Penn Ob/Gyn Care

Childbirth Facilities at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Virtual Tour of Maternity Facilities at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

View a virtual tour of the rooms and amenities for labor and delivery patients at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's main entrance is located at the intersection of 34th and Spruce Streets in the University City section of Philadelphia.

  • Valet parking is available Monday through Friday, 6 am to 10 pm. If you arrive before or after these hours, you can pull up to the hospital entrance and leave the car momentarily while checking the mother in.

  • You will then be taken by wheelchair to Labor and Delivery, which is located on the 7th floor of the Ravdin building.

  • Registration is located just a few steps from the elevators, adjacent to the family waiting room.

  • Initial evaluation of labor takes place in the Perinatal Evaluation Center (PEC), which is located on the opposite end of the hallway.

  • PEC is staffed by clinical nurses, midwives, residents, nurse practitioners and labor and delivery nurses.

  • We offer the latest equipment to track you and your baby's progress.

  • All of the Labor/Deliver/Recovery (LDR) rooms are spacious and private. You are welcome to bring music, a fitness ball, or other relaxation tools with you to make your room more like home.

  • Friends and family are welcome in the labor and delivery waiting area.

  • Newborns are assessed by a nursery nurse.

  • Our clinical nurses promise to take good care of your baby.

  • Our physicians are always checking in to make sure that all is well with your new baby.

  • Our postpartum maternity rooms offer new mothers the best possible environment for our clinical nurses to care for you and your baby.

  • Lactation consultants visit with mothers and babies to offer postpartum breastfeeding guidance.

  • Here is one of our newest arrivals!

  • You could be here awhile…if you need a snack, visit our All Spice Café.

  • Or for that pick me up…visit our Jazz Java coffee bar.

  • And don't forget to stop by our gift shop to pick up something special for your new baby.

Continuing our tradition of providing advanced obstetric care, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is equipped to provide care to even the most critical mothers and babies. 14 labor and delivery suites are outfitted with state-of-the-art technology to ensure the highest quality of care for mothers and infants.

Suites are beautifully designed, comfortable and home-like. The suites are immediately adjacent to two fully equipped operating rooms and a back-up operating room for emergency and scheduled cesarean sections and other procedures. Our patients enjoy private showers, whirlpool baths, lounge chairs for the mothers' support person, comfortable family waiting areas and spectacular skyline views of Philadelphia.

Pain Management

You have many options when it comes to managing the pain of labor. Our staff will help you make pain management choices that suit your individual needs. Physicians specializing in pain management (anesthesiologists) are on site 24 hours a day. Our staff is trained to coach you through natural childbirth in which pain medication is not used. Hydrotherapy is also an option through the use of whirlpool baths.

For a tour of our labor and delivery unit, call us at 800-789-PENN (7366).