Choosing an Obstetrics Provider: The First Decision You’ll Make as a Parent

Posted by Brigham and Women's Hospital May 20, 2014

There are few important things to consider before choosing an obstetrics provider for you and your baby.

Long before you start picking out baby names, you will need to make a few other decisions, including who will care for you and your baby during your pregnancy.

Here are a few important things you should consider to ensure that you are making the best decision for you and your family.

Be sure that the provider you choose offers the full range of services that you and your baby will need throughout your pregnancy.

At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, our obstetricians and midwives provide comprehensive consultation and pregnancy care. And, in the event you or your baby needs specialized care, the hospital is home to some of the most advanced world-class programs in gynecology, obstetrics, and newborn care.

The Center for Fetal Medicine and Prenatal Genetics provides comprehensive assessment and treatment of fetal disease, genetic counseling, and fetal ultrasound, working closely with the specialists in the state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), for babies who require intensive, specialized care.

The Newborn Medicine Department, which is staffed by expert neonatologists and other specialists, cares for newborns and is specially equipped to care for infants as young as 23 weeks gestation. Our state-of-the-art, Level-3 NICU is one of the best in the world.

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The Gentle Cesarean: A New Option for Moms-to-Be

Posted by Brigham and Women's Hospital June 26, 2013

Rebecca Cook with her newborn son, Wyatt, who was born by family-centered cesarean at BWH.

Any woman who has had a traditional cesarean section, or C-section, can tell you that the mechanics of the surgical procedure can distract from the celebration of welcoming your new baby. Often mom and baby are separated in the moments after birth when a connection to each other is especially important.

Now, doctors and nurses at the Center for Labor and Birth at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have developed new procedures to make the C-section more family-centered. Dr. William Camann, Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology, explained that the goal of the family-centered cesarean, or “gentle-C,” is to make the delivery as natural as possible.

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Online Tour: Having Your Baby at Brigham and Women’s

Posted by Brigham and Women's Hospital March 19, 2013

Our Maternity Tour is available online 24/7 for our patients and their families.

Until recently, our patients needed to travel to our hospital to get an inside view on what it is like to have your baby with us. Now, our Maternity Tour is available online 24/7 for our patients and their families.

To help expectant families, our online maternity tour includes:

  • Information from our obstetricians, nurses, midwives, anesthesiologists, and newborn specialists
  • A visual trip from admitting to labor, then delivery and postpartum
  • Personal stories from moms who’ve recently had babies at BWH

By taking the tour, you can learn more about having a baby at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Start your tour here.

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