Welcome to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Newton-Wellesley Hospital is committed to providing exemplary obstetrical and gynecologic care. We offer a full range of obstetric and gynecologic services, including:
The Brigham and Women’s/Newton-Wellesley Obstetrics program provides the advantages of a major urban medical center set within a convenient community setting. The Maternal Child Health Service provides care before, during and after childbirth.
In collaboration with Partners/Dana Farber Cancer Care, Newton-Wellesley Hospital patients have access to expert treatment for cancers of the reproductive system.
Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM)
The MFM service offers outpatient consultation, ultrasound, genetic counseling and management of medical problems during pregnancy.
Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery (MIGS)
The MIGS Center offers state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of gynecologic disorders, using minimally invasive techniques.
Partners Reproductive Medicine Center (ART)
The Partners ART Center offers couples with infertility problems the expertise of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, with care provided in a comfortable community setting.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital has partnered with Brigham and Women’s Urogynecology Group to provide state-of-the-art clinically advanced care to women who suffer from problems related to urinary incontinence and voiding difficulties.
Thomas L. Beatty, Jr., MD, Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Keith Isaacson, MD Associate Chair of Gynecology
Eugene Aron, MD Associate Chair of Obstetrics
Parking and Directions
The Maternity Department is located on the 5th floor of the Main Hospital Building.
Enter the campus using either the East or West Hospital Entrance off Washington Street/Route 16. Enter the Hospital using either the Main Entrance or the Surgical Center Entrance. Follow signs to the main lobby. The West elevators are located just off the main lobby of the Hospital. Take the West elevators to the 5th floor.
Directions to Newton-Wellesley Hospital
There is a daily fee for parking in the Hospital Garage. Daily Parking Fees
Multi-Day Parking Passes
Newton-Wellesley Hospital also offers discounted multi-day parking passes for patients and visitors. Passes may be purchased at the Gift Shop and Cashier's Office, located just off the West Lobby or at any of the parking booths. A pass is $25.00 and provides unlimited parking for seven consecutive days.
Managing Your Labor
You should discuss your medical options for pain management with your obstetrician or nurse midwife. You and your caregiver will probably not make the final decision concerning the most appropriate pain relief until you are actually in labor, but it is important to understand your choices in advance.
Alternatives to medications that can help you cope with discomfort during labor include relaxation and breathing, massage, positioning, showers, and use of a Jacuzzi tub or birthing ball. Please note that while patients labor in the tubs, we do not offer water births. Each of these options is available at Brigham and Women’s/Newton-Wellesley Obstetrics. Classes in most of these techniques are available through the Newton-Wellesley Hospital Wellness Center and Childbirth Education program.
There are a variety of options for the medical management of labor pain. Some patients find that an intramuscular injection of narcotic pain medicine is sufficient for pain management. Others choose to have a regional anesthetic (an epidural) that blocks the pain of labor while allowing the mother to feel alert and maintain her ability to move freely in bed.
It is recommended that you discuss the particulars of an epidural with your physician prior to your delivery. If you choose an epidural an anesthesiologist will administer it and will continue to monitor your level of comfort. Your medical condition and that of your baby will also be regularly monitored. The epidural is continued until your baby is born. The day following delivery, an anesthesiologist will visit you to check on your recovery.
Board-certified anesthesiologists are available around-the-clock, so regardless of the time of your labor, you will have access to the full range of anesthesia options.
Brigham and Women’s/Newton-Wellesley Obstetrics is in the process of creating an entirely new facility. Phase one, the new labor and delivery unit, is completed. This unit contains our Antenatal Evaluation and Treatment Center in addition to twelve spacious suites with private baths, five of which contain Jacuzzi tubs specially designed to aid in the labor process.
Our labor and delivery suites also include comfortable accommodations for partners as well as state-of-the-art equipment for newborns. These suites are intentionally designed to feel more like home than a hospital. State-of-the-art surgical suites for Caesarean births are also located in the labor and delivery unit.
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