Also known as: Maternity, Birthing, Maternal Care, Prenatal Care
Whether you’re a new or experienced parent, you may have a lot of questions about your pregnancy. We are devoted to creating a patient-centered, caring and open environment designed to celebrate your pregnancy and help you find joy while relieving your anxiety.
Let’s Plan Together
When you choose an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) to be your partner through pregnancy and delivery, we’ll help you create a birth plan that fits your preferences. We respect and honor your plan–understanding that preferences and safety concerns can change throughout your pregnancy and right up to delivery day.
Developing a birth plan is easier with an OB-GYN who listens to you, understands you, and shares in your decision-making. Need help finding an OB to fit your personality and preferences? Take this list of questions with you to your first appointment to help you find an OB-GYN partner who’s right for you.
A Modern Labor and Delivery Approach
When you go into labor, you can expect the same level of supportive, compassionate, and safe care you’ve received throughout your pregnancy. We’ll respect your birth plan, and you’ll be able to choose when and if pain medication will be used. Your labor and delivery experience will be based on your preferences and what is safest for you and your baby at the time of delivery.
Most babies can be born with very little medical help, and that’s good news because when we minimize surgical intervention, we help ensure a safer delivery. We’ll monitor your health and the health of your baby during the labor and birthing process. Unless necessary, we’ll work with you to avoid common interventions like inducing labor or episiotomy to help prevent dangerous complications that can delay healing.
Lower Risk. Higher Confidence: Having a Baby the Providence Way
At the same time, we know every birth is different, as is every new mom. If you choose an epidural for pain relief–even if you change your mind from your birth plan–we will honor your request when it’s safe to do. You are in charge of your birth experience, and that means easing your discomfort.
Did you know that women are three times more likely to experience complications during cesarean delivery? For your safety, our OB-GYNs encourage vaginal birth even if you’ve had a previous C-section, when possible. However, there are times when a cesarean delivery may be medically necessary, and our experts will help ensure both you and your baby are safe and comfortable.
Let’s Start this Journey Together
If you’re ready for an outstanding pregnancy experience, start by choosing an OB-GYN who will be a good fit for you and will prioritize your safety. It’s so important to find someone who listens to you, doesn't pressure you, and gets you–both your head and your heart.
It’s your pregnancy. Let Providence be your partner.
We understand that every pregnancy and birth is unique, so we’ll work in partnership with you to create a personalized birthing plan.
Many of our labor and delivery rooms provide a home-like setting while being equipped with state-of-the-art monitoring systems. Working with these advanced birthing technologies, our experienced physicians and skilled nurses help make your delivery joyous and healthy.
During your postnatal care, our obstetricians and nurses will answer your questions and provide the care you and your newborn need as you start your new life together.
If you happen to have a cesarean delivery, many of our locations provide transitional/observational newborn nurseries, where we care for your baby during your immediate post-surgical recovery. If you feel you need to rest after giving birth, your nurse will care for your baby while you recover. Your obstetrics team will also assist in fostering mother-baby bonding (couplet care) with "skin to skin" contact.
Many of our hospitals offer:
- Prenatal services
- Personalized birthing plans
- Thoughtfully designed and comfortable delivery rooms
- Board-certified pediatric emergency medicine specialists
- Neonatal intensive care units
- Perinatologists specialized in high-risk obstetrics