Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Welcome to the Stella and Joseph Payson Birthing Center
Each year at Maimonides, we deliver more than 8,000 healthy babies in our delivery rooms and birthing center. Our clinical staff uses its extensive experience to ensure a safe and healthy delivery for mom and baby. Our Birthing Center has 11 birthing suites, with 4 additional rooms dedicated to the care of high risk pregnancies. The birthing center offers the comfort and feel of a home-like setting, yet is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology, and managed by expert, compassionate staff.
Our dedicated obstetrical team includes physicians, anesthesiologists, neonatologists, nurses, licensed midwives, doulas, patient care technicians, nutritionists, lactation consultants and more, all working together to provide the safest and highest level of care available.
What Expectant Mothers Can Expect
When you arrive at the Birthing Center, you will walk into a room designed to reflect a comfortable home-like setting. The area is tastefully decorated, from the walls to the wooden floors, and spacious enough to accommodate medical staff as well as family members. The medical equipment is concealed behind cabinets and ceilings; hidden, yet readily available when needed.
At Maimonides we pride ourselves on being patient centered and family friendly. In addition to your significant other, expectant moms are encouraged to bring an additional person for support. On site at all times are nurses and physicians, as well as volunteer doulas, hospital based midwives and a team of physicians’ assistants. All of whom provide you with comprehensive care in the safest environment for you and your newborn. Our diverse staff can speak your language, or will bring in interpreters if necessary. We strive to understand your needs and provide the birthing experience you expect.
As a part of Maimonides, our team works closely with other specialty areas and services, should the need arise. Our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is renowned nationwide for the superb clinical care it provides to premature newborns and infants who are born with medical issues that require monitoring and treatment. You can be assured that at our Birthing Center, you and your newborn baby will receive outstanding collaborate care during one of the most important moments in your life.