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Preparing for Childbirth

You and your baby. Those are our top two concerns when you come to NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital for pregnancy care and delivery. From our prenatal childbirth classes and advanced fetal testing and monitoring to a coordinated delivery team and exceptional breastfeeding support and newborn care after delivery, we maintain excellence every step of the way to achieve a shared goal: a healthy mother and a healthy baby.

Preparing for Childbirth

One of the best things you can do before your child is born is to learn what to expect. We provide childbirth education classes, including Lamaze breathing to support you during labor. The class familiarizes parents with the childbirth process from labor and delivery through postpartum and includes a tour of the unit. We also offer Breastfeeding Preparation Classes for new mothers. To register for a class or for more information, please call 914-787-5044.

High-Risk Pregnancy Care

Pregnant women or fetuses at an increased chance for health complications are considered high risk. If you have been told you have a high-risk pregnancy, it is important to receive high-quality care from clinicians specially trained to deal with complex pregnancies. NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence has board-certified maternal-fetal medicine physicians on our team who offer consultations and ultrasound monitoring in the hospital, as well as in outpatient office locations in Bronxville and Scarsdale. All prenatal diagnostic tests—such as chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and amniocentesis—and fetal tests (such as fetal ultrasound) can be done at these sites as well. If you are carrying a baby with a congenital abnormality, we can connect you with perinatal specialists in the Center for Prenatal Pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, who consult with you during your pregnancy and provide guidance, care, and connections to other healthcare professionals your child may need.

Our maternal-fetal medicine doctors are trained to care for women with coexisting conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes. If you have a pre-existing complication (or develop one during your pregnancy), a team of specialists will closely manage your condition to optimize your health and the health of your baby.