Pregnancy and Childbirth
Affinity Health System offers state-of-the-art pregnancy care at BirthPlace Centers at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh and St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton
- Find a Doctor or Midwife
- Planning for Your Baby
- Labor and Delivery
- Water Birth
- Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)
Caring for yourself during pregnancy is the key to giving your baby a healthy, happy start in life. The doctors, midwives and other medical professionals at Affinity Health System offer state-of-the-art obstetric care to women in Northeast Wisconsin.
Through our Affinity Medical Group clinics in Appleton, Oshkosh, Chilton, Neenah/Menasha, New London, and Ripon, we bring you a full range of obstetric care, from fertility assessment through post-partum care. Affinity designs our obstetric services from a woman’s perspective. We recognize that each woman is unique, and we treat every patient with personalized care. To serve active women and their families, we offer flexible, convenient scheduling at multiple locations.
Affinity’s BirthPlace provides full-service pregnancy care, including high-risk pregnancies, for families in the Fox Cities and Oshkosh. BirthPlace promotes the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of mother and baby.
St. Elizabeth Hospital's newly renovated BirthPlace unit is now open and offers many amenities for moms and their families. Click here to take a virtual tour.
Or watch this video for a tour of BirthPlace at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh.
The Parent Review e-newsletter
Affinity offers a free weekly e-mail newsletter for expectant parents called The Parent Review. This exciting resource contains relevant, up-to-date information about your pregnancy and baby's health and development. Click the image below to sign up.
Giving birth in a warm tub of water can make the birthing process gentler and more soothing. Laboring in water has been shown to calm and comfort a laboring mom, reduce pain, and ease tense muscles. Water birth also decreases adrenaline production, allowing for a shorter labor, and the pressure on the abdomen, which means better blood circulation and more oxygen to the mother and baby due to the buoyancy of the water. Mercy Medical Center offers both water birth (labor and delivery in water), as well as and the option to spend a portion of labor in a tub but deliver traditionally.
Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)
Affinity Health System Neonatal Services provides state-of-the-art care for the tiniest of patients—premature, special needs and sick newborns. Affinity’s Neonatal Services team, located at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, includes neonatologists, specially-trained nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals who help babies from throughout Northeast Wisconsin.
Pregnancy education and support
Affinity offers a wide assortment of childbirth and baby care classes to expectant mothers in Northeast Wisconsin. For a complete listing of Affinity childbirth and parenting classes, including infant care, breastfeeding, hypnobirthing and more, click here.
Tests and procedures
Affinity Health System offers women a variety of obstetrics exams and advanced diagnostic tests:
- pregnancy tests
- obstetrical ultrasounds, including 3D and 4D
- infertility tests
- diagnostic tests
Treatments and services
From pre-pregnancy to delivery and beyond, we give women in the Fox Cities and Oshkosh the best possible obstetric care.
- birth control
- obstetric services
- reproductive health management
- high risk pregnancy management
- neonatal intensive care unit
- prenatal and pregnancy classes
- breastfeeding classes
- physical therapy, including prenatal and postpartum care
Your birth plan is our birth plan
Want to learn more about personalized pregnancy care at Affinity? Watch these video testimonials by two recent Mercy Medical Center moms.
For more information and to schedule an appointment with our expert midwife, nurse and provider team, call us via NurseDirect at 1-800-362-9900.