Congratulations on your Pregnancy!
The Maternal-Child Health staff of Brigham and Women's/Newton-Wellesley Hospital Obstetrics look forward to participating in your childbirth experience. Your baby's birth is a very special event. We understand that you want it to be safe, comfortable, and joyful. Our success in providing outstanding maternity care is based on working with you and your spouse or partner to provide the safest most satisfying birth experience possible. This includes developing an individual plan of care to meet your needs and encouraging you and your partner to be active participants throughout your childbirth experience.
During your hospital stay, you will make decisions concerning care for you and your newborn. It is important that you have the most up-to-date information possible about your health care choices. We hope that the information provided in the Maternity Patient Information Guide, in addition to conversations with your care provider, will help you begin planning for this exciting event.
Using the Guide
Please us this guide as a reference throughout your pregnancy. It contains information and suggestions for pregnancy, childbirth education, labor, and birth. Once you deliver your newborn, you will receive a Postpartum Guide, which provides current information about caring for yourself and your newborn after labor and delivery. The information also covers what to expect in the days and weeks after giving birth including nutrition, exercise, newborn, care, feeding guidelines and much more. We look forward to being part of your childbirth team as we watch your family grow.
Brigham and Women's/Newton-Wellesley Obstetrics Mission Statement
The mission of the Maternal Child Health Service is to provide exemplary care throughout the continuum of antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and neonatal periods. Brigham and Women's/Newton-Wellesley Obstetrics is committed to family-centered maternity care. We support and encourage those persons who are significant in your life to participate in your hospital experience. Each patient is readily assessed and an individualized plan of care is formulated to meet specific needs. A collaborative approach to patient care promotes continuity and ensures a safe and comfortable transition from the hospital to a family's home.