Maimonides is renowned for its exceptional obstetrical and gynecologic services, from prenatal and delivery care to menopause and beyond. Under the leadership of Department Chair Howard Minkoff, MD, Maimonides offers the complete spectrum of women's health care services provided by a staff of caring, highly-trained professionals.
What You Should Know:
New York State's Maternity Information Law requires that we provide information about our childbirth practices and procedures. This information can help you to better understand what you can expect, learn more about your childbirth choices, and plan for your baby's birth. For information on selected childbirth procedures, such as the number of births, vaginal births, cesarean sections, use of epidurals, and specialty procedures, click here.
We believe you should play an active role in making your childbirth the kind of experience you want. To do so, you need information. Take part in childbirth preparation classes and read books about childbirth. Ask questions and discuss your wishes with your doctor or nurse-midwife.
Our staff stands ready to make your stay with us a healthy and pleasant one. In 2009, Maimonides Medical Center delivered more than 7,000 babies, more than any hospital in New York State, let alone Brooklyn.
An experienced team of specialists is available around the clock, along with a well equipped intensive care unit for infants who need extra care after birth.
Maternity Services Childbirth Education
Classes: (718) 283-7405 or visit the webpage; Monthly classes are listed on the calendar of events
Perinatal Diagnostic Testing Services: (718) 283-7979 or visit the webpage
Provide modern labor, delivery and recovery rooms, obstetrical anesthesiologists around the clock, modified or 24-hour rooming-in, educational classes for mother and infant care and individual breast-feeding counseling.
Maternity Orientation Tours
The Medical Center offers orientation tours of the Stella and Joseph Payson Birthing Center for expectant couples on Monday evenings at 7pm, and for expectant mothers on Monday evenings at 7:30pm. The tour includes helpful information on how best to prepare for the birthing experience.
Maternity Orientation Tours for Chinese-Speaking Individuals
The Medical Center offers orientation tours of the Stella and Joseph Payson Birthing Center for those individuals who speak Chinese as their primary language. The tour is offered on the last Friday of each month from 10am – 1pm. A class given by a nurse describing the birthing process, post-partum issues, and basic infant care information is also provided as part of the tour.