What We Do:

The birth of your child may be one of the most momentous occasions in your life. The goal of the Obstetric, Gynecologic and Fetal Anesthesia Division is to ensure that the delivery process is a positive and stress-free experience for mothers, families, and their new babies.  The Johns Hopkins OB Anesthesiologists are clinical experts in obstetric anesthesia providing effective pain relief and a wide range of anesthetic services to expecting mothers. The anesthesiologists in the division place epidurals and utilize general and other anesthetic techniques in the hospital’s Labor and Delivery suites and operating rooms. The OB Anesthesia Division members are highly focused on pain management both during and after delivery through well-maintained follow-up and feedback gathering processes.

Intraoperative Innovation Allows Mothers and Babies to Connect in the OR

Whether planned or unplanned, an operating room birth can often be associated with anxiety and fear for expecting mothers and families. The Obstetric, Gynecologic and Fetal Anesthesia Division and their Birthing Center colleagues have taken an innovate approach to intraoperative care to ensure a positive birthing experience, designed to minimize anxiety and refocus on the joy of welcoming your newest family member. We recognize that operative deliveries should not prohibit you from witnessing the birth of your child or your ability to bond with your baby immediately after birth.  In addition to providing clear drapes that allow you to witness birth if you desire, we work hard to facilitate skin-to-skin contact and early breastfeeding, whenever medically possible, during the intraoperative period.  Our team is dedicated to ensuring a safe and comfortable environment for you and your baby.