Health Tip: Reducing the Risk of Premature Delivery
Don't drink alcohol or smoke
Preterm Birth, Pneumonia Leading Causes of Death for Children Under 5
New global estimates suggest 2 million die each year from these conditions
U.S. Still Lags in Infant Mortality Rates, Report Finds
Preemies, deaths among full-term babies contribute to higher rate compared to 25 other countries
Newborn ICUs With Private Family Rooms Benefit Preemies: Study
More close contact with mothers may explain greater weight gains, fewer procedures, less stress
Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies?
Fewer preemies and small babies delivered when moms live near trees, grass, study says
Researchers Don't See Long-Term Benefits From Drug for Preemies
Magnesium sulfate still useful in short term for helping to reduce risk of cerebral palsy, study says
Our classes and programs for expectant and new parents will help you learn more about childbirth your new baby.
Resources and Support
Get trusted information about pregnancy, prenatal care, labor and delivery, and lactation.
Browse Our Labor & Delivery Center Health Library
Comprehensive pregnancy and childbirth services
Having a baby is one of the most exciting and rewarding times in a woman’s life, and Woman's Hospital is dedicated to providing expectant mothers and newborns with the finest care during this special time. Our high-quality maternity services are provided by obstetricians, labor and delivery specialists, nurses and other caring professionals in a welcoming, comfortable environment.
You’ll find the full spectrum of care from prenatal to post-partum care, including high-risk pregnancy care and advanced labor and delivery services. Our comprehensive care extends beyond delivery, with a full range of educational resources for new parents.
Woman's Hospital's comprehensive care begins in the earliest stages of pregnancy, with prenatal checkups and services tailored to your specific needs. You'll learn about proper nutrition and work with your obstetrician to develop a birth plan, choose a pediatrician, and get properly prepared.
High-risk pregnancy care
Perinatologists (doctors who specialize in high-risk pregnancy care) are available to manage pregnancy-related conditions such as gestational diabetes or preeclampsia, as well as provide specialized care for those with existing medical conditions.
Labor and delivery
Our state-of-the-art delivery rooms provide everything doctors, nurses and other maternal specialists need to provide you with excellent care. Experienced labor and delivery staff utilize advanced medical technology, and have the expertise to manage C-section (cesarean) births and other surgical procedures.
Caring maternity nursing staff members are available to provide breastfeeding assistance and education, and classes for new mothers are available.
Support services and education
Woman's Hospital offers a variety of classes to prepare mothers and families before and after the birth of a child.
OB, Infant & Pediatric Nutritional Education Information
Below you will find excellent nutritional information for:
Breasfeeding Moms: NutritionNotesfortheBreastfeedingMom.pdf
Birth - 6 Months: BirthToSixMonths.pdf
6 - 12 Months: SixtoTwelveMonths.pdf
1 - 2 Year Olds: OneToTwoYearOld.pdf
3- 5 Year Olds: ThreeToFiveYearOld.pdf
6- 11 Year Olds: SixtoElevenYearOld.pdf
At Woman's Hospital, we've delivered over 25,000 babies in the past 35 years, and to us, the last birth we will assist with today is as special as that first one back in 1975. Each birth is special, and we feel privileged to contribute to the wonderful memories associated with each one by providing the safest birth experience and compassionate care. The labor and delivery units at Woman's Hospital are staffed 24 hours a day by some of the area's top-rated obstetricians, neonatologists and nurses, as well as a staff trained in advanced obstetrical care.
Woman's Hospital offers private labor and delivery rooms, a surgical suite, and a modern recovery room. The postpartum units have been renovated to include large, well-appointed rooms that offer all of the comforts of home. For the safety and well-being of infants, Woman's Hospital is equipped with the latest technology, including a fully-equipped Level II neonatal intensive care unit. From the moment a patient arrives, the staff of labor and delivery, postpartum care, and baby nurseries work together as a team to provide a birthing experience our patients will never forget.
Woman's Hospital is staffed by breastfeeding specialists (nurses specializing in breastfeeding) to assist patients with infant care and breastfeeding. We encourage breastfeeding, and will do everything possible to make this a positive experience for mother and baby. The breastfeeding specialists visit all mothers within the first 24 hours after delivery and, along with the nursing staff are available to help patients with breastfeeding techniques and various aspects of your infant's care (holding, feeding, bathing and dressing). In addition to assisting with breastfeeding and infant care while patients are in the hospital, the breastfeeding specialists are available after patients are discharged to answer any questions.
- Breastfeeding Specialists - IBCLC Certified Lactation Consultant
- Labor, Delivery and Recovery Units
- Neonatal Intensive Care Units
- Obstetric Sonography
- Prenatal Classes
- Spacious, Comfortable Maternity Suites
- Well-Baby Nursery
To help prepare for the big event, several educational classes for expectant mothers and family members are offered on a rotating basis throughout the year at Woman's.
- Four-Week Child Birth Classes
- Breastfeeding Instruction
- Breastfeeding Support Group
- Infant CPR/Safety
- Sibling Class
- Weekend Childbirth Class
- Car Seat Safety
- Nutrition Class