Who Will Deliver My Baby?
Who will deliver your baby at the NSMC Birthplace?
We’re so happy that you’ve decided to have your baby at North Shore Medical Center. One of the most frequently asked questions from patients is “Who will deliver my baby?” Because of the nature of 24/7 coverage, our physician groups rotate “on-call” coverage at the Birthplace.
If you are scheduled for an induction or C-section, you will be scheduled on a day when your doctor is on call, and she/he will deliver your baby during those times. Weekend and night call rotates between the doctors within their groups, so the doctor who is on call the day you go into labor will deliver your baby.
With this arrangement, there’s a good chance that your primary obstetrician will not be the one delivering your baby. But one thing holds true for all of our physicians and nurse midwives -- they are all highly-skilled, compassionate caregivers who love to deliver babies. The coverage group for each practice differs; specific information for selected practices is below.
North Shore Physicians Group – Swampscott and Danvers
The OB/GYNs in the Swampscott and Danvers offices can see patients in either office. You may select one specific physician or nurse midwife to be your primary obstetrician for the majority of your prenatal visits. The more typical practice is to schedule each of your prenatal visits with a different obstetrician in the practice so that you can meet everyone. Having some familiarity with the full team helps ensure that your baby will be delivered by someone you have met before. In addition, this group has a dedicated laborist who is based at the Birthplace and covers many of the evening and weekend shifts. This group includes:
- Coffey, Christopher J., MD
- Gelinas, John R., DO
- Gelinas, Justine Marie, DO
- Heller, Joel B., MD
- Koniaris, Anastasia H., MD
- Nathan, Melanie, MD
North Shore Physicians Group – Salem
While you may select either OB/GYN to be your primary doctor for the majority of your prenatal visits, you will rotate and have a prenatal visit with both of them.
Lynn Community Health Center
Please discuss with your doctor or midwife who will deliver your baby.