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Life Begins | Childbirth Services

Maternal Child Health Services

Since the 1880s, thousands of Brooklyn families have chosen to receive obstetric and neonatal care at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. The birth of a child is one of the most memorable experiences in life, and we are proud to share this experience with you. The Department of Maternal Child Health provides a full complement of services for the thousands of mothers and babies each year. Our services are designed to allow patients to experience a family centered birth in a warm, friendly and safe environment.

Family Centered Care

NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital offers a family-centered birth experience, allowing the family to experience the entire birth process — labor, delivery, and recovery — in a single area that can comfortably accommodate family members and caregivers, including physicians, midwives, nurses and technicians.

Following the recovery period, in the birthing room for natural deliveries or in the recovery room for cesareans, the parent and baby are transferred, via a private elevator, to the mother/baby unit for the remainder of their Hospital stay. Babies who need more intensive care stay in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital strongly supports the active participation of family in the care of the newborn. We encourage patients to keep their newborns at the bedside throughout the day and night. We believe families belong together for support and assistance. Many parents have less fear and anxiety when their newborns are rooming in, and this allows them to learn as much about their baby's sleeping and feeding habits as possible before going home. Studies show that infants cry less in their birthing parent's presence and have lower blood pressure and more stable temperature, pulse, and respirations.

Our OB/GYNs offer prenatal care and our maternal-fetal specialists offer high-risk obstetrical care. Prenatal testing and antepartum fetal testing are available on the Hospital campus.

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Park Slope Midwives

Park Slope Midwives specializes in providing high-quality, compassionate obstetric and gynecologic care for women across their lifespan. Since the practice was founded in 1993, we have expanded our offices to additional convenient locations in Brooklyn. We have admitting and delivery privileges at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in Park Slope. Our Certified Nurse Midwives manage a woman's labor under the midwifery model of care in a safe and comfortable environment, with the latest obstetric and emergency technology readily available. In addition, we collaborate with experienced obstetricians who are on call at all times. At Park Slope Midwives, we are dedicated to providing personalized care to Brooklyn's women, babies, and families, with particular experience serving Orthodox Jewish communities in Borough Park, Williamsburg, and Crown Heights. We look forward to meeting you and working together as partners in your health care. Find more information about Park Slope Midwives here.

Breastfeeding

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital strives to recognize and support all parents in their choice of infant feeding.  Please discuss your feeding plan with your provider prior to admission, so we can best prepare to meet your needs.

NYP Brooklyn Methodist is also a breastfeeding-friendly Hospital that acknowledges and complies with the New York State Department of Health's Breastfeeding Bill of Rights.

We support the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding by UNICEF & WHO. 

All nurses are trained to guide and assist with breastfeeding. Lactation consultants are available for high risk patients.  We offer postnatal breastfeeding classes on the mother/baby unit for patients while they are admitted.

We also offer a free weekly community breastfeeding support group, focusing on providing encouragement and information for breastfeeding parents and their newborns, from birth to three months old. A certified lactation consultant leads the group. 

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital offers a comprehensive breastfeeding program including prenatal breastfeeding classes, childbirth classes, and tours.

Contact

To find a physician, please call 877-419-6626.