Pregnancy and childbirth services at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center combine family-centered care with the most current information and advanced technologies. We’ll partner with you to have a healthy pregnancy and plan for delivery, all while keeping your individual needs in mind.
Women with both routine pregnancies and high-risk pregnancies choose to have their babies at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. We welcome approximately 4,500 buckeye babies each year, including hundreds of babies from our own faculty and staff. All the beautiful photography that you will see throughout our maternity center, are pictures of buckeye babies that were born in our maternity center to our very own faculty and staff.
Why Choose Ohio State?
From obstetrics and gynecology nurses, anesthesiologists and pediatrics staff, our pregnancy and childbirth experts will work as a team to provide you and your baby with the best care.
Some of the reasons women choose us:
- We have specialists in every area of obstetrics and neonatal care who are highly experienced in the latest procedures.
- Our state-of-the-art facility includes the latest equipment and resources for every kind of pregnancy and delivery.
- We focus on providing personalized care, incorporating your individual needs into your care plan.
- We have premium delivery rooms for mothers-to-be, including renovated, private rooms and services for dads/support people.
- Because we’re an academic medical center, we are able to offer the latest treatments first.
We provide family-centered care from labor and delivery and beyond, including:
Labor and delivery — We emphasize keeping you with your baby and partner/support person as much as possible. Many of our staff members are certified in fetal monitoring. We also have 24/7 around-the-clock coverage by pediatricians.
Postpartum care — After your baby’s birth, you will stay in one of our private rooms with space for your baby and support person to stay with you overnight.
Lactation consultants — Registered nurses who are certified in lactation will see you at least once during your stay to help you get started with breast-feeding.
Antepartum care — We offer specialized care for women with pregnancy complications. In addition to medical care for your unique needs, antepartum care/in-hospital bed rest includes a variety of activities such as baby showers and educational programs.
Deborah Bartholomew, MD
Michael Blumenfeld, MD
Catherine Cansino, MD, MPH
Cynthia Evans, MD
Melissa Goist, MD
Geri Hewitt, MD
Michelle Isley, MD, MPH
Lisa Keder, MD, MPH
Jacqueline Rohl, MD, MPH
Linbee Sayat, MD
Jonathan Schaffir, MD
Katherine Strafford, MD
Wayne Trout, MD
Valerie Waddell, MD
High-Risk Pregnancy (Maternal Fetal Medicine)
- Mark Landon, MD
- Stephen Thung, MD
- David Colombo, MD
- Jay Iams, MD
- Wanjiku Musindi, MD
- Richard O’Shaughnessy, MD
- Mona Prasad, DO
- Britton Rink, MD
- Philip Samuels, MD
- Cynthia Shellhaas, MD
OSU Maternity Center
Doan Hall, 6th Floor
410 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
We offer a variety of classes to help you prepare for the birth of your baby.
Schedule a Tour of the OSU Maternity Center
Please join us for a tour by calling 614-293-5123 or toll-free 800-293-5123. You can also schedule your tour by registering online.
Take a virtual tour of Ohio State’s Maternity Center.