Obstetrics & Gynecology
Einstein Healthcare Network is a leader in providing obstetrics and maternity care to people in the Philadelphia region. With more than 5,000 babies delivered each year between our two OBGYN Centers at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia and Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, we have the experience and expertise patients need for a healthy pregnancy and delivery.
Both facilities offer well-appointed, spacious delivery and postpartum rooms, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and C-section rates well below the state and national averages.
Einstein is committed to providing every patient with a supportive birthing experience by working with each parent-to-be before and during pregnancy and after delivery.
- Einstein uses the state-of-the-art technology and best practices to ensure a safe delivery.
- Telemedicine – consultations via internet or phone – aid patients in the management of diabetes or other critical issues that may arise during pregnancy.
- Our expert team of lactation consultants provide breastfeeding support.
- Registered dietitians provide valuable nutrition counseling for our patients before, during and after pregnancy.
- Our team of maternal-fetal experts provides our patients with ongoing education and support.
- Our patients can download a custom free pregnancy workbook.
- Einstein is a breastfeeding & pumping friendly hospital. The Mamava® Lactation Pods at our hospitals promote breastfeeding by offering privacy and comfort for moms to pump or feed their baby. Learn more
Additional services we provide:
Our team of highly trained experts are renowned for their ability to care for patient's with a high risk pregnancy to ensure the best outcome for parent and baby. Throughout their pregnancy, patients are welcomed into a private office setting for appointments with our maternal-fetal team.
Whether depression occurs immediately before and after childbirth or lasts for a longer time after, Einstein staff is able to help patients through difficult changes. At Einstein Healthcare Network, we employ a team of licensed social workers and clinical therapists to help determine the best methods to help you feel better.
Breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your child, and our team of highly trained lactation consultants are always eager to help with proper techniques to ensure the highest benefits for both parent and baby.
To help prevent the incidence of new pregnancies before the recommended spacing of 18–24 months, Einstein Healthcare Network’s Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology now offers long-acting, reversible contraception to new parents in the postpartum unit.
Both Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia and Montgomery are recognized as Level III NICUs – meaning we’re capable of providing acute care for the smallest newborns with the most complex symptoms.
Nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for people who have special nutritional requirements during pregnancy, and breastfeeding. Einstein registered dietitians can offer recommendations and a dietary plan tailored to your personal health and lifestyle concerns.
DadLab at Einstein is a peer learning community for expectant and new parents with babies in the first 2 years. Through sharing your parenting stories, you'll learn which parenting approaches work best for you.
The Einstein Forget Me Not Team is a multidisciplinary team composed of physicians, advanced care practitioners, nurses, social workers, and chaplains. Our mission is to provide support, presence, caring and education to individuals and families who have experienced a pregnancy or infant loss.
Frequently Asked Questions
An obstetrician is a doctor who specializes in providing care to women in all stages of pregnancy. Obstetricians may work with women from pre-conception through pregnancy and delivery.
Not all gynecologists are obstetricians. Gynecologists focus primarily on women’s reproductive health throughout life, while obstetricians care for patients immediately before, during, and immediately after pregnancy. Physicians who train in both disciplines are called OB/GYNs.
Prenatal care is the health care that you receive while pregnant that keeps you and your baby healthy throughout your pregnancy. Prenatal care can include regular checkups and screenings to keep you and your baby healthy during your pregnancy. Prenatal care may also include education and counseling on nutrition, physical activity, how to handle different aspects of your pregnancy, and what to expect during labor and delivery.
You should talk to your physician about getting prenatal care as soon as you know that you are or think that you might be pregnant. The first prenatal appointment typically takes place between weeks six and eight of your pregnancy.
A pregnancy ultrasound can be performed as early as six to eight weeks into your pregnancy, although some doctors will conduct this exam only if you have a high-risk condition. After that, you may undergo additional ultrasounds between 10–13 weeks, 14–20 weeks, and 18–20 weeks of your pregnancy.
Today’s at-home pregnancy tests are just as accurate as the urine pregnancy tests performed in a doctor’s office when used as instructed. A pregnancy test may be performed at the doctor’s office to confirm that you are pregnant, or a doctor may perform a urine or blood pregnancy test for human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG), which is a hormone produced only during pregnancy. The urine pregnancy test is similar to the at-home test. A blood test may be recommended to confirm a negative result because a blood test can detect smaller amounts of hCG than a urine test.
A midwife can provide pre-and postnatal care to pregnant women. A midwife can also help deliver babies and typically focus on low-risk and home births. While a midwife can deliver newborns without a doctor in attendance, they cannot perform caesarian sections or other surgical procedures.