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.
Massachusetts General Hospital offers a variety of classes and other educational resources to help new and expectant parents prepare for childbirth and early parenthood.
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.
Announce your new baby to loved ones—right from the hospital! It's free, easy and confidential.
Mass General provides support, education and resources for new mothers who choose to breastfeed.
Bleeding is common during the first three months (12 weeks) of pregnancy and may or may not be a sign of a problem.
Find answers to the most common questions we hear from our patients.
For your convenience and consideration, we have listed a number of medications that with reasonable, necessary and sparing use are permitted during pregnancy.
Find tips to relieve some of the minor discomforts you may experience during your pregnancy including cramping, backaches, cold and flu symptoms, swollen feet and pressure under the rib cage.
Read a guide to some of the basic questions you may find yourself asking about nutrition in pregnancy.
Your physician or care provider will determine which prenatal screening tests are appropriate.
Information from the March of Dimes for those thinking about getting pregnant, being pregnant and beyond.
Learn about birth defects caused by chromosomal disorders and tests offered by the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology used to identify them.
Learn about birth defects caused by genetic syndromes and tests offered by the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology used to identify them.
Learn about birth defects caused by structural defects and tests offered by the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology used to identify them.
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. Self-care strategies have been shown to relieve symptoms commonly associated with this transition.