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Let an Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center education program guide you through each step of your pregnancy and into early parenthood.
Ohio State offers the best in care for new moms
Having a baby is one of life's great joys.
Ohio State's Maternity Center understands the needs and concerns of new moms and dads and provides personalized care and services to help make each delivery comfortable and memorable.
"Our nurses promote an atmosphere of family-centered care," says Jacalyn Buck, RN, PhD, director of Nursing, Women and Infants. "We provide families with personalized education and resources that help them adapt to their new roles."
Birthing suites are designed for comfort and include a sofa bed for your support person, a television, a DVD player and a massaging shower. All rooms in the Mother/Baby unit are private so you can bond with your new baby.
The area's top obstetricians choose Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center's Maternity Center because of its world-class facilities and commitment to providing the best possible care. "Half of our full-time clinical faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology have been named 'Best Doctors' in the most recent rankings," says Mark Landon, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Ohio State's Medical Center offers comprehensive high-risk maternal fetal services, including a Level III (the highest level) neonatal intensive care unit.
Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that happens when a woman is pregnant. It increases the mother's risk of developing diabetes later in life and can lead to a very large baby or a baby with low blood sugar or jaundice.
A research study led by Dr. Landon demonstrates the importance of treating women with even the mildest forms of gestational diabetes. Women who received treatment were half as likely to experience shoulder dystocia at birth (when a baby's shoulders are caught in the mother's pelvis after delivery of the head). They also had fewer cesarean deliveries and less preeclampsia, or hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.