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Choosing the right OB-GYN or midwife is personal

OB-GYNs, certified nurse midwives and maternity teams at Ascension sites of care are here for you– from pregnancy, through delivery and postpartum.
Growing your family starts with taking care of you. At Ascension sites of care, we provide a nurturing environment and compassionate maternity care that’s personalized for mothers, babies and families. From your first prenatal visit with your OB-GYN or certified nurse midwife, throughout your pregnancy, delivery and beyond, your doctor and care team are with you every step of the way. And, if you need more advanced care, you will be connected to the right specialists to help support your specific needs. 

Personalized pregnancy care with the right care team

No one knows your body better than you do. And, whether you are expecting your first or are an experienced mom, your questions—big and small—are important. That’s why the conversations between you and your OB-GYN or certified nurse midwife matter. You and your doctor will sit down and talk through your preferences, personalizing your experience. Your care team may also include a birth navigator, nurses, lactation consultants, and other maternity specialists. Your entire care team works together to support you as you become a parent for the first time or as you grow your family. 

Comprehensive pregnancy and birthing care for expecting families

From prenatal to postpartum visits, we care for the whole you, including your emotional health. Prenatal care includes regular physical exams, where your doctor monitors your blood pressure, weight, baby’s heart rate and growth. During these appointments, you also talk about family health history, risk factors and any other health concerns. We are focused on you and your family during your labor and delivery, providing a comforting environment, support for breastfeeding and bonding with your baby. Maternity care and services include:

  • 3D and 4D ultrasounds
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Childbirth classes
  • Emotional and mental health support
  • High-risk pregnancy care
  • Labor, delivery and postpartum care
  • Neonatal intensive care (NICU)

Advanced care for high-risk pregnancy

Not everyone will need more advanced care during their pregnancy, labor or delivery. But if you do, our experienced specialists are ready to provide you and your baby with extra care. We connect the dots for moms who have received a high-risk pregnancy diagnosis, with the right support at every step of your pregnancy. This includes specialized care from maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) doctors and onsite NICUs. Highly experienced nurses and care teams in our NICUs, including neonatologists and neonatal nurses are ready to support your family if your baby needs more advanced care. Your doctor, specialists and care team collaborate, working together to provide the specialized care you and your baby need.

Pediatric care for your baby

By choosing Ascension sites of care to deliver your baby, you can establish a relationship with a pediatrician that starts at birth. Your maternity care teams can connect you with a national integrated network of doctors and specialists who have expertise in pediatric care, including advanced fetal medicine. 

Get a second opinion from an OB-GYN or maternal-fetal medicine specialist

Get the confidence and peace of mind that your doctor and care plan are right for you. It's easy to get a second opinion at Ascension sites of care. We can review your medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options. Talk with one of our doctors about a personalized care plan. 

When you are deciding on care during your pregnancy and for your labor and delivery, there’s a lot to think about. Our OB-GYNs and maternal-fetal medicine specialists can provide a second opinion, based on our experience and as part of an integrated national network of care.

Before your appointment, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered. We can request your medical records from your doctor on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.

Financial assistance and support is available

We can connect you with resources and programs that may be able to help you and your family with options for financial assistance. Our team is here to listen to your concerns and work with you to help find options that meet your needs. Talk with our financial assistant as a first step, if you have questions.


Choose Ascension for pregnancy and birthing services