Mount Auburn Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn) at Harvard University Health Services:
We are a group of experienced women’s health clinicians who have come together out of a commitment to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. Our goal is to provide you with the latest in comprehensive women’s health services. We recognize that health care is varied and personal. Our patient centered approach encourages you to be an active participant in choosing the options that best suit you.
It is important to us that you feel confident in the care you receive. We have a dedicated, professional office staff to help coordinate your care. Our registered nurse is available to answer your questions and expedite urgent visits when necessary.
We are affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital, a leader in community-based medicine, serving women since 1886.
Our team of providers offer family planning services and preconception counseling. We routinely care for both low and high risk pregnancies, including vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC) and twins. Our obstetric patients deliver at the Bain Birthing Center at Mount Auburn Hospital, a family centered unit dedicated to providing individualized, supportive care. Our maternity services include a Level II nursery and 24-hour in-house pediatric coverage. Obstetric anesthesia is always available. During the postpartum stay, breastfeeding is encouraged and lactation consultants provide daily education and assistance.
We provide preventive, well-woman care for all ages, in addition to medical and surgical management of a wide range of gynecologic problems, including:
- Infertility evaluation and treatment
- Menstrual abnormalities
- Abnormal pap smears
We are experienced in traditional surgical techniques, as well as minimally invasive hysteroscopy and laparoscopy. We also offer a variety of in-office minor procedures when appropriate.
We collaborate closely with sub-specialists in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, and Urogynecology.
What is a Certified Nurse-Midwife?
Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are highly qualified medical providers. They must complete master’s-level training in addition to nursing school, plus pass board examinations and obtain state licensure in both disciplines. A good CNM strives not only to provide appropriate care but also to understand and value the patient’s individual needs. CNMs provide general women’s health care throughout the lifespan. These services include annual gynecologic exams; pre-pregnancy planning; pregnancy, birth and postpartum care; routine gynecologic complaints; diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. CNMs prescribe a wide range of medications and treatments including contraception and insert contraceptive devices in the office. The Midwives at Mount Auburn (MAMA) deliver approximately 44% of all the babies born at the hospital every year.
What to expect from Midwifery care
We are devoted to addressing the health need of those with female anatomy. We provide a whole-person approach to care and can offer care from puberty through and beyond menopause. We will work with you to prepare you for pregnancy, provide care through labor and birth and support you as you move into parenthood. We, as certified nurse-midwives are also educated to manage your gynecological needs and provide you with general healthcare services throughout your life. We value the opportunity to develop a relationship of trust and mutual respect, so that you can be a full participant in making decisions concerning your health.
Can anybody have a nurse-midwife?
Most women can have a nurse-midwife for their care. You can see a midwife as long as you have no serious medical problems. If complications should arise during pregnancy or labor your midwife will consult with an obstetrician or other medical specialist and refer you to them for further treatment if necessary. You will be made aware during every step of that process and the handover is always smooth and seamless given our strong relationship with our physician colleagues.
Summary of services we offer:
- Complete pregnancy care including prescriptions if needed and 24/7 access to the Midwives at Mount Auburn.
- Complete care for birth.
- Diverse labor support options including movement, relaxation techniques, nitrous oxide, hydrotherapy including water birth and medications including epidural.
- Total postpartum support. Including breastfeeding support, access to lactation consults and postpartum support group.
- Gynecological care for all ages
- Family planning and preconception counseling
- Alternative insemination
- Counseling for health maintenance and disease prevention
- Annual exams
- Interpreter services available
Students and Harvard University Group Health Plan members have access to this service.
Appointments are made in advance for non-emergent and preventive health visits. If you have an urgent problem, please call our office and we will schedule an appointment for you. If your usual provider is unable to see you, our collaborative approach allows you to see one of the other members of our team. To schedule an appointment, please call 617-495-2333 and our office staff will be happy to assist you.
- Patients seeking obstetric care do not need a referral
- Patients needing routine gynecologic care do not need a referral
- Patients with other gynecologic issues need a referral from a primary care physician