Our pregnancy services reflect Mount Sinai’s goal of providing a seamless experience throughout the entirety of your pregnancy to improve the lives of both you and your baby after delivery.
Labor and delivery is an experience unlike any other. Breathing and relaxation exercises can ease pain. We also offer multiple pain medication and anesthesia options.
Often, women in labor want analgesia, which is the removal of pain sensation without causing a change in consciousness.
Some women choose an epidural to decrease potential pain. To provide an epidural, we start with a local anesthetic, then insert a small plastic tube is introduced into the epidural space, which is just outside of the spinal canal. Anesthesia then flows continuously through the plastic tube, numbing any pain in the uterus and birth canal and allowing you to remain awake and alert during labor and delivery.
Our Social Services
Mount Sinai is proud to offer an array of social services to ensure your stay is as seamless as possible.
Social Work and Spiritual Care
A clinical social worker can meet with you if you require hospitalization prior to giving birth. Services include counseling, massage therapy referrals, and relaxation techniques. The social worker can also provide access to laptops and a mobile library.
Pastoral care at Mount Sinai is happy to provide families and babies with religious blessings and prayers. If unfortunate circumstances arise, our pastoral departments can provide grief counseling and support. They can also visit you bedside, should you request their services.
Women and Children's Services
Our multidisciplinary teams ensure a safe birthing experience and exceptional care for you and your newborn baby. Some of the services we feature include:
- Prenatal genetic testing and counseling
- Preparation for birthing classes
- Wellness amenities
- Technologically advanced birthing facilities