Specialists in OB-GYN and gynecologic surgery
Ascension Providence Women’s Health services provide care for obstetrics and gynecology, including gynecologic surgery.
OB-GYN Care for Women
At Ascension Providence, our care teams are committed to providing complete, specialized care for women at every age and stage of life.
Our wide variety of women's services includes breast health, obstetrics and gynecology, menopause care, osteoporosis treatment and more. We provide a full range of preventive screenings and also connect with specialists to diagnose and treat any obstetric or gynecologic health issues.
The Ascension women's health team takes pride in building a trusted partnership that starts with a conversation between you and your doctor. From there we work together with you to create a personalized care plan that addresses your individual needs. From your childbearing years through menopause and beyond, we're committed to helping you stay well and live well.
Obstetrics and Maternity Services
Ascension Providence care teams are dedicated to helping you have a safe and meaningful pregnancy and birth experience. We listen to understand, so together we can deliver the care that is right for you and your baby.
We customize your care for your needs:
- Normal, healthy pregnancy and prenatal care
- Natural birth, labor and delivery options
- Personalized birth options for your medical and emotional needs
- Managing high-risk pregnancy conditions
- Newborn medical care, including special care nurseries and a network of pediatric sub-specialists
Take a tour and learn what to expect.
Ascension Providence Women and Newborn Center, call 254-751-4581
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At Ascension, you’ll get the information you need and together we want to help you plan your birth experience. Our maternity care team focuses on delivering compassionate, personalized care while giving you convenient access to specialty care if you or your baby need it.
During labor and delivery, our OB-GYN doctors, anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse midwives are very experienced at guiding you through a vaginal birth, even if you had a cesarean section with your other children. Our rooms are spacious and include lots of extras to make you and your family as comfortable as possible.
Our doctors and nurses specialize in monitoring and managing health concerns at every stage of the pregnancy, including:
- High blood pressure in pregnancy (preeclampsia)
- Pre-term labor
- Diabetes and pregnancy
- Multiple gestations (twins, triplets)
- Pregnancy after age 35
- Congenital fetal conditions
Your care team plans for the special needs of mom and baby. Your health and safety are our priority.
Our hospitals provide many birth options that can be customized for you and your family. We encourage expectant moms to take a tour before your third trimester begins. Become familiar with what entrance to go to, and if there is an urgent need, identify the ER entrance.
Specialized Pediatric Care
At Ascension Providence our level II specialty care nursery is available for newborns who require a higher level of care after delivery. Ascension Providence offers trained care teams with state-of-the-art medical equipment and supplies while nurturing these precious infants.
If the need arises, our network of pediatric specialists at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas, provide the highest level of neonatal intensive care. These pediatricians provide specialty care for children of all ages and are there to listen and provide compassionate care for you and your family when you need it most.
A family-centered postpartum experience
Our private rooms are WI-FI friendly and have homelike comforts for your family and friends. After delivery, we ask that family members help our moms get the rest they need by recognizing our quiet time from 2-4 p.m. each day.
We encourage immediate post-birth bonding. Our breastfeeding specialists are available before, during and after delivery to help you with breastfeeding and your baby’s feeding schedule.
Before you go home, parents are often anxious about what happens next. Our dedicated staff, supported by years of training and experience, shares proper feeding techniques, infant care, postpartum care for mom, and infant safe sleep and car seat guidelines.
The best way to take care of your baby is to take care of yourself, before, during and after your maternity experience. At Ascension, we provide a full range of women and children’s health services.
Women’s health – midwifery
Ascension Providence offers the only midwifery program in Central Texas to support deliveries in a hospital setting. A woman can experience safe, personal, individualized, intensive care that is trusting of the birth process God set in place, while at the same time having the safety net of equipment and physicians readily available when high-risk situations develop. Ascension Providence and the Certified Nurse Midwives at Ascension Medical Group Providence Midwifery clinic support women who choose the freedom and flexibility that is offered by midwifery care with the safety and security of a hospital birth. Two beautiful rooms with all the amenities are available to welcome a laboring woman and her Certified Nurse Midwife in attendance: a labor tub, labor ball, squat bars, warm compresses, cool cloths, showers, and much, much more.
Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
Ascension Providence offers robotic and laparoscopic surgery for several gynecologic problems.
Robotic technology at Ascension Providence allows patients that would have their surgeries normally performed via open abdominal incisions to have the same surgeries performed as outpatient procedures or as overnight observation patients. You are often able to return to work within a few weeks and have significantly less discomfort than both abdominal surgery and laparoscopic procedures. Less discomfort minimizes the amount of pain medication needed following surgery.
In addition to robotic surgeries, Ascension Providence offers the full array of laparoscopic options for gynecologic surgery. Our doctors are excellent laparoscopic surgeons and can assist you in making an informed, appropriate decision on surgical management for several gynecologic problems. Our goal is always to successfully treat patients with a minimum impact to daily routines, family and work schedules.
Ascension Medical Group Providence Women's Health
Ascension Medical Group Providence Women’s Health utilizes the latest medical technology to provide services to women at any stage of life.
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In Waco, Texas, Ascension Providence Hospital and ER is a critical care hospital with advanced specialty care services.
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Ascension Medical Group Providence Midwifery
Ascension Medical Group Providence Midwifery provides compassionate care to all women at any stage of life.
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