Your Partner through Pregnancy
We're your partner on your journey of pregnancy and parenthood, providing guidance and resources to help you welcome your new baby.
Birth preference worksheet
Each birth, and each family, is unique...so it's important for us to know you and learn your birth experience preferences.
Download and complete the Welcoming Baby Birth Preference worksheet, and review it with your provider at your next appointment.
During labor, your nurse will review it with you and will make every effort to incorporate your wishes without compromising our goal of absolute safety for you and your baby.
Download the worksheet
Team Birth Project
The Team Birth Project's goal is to reduce unnecessary C-sections while enhancing safety through improved communications tools and strategies, making sure every member of the birth team—especially the birthing family—are involved with decisions every step of the way.
A key component of the program is a planning board, available in every labor and birth suite. This ongoing and evolving board tracks the mother's intended birth plan and is a reference as the family and medical team members discuss care decisions during labor and birth.
The Family Maternity Center is pleased to be one of four hospitals nationwide partnering with Ariadne Labs in the Team Birth Project. This is a joint venture of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Maternity care videos
You're bound to have a lot of questions about your pregnancy and new baby, so we've created videos to help you on your journey to parenthood.
Our physicians, midwives, nurses and anesthesiologists will provide general information. To answer questions regarding your specific medical needs, please contact your provider.
Labor and pain management
Our thanks to Stanford Medicine and the Newborn Nursery at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital for these videos:
Controlling and reducing pain