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Dr. Rosenn Gives His Expert Opinion:

6 Ways Pregnancy is Different With Twins

Beyonce’s recent announcement that she is pregnant with twins has spurred a lot of public interest. In answer to how twin pregnancies differ from single pregnancies, our own Director of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Barak Rosenn, MD, gave his expert advice to Jenna Birch of www.health.com. Read the full story resulting from that interview here:

http://www.health.com/pregnancy/pregnant-with-twins-different

Maternity Guidebook Available for Expectant Parents

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers a complete guidebook for parents planning to deliver a baby at Mount Sinai West. Developed through collaboration between obstetricians, midwives, maternal-child health nurses, and administrators, the manual is available online below, and is also available in printed form, in your obstetric providerís office. To download a copy, go to “Giving Birth at Mount Sinai West: A planning guide to a rewarding labor, delivery, and postpartum experience.

Paperwork Necessary: To Obtain a Birth Certificate for Your Baby

Getting a correct birth certificate for your baby requires that you hand in at least one document after you have given birth and before you leave the hospital. You will be given the blank forms to fill out while you are recovering from childbirth in the hospital. It is important that you fill them out completely and correctly. Correcting them later is difficult.

  1. Mother/Parent Worksheet or Birth Certificate Application

    The main form is the Birth Certificate Application, also known as the Mother/Parent Worksheet. It is available in English and in Spanish.

    In English or Spanish, you can print out the form and fill it out using ink, and sign it. Alternatively, you can fill it out on your computer, print it out, and sign it. Either way, make a copy for yourself, and bring the original to the hospital when you give birth. Again, either English or Spanish is acceptable.

    If you have any questions about this form, call the Mount Sinai West Birth Registrar at 1-212-523-6425 9:00am - 4:00pm; M-F.

  2. Acknowledgement of Paternity Form

    If the baby’s mother is not married, the baby’s mother and the baby’s father must fill out a form to legally identify him as the father. This is the Acknowledgement of Paternity Form. You must wait to fill out this form after the birth of the baby, while you are still in the hospital. The blank form will be given to you in English, and you must complete it in English.

    Along with this form come several pages of information explaining what it means to sign this form. Both the baby’s mother and the baby’s father should read this information carefully. On this website, you can download the information and the form in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Russian, or Haitian Creole, so that you can study them.

    Remember, you should wait to fill out this form after the birth of the baby, while you are still in the hospital. Also, you will have to fill out the form in English. If you speak another language, studying or printing the form in your language may help you get ready to fill the form out in the hospital.

If you have any questions about this form, call the Mount Sinai West Birth Registrar at1-212-523-6425 9:00am - 4:00pm; M-F.


Giving Birth With Us

First-class, personalized care from pregnancy planning through early infancy

Having a baby is a very exciting and meaningful experience for a woman and her family. At the At the Mount Sinai West Obstetric Service, formerly the Roosevelt Hospital Obstetric Service, we are enthusiastic about sharing that experience with you in one of the newest, most beautiful settings on Manhattan Island. From the time you begin planning your pregnancy until you and your infant arrive at home, we offer complete, individualized care. It is provided by our highly skilled team of health care professionals, including our many excellent obstetricians and maternal-fetal medicine specialists. Our obstetrics service stands above those of all other New York City hospitals when it comes to options and flexibility

What sets us apart is our well established in-hospital birthing center, and its location just one floor down from our fully equipped, state-of-the-art labor and delivery suite. This proximity ensures that if you need epidural anesthesia, an operating room, or specialists skilled in high-risk pregnancy and delivery, they will be there. Our setup also allows your delivery experience to be tailor-made in a variety of ways, all with the highest in health-care quality and safety. While our facilities allow you the greatest number of choices, our family centered philosophy promotes this approach. We believe that the process of giving birth belongs to the parents, who are welcoming a new family member. It is our philosophy that all of the medically safe choices concerning labor and delivery should belong to you.

Getting started

When you decide you would like to give birth at Mount Sinai West, the first step is to choose a physician from among those on our obstetrics faculty, or a midwife from one of the organizations who affiliate with us. Our faculty of physicians includes a long list of top-notch general obstetricians, and also seven maternal-fetal medicine specialists, who focus on high-risk pregnancy. The midwives available are of the highest caliber, coming from the most well respected organizations in the country. If you would like to use our birthing center, your chosen provider must first agree to do the delivery there. For expert help in planning your pregnancy and in choosing your birth experience, our Parent/Family Education Program offers advice and referrals, a preconception seminar, a class on the choices in childbirth, and many other resources.

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Infant Car Seat Safety

If you are expecting a new baby, making sure the seat is properly installed and knowing how to adjust it for your infant are important goals to achieve well before your due date. Your car needs to be ready when you bring your baby home from the hospital. Here are some resources to help you.

The Parent’s Central Car Seat Webpage allows you to find a child car seat inspection station nearest you. Certified technicians will inspect your child car seat, in most cases, free of charge - and show you how to correctly install and use it. The page also includes links on finding the correct seat for your make and model of vehicle.

How To Set Up a Car Seat for Your Infant is a video that explains how to adjust your new baby’s car seat so it is safe, secure and comfortable.

Prenatal Classes

Please visit the Parent/Family Education Program Page for a full listing of all our classes on how to find a physician or midwife and decide where and how to give birth. Included: preconception, choices in childbirth, Lamaze, Introduction to the Birthing Center, breastfeeding, and many more!

Register for Childbirth

When you’ve decided to give birth with us and have chosen an obstetrician or midwife, at your earliest opportunity, please register for obstetric admission. This can be done online at the link below. But first, gather together your insurance information and the insurance information of anyone who bears or shares financial responsibility for your care.

Once on the registration page, please sign up for a new account, and then sign in. You will be guided quickly and easily through all the forms necessary for registering to deliver your baby at Mount Sinai West, including documentation of all your insurance coverage. If you start the process and find you are missing information, you can always return and start again. Finally, when you submit your form, it will all be delivered to Mount Sinai West Department of Admissions, and you will receive confirmation of your preadmission.

Register for Childbirth

Or, with your mobile phone, scan the bar code: