Home | News | Donate | Directions | Careers| Research

Pediatrics – The BirthPlace / Well Baby Unit


Birth Sisters

Who are the Birth Sisters?SM

  • Women interested in helping other women during labor and delivery and in the early days of the new baby’s life at home.
  • Women trained in labor-support techniques and breastfeeding.
  • BMC employees who work with your doctor or midwife as a member of the health care team.

What Do They Do?

Your Birth Sister will meet you when you are pregnant, stay with and support you during your labor and visit you during your first week at home. She will help you with laundry, errands or your other children so you can be with your new baby.

How Do They Help?

  • Fewer C-Sections
  • Better Breastfeeding
  • Happier Births

To arrange for a Birth Sister, speak with your midwife or doctor or call: 617.414.5168.

The midwives and physicians of the BMC Division of Community Obstetrics and Gynecology practice in most BMC-affiliated Neighborhood Health Centers. Call 617.414.5785 or 617.414.5983 for the BMC - affiliated health center nearest you.


Call: 617.414.4363 or 617.414.6012
Fax: 617.414.3999


Boston Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
The BirthPlace / Well Baby Unit
Menino Pavilion, 3 West
840 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118


Refer a Patient

Call: 617.414.4363 or 617.414.6012
Fax: 617.414.3999


Learn More

Quick Links

Directions to BMC
BMC Campus Virtual Tour
Pediatrics Home
Lactation Services
Breastfeeding Center (Research and Advocacy)
Pediatric Primary Care
Prenatal Courses
NICU Follow-Up Clinic
NICU Inpatient Services
Labor & Delivery Video Tour

Downloads (PDF)

BMC Campus Map
What Makes BMC Special