Healthy Babies
Start Here.

Women’s Health Specialists is here to help you every step of the way in growing your family, from pre-conception, through every trimester, and beyond.

3 Convenient Locations

Two locations in Appleton and one in Neenah. Several of our physicians see patients at multiple locations and partner with local hospitals.

Keep Your Care Team

Choose your doctor and then continue to receive care from the same doctor and nurses through every stage of your life.

The Best In the Area

Women’s Health Specialists has been voted Appleton Post Crescent Readers’ Choice for Best OB/GYN in the Fox Valley area for 12 years running!

Planning Your Pregnancy

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Whether you’re in the family planning stages or already pregnant, our Doctor-Nurse teams are excited to join you for this chapter of your life! Our OB/GYN doctors receive specialized obstetrics training to ensure that you receive the best medical care before, during and post pregnancy. At your pregnancy appointments, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss tips for a healthy pregnancy, medications that are safe during pregnancy, foods to avoid during pregnancy and any other questions or concerns you may have.

When fertility issues arise, it can be very disheartening to those involved. We have resources available if you are having difficulty getting pregnant. Our Family Fertility program has a specialized team that will partner with you to better understand the root cause and help you acheive your goal of becoming pregnant.

Life throws all sorts of challenges at us, but infertility isn’t one you need to face alone. We can help you start this next chapter of your life.

Getting Started

Your First Ultrasound

During your pregnancy, you'll see your doctor regularly to ensure that you and baby remain healthy. You will receive ultrasounds, blood tests, and other tests. Regular checkups are the best way to avoid possible complications and manage your pregnancy.

Your baby's first picture will likely be done via vaginal scan because it’s easier to get the clearest image of that little one in the early stages! Our ultrasound team takes great pride in their work and being able to share in such a special moment with patients.

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What To Expect

After Requesting An Appointment

  1. You will receive a call within 24 hrs or on the next business day.
  2. We will collect insurance information.
  3. Verify the physician you would like to see and preferred location.
  4. Discuss the type appointment you are looking to schedule.
  5. If needed, you may speak with a nurse to address any immediate concerns.
  6. We'll find the best time and date for you and schedule your appointment.
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Our Satisfied Patients

Creating Happy Families

"I saw Dr. Kennedy for my first pregnancy. Her nurse Kelly has such a genuine concern for her patients; I can't imagine anyone being a better nurse than Kelly. Dr. Kennedy was great. She made some decisions for my delivery that at the time I didn't want to hear. But her calls resulted in keeping me healthy, and more importantly a perfect new baby boy. I will forever be grateful to her for taking such good care of us. I highly recommend Women's Health Specialists and Dr. Kennedy to anyone. Especially after seeing other doctors, I think this place is the best."

- Sam R.

"Dr. Pfaffenbach and the team at Women's Health has been wonderful. I went through them for the delivery of my baby. They caught a potentially life threatening condition and successfully delivered my baby. Despite it being a very scary experience, I felt comfortable knowing I was in good hands. After being hospitalized for awhile, I am on the road to recovery, which wouldn't have been possible without them."

- Brittany R.

"I would highly recommend anyone to Women's Health Specialist! I personally see Dr. Amy Schmidt and she is AMAZING! Herself and her staff are so easy to work with! She is more than willing to sit down and take the time to listen to you, make sure all of your questions are answered and that you feel comfortable every step of the way! I look forward to working even closer with her in the future when we start a family."

- Ashley W.

What About High-Risk Pregnancy?

Should your pregnancy become what is known as a “high-risk pregnancy,” which would include cases of multiples, advanced maternal age, and so on, you’ll likely be referred to a high-risk specialists like Fox Valley Pernitology. Referrals are made based on medical needs and insurance coverage as well as the best interest of the patient.
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After Delivery

With You at  Every Step.

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Your care doesn't stop at delivery! We'll be there to support you as you begin life with your new baby. From ensuring proper healing, to dealing with postpartum blues, to supporting your breastfeeding journey, your care team at Women's Health Specialists will be there for you.

For the moms-to-be that are interested in breastfeeding their baby, we have a nurse on staff who is a Certified Lactation Counselor that can assist you with questions before and after your baby arrives. Contact us to set up a consultation any time.

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Get Our Healthy Pregnancy Guide

The Healthy Pregnancy Guide covers some of the most important knowledge and tips for each stage of pregnancy. It’s quick and informative, and you’ll want to refer to it again and again!
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