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Compassionate Care

From genetic testing, to birthing, to post partum care, we offer comprehensive services for you and your baby.

Penn obstetricians and nurse midwives deliver more than 9,000 babies each year at Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH) and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP)  — more than any other hospital in Philadelphia.

And in clinical care, volume matters. Our high number of deliveries helps ensure we’re prepared to help you through your pregnancy, labor and delivery, no matter how complex each stage may be.

In recognition of our commitment to extraordinary care for mothers and babies, Pennsylvania Hospital earned Perinatal Care Certification from the Joint Commission. We were the first in the region to receive that certification, which is considered the gold standard in health care.

Before, during and after your pregnancy, we offer programs and services at both HUP and PAH that focus on the health and well-being of you and your baby.

Obstetrics Programs and Services

Breastfeeding Services

Breastfeeding classes, discussion groups, lactation consultants and more to support you and your baby

Heart Safe Motherhood

At Penn, we are making blood pressure monitoring after giving birth more convenient. Heart Safe Motherhood, a first-of-its-kind text message-based program, allows you to track your blood pressure and communicate with your care team without visiting a doctor’s office.

High-Risk Pregnancy

Specialized care for women with medical conditions and/or obstetrical complications in pregnancy

Intensive Care Nursery

The highest level of care for our smallest and most fragile patients

Nurse-Midwifery Services

A personal approach to prenatal care and childbirth for healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies

Obstetrical Care

Comprehensive care throughout your pregnancy, so you can make healthy choices for you and your baby


Comprehensive family planning services and urgent pregnancy care

Perinatal Depression

Support for women suffering from depression during pregnancy or within the first year after delivery

Perinatal Diabetes Program

Providing specialized care for women who develop diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and women with a diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes prior to pregnancy (pregestational diabetes).

Pregnancy and Heart Disease Program

A specially designed program to support women's heart health before, during and after pregnancy

Prematurity Prevention Program

Evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and education for women at risk for preterm delivery

Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis and Screening

Genetic tests and diagnostics to give you information about your and your baby's health


Meet Penn's obstetrics team.

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