Obstetrics & Gynecology
We provide comprehensive obstetric care at Boston Medical Center and at our affiliated Community Health Centers. Prenatal care is provided by a variety of fully trained practitioners including ob/gyn physicians, family medicine specialists and certified nurse midwives. Dedicated anesthesiologists are present full time on our labor and delivery service. Every woman delivering a baby at Boston Medical Center is eligible for labor support from our Birth Sisters doula program.
We provide a full range of obstetric services for women with maternal and/or fetal complications of pregnancy. We offer consultative services as well as primary obstetrical care for women. Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists are available for consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our 15-bed Neonatal Intensive Care unit is staffed full time by pediatric newborn specialists known as neonatologists.
Ethnic-based carrier screening is available. For more information, contact a genetics professional at 617.414.2000.
We Have Specialized Expertise in the Following Areas:
- Complications to mother's health including mothers over 35 years of age, diabetes, hypertension, cardiac disease, HIV, lupus or Sickle Cell Disease; and
- History of pregnancy or child birth complicated by recurrent miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm delivery or fetal growth abnormality.
- Pregnancy complicated by cervical insufficiency, preterm labor, fetal abnormalities or multiple gestation;
We Offer Multidisciplinary Ambulatory Programs for:
- Addiction in pregnancy
- Diabetes in pregnancy
- HIV in pregnancy (Positive Hope program)
Our Antenatal Testing Unit Services Include:
- Antepartum testing (non-stress testing, biophysical profiles)
- Chorionic villus sampling
- Fetal echocardiography
- First and second trimester screening for fetal abnormalities
- Genetic counseling. Reasons for genetic counseling may include:
- Abnormal maternal serum screening
- Advanced maternal age (>35y)
- Consanguinity (couple is related by blood)
- Ethnic-based carrier screening (i.e. sickle cell and cystic fibrosis carriers)
- Exposure to medications, drugs, alcohol, radiation or infections (teratogens)
- Personal or family history of a birth defect, genetic disorder, or intellectually disabled
- Recurrent pregnancy loss or infertility
- Ultrasound anomalies
- Non-invasive prenatal testing via cell-free DNA (NIPT)
- Paternity testing