Ascension Columbia St. Mary's - Women's Medical Center Birthing Center
A department of Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital
- Specialty care
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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 Columbia St. Mary's - Women's Medical Center Birthing Center, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, you’ll find experienced OB-GYNs 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 Columbia St. Mary's - Women's Medical Center Birthing 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.
*Gifts to the Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Foundation supported the new Labor & Delivery unit and Ascension Columbia St. Mary's - Women’s Medical Center community outreach programs.
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, 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
- Neonatal intensive care (NICU Level III)
If you or your baby need more care, you’ll be connected to the right specialists, close to home.
Choose care from OB-GYNs
Choosing an OB-GYN is a personal decision. If you and your baby need more care, OB-GYNs and other specialists are onsite at our hospitals and birthing centers. Our OB-GYN services include:
- Annual well-woman exams
- Care during labor and delivery
- Emotional and mental health support
- Postpartum care
- Prenatal care and classes on pregnancy, birthing and breastfeeding
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 Columbia St. Mary's - Women's Medical Center Birthing 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 including access to the most pediatric specialists and specialty programs for newborns. 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
- OB Emergency Department
Find women’s healthcare that’s built around your life
Choosing Ascension Columbia St. Mary's - Women's Medical Center Birthing 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.
Help new moms and babies by donating breast milk
Breast milk is full of antibodies to help babies fight off infection. And, it has essential nutrients for healthy growth and development. If a baby is born premature or the mother’s milk supply has been delayed, donor breast milk can provide essential antibodies and nutrients that babies need.
Through The Mother’s Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes, we are accepting and providing donor breast milk in our NICU. If you wish to donate your breast milk and meet the criteria set by The Mother Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes, you can drop off your donation at Ascension Columbia St. Mary's - Women's Medical Center Birthing Center.
If you would like to learn more or want to get started as a breast milk donor, call 414-585-1440.
- Awarded the Blue Distinction Center designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield for Maternity Care, demonstrating our expertise, commitment to quality care for all deliveries, better overall patient satisfaction and lower percentage of early elective deliveries.
- In 2018, Ascension Columbia St. Mary's - Women's Medical Center Birthing Center was named one of the "Best Place to Give Birth" in Milwaukee by Shepard Express.