Brigham and Women’s Obstetrics Practices

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 three attendings: Nawal Nour, MD, MPH; Khady Diouf, MD; and Julianna Schantz-Dunn, MD. The team also consists of four nurses who provide continuity and individual care to our diverse patients: Marta Santos, RN; Susanna Pan, 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, Chair of the Brigham and Women’s Obstetrics and Gynecology 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, Director of Brigham and Women’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Practices, 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, Medical Director of Brigham and Women’s Obstetrics practices, is fluent in Spanish and cares for Latinx 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 six to eight women. Patients in the Centering Groups receive prenatal education and peer support at each of their prenatal visits.


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