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Pregnancy and Childbirth

Pregnancy and Childbirth

When it comes to the health of a pregnant woman and her unborn baby, only UMMC Women’s Care can offer the advanced diagnosis, treatment, and services of an academic medical center. Obstetric specialists oversee the medical needs of the mom-to-be from the earliest days of pregnancy (prenatal) to delivery and after (postnatal).

Most women are seen by an obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN), a physician specializing in general women's medical care, as well as care of pregnant women. High-risk pregnancies are managed by a compassionate team of maternal-fetal medicine specialists, who work with other UMMC specialists to protect the expectant mother and her unborn child.

We offer classes on childbirth and baby care at Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants[SAP1] , and are one of the few hospitals in the state to have certified Lamaze instructors leading our childbirth classes. Our classes teach expectant mothers what to expect during the birthing process. Topics include labor and delivery, relaxation techniques, breastfeeding, and much more.

Our labor and deliver rooms are located in Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants on the main UMMC campus in Jackson. The newborn medicine program provides comprehensive care for babies delivered at Wiser, as well as for those transferred from other hospitals in Mississippi and neighboring states. Infants are treated at Batson Children's Hospital after leaving Wiser Hospital.

UMMC Women’s Urgent Care, located on the ground floor of Wiser Hospital, provides 24-hour obstetric emergency service for pregnant women experiencing complications or medical issues.