Our doctors and care teams provide prenatal care and labor and delivery care to pregnant women.

We deliver babies at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC a state of the art hospital with all of the technologies and systems to make child birth safer for you and your baby.

In addition to taking care of pregnant women, family medicine doctors care for the baby after delivery and after the baby has been discharged.

How Family Medicine Doctors Differ from Obstetricians

We can provide care of your general health before and after pregnancy. We can also take care of your baby after he or she is born, both in the hospital's nursery and after you take your baby home.

We do not perform cesarean sections, but if you need a cesarean section we will work with an obstetrician to coordinate your care.

Contact Us

If you are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant, it is important to have prenatal care. Contact us at one of our family medicine locations to schedule an appointment.

Other Pregnancy-Related Services Provided

The Department of Family Medicine is happy to provide two special pregnancy-related services:

  • Doula service — A Doula is a lay person who helps a mother from the prenatal period all the way through Labor and Delivery. A Doula is trained to help support the mother through the complex, stressful process of having a baby.
  • Nitrous oxide analgesia during labor — Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is used in much of the world to help women through labor. It has a long history of use by many people. Family Medicine doctors have worked with the anesthesia team to develop a system for safely using nitrous oxide during labor.

Pregnancy: Additional Resources

Contact a Family Medicine Health Center

UPMC's Department of Family Medicine has several locations throughout the city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.

Find a family medicine health center close to you and call us to make an appointment or find out how we can help you with your primary care needs.


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