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Resources for New and Expectant Mothers

In addition to renowned clinical care, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital offers many services to enhance your childbirth experience before, during, and after the birth of your baby.

Education Classes

A comprehensive course of education classes runs the gamut from preparing for pregnancy, to Lamaze-aided childbirth, to infant massage and returning to your pre-pregnant self. Dads, grandparents, support persons, and siblings are an active part of the process.

Your Magee Birth Plan

Plan your birthing experience and learn more about the Magee Birthing guidelines regarding visitors, access and recording memories. 

Postpartum Depression

The experts in the Womancare Behavioral Health Program can provide educational materials and resources to help with the trying times that can be triggered by the hormonal changes of childbirth and the adjustment to parenthood.

Breastfeeding Support

The certified experts in Magee's Lactation Center are available to answer your questions. Whether during the hospital stay or after discharge, they provide private one-on-one breastfeeding consultation, helping you choose the best breastfeeding options that are right for you.

Baby Boutique

Billie's Baby Boutique, located within the Garden View Gift Shop, offers an array of baby gifts and infant care items. It is just one of the resources provided by Magee's three thriving volunteer auxiliaries, offering new families a variety of ways — from photographs and videotapes to charms, bracelets, and storybooks — to commemorate baby's birth.

Room Service

While in the hospital, you can enjoy Room Service, a new and exclusive Magee service that provides you, and visiting family members, too, with the food you want when you want it from a comprehensive breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. Celebratory dinners also are available for celebrating the special occasion.

Weekly Parenting Email

As an expectant or new parent, you may wish to take advantage of this FREE weekly email tailored to the stage of your pregnancy or the age of your infant through the first year. This service is powered through the Parent Review. Sign up for the weekly parenting email.

What To Bring With You To The Hospital

Are concerned about over or under packing for your hospital admission? Use this handy, printable check list to guide you in packing (PDF).

Dan Berger Cord Blood Program

The Dan Berger Cord Blood Program offers parents the option of preserving their baby’s umbilical cord blood for future health care needs or research. Learn more about the cord blood program at Magee.

Mom and Baby Discharge Guide

After discharge, you may have questions about how to care for yourself or your baby. This booklet provides information on your care after delivery, emotional changes, lifelong health habits, infant care, adjusting to parenthood, and baby safety.