For New & Expecting Parents

At NYU Langone, we know that pregnancy can be an exciting, but sometimes overwhelming, time in your life. There is much to learn and many decisions to make. That’s why we are firmly committed to providing soon-to-be parents with the education and support they need to have healthy, happy pregnancies and the best possible birth experiences.

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Our certified birth educators teach you how to advocate for yourself throughout your pregnancy, what to expect during childbirth, how to care for a newborn, and ways to ensure your baby’s safety. Soon-to-be fathers also receive support through our Boot Camp for New Dads program. Our parent classes and support groups are offered through NYU Langone’s Center for Perinatal Education and Lactation.

Delivering Your Baby at NYU Langone

To learn more about why you should choose NYU Langone for your delivery, we invite you to attend a free Ready, Set, Baby! information session taught by our nurse educator. This presentation introduces you to our facilities and explains the NYU Langone birth experience. It also answers any questions you have.

Best Hospitals for Maternity Care

NYU Langone ranks as one of the nation’s best hospitals for maternity care, according to U.S. News & World Report. This reflects our commitment to providing the highest-quality labor and delivery care for our patients.

Learn About our Pregnancy Care

For more information about childbirth—including information about cesarean delivery, episiotomy, and breastfeeding—please read our Maternity Information and Childbirth Services brochure for NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn.

A Commitment to Breastfeeding and Infant Safety

Tisch Hospital, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, and NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island are designated Baby-Friendly Hospitals, a distinction awarded by Baby-Friendly USA in acknowledgment of our commitment to breastfeeding support and education.

Studies have shown that breastfeeding can reduce infant hospitalizations and pediatrician visits. Through our breastfeeding classes and support groups, our lactation consultants and lactation counselors provide you with the support you need to get off to a good breastfeeding start, continue breastfeeding after returning to work, and overcome any nursing challenges you face along the way.

NYU Langone receives consistent recognition for safety and quality. We are certified by The Joint Commission for excellence in advanced perinatal care, which is the time before, during, and after childbirth. In addition, all of NYU Langone’s inpatient facilities are Magnet® certified, which is the gold standard for nursing excellence. We also earn the highest ratings from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety grade.

As part of our commitment to infant safety, we follow and educate new and expecting parents about infant safe sleep guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Contact Us

The Center for Perinatal Education and Lactation is located at 660 First Avenue in Manhattan, on the fourth floor. For more information about our programs, please email nyubaby@nyulangone.org.