have resources to help make your pregnancy as safe and relaxing as possible.  

What to Expect at Our BirthPlace

When you arrive at the BirthPlace, one nurse helps care for you and your baby during the birth. This personalized attention means this nurse gets answers to your questions, helps you with breastfeeding or bottle feeding, and explains special care instructions for both your postpartum health and the growth and development of your baby.

Visitors to the BirthPlace are welcome. Immediate family members can visit at any time. Other friends can visit between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Our BirthPlace television programming gives you convenient, onsite tips about bathing a newborn, choosing a car seat, breast versus bottle feeding, and self-care after the baby is born. Your BirthPlace nurse is always available during each feeding to help you with breastfeeding and other questions.

Your stay at the BirthPlace may vary from one day to several depending on the health needs of yourself and your baby. Before going home, your BirthPlace nurse prepares you for what to expect and how to recognize what you baby needs throughout the day and night.

Childbirth Classes and Support Groups Offer Flexibility

Each BirthPlace location has prenatal health and childbirth classes.  For more information and to pre-register call NurseDirect,

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St. Elizabeth and Mercy Hospitals’ Moms’ Club – For New Moms and Baby 

Discuss motherhood adjustments and ask about baby care. A registered nurse is the group leader*. For more information about meeting dates and locations, call NurseDirect at 1-800-362-9900.

*This nurse also provides family support and bereavement resources if you experience a pre-term loss. 

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