At the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, each patient is an important member of her own care team. To support her, we offer education resources such as child birth classes, pregnancy-related information and access to women's health resources.

Education is the cornerstone of our care. The following resources and programs are designed to help you make knowledgeable decisions about your health in partnership with your care team. Always consult with your health care provider for medical advice.

Childbirth

Childbirth Classes

Massachusetts General Hospital offers a variety of classes and other educational resources to help new and expectant parents prepare for childbirth and early parenthood.

Visitor Policy

Our nurses, doctors and staff want your labor and delivery to be as safe as possible, and we want your family and friends to support you during this time. Our visitor policy helps us meet all of your labor and delivery needs.

Welcome Newborn—Your Family Webpage

Announce your new baby to loved ones—right from the hospital! It's free, easy and confidential.

General Health Questions

Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian is a resource from the Maxwell and Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center for patients seeking health-related information. Complete the form to ask one of Mass General's librarians your health question.

Peri/Menopause

Mind Body Program for Peri/Menopause

Mind Body skills training for peri/menopause at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine provides individual training designed to reduce stress and enhance resiliency. Aelf-care strategies have been shown to relieve symptoms commonly associated with this transition.

Pregnancy

Bleeding in Early Pregnancy

Bleeding is common during the first three months (12 weeks) of pregnancy and may or may not be a sign of a problem.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pregnancy

Find answers to the most common questions we hear from our patients.

Medications in Pregnancy

For your convenience and consideration, we have listed a number of medications that with reasonable, necessary and sparing use are permitted during pregnancy.

Minor Discomforts During Pregnancy and Their Remedies

Find tips to relieve some of the minor discomforts you may experience during your pregnancy including cramping, backaches, cold and fly symptoms, swollen feet and pressure under the rib cage.

Nutrition in Pregnancy: The Basics

Read a guide to some of the basic questions you may find yourself asking about nutrition in pregnancy.

Prenatal Screening Tests

Your physician or care provider will determine which prenatal screening tests are appropriate.

Your Pregnancy

Information from the March of Dimes for those thinking about getting pregnant, being pregnant and beyond.