Obstetrics Emergency Department | Ascension
Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - St. Joseph Campus

Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - St. Joseph Campus

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5000 West Chambers St
Milwaukee,  WI  53210





Obstetrics Emergency Department

At Ascension Wisconsin in Milwaukee we’re here for you, with a 24-hour OB Emergency Department (OBED) dedicated to providing care for pregnant women.

Emergency care personalized for pregnant women

Ascension SE Wisconsin - St. Joseph Campus OBED care teams deliver 24/7 care for pregnant women. The four-bed OBED is staffed with board-certified OB/GYNs trained in providing care for pregnancy-related emergencies and to diagnose labor. From the moment you walk through the door, we deliver compassionate care to help you and your loved ones through an emergency. By quickly listening to your health needs, we provide care that’s right for you.

Reasons to seek obstetrics emergency care at Ascension Wisconsin

Pregnancy emergencies can happen at any hour. As the first hospital in Milwaukee to offer a 24-hour OBED, Ascension SE Wisconsin - St. Joseph provides personalized emergency care when you need it most. We seek to improve patient care for moms-to-be and reduce wait times. Our care teams offer treatment for signs or symptoms of pregnancy-related emergencies, including:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Complications associated with high-risk pregnancy
  • Decreased fetal movement
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Preterm labor
  • Ruptured membranes

The OB hospitalists at Ascension SE Wisconsin - St. Joseph specialize in delivering care for patients who are hospitalized, rather than those in a clinical or outpatient setting. OB hospitalists also have additional training, such as advanced fetal assessment and monitoring. Along with delivering babies, OB hospitalists assist with any issues and emergencies that may arise and provide several services including:

  • Care in times of emergency prior to the arrival of a patient’s doctor
  • Assistance in the care of high-risk pregnancy patients
  • Deliver babies for patients who may not have an obstetrician

Our OBED does not replace your primary obstetrician, midwife or family doctor. Instead, it serves as an extension of your regular doctor, providing around the clock care for when your baby just can’t wait.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 9-1-1.