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Labor and Delivery at Magee

Choosing the right environment for the special occasion of welcoming a new baby is an important decision for many expectant parents.

You can feel secure in knowing that, for nearly a century, women have chosen to depend on the expertise and compassion of UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital for the delivery and care of their babies.

Why Choose Magee to Deliver Your Baby?

Our Labor, Delivery, and Recovery Rooms offer:

  • A comfortable, family-centered environment for labor, deliver, and recovery.
  • Innovative laboring options, such as hydrotherapy and birthing balls.
  • World-renowned obstetricians and board-certified nurse midwives.

The entire LDRs staff, from physicians to midwives to nurses to patient care technicians, take a personalized approach to your care, making every effort to create the birthing experience you've envisioned.

Everything needed for a safe, comfortable labor experience — fetal monitoring, anesthesia equipment, and a bed that pulls apart for delivery — is already in the room, integrated into the surroundings to preserve the comfort and intimacy of the environment.

As labor progresses, you can take advantage of some of the innovative birthing options available, such as hydrotherapy in showers with mobile shower heads, wireless fetal monitoring, and birthing balls. Pain relief options, should you choose to use them, are available through our 24-hour anesthesia services.

After delivery, you and your baby can enjoy the golden hour of skin-to-skin and first feeding. After the immediate recovery period, you and your newest addition will transfer to the Mother-Baby unit for the rest of your hospital stay.

Magee's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The neonatal intensive care unit is:

  • Staffed by highly trained neonatal specialists.
  • Focused on increased family interaction with mother, baby, and staff, with private, solid-walled bays (rather than glass or curtains).
  • One of the largest in Pennsylvania, setting the standard for combining advanced medicine, technology, and family-centered care, all within a home-like environment.

Learn more about the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

The Dan Berger Cord Blood Program

This program offers parents the option of preserving their baby’s umbilical cord blood for future health care needs or research.

Learn more about the Dan Berger Cord Blood Program.

Celebrating Your Baby's Birth

We offer several ways for parents, grandparents, friends, and families to celebrate your baby's arrival.

Learn more about celebrating your baby's birth.

Online birthing classes

To see if this is the right choice for you, take the online demo.

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