Obstetrics Programs & Services
As an expectant mother, you want the very best medical care to ensure that your baby is born healthy and that you stay strong enough to care for your newborn. If prior pregnancies were difficult or you have an underlying medical condition that could impact your pregnancy, you want to rest assured that you are doing everything possible to keep you and your baby healthy. That's why more women come to Mount Sinai's Center for Maternal and Fetal Medicine than anywhere else in the greater New York area.
We've welcomed tens of thousands of babies into the world since the first baby was born at Mount Sinai in 1856 and although much has changed in the field of obstetrics since then, one thing has stayed the same — our dedication to providing new families with a nurturing and comfortable environment in which to experience one of life's most precious moments — the birth of your child.
Steven and Alexandra Cohen Center for Labor and Birth
Our integrated approach to labor and delivery involves multiple fields — from obstetrics, nursing, and anesthesiology to neonatal intensive care, pediatric surgery, and genetics - all housed within one unified setting.
The new Steven and Alexandra Cohen Center for Labor and Birth, located within the Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder Center for Maternity Care, will allow Mount Sinai to increase our projected number of births from 6,000 prior to the renovation to an anticipated 7,000 births in the coming year and help women, newborns and families to experience the most cutting edge technology in maternal care in a modern and comfortable environment.
Located on the second floor of the Klingenstein Clinical Health Center on Fifth Avenue, the Center overlooks Central Park. The 15,000 –square-foot space features a reception area, staff lounge, administrative offices, a private triage room, four private antepartum fetal surveillance rooms, three short-term triage bays, and 18 birthing rooms. Each room includes new lighting, plumbing fixtures with touch-less sensors, an on-call nurse system, electronic fetal-monitoring machines, comfortable recliners for spouses and flat screen TVs. The Center also includes a Level II NICU with specially trained nurses to care for our tiniest patients.
We're one of a select few obstetrics practices using progressive technology on our labor and delivery floor. Our doctors are trained in handling high risk births and birthing emergencies on the NOELLE ® and newborn HAL ® mother and infant simulators, which allows us to take our training and experience to new high-tech levels. NOELLE is a robot simulator that provides trainees a complete birthing experience before, during, and after delivery. With controls that smoothly transition between physiologic states in response to commands from a wireless PC, physicians and trainees can monitor maternal and neonatal vital signs, including blood pressure and oxygen saturation, using real equipment. NOELLE and baby HAL allow our teams to practice birthing drills and the handling of life-threatening complications.
Our obstetrics team includes "The Mount Sinai Midwives," a group of experts in low-risk women's health care, who attend over 500 deliveries per year on Mount Sinai's labor and delivery unit. They provide prenatal, postpartum and well-woman gynecology services to low-risk women at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, Mount Sinai of Queens, Settlement Health, in East Harlem, and Boriken Health Center in Manhattan. Our midwives offer a broad range of services to support new moms, including breastfeeding assistance, and support groups.
Advancing Patient Care
Mount Sinai researchers are exploring new, non-invasive approaches to genetic testing and improved diagnosis of infection during premature labor. These studies have the potential to significantly reduce the need for amniocentesis and other tests that carry potential risk to your baby.
We Can Help
Mount Sinai is a premier provider of general and high-risk obstetric care. Please call us at 212-241-9393 to schedule an appointment. We are conveniently located on the Upper East Side of New York City.
Keith Eddleman, MD
Division Director, Obstetrics
Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Professor, Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Dr. Keith Eddleman talks about Mount Sinai's dedication to providing new families with a nurturing and comfortable environment.
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