Pregnancy Care and Childbirth

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) provides comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology care for your growing family. Whether it’s routine obstetric care or an extra level of support for fertility or high-risk pregnancy, you can count on us. When it’s time to deliver, our family birth and newborn experience is designed with your comfort and safety in mind.

When you choose Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) to start or increase your family, you’ll get a care team that understands that you want to play an active role in your pregnancy and delivery.

Our care team includes board-certified physicians and advanced practice clinicians. Many locations also offer the services of certified nurse-midwives (CNMs). We respect your preferences and work with you to help create a safe and memorable pregnancy and birth experience.

Though Ty already had one child, it still felt like a new experience the second time around. But she had a great motherhood partner for her pregnancy journey – LVPG Obstetrics and Gynecology–West Broad. Her obstetrician and care team helped her feel confident in her skills as a mother, and respected Ty’s and her husband’s wish to not know if they were having a boy or a girl. Through their special care and attention, Ty had a healthy pregnancy. Then she and her husband were overjoyed to meet their daughter, Sparrow, on her birth day. Watch’s Ty’s video and see joy in motherhood.

Ensuring a healthy, safe pregnancy

Our caring obstetricians and midwives make sure your pregnancy is a healthy one, with regular exams and prenatal care. Plus, you will have a dedicated personal nurse liaison to answer your questions and provide individualized support to you throughout your pregnancy and after delivery. We also offer:

Guide for families

At your first appointment, we’ll give you educational materials and access to the Baby Bundle app and booklet and our Sprout app, too that are meant to support you through pregnancy and your baby’s first year with valuable information and helpful advice.

Videos and classes

We offer have easily available third trimester educational videos to help you prepare for childbirth. We also offer in-person childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting classes to help you during pregnancy and delivery and while breastfeeding and caring for your newborn.

Childbirth, your way, at our family birth and newborn centers

We want your birth experience to be exactly as you imagined it. To do this, we’ve created hospital birthing units that deliver exceptional clinical care in a home-like setting. Our family birth and newborn centers offer:

  • Family focused care
  • Labor and delivery rooms that comfortably accommodate both mom and baby
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Comfort measures during your labor like birthing balls
  • Mother and newborn care delivered together in family rooms 
  • Nurses and staff give every patient the time and care they need
  • Daily collaborative rounds with nurses, physicians and midwives
  • Personal attention in learning to care for the newborn
  • Advanced security to protect you and your baby

High-risk pregnancy care

If you have a high-risk pregnancy, LVHN provides full service maternal fetal medicine (perinatology) physicians who specialize in caring for patients with chronic health conditions, unexpected problems and fragile pregnancies. Maternal fetal medicine experts work to keep you as healthy as possible during pregnancy and are always available throughout your pregnancy and especially if you arrive at the hospital with acute or serious problems. Our Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest provides lifesaving technologies like respirators for premature or sick newborns. We also offer leading-edge care for your newborn at the Level III NICU at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono and at the Level II NICU at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg. Learn more about our NICU care.