Newly Pregnant

Learning that you're pregnant is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. Find comfort in knowing that the obstetrics and maternity team will guide you through your entire pregnancy, with expert medical care, prenatal testing and counseling, and useful resources.

Use the information below to begin your childbirth journey.

Find an Obstetrician

Your obstetrician works with the entire maternity team to keep you and your baby as healthy and comfortable as possible. You'll receive compassionate support through every stage of pregnancy and childbirth.

Prenatal Diagnosis Center

Whether your pregnancy is routine or falls into a high-risk category, Cedars-Sinai provides the latest screenings and genetic tests to monitor your health and track your baby's growth and development.

Childbirth Classes

The more informed you are about what’s to come, the more prepared you’ll be. Cedars-Sinai offers classes on pregnancy, childbirth, infant care and more.

Birthing Preferences

Your preferences are important. The "Choices in Childbirth" form can help you select your labor, delivery and recovery options, and share them with your obstetrician and care team.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a parent-to-be, you probably have lots of questions about pregnancy and childbirth. Get the facts about staying healthy, prenatal testing, pre-term and cesarean births, and other important topics.


You can save time and added stress on your delivery day by filling out your pre-admission forms in advance. To make your delivery day easier, we provide multiple ways to register. Find out how you can pre-register online, through mail or fax for admission to Cedars-Sinai.

Cord Blood Donation and Storage

A child's birth is a gift of joy to a family, and it could also provide the gift of life to others. Cord blood—the few ounces of blood left in the umbilical cord and placenta after delivery—is a rich source of stem cells, which can be used in lifesaving transplants, disease treatments and medical research.

Through an exclusive agreement with Cryo-Cell, a leading cord blood bank, Cedars-Sinai offers a variety of options for donating cord blood or storing it for possible use by your own family later on.

You can discuss cord blood storage or donation with your obstetrician, or call Cryo-Cell at 800-786-7235 for more information.