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Compassionate Care

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

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've implemented 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.

Penn Medicine obstetrics is the #1 choice for families throughout Philadelphia and southeastern Pennsylvania. More families choose to deliver at our Philadelphia hospitals than any other hospital in the region.

Obstetrics Services at Penn Medicine: Why Choose Us?

Families who come to Penn for maternity and newborn care benefit from:

  • Exceptional childbirth expertise: Our doctors deliver more babies — close to 15,000 births every year – than other medical centers in the area. We have the expertise to manage routine pregnancies and childbirths, as well as complex, high-risk situations. Meet our obstetrics team.
  • Commitment to parents and babies: Penn hospitals are Magnet® recognized for excellence in nursing care. Pennsylvania Hospital and Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center in New Jersey have earned the Perinatal Care Certification from the Joint Commission. Fewer than 60 hospitals nationwide have this certification. These distinctions recognize our commitment to providing exceptional care to mothers and babies.
  • Supportive maternity and childbirth options: You choose who you want to guide your family through pregnancy and childbirth. Pennsylvania Hospital is the only medical center in the area with 24/7 certified nurse midwifery services. Nurse midwives also provide care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Our hospitals also welcome and work with doulas, trained professionals who support women through childbirth. .

Our Obstetrics Programs

At Penn, your family has access to the region’s most comprehensive obstetrics programs and services. We offer:

Breastfeeding services

Our nurses and board-certified lactation consultants help you succeed at breastfeeding or formula feeding. We’re proud of our recognition as Baby-Friendly® Hospitals for breastfeeding families. Learn more about our breastfeeding services.

Fertility care

Reproductive medicine experts at Penn Fertility Care have been helping people conceive for more than 50 years. We determine the cause of fertility issues and offer a range of solutions to help you start — or add to — your family.

Maternity care

Our OB-GYNs and certified nurse midwives offer complete maternity care to support a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. We specialize in helping women with high-risk pregnancies and conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Learn more about maternity care at Penn.

Neonatal intensive care units (NICUs)

Our award-winning Level 3 NICUs help medically fragile and premature babies survive and thrive. Our team works with specialists from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to care for infants with complex medical needs.

Postpartum pelvic floor recovery

Our Postpartum Pelvic Floor Recovery Program offers complete care to help you heal from pelvic injuries that may occur during childbirth. We treat urinary and fecal incontinence issues that affect many people after pregnancy.

Pregnancy loss and comprehensive family planning

The Pregnancy Early Access Center (PEACE) offers family planning services. We also care for women going through a miscarriage, abortion or pregnancy loss.

Prenatal genetic testing

We offer the latest prenatal genetic testing to diagnose birth defects and genetic disorders in unborn babies.

Safe sleep program

The Safe Sleep Awareness for Every Well Newborn (SAFE) Program lowers the risk of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID). We help you create a safe sleep environment for your baby.

Request an Appointment

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

Obstetrics Programs and Services

Breastfeeding Services

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

Maternity Care

Penn Medicine offers complete maternity care for a healthy pregnancy. We have programs for diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease during pregnancy.

Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs)

Our Level 3 neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) provide advanced care for premature babies or infants with complex medical needs.

Pregnancy Loss and Comprehensive Family Planning

The Pregnancy Early Access Center (PEACE) offers family planning services. We also care for women experiencing pregnancy loss, miscarriage or abortion.

Prenatal Genetic Testing

We specialize in advanced prenatal genetic tests to diagnose birth defects and other problems in unborn babies. Our services ensure a safe pregnancy.


Meet Penn's obstetrics team.

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