Obstetrics and Gynecology

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.

Notice

Out of an abundance of caution, to reduce gatherings of large groups, we are temporarily suspending maternity tours and classes for obstetric patients at all NewYork-Presbyterian locations for March and April, effective immediately. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience, and as always, we will continue to prioritize your health and safety.

Please note that your prenatal visits and other medical appointments will continue to proceed as usual.

If you have any questions, please speak with your medical provider.

Thank you very much for your patience and understanding as we continue to work to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients and their families.

For answers to commonly asked questions about Labor and Delivery at NewYork-Presbyterian, please visit our FAQ page.

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.