Obstetrics

With six obstetricians and two midwives, our obstetrics practice is wide-ranging yet intimate and accessible.  At Downtown Women OB/GYN, we believe that your involvement in your own birth process is the first and most important step toward a safe and satisfying delivery.  To that end, we help you develop a birth plan that is consistent with your own needs and goals.  Because no two patients are alike, our approach to labor and delivery is equally as diverse.  While we support, for example, women who choose an epidural for pain relief, we are also advocates of labor support doulas, acupuncture and natural childbirth.  We have a low Cesarean section rate and we are supportive of vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) deliveries. We do not perform routine episiotomies and we are strong proponents of breastfeeding

We are affiliated with Tisch Hospital at New York University Langone Medical Center.  As a New York State designated Regional Level III Perinatal Center, NYU is one of the premier hospitals in the nation, providing comprehensive maternal and newborn services by a renowned team of perinatologists and neonatologists.  NYU was also recently awarded the prestigious Baby-Friendly designation for supporting optimal care for infant feeding. For more information about having your baby at NYU, please visit: www.nyubaby.org

We know that having your baby is one of the most extraordinary events in your life.  In an environment of mutual trust and respect, we are confident we will help you achieve the birth experience that you envision.