best hospital for L&D

U.S.A. Massachusetts


Hi Everyone!!!

I am going to be relocating to the Boston area in January. Will be taking a job through a travel agency I used to work for. I am able to ask them to look in to hospitals I want. So I need some insight from all of you on which hospitals are the best to work at in labor and delivery. I will be moving from NYC, and I currently work at a great community hospital in northen NJ which does 3,800 deliveries a year, in what I consider to be a birth center/family oriented unit. We have residents but they are not there for normal routine things so we have a lot of independence and total care of the patient. I am looking for a situation similar to this out in Massachusetts. Look forward to hearing from you!

mother/babyRN, RN

11 Articles; 1,587 Posts

Specializes in cardiac, diabetes, OB/GYN.

My friends swear by Beth Israel Deaconess for the teaching thing, although any number of those hospitals ( Newton Wellesley), Brigham and Womens, etc. would be great ....


3 Posts

Brigham and Women's...did my practicum for my DE-MSN program there on the Labor & Delivery floor. Excellent.


57 Posts

Mt. Auburn for sure! They are a busy Boston hospital and have a huge staff of nurse midwives. I believe they have the lowest c-section rate in the country. Lots of NCB going on there. If i could get in to their L&D floor it would be my dream job!

allnurses Guide

BCgradnurse, MSN, RN, NP

1,678 Posts

Specializes in allergy and asthma, urgent care.

I second Beth Israel-Deaconess-did my my clinical and synthesis there and thought it was fabulous. I can also recommend Newton-Wellesley from the patient side-had both my kids there and received great care.


945 Posts

Specializes in Pediatrics, ER.

Have you looked into St. Vincent's in Worcester? They do about the same number of births annually and are very family-oriented. The birthing center leads out to a beautiful atrium with a waterfall and patients are able to walk around there for inductions, early labor, etc. I have had several family members give birth there and were all extremely satisfied with the nursing care. It's a good team and very organized.


18 Posts

South shore hospital in Weymouth, ma serves most of the south shore. I had a great experience there and it felt like having the ammenities of Boston without the city. Worth checking out if you want to be 20 mins outside of the city.

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