Ascension Via Christi

Choosing the right OB-GYN is personal

Your doctor will be with you before, during and after your pregnancy. Find an OB-GYN you can trust. Appointments are available.

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Birthing locations with personalized options

With three hospital birthing locations in Kansas, Ascension Via Christi provides exceptional care, close to home. Working together, we can help deliver a memorable birth experience. 

  • High-risk pregnancy care 
  • Birthing options, including natural birth without epidural 
  • Specialty care for women and children

Choose a maternity care team that’s right for you

We understand that choosing the right care team for the delivery of your child is an important decision. At Ascension Via Christi, we deliver personalized care before, during and after pregnancy. From prenatal, pregnancy and birthing care to childbirth classes and breastfeeding support, we provide care close to home in Wichita, Manhattan and Pittsburgh, Kansas.

Now more than ever, we understand that getting the care you need as safely as possible is top of mind for you and your family. We're taking safety precautions to help keep you and your family safe, while our commitment to compassionate, personalized care remains unchanged.

Ascension Via Christi, in Kansas, provider and patient.

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NewLife Center at Ascension Via Christi St. Joseph
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Advanced care, if you need it

Not all women need specialized high-risk care for their pregnancy. But if you do, care teams at Ascension Via Christi are here for you.

Keeping moms and babies healthy: We are here to help you feel more prepared for labor and delivery, and how to care for your baby at home. Our OB-GYNs and pediatricians are here to support you and your family.

We’re ready for the unexpected:If there is a newborn medical emergency, our birth care teams deliver around-the-clock neonatal care to help our most precious patients survive. In Wichita, our level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides specialty care for high-risk, premature infants. In Manhattan and Pittsburg, we have Level II Special Care Nurseries. 

  • Online classes available
  • Level II special care nurseries
  • Recognized as a "High 5 for Mom and Baby" hospitals
  • Designated as a Blue Distinction Center + for Maternity Care by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas

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Ascension Via Christi Birth and Women's Center
  • Online classes available
  • Level III NICU
  • A designated “Baby Friendly” hospital
  • High-risk pregnancy care, including maternal fetal medicine
  • Breastfeeding clinic and ongoing support for newborn babies
  • Online classes available
  • Recognized as a "High 5 for Mom and Baby" hospital
  • High-risk pregnancy care
  • Level II special care nursery

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Ascension Via Christi Women's Center

Little things make a big difference
Ascension care teams listen to you as a woman and an expecting mom. We take the time to understand the care you need, including any special care your baby needs. Then, together we create a care plan that’s right for you, your baby, and your new family.

Hannah: Exceeding expectations
When Hannah delivered her baby, the care team asked her questions, cared about the answers, and helped her birthing experience exceed expectations.

NTiense: An empowering experience
During the delivery of her child, NTiense appreciated that the care team included her and her entire family in the process, creating a wonderful family atmosphere. 

Shanelle: Making decisions 
Shanelle's birthing experience made her feel at ease and comfortable, knowing that the care team placed a priority on her preferences for a birthing experience.  

My birth experience story

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Out of concern for health and safety, classes and events will be rescheduled. Learn about our COVID-19 response at ascension.org. Talk to a doctor 24/7 with Ascension Online Care. Use code HOME for a discounted $20 visit. 

Frequently asked questions

Why should I see an OB-GYN?
We are committed to delivering specialized care for women at every age and stage of life. Our OB-GYNs and care teams specialize in caring for the health of women — specifically pregnancy and female reproductive health. Our women's health specialists are committed to building a trusted partnership that starts with a conversation between you and your doctor. We’re ready to help answer questions you may have. From there, we work together with you to create a personalized care plan that addresses your individual needs. 

What services do I need for my maternity care? 
Our trusted team of doctors, nurses and specialists deliver high-quality care for you and your baby based on your health and preferences. We take the time to answer your questions, understand your preferences and discuss birthing options available. Our care team wants to make your birth experience as memorable, comfortable and safe as possible. We offer many personalized services, including breastfeeding support, prenatal care, labor and delivery care, postpartum care and more. We can deliver care that’s right for you and your baby. 

What postpartum care options are available? 
Our nurses and postpartum specialists are here to give you complete support after you give birth. Our postpartum care provides continuous family-centered care to enhance bonding. We help monitor and support any changes such as mood swings, difficulties urinating, and getting steady on your feet. Along with pain management, including C-section scar management, we ensure that you get the rest and nutrition you need. Before you go home, we give you helpful daily exercises and guidance for adapting to everyday activities. We also offer breastfeeding support to help you provide adequate nutrition for your baby.

Balancing care with caution

Compassionate care means safe care. At Ascension Via Christi, we are committed to keeping you and your family safe while you’re receiving care in our ERs, hospitals, clinics and facilities. We have strict safety precautions in place — such as limiting visitors, rearranging waiting rooms, making more online appointments available, treating patients who are ill at separate sites of care, and performing rigorous procedures to clean and disinfect. Don’t delay getting the care you need at this time. 

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Our facilities are currently taking precautions to help keep patients and visitors safe, which may include conducting screenings, restricting visitors and practicing distancing for compassionate, safe care. We continuously monitor COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and adjust our safety practices and safeguards accordingly.

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