Obstetric Care

Whether you’re expecting your first baby or your fifth, a single baby or multiples, every pregnancy and birth is unique. To meet the individual needs of your pregnancy and newborn(s), our Obstetric Care team works with you to understand your pregnancy and preferences, and support you and your growing family with the most advanced care tailored to each mother and baby. We welcome you to a warm, supportive, family-centered environment staffed by world-leading Stanford Medicine doctors, obstetric specialist nurses and support staff.

Research, innovation and an unwavering dedication to nurturing care, allow us to provide the best care whether your pregnancy is routine or high-risk. Our clinical services include:

Preconception counseling
We offer counseling prior to pregnancy to discuss pre-existing medical conditions and a care plan to ensure your healthy pregnancy and delivery.

General obstetrics care
Every pregnancy deserves the very best support. Our team is here to help you maintain your best health so that you and your baby have the strongest start possible.

High-risk obstetrics care
We provide the most advanced, nurturing care for women who have medical conditions before becoming pregnant, or who develop complications that affect the mother or fetus during pregnancy.

Diabetes counseling and care
We see patients who have type 1 or 2 diabetes prior to becoming pregnant, or who develop gestational diabetes while pregnant. Our diabetes team will work with you to create an individualized care plan specific to your needs.

Scheduled Cesarean Deliveries
Patients are evaluated and provided helpful information, including instructions for bathing and skin care, at a pre-operative visit on Labor and Delivery prior to their scheduled cesarean delivery procedure.

We’re By Your Side Every Step of the Way

Care teams with expertise tailored to your pregnancy. Our team includes Stanford Medicine specialists in maternal-fetal medicine and general obstetrics, along with nurse practitioners dedicated to obstetric care. We also provide consultations and work with your obstetric providers in the local community to support your pregnancy. On your baby’s birth day, our Labor and Delivery team is ready for a normal delivery or one with complications.

Coordinated care for fetal health issues. Should your baby have complex health issues, our Center for Fetal and Maternal Health will coordinate a comprehensive, multidisciplinary care team of subspecialists and services to support your and your baby’s needs.

Many of our staff members are bilingual, with translation services to support many languages, including sign language.

Meet our Obstetric Care Teams.