Pregnancy and Newborn Services at West Penn

A nurse holding a newborn onesie with the print saying, "special delivery AHN". A new mom laying in a hospital bed with her newborn who is wrapped in a blanket.
AHN is western Pennsylvania's fastest growing health system for labor and delivery.* At West Penn Hospital, we welcome thousands of newborns into the world every year in our spacious birthing center.

Pregnancy and newborn services at West Penn Hospital: Why choose us?

At West Penn, moms and their babies benefit from:

Personalized labor and delivery care

During your stay, you receive care from the same dedicated team of nurses. After delivery, our lactation consultants can help you as you get started with breastfeeding.

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Once again: Top OB-GYN care

AHN West Penn is Pittsburgh's only hospital for top-ranked women's care.

Care for critically ill infants

Hospitals from across the tri-state area send critically ill infants to our Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Our NICU is staffed by board-certified neonatologists — doctors who specialize in critical care for newborns. 

Apnea support

Premature or critically ill babies are at risk for apnea, a condition that pauses breathing or causes shallow breathing. Our Infant Apnea Program provides support for infants who need extra care and monitoring after they're discharged from the NICU.

Help for depression

We’re among a select few medical centers in the country with an intensive outpatient treatment program for moms experiencing anxiety or depression. Learn more about perinatal and postpartum de