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Labor and Delivery at UPMC in North Central Pa.

After nine months of waiting, it's finally time to welcome your baby into the world! We'll help to make your experience even more memorable, ensuring that each stage of your labor and delivery goes as smoothly as possible. If something doesn't go as planned, UPMC has the expertise and technology to see it through. We're prepared for anything and can't wait to meet your little one!

Explore Our Service Offerings

UPMC offers labor and delivery services in Williamsport, Coudersport, and Wellsboro, PA. As our services differ slightly at each location, learn more about the maternity care we offer at UPMC Williamsport, UPMC Cole, and UPMC Wellsboro.

UPMC Williamsport

Our maternity services in Williamsport include:

  • Breastfeeding support
  • Epidurals
  • Midwife services
  • Newborn services
  • On-site lactation consultants
  • Pediatric services
  • Private postpartum rooms
  • Prenatal care
  • The Birthplace (an accredited Level II nursery)

Learn more about The Birthplace at UPMC Williamsport.

UPMC Wellsboro

Our Wellsboro maternity services include:

  • Breastfeeding support
  • Midwife services
  • Newborn services
  • Pediatric services
  • Private postpartum rooms
  • Prenatal care

Learn more about Maternity Care at UPMC Wellsboro.

UPMC Cole

Our maternity services in Coudersport include:

  • Breastfeeding support
  • Newborn services
  • Pediatric services
  • Private postpartum rooms
  • Prenatal care

Learn more about Maternity Care at UPMC Cole.

Ensuring a Smooth Childbirth

At UPMC our healthcare providers assess the needs and preferences of expecting parents and their family.

Labor and delivery may include:

  • Fetal monitoring. Nurses and doctors monitor the baby’s heart rate and well-being during labor.
  • Episiotomy. Although episiotomies — incisions in the perineum, the tissue between the vagina and anus — are no longer routinely used, a doctor may perform an episiotomy if forceps or another instrument are needed to aid the delivery.
  • Vaginal birth. Most women give birth vaginally.
  • Natural birth. Healthcare providers respect the wishes of the expecting mother. If a woman wants to give birth without pain medication, staff help her use other pain relief strategies and coping techniques.
  • C-section. A C-section, or Cesarean section, is a surgical birth. C-sections can be planned in advance or performed in case of emergency. A C-section is performed in an operating room, and a woman who has a C-section will likely stay in the hospital for a few days.

UPMC offers comprehensive care for labor and delivery in Wellsboro, Coudersport, and Williamsport, PA.