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

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.

Pregnancy

Learn more about our pregnancy services including Midwives, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Centering Pregnancy, Addiction and Pregnancy and Pregnancy Ultrasound

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

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.

Midwifery

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.

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

Ronald E Iverson, MD, MPH

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

Shannon L Bell, MD

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

Rachel Cannon, MD

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

Somphit Chinkam, CNM

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

Sarah L Crane, MD

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

Jennifer A Farraye, NP

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

Thamarah Crevecoeur, CNM

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

Jennifer A Farraye, NP

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

Rosha N Forman, CNM

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

Cecilia T Girard, CNM

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

David C Harrison, MD

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

Monica M Joyce, CNM

Instructor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Samantha E Kaplan, MD, MPH

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

Daphne B Landau, MD

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

Aviva Lee-Parritz, MD

Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chair and Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,
Women and Infants Center

Glenn R Markenson, MD

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Ann M Massed, CNM

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

Julie G Mottl-Santiago, CNM

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Onyemaechi C Onyekwu, CNM

Special Interests

Strong Advocate for Black and People of Color's Health Equity and Equality; Experienced Substance Abuse Disorder Provider with Knowledge of Buprenorphine / Librium / Methadone / Clonidine / Vivitrol Maintenance and Tapering for ages 18-65; Centering Pregnancy, Continuity of Care; Safe, Evidence-Based, Equal Care for All

Elizabeth W Patton, MD

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

Kari A Radoff, CNM

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Dona M Rodrigues, CNM

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

Kelley A Saia, MD

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

Emily C Swisher-Rosa, CNM, NP, IBCLC

Co-Founder Breastfeeding Equity Center, Co-Director Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic, Instructor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Special Interests

Breastfeeding medicine, immigrant health

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Catherine E Walker, CNM

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,
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Cullen, Karen (CNM)

Diaz, Soledad (CNM)

Latortue Albino, Paula (MD)

Medina, Matthew (CNM)

Nezar, Diane (CNM)

Pam, LaKedra (MD)

Tahquechi, Marsha (CNM)

Patient Resources

Hey Mama App

Congratulations soon-to-be parents! We are thrilled that you’ve chosen Boston Medical Center for care while you are pregnant. Maybe you are pregnant for the first time. Maybe you have been pregnant before. Either way, you probably have many questions, thoughts, and feelings. You also probably want to know how your baby is growing and how to take care of yourself. 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.

Childbirth Education Workshops and Tours

Childbirth Education Workshops can help you to prepare for your upcoming delivery and birth of your newborn. We cover topics such as Stages of Labor, Medical interventions like epidural and scheduled C-sections, Comfort measures, Postpartum and Newborn Care.

Provider Resources

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