Maternity care in Wisconsin | Ascension
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Get personalized pregnancy care in Wisconsin

Maternity care teams at Ascension Wisconsin are here for you. From OB-GYN care and pregnancy, to birthing and beyond.

There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to having a baby. And no one knows your body better than you do. Your preferences are important. That’s why the conversation between you and your OB-GYN, midwife and nurse matters. Your care team at Ascension Wisconsin starts by listening to you. As you share your questions, concerns and expectations, we listen to understand you. We take this partnership seriously. And we want you to feel comfortable.

From the very beginning, we talk through the choices that are right for you and your baby. You’ll be supported by a team that will provide the care you need — from childbirth classes to breastfeeding support and more.

Pregnancy and birthing care for expecting families

Pregnancy is a special time for you and your family. Your care team works together to provide specialized care before, during and after your delivery. And, if you need advanced care for a high-risk pregnancy, we’ll help connect you to the right specialists. Get all the care you need, at the following locations:

Ascension NE Wisconsin - St. Elizabeth Campus (Appleton, WI)

  • Breastfeeding support available 7 days a week
  • Level III NICU
  • Newly remodeled and spacious birth suites
  • Onsite OB-GYN clinic, offering 3D color ultrasounds and seamless transition into labor and delivery care
  • Recognized for quality and experience in maternity care

Ascension SE Wisconsin - Elmbrook Campus (Brookfield, WI)

  • Birthing options, including natural birth
  • Private labor and delivery suites
  • Recognized for quality and experience in maternity care
  • Special care nursery

Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital - Ozaukee Campus (Mequon, WI)

  • Anesthesia available 24/7
  • Birthing options
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Private labor and delivery suites
  • Specialty care nursery with 24/7 neonatal coverage, 24/7 obstetrics coverage and maternal fetal medicine

Ascension SE Wisconsin - St. Joseph Campus (Milwaukee, WI)

  • 24/7 emergency room for pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding support available
  • Level III NICU with 24/7 neonatologist care
  • Midwifery services
  • Private labor and delivery rooms
  • Recognized for quality and experience in maternity care

Ascension Columbia St. Mary's - Women's Medical Center (Milwaukee, WI)

  • Expanded rooms for care before and after childbirth
  • Family suites with luxury amenities
  • Level III NICU
  • Recognized for quality and experience in maternity care
  • Updated surgical suites

Our newly renovated labor and delivery unit features expanded birth suites with spa-like amenities. 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. 

Ascension All Saints Hospital (Racine, WI)

  • 24/7 obstetrics, anesthesia and neonatology coverage
  • Level III NICU
  • Private labor and delivery rooms
  • Recognized for quality and experience in maternity care

Ascension Wisconsin midwifery care

If you prefer to choose a midwife for your care, our certified nurse midwives work alongside your care team to provide:

  • 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
  • Support for natural birthing experience with less medical intervention

For more specialized care, we have advanced technology to help treat all types of maternal-fetal and newborn conditions — from routine to high-risk pregnancies. After your delivery, we can connect you and your baby with additional care, if needed.

Advanced care for high-risk pregnancy

Not everyone will need more care during their pregnancy, labor or delivery. But if you do, we are ready to provide you and your baby with extra care. At some Ascension sites of care, our maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists work with your OB-GYN to deliver care for high-risk pregnancies and other health concerns, including:

  • Diabetes during pregnancy (preeclampsia)
  • Maternal health issues (high blood pressure, obesity, thyroid disease, heart or blood disorders)
  • Multiple gestations (twins, triplets)
  • Pregnancy after age 35
  • Preterm labor

Your care team will also work with you to help manage your condition after delivery. For a high-risk pregnancy, our doctors and nurses specialize in managing health concerns at every stage.

Take a tour or attend a childbirth class

At Ascension Wisconsin, we’re here to answer your questions and provide support throughout and after your pregnancy. During your first prenatal check-up, your OB-GYN or certified nurse midwife will tell you about support services and childbirth classes that are available to you.  By taking childbirth classes, you can learn more about your birthing options and what to expect.

Choose one of the hospitals below to see what in-person tour and class options available: