OB/GYN Patient Education
Read the latest information and recommendations for pregnant women.
Learn more about what to expect during pregnancy, from prenatal testing, to nutrition and medications during pregnancy, to giving birth at Mass General.
The OB/GYN Department provides support and resources for the health issues that affect women at all stages of life.
Childbirth & Parenting Classes at Mass General
Our goal as a department is to support patients as they prepare for pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. One way we do this is through a variety of educational classes.
New Class: Infant Massage
Infant massage has many benefits for you and your infant. It is a special way to spend time with your new baby designed to promote the healthy development of your infant. This class will give you to the opportunity to bond with your baby while you learn how to enjoy the benefits of infant massage.
Newborn Care Class
This class will help prepare you as a parent on what to be expect and how to feel confident in caring for your newborn. You'll get hands-on skill training in sponge bathing, holding, burping, swaddling and changing a diaper.
Comprehensive Childbirth & Parenting Preparation
We offer a variety of different courses to help new and expecting parents feel prepared and confident in caring for their newborn. Most courses are available for Mass General obstetrical patients who are at least 32 weeks pregnant.
Labor & Delivery
Take a virtual tour of our Labor & Delivery Unit
Exercise during Pregnancy
With all of the changes that women experience during pregnancy, female athletes may find it difficult to continue with their normal exercise routine. Many women have concerns on whether it is safe to exercise during pregnancy. In an uncomplicated pregnancy, exercise is not only considered safe, it is highly encouraged.Learn more about exercising during pregnancy
Care from a Multidisciplinary Team
Depending on your condition and preferences, your care team may include one or more specialists, certified nurse-midwives, nurses and fellows committed to providing you with sensitive, expert care. As part of our approach to your care, we work in partnership with you to ensure your care meets your needs and preferences.