Labor & Delivery
Labor & Delivery
Boston Medical Center (BMC) supports a full service tertiary care center for labor and delivery. Last year 2,400 babies were delivered here! And now, BMC is pleased to provide mothers and their babies single-family postpartum rooms. Our newly designed rooms give mothers and their babies the privacy they need during recovery. Mothers can recover and parents can bond with their new baby in the comforts of home. Welcome your baby at Boston Medical Center and experience “exceptional care, without exception” firsthand.
Ten Reasons to Have your Baby at Boston Medical Center
1. Exceptional doctors, midwives and nurses
BMC’s Department of Ob/Gyn is recognized across the country for its excellence in care. Our labor and delivery and postpartum teams offer you highly trained obstetricians, midwives, family medicine doctors and nurses to help you enjoy a safe and healthy pregnancy and birth. Our team members and their specialized skills are available to you 24 hours a day.
2. Respectful and culturally sensitive care
Our doctors, midwives, nurses and Birth SistersSM come from many countries, including Latin America, Haiti, Cape Verde and others. We strive to provide you with care that is respectful and sensitive to your cultural needs.
3. We speak your language
BMC offers interpreters who speak your own language, as well as multicultural, multilingual staff. Birth Sisters are community women trained to help before, during and after pregnancy, and are available to mothers with difficult circumstances. We also offer extensive interpreter services 24 hours a day with our on-site staff and wireless and video interpretation technology.
4. High-risk pregnancy care
Our team of high-risk obstetricians will work with you to have a healthy pregnancy and birth, even if you have high-risk problems. Our physicians are experts in all complications of pregnancy for both mothers and babies, including diabetes in pregnancy, HIV and pregnancy, addictions in pregnancy and prenatal diagnosis of fetal problems. We offer state-of-the-art prenatal screening, ultrasound and genetic counseling and testing to help families know their baby is as safe and healthy as possible.
5. Comfort in Childbirth
We offer a range of services to help with the pain of childbirth. Our anesthesia service is available 24 hours a day for epidural pain relief. Labor support and expert assistance from midwives and nurses in natural pain management are available, as well.
6. Prenatal Education
Childbirth classes are offered in English and Spanish and are designed to fit your needs. Some of our prenatal care sites also offer group prenatal care that gives you an opportunity to share experiences with other pregnant women and learn about how to have a healthy pregnancy. Our Hey Mama! books are offered free of charge to all women delivering at BMC and keep you up to date on how to have a healthy pregnancy, birth and postpartum recovery.
7. Breastfeeding support
The World Health Organization and UNICEF have certified BMC as a “Baby-Friendly” hospital because of our outstanding support for breastfeeding families. Our lactation consultants are available seven days a week and our breastfeeding peer counselors offer help in Spanish and English.
8. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Sometimes babies are born too early or with other health problems. BMC’s nationally recognized NICU—with highly trained doctors and nurses and state-of-the-art technology—is there to help when you need it most.
9. Convenient and excellent prenatal care
BMC and its community health center affiliates offer excellent prenatal and convenient care at a location close to you.
10. Excellence in postpartum care
Nurses specially trained in breastfeeding support and newborn care give families individual attention as well as offer group classes. Doctors and midwives support you and your baby in the days after birth. Our state-of-the-art single-family postpartum rooms offer all families privacy during those special first days with their new baby.