Care for mom and baby during pregnancy and beyond
As a woman and an expecting mom, you want the right care for the whole you and your new baby. When you choose Ascension Via Christi Birth & Women's Center, in Manhattan, Kansas, you’ll find experienced OB-GYNs, certified nurse midwives and an entire team dedicated to your care. Whether you’re an experienced mom or having your first, you know your body best. And your preferences for your birthing experience and questions are important. Every appointment with your doctor starts with a conversation. You’ll be supported by a team providing the care you and your baby need throughout your pregnancy, labor and delivery, and follow-up care. And, if you need more care, you’ll be connected to our highly experienced maternal-fetal medicine specialists.
Having your baby at Ascension Via Christi Birth & Women's Center also means you are connected to a network of experienced pediatricians as well as pediatric specialists and pediatric emergency care when you and your family need it most.
Personalized care and options during your pregnancy
Your experienced care team is ready to support you from pre-pregnancy planning to during your pregnancy and beyond. No question is too big and no concern is too small. Your care team may include OB-GYNs, certified nurse midwives, neonatal nurses and other specialists. We understand that every pregnancy is different and are here to support you with:
- 24/7 OB emergency care
- Breastfeeding support
- Childbirth classes
- Labor, delivery and postpartum care
- Maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) and neonatal specialty care
- Midwifery services
- Neonatal intensive care (NICU Level II)
Maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) care for high-risk pregnancy
Sometimes the unexpected happens and your pregnancy becomes high risk. Your OB-GYN may refer you to perinatal care and an MFM specialist at Ascension Via Christi Birth & Women's Center. During your pregnancy, you’ll be surrounded by a highly skilled multispecialty care team. With early and regular prenatal care and monitoring, you’ll have ongoing guidance and support. Your MFM specialist listens to understand you and your preferences and concerns and collaborates with you and your OB-GYN as a team. We connect the dots for moms who have received a high-risk pregnancy diagnosis and deliver support at every step. MFM specialists can deliver advanced diagnostic tests and care during your pregnancy that includes:
- Carrying multiples
- Co-management of gestational diabetes
- Coordinating care for babies with congenital abnormalities
- High blood pressure
- Neonatal intensive care (NICU)
- Preventing or managing preeclampsia
- Transabdominal cerclage (TAC) procedure used to help prevent miscarriage
- General high-risk pregnancy care
Find women’s healthcare that’s built around your life
Choosing Ascension Via Christi Birth & Women's Center for your maternity care means you are also connected with a national integrated network of doctors and specialists who have expertise in women’s health and pediatric care, including advanced specialty care that you and your family can rely on for a lifetime.