At HHC, we know mothers and babies. Thousands of New Yorkers—more than 21,000 in fact—each year begin their lives in an HHC hospital. All our hospitals provide expert prenatal care, labor and delivery (L&D) services and comprehensive gynecology, women’s health and primary care outpatient services to support the health of new mothers and their babies.
Labor and Delivery Services in New York City
Mothers who choose to deliver their baby with us are cared for by experienced medical teams in cheerful, completely modernized birthing centers that offer comfort to mothers and families. Our L&D units feature sophisticated technology to protect you and your baby during the birth process.
Features of our L&D services and facilities include:
- Comfortable beds
- Room for family members to share the occasion
- Jacuzzis to minimize labor pains (at some facilities)
- Midwifery programs with specially trained professionals
- Maternal-fetal medicine specialists to monitor high risk pregnancies
- Neonatal Intensive Care Units for babies for prematurely or with complications
Breastfeeding Support in New York City
HHC hospitals encourage all new mothers to breastfeed within the first few hours after birth. Breastfeeding during the first months and year of life benefits both mother and baby, and can improve infant health and reduce the risk of common childhood infections, asthma, diabetes and other conditions.
HHC’s comprehensive breastfeeding program features:
- Education sessions starting early in pregnancy
- Breastfeeding coaches and lactation consultants
- Keeping moms and babies in the same room to promoting breastfeeding on demand
- Hospital-grade electric breast pumps to moms whose newborn must remain in the hospital
- Free personal breast pumps to eligible moms who have no health insurance.
Gynecology Services for Women in New York City
Women face unique health issues and concerns. HHC is committed to providing comprehensive gynecological preventive and treatment services for women of all ages, including:
- Pap Smears and HVP tests
- HPV Vaccination
- Gynecologic Surgery
- Contraception Counseling
- STD Screening and Treatment
Find an HHC facility near you. Learn more about our Women’s Health Services, Pediatric Services and our Patient-Centered Medical Homes to help you and your family reach your health goals.