Where can I get maternity care?

Most childbearing women in the United States are healthy and can choose to give birth in a hospital, in- or out-of-hospital birth center or at home.

If you have a serious medical condition or are at high risk for developing such a condition, you will probably want to plan to give birth in a hospital and be in the care of a doctor who is board-certified in obstetrics. Your care provider can tell you about situations that could require more specialized care.