Pediatrics – The BirthPlace / Well Baby Unit
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.