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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 Magee-Womens Behavioral Health Services 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.

Call 412-641-1238 for more information.

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.

Our lactation consultants are available for video appointments through MyUPMC. Ask your doctor or call 412-641-1121 for more information.

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.

Call 412-641-4180 for more information.

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. 

View celebratory dinner menu (PDF).

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.