Prenatal care is provided at our Hollis and Tarrytown sites. Prenatal care refers to the care of pregnant women both during the pregnancy and for the first six weeks after a patient has delivered her baby. At MCHC, prenatal care is a group effort that involves initial screenings by a team made up of social workers, counselors, nutritionists and prenatal nurses. After those visits and appropriate lab testing, pregnant patients are seen for their first provider visit. Our nurse-midwife sees almost all pregnant patients for the first provider visit and typically will see patients monthly through the end of the seventh month of the pregnancy; she works exclusively at MCHC-Tarrytown.
In the last trimester, patients are seen by our family practice physicians at either our Hollis or Tarrytown sites.
Patients who are considered high-risk are seen at our Tarrytown site by several of the obstetricians from the Bedford Commons OB/GYN group which we use for consultative services. If a patient delivers vaginally then one of our family practice physicians or our nurse-midwife attends the delivery at Elliot Hospital. If a patient requires a C-section or abdominal delivery then a Bedford Commons obstetrician performs that surgery at Elliot Hospital.