Pregnancy and Newborn Services at West Penn
Allegheny Health Network (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, you may receive breastfeeding help from our lactation consultants.
- 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, physicians who specialize in caring for medically fragile infants.
- Apnea support: Premature or medically fragile 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 oxygen therapy or a breathing monitor upon discharge 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 depression and our program at the Alexis Joy D’Achille Center for Perinatal Mental Health.
- Addiction services: Our specialized Perinatal Hope program offers one-of-a-kind support and services for moms-to-be and new moms dealing with substance use disorder. Drug-dependent newborns receive advanced medical care to ease withdrawal symptoms.
- Comprehensive programs: AHN’s comprehensive pregnancy and newborn services give you access to nurse midwives, fertility specialists, high-risk pregnancy care, and pregnancy and childbirth classes.
Call (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677 or request an appointment with a specialist at West Penn Hospital.
West Penn Hospital
4800 Friendship Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
*Claim based on inpatient utilization data for 29 counties in western Pennsylvania as reported by Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council for calendar years 2012–Q3 2017. Available at http://www.phc4.org/reports/utilization/inpatient/.