Maternity Center

Nationally Recognized Obstetric Care 

From the moment you decide to have a baby, you can count on us for the expert care you deserve.

Our Maternity Center has been nationally recognized with top honors as a five-ribbon hospital on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Maternity Hospital, as Best Maternity Hospitals | US News and Blue Distinction Center for Maternity by Blue Cross Blue Shield. Our Maternity and Childbirth Center also received “best of” distinction in Central Massachusetts.

Emblem of U.S.News High Performing Hospitals 2024 award for Maternity
Emblem of Newsweek's award for America's best maternity hospitals 2023
Award emblem for Best of Central Mass Community Choice

UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA, welcomes upward of 4,500 babies into the world each year – more than any other hospital in Central Massachusetts. The fact that so many moms choose to have their babies at our birthing center is also evidence of the outstanding maternity care we provide. 

Providing Expert Care Through all Stages of Labor and Delivery 

The birth of your baby is a very special event. Our Maternity Center, conveniently located at our Memorial Campus at 119 Belmont St, Worcester, offers the setting, expertise, and support you and your family need to have a healthy, positive birth experience. 

With highly skilled obstetricians, family medicine physicians, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, nurses, advanced practice clinicians, including certified nurse midwives, we’re here for you at every step of your pregnancy, providing:

  • Comprehensive prenatal care and childbirth education to ensure a healthy pregnancy
  • Attentive, personalized care through all stages of labor and delivery – a hallmark of our TeamBirth program – that helps ensure a safe and positive patient experience 
  • Comprehensive postpartum and follow-up care to make sure that mom, baby and family are doing fine 

Our Maternity Center Services

Our Maternity Center offers:


High-Risk Pregnancy 

As the only hospital in Central Massachusetts with high-risk pregnancy specialists (obstetricians who have advanced training in maternal-fetal medicine or perinatology), the Medical Center can handle all pregnancy complications, such as kidney or heart disease, seizure disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, and issues affecting the baby. Specialists address problems that occurred in a previous pregnancy and those that develop suddenly during your current pregnancy or your delivery.