Obstetrics/Newborn Care

You’ll care for a high-volume of refugee and low-income patients at a dedicated children’s hospital.

Working one-on-one with an attending physician, you’ll care for all obstetric and newborn patients admitted to Oishei Children’s Hospital from Jericho Road Community Health Center, a busy family medicine practice that serves our region’s significant refugee population.

As a member of UB’s obstetrics and gynecology team, you’ll be fully integrated into the obstetrics labor deck and take call.

During daily rounds, you’ll:

  • obtain obstetrical histories from patients
  • counsel them on breastfeeding, epidural anesthesia and related issues
  • perform risk assessments
  • offer routine newborn and obstetrical screening tests
  • manage antepartum triage issues

Procedures Learned

You’ll learn how to perform the following obstetrical procedures:

  • artificial rupture of membranes
  • cesarean sections (first assist)
  • cervical dilation assessments
  • dilation and curettage
  • dilation and evacuation
  • episiotomies
  • fetal scalp electrode placements
  • intrauterine pressure catheter placements
  • non-stress tests
  • placental deliveries and manual extractions
  • ultrasounds (transabdominal and transvaginal)
  • vertex vaginal deliveries

You’ll learn how to perform the following newborn/pediatric procedures:

  • bladder catheterization
  • circumcision
  • phlebotomy and heel stick
  • wound debridement

Conditions Seen

Among obstetrics patients, you’ll identify and treat conditions including:

  • antepartum bleeding
  • gestational diabetes
  • hyperemesis gravidarum
  • hypertension/pregnancy-induced hypertension
  • injuries due to domestic violence
  • malpresentation
  • mood disorders
  • post-term pregnancy
  • pre-eclampsia
  • preterm labor
  • premature rupture of membranes
  • substance abuse
  • thrombocytopenia
  • thyroid disease
  • urinary tract infections
  • vaginal infections
  • venous thromboembolism

Clinical Site

Year Taken


Length of Rotation

4 weeks