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Preparing For Childbirth at UPMC in Central Pa.

Although having a baby is an exciting event, the staff at UPMC in Central Pa. understand that you may be experiencing other emotions, such as nervousness or anxiety. Planning ahead for your baby's delivery will give you peace of mind and may help reduce some of your anxiety about becoming a mother.

We encourage you to think about your labor and delivery and develop a birth plan prior to your due date. Our caring staff will make every effort to adhere to your wishes and create the customized birthing experience you deserve.

Developing a birth plan will help you make some important decisions in advance, including:

  • Who will be present during your delivery
  • Who will be allowed to visit
  • What type of pain relief, if any, you would like to receive
  • Which physician will care for your newborn
  • Whether you will breastfeed or formula feed
  • Whether you will circumcise your son

Birth Center Tours

In Central Pa. we offer virtual tours for the following Birth Centers: UPMC Carlisle, UPMC HanoverUPMC Harrisburg, and UPMC Lititz

Call 717-231-8900 to get more information or visit Classes & Events.

Childbirth Education and Parenting Programs

To help your family prepare for the arrival of your baby, we offer a comprehensive array of childbirth and parenting programs. All sessions are taught by certified instructors at a variety of convenient East and West Shore locations.

Call 717-231-8900 to get more information or visit Classes & Events.

Choosing a Health Care Provider

If you are pregnant, you should see your physician or midwife at least once a month for the first 36 weeks of your pregnancy. As your delivery date approaches, you should see your physician or midwife weekly.

Because your relationship with your health care provider is an important one, you should choose a physician or midwife who shares your philosophies about pregnancy and childbirth and has the specific training and qualifications to meet your needs.

Many women select an obstetrician/gynecologist physician who delivers babies and treats diseases of the female reproductive organs to provide their care. There are other options, however, including, midwives.

UPMC Pinnacle providers are accepting new patients and offer convenient appointments at several East and West Shore locations.

Click here for help finding a provider.

Choosing a Pediatrician

Before your baby is born, it is a good idea to choose a health care provider for him or her, either a pediatrician, pediatric nurse practitioner or a family practice provider. When choosing your baby's health care provider, you will want to consider:

  • Whether the provider accepts your insurance
  • Whether the provider is accepting new patients
  • Whether the practice's policies, hours and procedures meet your needs

Your baby's provider will usually visit you in the hospital for your baby's first checkup. If your chosen provider does not perform newborn exams at UPMC Pinnacle, our staff will provide you with a referral.

Resources to Help You Prepare

Online Maternity Patient Pre-Registration Form

Video Consent Form (PDF)

Hospital Checklist for Maternity Patients (PDF)

Need more information?

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Register for a Childbirth or Parenting Class

Locations

Maternal Fetal Medicine
Located at PinnacleHealth Alex Grass Medical Sciences Building
100 South 2nd Street
Suite 4B
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Phone: 717-231-8472
Fax: 717-231-8490

Maternity Center at UPMC Hanover
Located at UPMC Hanover
300 Highland Avenue
Third Floor
Hanover, PA 17331

Maternity Pre-registration: 717-316-2202
Labor and Delivery: 717-316-2198 

OBGYN of Lancaster
300 Continental Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Phone: 717-393-1338
Fax: 717-627-1817

OBGYN of Lancaster
1575 Highlands Drive
Suite 101
Lititz, PA 17543

Phone: 717-393-1338
Fax: 717-627-1817

OBGYN of Lancaster
2125 Noll Drive
Lancaster, PA 17603

Phone: 717-393-1338
Fax: 717-627-1817

UPMC Pinnacle Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists
2 Jennifer Court
Suite B
Carlisle, PA 17015

Phone: 717-218-9830
Fax: 717-218-9833

PinnacleHealth Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists
1 Trinity Drive East
Suite 110
Dillsburg, PA 17019

Phone: 717-432-3245
Fax: 717-703-5748

PinnacleHealth Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists
Located at PinnacleHealth Alex Grass Medical Sciences Building
100 South 2nd Street
Suite 4A
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Phone: 717-231-8341
Fax: 717-231-8705

UPMC Pinnacle Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists
Located at Commerce Park Professional Center
20 Expedition Trail
Suite 203
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Phone: 717-637-7755
Fax: 717-646-1991

UPMC Pinnacle Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists
20 North Street
Hanover, PA 17331

Phone: 717-637-7755

UPMC Pinnacle Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists
Located at Thistle Hill Professional Center
2030 Thistle Hill Drive
Suite 100
Spring Grove, PA 17362

Phone: 717-225-6170
Fax: 717-646-7438

UPMC Pinnacle Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists
1225 East Market Street
York, PA 17403

Phone: 717-845-9639
Fax: 717-699-1300

UPMC Pinnacle Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists
1880 Kenneth Road
Suite 3
York, PA 17408

Phone: 717-779-2612
Fax: 717-779-0019

The Women and Babies Center at Hollinger Tower
Located at UPMC Harrisburg
111 South Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Maternity Pre-registration: 717-782-5213
Labor and Delivery: 717-782-5539

UPMC Carlisle Women's Center
Located at UPMC Carlisle
361 Alexander Spring Road
Carlisle, PA 17015

Maternity Pre-registration: 717-960-3414
Labor and Delivery: 717-960-1686

UPMC Lititz Women's Place
Located at UPMC Lititz
1500 Highlands Drive
Lititz, PA 17543

Maternity Pre-Registration: 717-625-5420
Labor and Delivery: 717-625-5428

UPMC Memorial Labor and Delivery
Located at UPMC Memorial
1701 Innovation Drive
York, PA 17408

Maternity Pre-registration: 717-815-2351
Labor and Delivery: 717-849-5650

Women First Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists - UPMC
Located at Medical Office Building 1
2025 Technology Parkway
Suite 309
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Phone: 717-652-6605
Fax: 717-652-6431

Women First Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists - UPMC
1000 Evelyn Drive
South Wing
Millersburg, PA 17061

Phone: 717-652-6605
Fax: 717-652-6431

Women First Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists - UPMC
300 Bretz Court
Newport, PA 17074

Phone: 717-652-6605
Fax: 717-652-6431

Women First Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists - UPMC
4700 Union Deposit Road
Suite 140
Harrisburg, PA 17111

Phone: 717-652-6605
Fax: 717-652-6431 

PinnacleHealth Women's Outpatient Center
Located at Community Health Center
2645 North 3rd Street
4th floor
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Phone: 717-782-4700
Fax: 717-782-4710

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