Maternity Services

Winchester Hospital is proud to offer one of the region's most distinguished maternal newborn services for expectant mothers who have a low-risk pregnancy as well as those with a high-risk pregnancy.

Expert, Personalized Care

Having a baby is one of life’s most exciting events, and Winchester Hospital is proud to be involved in the beginning of more than 2,000 new lives every year.

Whether you are having a lower-risk pregnancy or are considered to be at higher risk due to your age, other health conditions or because you are expecting multiple babies, Winchester Hospital has the maternity and childbirth services you need.

Recognized for award-winning nursing care and consistently ranking high in the 90th percentile for patient satisfaction, women come to Winchester Hospital from throughout the region because our program is distinguished for clinical excellence and a passionate commitment to patient care.

Distinguished Maternal-Newborn Care

Winchester Hospital's maternal-newborn service is distinguished by:

  • Award-winning nursing care
  •  24/7 in-hospital obstetric coverage with an in-house laborist
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine Program, which brings specialists from Boston to our hospital to care for women with high-risk pregnancies for the duration of their pregnancy
  • Level IIB Special Care Nursery (neonatal intensive care), in collaboration with Boston Children's Hospital
  • Access to subspecialists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital and Tufts Medical Center
  • Extensive support and education programs for mothers and families

The warmth and support of our expert staff is coupled with some of today’s newest technology.

  • We have expertise in the latest and most effective pain management techniques for labor and delivery.
  • In our Labor and Delivery Unit, all of the new fetal monitors are equipped with improved, noninvasive blood pressure technology delivering quick and reliable readings between contractions.
  • In our Mother Baby Unit, new fetal monitors have visual and audio alerts that identify heart rates outside of the normal range.

Find an obstetrician/gynecologist on the Winchester Hospital medical staff.

Our Services for Expectant Mothers

A team of obstetricians, maternal fetal medicine specialists, anesthesiologists and nurses work together to provide the best technology and personal care to achieve optimal pregnancy outcomes. Some specific procedures include:

  • Ultrasounds, including more in-depth level II ultrasounds
  • Genetic counseling
  • First trimester screening
  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic villus sampling
  • Cordocentesis
  • Amniotic fluid reduction
  • Specialized imaging services
  • Access to subspecialists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital and Tufts Medical Center

Our Maternal Newborn Services for Babies

Some of the neonatal complications cared for include premature birth, respiratory distress, infection and drug withdrawal symptoms. Some specific procedures include:

  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to support breathing
  • High flow nasal cannula oxygen
  • Needle thoracentesis
  • Chest tube placement
  • Pediatric EKG and echocardiography 
  • Parenteral nutrition
  • Upper GI series
  • Central line placement via umbilical catheter and PICC lines
  • Transfusion of blood products
  • Exchange transfusions
  • Head ultrasound
  • Pediatric EEG 
  • Ophthalmology (eye) exams
  • Access to subspecialists at Boston Children's Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center