Brigham and Women’s Hospital offers outpatient obstetric care at our main campus. We are committed to caring for culturally and socio-economically diverse populations. Our residents provide low risk prenatal care under the supervision of four attendings: Nawal Nour, MD, MPH; Khady Diouf, MD; Julianna Schantz-Dunn, MD; and Audra Meadows, MPH. The team also consists of four nurses who provide continuity and individual care to our diverse patients: Betty Fenton-Diggins, RN; Linda Steele, RN; Amy Montero, RN; and Arlene Buck, RN.
Low Risk Prenatal Care
Our obstetricians provide a variety services to our patients:
African Women’s Health Center: Founded in 1999 by Dr. Nawal Nour, Director of the Brigham and Women’s Obstetrics Practices, the Center cares for pregnant women and gynecology patients who have undergone female genital cutting or mutilation. Betty Fenton-Diggins, RN works closely with Dr. Nour and her patients to provide the support needed.
Pregnancy and infectious disease: Dr Khady Diouf cares for pregnant women with health issues complicated by infectious diseases. Dr Diouf is an expert on Zika virus. Linda Steele, RN assists Dr Diouf in the care of these patients.
Bi-lingual care: Dr Julianna Schantz-Dunn is fluent in Spanish and cares for Hispanic pregnant women. Arlene Buck, RN, assists Dr. Schantz-Dunn in caring for this population.
Centering Pregnancy Group: Dr Audra Meadows established the Centering Pregnancy Group at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The program provides prenatal care to groups of eight to twelve women. Patients in the Centering Groups receive prenatal education and peer support at each of their prenatal visits. Dr. Meadows is also focused on minimizing disparities in health care in the Boston area.
High Risk Prenatal Care
High risk pregnancy patients are cared for in our Special Obstetric Practice. Katherine Economy, MD, a high risk pregnancy specialist, works with our chief resident and team of maternal-fetal medicine fellows to provide care for women who have chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, thyroid disease, or hypertension. The Special Obstetric Practice also sees patients with a short cervix or history of preterm deliveries and women whose fetuses may be at risk for complications.