Obstetrics (Maternity)

For women who are planning to become or already are pregnant, North Shore-LIJ Obstetrical (Maternity) services offer comprehensive prenatal and obstetrical care. Our care extends to women anticipating normal and high-risk pregnancies, as well as delivery.

Comprehensive Prenatal Care

Routine prenatal care is provided by a team of well-trained clinicians, which include board certified obstetricians who guide the pregnant woman and her family through each trimester of pregnancy.  A variety of services are available which may include genetic counseling, fetal monitoring, ultrasound and nutritional counseling. A strong emphasis is placed on patient education regarding pregnancy, delivery, breastfeeding and newborn care.

High-Risk Pregnancies

Our obstetricians are very experienced and regularly handle high-risk, complex pregnancies.

Ideally, care of a high-risk mother begins prior to pregnancy. Preconception counseling is offered to women who are older or have pre-existing medical conditions some of which may include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and neurological disorders.

The availability of specialists in maternal fetal medicine provide guidance when needed to help bring about the healthiest outcome for mother and baby. State-of-the-art diagnostic testing and monitoring equipment is used to observe the fetus’ health and growth.

Our affiliation with the Cohen Children’s Hospital provides patients with direct access to pediatric subspecialty services if needed.

Convenient, Top-Quality Locations

At North Shore LIJ, our staff is dedicated to providing you with a family-oriented approach to childbirth and helping you make a smooth transition to your role as a new parent.  Whether this is your first child or you are a seasoned parent, we are committed to inspiring confidence and competence within your family as you embark on this exciting stage of life. We deliver  over 11,000 babies each year. We provide the highest level of care and have a vast resource of physician specialty services available should you need them. As designated regional perinatal centers, Katz Women's Hospitals at North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center provide additional support to our patients and System hospitals in providing subspecialty comprehensive care and support for high-risk pregnancies

For a full list of our hospitals with labor and delivery services, visit  Locations .

Services Provided

  • First trimester evaluation
  • Second and third trimester anatomical assessment
  • 3-D ultrasound evaluation
  • Fetal Biophysical Profile (BPP)
  • Fetal Doppler velocimetry
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Ultra screening/first trimester genetic diagnosis
  • Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
  • Amniocentesis
  • Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling (PUBS)
  • Multifetal pregnancy reductions
  • Non-stress testing (NST)
  • Normal pregnancy
  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Medical complications of pregnancy
  • Multiple pregnancy, twins, triplets, etc.
  • Medical complications for the expecting mother
  • Diabetes in pregnancy

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