Everyday Miracles

At Penn Medicine, we’re here for your family from the moment you find out you’re expecting. We support families through routine and high-risk pregnancies. More families choose to deliver at our Philadelphia hospitals than any medical center in the region.

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Coronavirus Information from Penn Obstetrics

Obstetrical providers across the health system have been working from the beginning of the pandemic to make sure that we are able to continue to provide care to our patients that is personal, based on good science, and meets the high standards we have for care at Penn. We have many processes in place to make sure the birth of your child is safe and special.

Appointments and Procedures: How We're Keeping You Safe

At Penn Medicine, our highest priority is making sure you get the care you need, when you need it, in the safest way possible.

We have safety protocols for in-person appointments and procedures. We are continually evaluating patient care to improve treatment and reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

We also have answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and pregnancy, vaccination, breastfeeding, and how you can help keep your baby safe.

Maternity Care at Penn Medicine: Why Choose Us?

We offer a complete range of maternity care programs and services. Your family benefits from:

Leading childbirth experience

Our doctors deliver more babies in the Philadelphia area than any other hospital. Learn more about:

Diabetes and pregnancy care

Our Penn Medicine Perinatal Diabetes Program provides comprehensive services to help you manage diabetes during pregnancy. If you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, we offer preconception counseling services to promote a healthy pregnancy. We also help if you develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy.

High blood pressure help

Should you develop preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy), you will participate in our Heart Safe Motherhood program. This remote blood pressure monitoring program helps you manage blood pressure from home after childbirth.

High-risk pregnancy care

Our high-risk pregnancy obstetricians (maternal-fetal medicine specialists) are nationally recognized for their expertise. We guide you through potentially difficult pregnancies and deliveries. We have a Prematurity Prevention Program to lower your risk of early birth.

Nurse midwifery services

Our certified nurse midwives help families have the childbirth experience they desire. These women’s health specialists provide complete care from pregnancy through labor and delivery.

Perinatal and postpartum depression services

Our perinatal and postpartum depression services help if you experience problems during:

  • Fertility treatments
  • Postpartum (after delivery)
  • Pregnancy (perinatal)
  • Pregnancy loss

Pregnancy and heart disease program

Women who have preexisting heart conditions or develop heart problems during pregnancy receive care through our Pregnancy and Heart Disease Program. Your care team includes doctors who specialize in high-risk pregnancies and women’s heart health.

Request an Appointment

To request an appointment, please call 800-789-7366 or complete our online form.

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Heart Safe Motherhood

Our remote blood pressure monitoring program protects the health of women who have preeclampsia and high blood pressure after childbirth.

High-Risk Pregnancy Care

Maternal-fetal medicine doctors (perinatologists) provide advanced care for high-risk pregnancies. We help lower the risk of premature birth and complications.

Maternity Care at HUP

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has OB-GYNs and nurse midwives to provide for a natural childbirth experience. We offer complete maternity care.

Maternity Care at Pennsylvania Hospital

OB-GYNs and certified nurse midwives at Pennsylvania Hospital promote a healthy pregnancy and childbirth experience. We offer complete maternity care.

Maternity Care at CCH

Penn Medicine's Chester County Hospital (CCH), located at 701 East Marshall Street in historic West Chester, is committed to providing a warm and family-centered atmosphere to welcome newborns into the world.

Safe Sleep Awareness for Every Well Newborn Program

Our SAFE Sleep Program aims to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a form of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID). We want all babies to sleep safely.

Nurse Midwives

Our certified nurse midwives offer complete care, including well-woman exams and birth control. We guide women through pregnancy and natural childbirth.

Perinatal and Postpartum Depression Services

Penn behavioral health specialists help women manage prenatal and postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD or other issues during and after pregnancy.

Perinatal Diabetes Program

Diabetes during pregnancy can increase the risk of complications. We expertly care for women with gestational diabetes, as well as Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Pregnancy and Heart Disease Program

Our maternal-fetal medicine and women’s heart experts care for individuals who are pregnant or considering pregnancy and who have heart disease or other heart conditions.

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