Pregnancy & Birth

Also known as Maternity & Obstetrics

Compassionate, community-based care for growing families

Pregnancy and Birth at Beverly Hospital

At Beverly Hospital, we do everything we can to provide a warm, comfortable, family-centered environment for the birth of your baby. This is a memorable time, and we're dedicated to making it a positive one.

A Team-Based Approach to Pregnancy and Birth

Each year, over 2,000 babies come into the world at Beverly Hospital, and we've provided superior maternity care for generations. It remains so special for us to deliver so many babies of women who were born here themselves.

Moms choose Beverly Hospital Obstetrics and Maternity Services because we make them feel like family. We'll help make this memorable time in your life a positive experience for you and your growing family. Our community hospital setting provides a unique environment for personalized care.

Specialty Care

Along with obstetricians, we're proud to include midwives on our care team here at Beverly Hospital. With midwives, we can provide you with the full range of options for your pregnancy and birth experiences — from low intervention births to care for complex, high-risk pregnancies.

If you or your baby requires a higher level of care, we provide seamless access to specialists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston.

North Shore Birth Center Closure

Learn more about the closure of the North Shore Birth Center as of December 2022.

About Our Parent Support Programs & Classes

To help you prepare for your new baby, Beverly Hospital offers a series of childbirth education programs led by our own certified childbirth educators and registered nurses.

We offer a variety of education programs for your whole family with both in-person and virtual options, including:

  • Prenatal classes
  • Childbirth classes
  • Childcare classes
  • Postpartum classes with a focus on fourth trimester care
  • Breastfeeding classes

Learn more about our parent and family education classes and programs.

Moms Do Care Program - for Pregnant Women with a History of Substance Use

The Compass Moms Do Care Program at Beverly Hospital coordinates care for pregnant and early parenting women around mental health needs, substance use and OB/GYN services. We are a multidisciplinary team of doctors, midwives, social workers, therapists, and peer recovery mom/coaches working to enhance services for Beverly Hospital’s pregnant patients and their families.

What you can expect:

We are a team of compassionate recovery specialists who aim to offer pre- and post-natal care for women with historic or current substance use issues including opioid, stimulant, alcohol and marijuana use. We provide direct access to program staff via phone, text, or in-person meetings.

Services include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Case management
  • Advocacy for families involved with the Department of Children and Families
  • Birthing, parenting, and breastfeeding classes
  • Peer Coaching and mentorship
  • Pregnancy and gynecologic care in Beverly, Lynn, Danvers, and Gloucester
  • Medication management, including starting buprenorphine, methadone, or vivitrol, and referrals for psychiatric medication management
  • Support through pregnancy and for up to three years after delivery

When you deliver at Beverly Hospital:

  • You will experience enhanced delivery and inpatient care with staff trained in supporting new parents and people in recovery
  • Rooming in with your newborn is recommended during newborn stay
  • Our pediatricians use the Eat Sleep Console care model for care of opioid-exposed infants or infants experiencing withdrawal symptoms, which can help decrease how long a baby may need to stay in the hospital
  • The Compass team will support you while you and your baby are in the hospital
  • For parents undergoing evaluation by the Department of Children and Families, we provide advocacy around hospital discharge and coordinated care

To make a referral or if you just want to learn more information, please call or text 978-880-5068. You can also email us

Connecting Young Moms Program

The Connecting Young Moms Program at Beverly Hospital provides comprehensive support for teens and young women before and after giving birth. This is a free program offered by the Beverly Hospital Social Work Department in collaboration with the Parent Education Department. 

About the Connecting Young Moms Program

What You Can Expect

We help young mothers develop healthy and positive parenting skills through health and parenting education, community resources and peer support. Our caring team is here to support you and answer your questions.

Connecting Young Moms offers free:

  • Birth doula services
  • Childbirth preparation classes
  • Coordination of resources
  • New mom support groups
Birth Doula Services

A birth doula is a trained professional who provides support before, during and after you give birth. Our birth doula services include:

  • In-person or virtual labor support
  • On-call coverage
  • Postpartum follow-up
  • Prenatal birth plan meeting 
Childbirth Preparation Classes

We’ve designed our childbirth preparation classes to help young women and their support person(s) prepare for birth. Participants receive a labor bag and a birth ball. We cover these topics:

  • Adjusting to your newborn
  • Breastfeeding education taught by a lactation consultant
  • Comfort measures for labor
  • Emotional aspects of pregnancy
  • Interventions during childbirth
  • Postpartum realities
  • Role of the support person
  • Signs and stages of labor
  • Signs of preterm labor
  • Tour of the Beverly Hospital maternity floors
New Moms Support Group

Our new moms group offers ongoing, weekly support for young mothers and their babies. Beverly Hospital volunteers provide childcare during group meetings. The topics we cover include:

  • Balancing parenting, work and education
  • Child development
  • Enrichment opportunities
  • Healthy relationships
  • Joys and challenges of young parenthood
Our Team

Our team includes clinical social workers and a health and childbirth educator. We understand the importance of interpersonal relationships and offer you privacy and confidentiality.

We work with you to address any issues surrounding your pregnancy and parenting. Our caring and experienced team provides:

  • Assessment of family needs, such as housing, continuing education and financial aid
  • Coordination of resources
  • Education about the physical and emotional changes during and after pregnancy
  • Emotional support
  • Health education
  • Parenting education and skill building
Learn More

For more information on the Connecting Young Moms Program or to register, please call 978-922-3000, ext. 2720 or email us. We are located across from the hospital in the Parkhurst Building, Suite 117.

Make an Appointment

To speak with a member of our team, please call us.