What to Expect

Continuing our tradition of providing advanced obstetric care, HUP is equipped to provide care to even the most critical mothers and babies. 13 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, 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.

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

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Maternity Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's childbirth facilities and learn what to expect before, during and after delivery.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, temporary changes to parking may be in place. Please visit Safety Policies and Visitor Guidelines during COVID-19 for up-to-date information.

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