For Expectant Parents

Congratulations to soon-to-be moms and dads! When it is time to decide where baby will be born, BMC is an excellent choice. Comprehensive obstetric care is provided at BMC and at 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. Every woman delivering a baby at BMC is eligible for labor support from the Birth Sisters doula program.

Services

BMC has 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
  • History of pregnancy or childbirth complicated by recurrent miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm delivery or fetal growth abnormality
  • Pregnancy complicated by cervical insufficiency, preterm labor, fetal abnormalities or multiple gestation

Contact Us

850 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
6th Floor
Yawkey Center
617.414.2000
Monday, Thursday: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM, Tuesday, Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Specialty Clinics

Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Boston Medical Center  is a leader in women’s health. Caretakers contribute to the long-term health and well-being of the women served by consistently providing the highest quality medical care to each and every patient.

Gynecology

Boston Medical Center is proud to be a nationally recognized leader in women's health. Those who seek care with the Department of Gynecology are provided with comprehensive gynecologic healthcare.

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Sometimes women who are pregnant are considered “high-risk.” This includes mothers-to-be with chronic health problems as well as mothers who face unexpected problems during pregnancy like high blood pressure, early labor, or bleeding. For these women, BMC has Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) physicians.

Labor and Delivery

BMC supports a full service tertiary care center for labor and delivery. Single family postpartum rooms are offered to mothers and their babies, giving them the privacy they need during recovery. Mothers can recover and parents can bond with their new baby.

Postpartum Care

After you welcome your new baby, you’ll be moved to a single family room in BMC’s postpartum unit. This gives new moms the privacy they need during recovery and parents the chance to bond with their new baby. Our staff is committed to making every birth a memorable and special occasion.

Programs and Services

Breastfeeding: The Boston Baby Cafés

As a new mom, breastfeeding can be hard. The Boston Baby Cafés are free drop-in sessions offering breastfeeding support from trained lactation professionals and information for new and soon-to-be mothers in the community. Join us in a relaxed, informal, and safe group environment. Boston Baby Cafés are presented in partnership with the Vital Village Breastfeeding Coalition.

Conditions We Treat

Diagnostics and Tests

Pregnancy Ultrasound

The Antenatal Testing Unit (ATU) provides care to women in need of routine weekly and bi-weekly testing as well as specialized care for those experiencing complications during pregnancy.

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Our Team

Obstetricians

Aviva Lee-Parritz, MD

Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chair and Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Diabetes in pregnancy, Cervical incompetence, Surgical complications of pregnancy, Maternal heart disease, Medical complications of pregnancy

Women and Infants Center

Ronald E Iverson, MD, MPH

Vice Chair of Obstetrics, Director of Labor and delivery; Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Obstetrics, Patient safety

Tejumola M Adegoke, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Pregnancy and Prenatal care, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Contraception, Abnormal Bleeding/Menstrual Problems, Benign Gynecologic Surgery

Shannon L Bell, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine

Pregnancy, Heavy periods, Fibroids, Pelvic pain

Ashley L Comfort, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics, Fibroids, Pelvic Pain, Abnormal Bleeding, Colposcopy

Rachel Cannon, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Instructor, Boston University School of Medicine

Family planning, Miscarriage Management, Complex Contraception, Ectopic Pregnancy, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Sarah L Crane, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

General Gynecology, Obstetrics, Menopause, Menstrual Disorders, Adolescent Gynecology

Benjamin C Eleonu, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

General obstetrics; Gynecology; Colposcopy; Hysteroscopy; Laparoscopic surgery

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Jennifer A Farraye, NP

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Instructor, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

David C Harrison, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Erica Holland, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Care of high risk pregnancies such as hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, autoimmune disorders of pregnancy, histories of preterm birth, cervical insufficiency and intrauterine demise, as well as substance use disorders complicating pregnancy and obstetrical ultrasound

Kettie R Louis, NP

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Prenatal / post partum care, Abnormal Pap smears / colposcopy, Family planning--all methods, Menopause/ postmenopausal bleeding management, Routine gynecology

