Obstetrics & Maternity Care
Empowering our patients throughout their pregnancy journey
Obstetrics & Maternity Care at Jefferson Health offers compassionate, patient-centered care in our state-of-the-art facilities. Our team has been recognized year-over-year by Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Docs™ and brings decades of experience and expertise to your care. Our physicians, midwives, nurse practitioners and staff provide the highest standard of care for thousands of expectant parents each year.
Last year alone*, we performed:
*Based on fiscal year 2020
Message from our Director
Message from our Director
“Welcome to Obstetrics & Maternity Care at Jefferson Health. Our diverse group of physicians, midwives, nurse practitioners and staff are committed to providing compassionate, inclusive Obstetrics & Maternity Care and putting our patients and their babies first.
You will have access to our team and advanced facilities 24 hours a day. We provide a breadth and depth of obstetrical care and, when needed, partner closely with our high-risk pregnancy team as part of our team-based approach to ensure you receive the level of care you need. Above all else, our goal is for every patient to have a safe and healthy delivery and baby.
We are excited to help you grow your family.”
- Sandra Dayaratna, MD
At Jefferson Health, we recognize the value of collaborative care to meet each of our patient’s unique needs. For high-risk pregnancy care, we have a structured review mechanism to discuss each patient with our multidisciplinary team, including obstetricians, certified nurse midwives, certified registered nurse practitioners, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, pediatricians, obstetrical anesthesiologists and labor & delivery nurses. We value your safety and have implemented layers of backup, so your team of experts is always available to provide exactly the care you need.
In addition, as part of our dedication to whole-person care, we offer free therapy and counseling for postpartum depression and anxiety. We are here for you and your family every step of the way, throughout pregnancy, labor and delivery, and beyond.
To support the needs of pregnant patients (and those trying to conceive) with hypertension and/or heart disease, the OBGYN and Cardiology teams worked together to establish a Cardio-Obstetrics Clinic. During an appointment, patients may receive screenings, cardiac imaging, referrals and much more.
Watch our short video to meet our team and learn about our Maternity program.
Our state-of-the-art facilities are safety-focused and fully equipped with the latest technology and equipment.
Labor & Delivery Unit
Before you and your baby arrive at our Labor & Delivery unit in the Pavilion Building, you can take a virtual tour that gives you the full spectrum of your time here, including 360-degree views and photo galleries, from the early labor rooms to the renovated post-partum rooms to the newborn nursery, and much more in between.
Level III Intensive Care Nursery (ICN)
If your baby requires special care upon delivery, our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery is a 40-bed combined intensive care and transitional nursery that provides specialized, critical care for neonates and infants, including whole body cooling.
High-Risk Obstetrical Unit
We also offer a High-Risk Obstetrical Unit for patients with pregnancy complications who require a hospital stay, including patients with preterm labor, gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, substance use disorder and fetal concerns. In this unit, you will have access to our Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) team that specializes in high-risk pregnancy and will provide personalized care and education based on your specific health needs.
Patient Education Resources
At Jefferson Health, we emphasize patient education and shared decision making to help you make informed decisions for your future family. We empower you to shape your pregnancy, birthing and infant-feeding experiences based on your personal goals and preferences. We offer a host of patient education resources to help you feel empowered, prepared and confident from pregnancy to delivery to caring for your newborn.
Parent & Family Education Classes
We offer a range of Parent & Family Education classes throughout the year to help you feel prepared during every step of your pregnancy journey. Topics include childbirth, breastfeeding, CPR and getting ready for your baby. Learn more about our Parent & Family Education classes and view the full list of classes and availability. Our delivering physicians also offer a series of virtual prenatal classes via Zoom to ensure everyone has access to educational resources.
CenteringPregnancy® is a group prenatal care program that offers extended, two-hour sessions with individual provider check-ins and group education sessions with expectant parents who are all due around the same time. Find out if CenteringPregnancy® is the right prenatal care approach for you and your family.
Baby-Friendly® Breastfeeding Services
As a certified Baby-Friendly® hospital, our nurses and dedicated lactation specialists are trained to counsel expectant parents about breastfeeding and infant bonding to help you meet your personal goals for infant feeding.
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