Nyia L Noel, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts
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Danielle K O'Rourke-Suchoff, MD

Medical and Surgical Treatments for Abnormal Bleeding and Fibroids, Pelvic Pain, Contraception, Prenatal Care, Gynecology Surgery

Elizabeth W Patton, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology , Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
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Kelley A Saia, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA, Director Project RESPECT, Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Pregnancy at Boston Medical Center, Boston MA

High Risk Pregnancy, Substance Use Disorders in Pregnancy, Buprenorphine Treatment, Addiction Medicine

Michelle J Sia, DO

Program Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Minimally Invasive Surgery, Benign Gynecology, General Obstetrics, Substance Use Disorders and Pregnancy

Maternal Fetal Medicine Obstetricians

Jodi F Abbott, MD, MSc, MHCM

Physician, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Assistant Dean for Patient Safety & QI Education
Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine

Evaluation of Stillbirth and Fetal Loss, Prenatal Diagnosis

Daphne B Landau, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine

Aviva Lee-Parritz, MD

Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chair and Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Diabetes in pregnancy, Cervical incompetence, Surgical complications of pregnancy, Maternal heart disease, Medical complications of pregnancy

Women and Infants Center

Christina D Yarrington, MD, FACOG

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine

Diabetes in pregnancy, Autoimmune disease in pregnancy, Lupus in pregnancy, Obesity medicine

21st Annual Nursing Excellence Awards

Certified Nurse Midwives

Somphit Chinkam, CNM

Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine

Clinical and public health research; International Women's Health

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Thamarah Crevecoeur, CNM

Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine

Prenatal care and delivery

Rosha N Forman, CNM

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine

Prenatal care, Management of Labor and Delivery

Cecilia T Girard, CNM

Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine

Ann M Massed, CNM

Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine

Midwifery, Clinical Aromatherapist , ChildBirth Education Centering Pregnancy, Centering Pregnancy , Complimentary Medicine

Cara M McGuinness, CNM

Care Rooted in Evidence Based Practice and Patient Centered Care, Addressing Disparities in Healthcare, Values Informed Consent and Clear, Honest Communication

Julie G Mottl-Santiago, CNM

Director of Midwifery Services
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Midwifery, Labor and birth, Prenatal care, Family planning, Well-woman gynecology

Kari A Radoff, CNM

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine

Dona M Rodrigues, CNM

Director, Birth Sisters Program
Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine

Genetics

Jodi D Hoffman, MD

Chief, Section of Genetics, Department of Pediatric Genetics
Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Pediatric genetic syndromes, Jewish genetic diseases, Adult genetic conditions, Malformation syndromes, Cancer syndromes

Patient Resources

Midwife

Certified nurse-midwives are educated at the master’s degree level to provide women’s healthcare. They specialize in care during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. They also provide family planning methods and routine healthcare for women.

Centering Pregnancy

BMC is proud to offer CenteringPregnancy®, a model of group prenatal care. Instead of having your prenatal visits individually in an exam room, your group of 8-12 women, who are all due around the same time meet 10-12 times during pregnancy.

Child Passenger Safety

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Massachusetts state law requires that all children under age 8 and less than 57 inches tall be properly fastened and secured in a federally approved car seat or booster seat. Boston Medical Center recognizes and uses the CDC’s Child Passenger Safety recommendations. Boston Medical Center requires all newborns leaving the hospital have an appropriate car seat prior to discharge home.

Childbirth Education

Childbirth classes help you know what to expect during labor and birth. You can talk with other pregnant women, learn about how your body works and how your baby is growing. You will talk about birth, breastfeeding, and new motherhood. Childbirth education can be a safe place to ask questions or talk about your worries. These classes are free of charge.

Birth Sisters

The Birth Sister will meet the expectant mother when she is pregnant, stay with and support her during her labor, and visit her during the first week at home. She will help with laundry, errands, or the care of other children so mothers can be with their new baby.

Hey Mama App

While you will have many visits with your provider during your pregnancy, the Hey Mama app contains a lot of great information to help you during your pregnancy.