Why Choose Us - MedStar Women's Care

Women's Health

At MedStar Harbor Women’s Care, our dedicated team of expert obstetricians/gynecologists is here to help you maintain your Women's Health, offering you the very best care throughout your lifetime. From adolescence through menopause, our team is highly trained to provide exceptional, compassionate care, focused on you.

Our top-notch team of professionals understands the special needs of women. Our facilities are state-of-the-art and we offer the latest technology to our patients. From obstetrics to gynecology and women’s specialty services, you can count on MedStar Harbor to provide you with the expert care you need. Learn more about the services we offer.

Women and Infants’ Center

MedStar Harbor Hospital invites you to welcome your baby into the world in our home-like Women and Infants' Center. We pride ourselves on high-quality, mother-focused care. Our experienced, compassionate staff members aim to cater to the needs of every patient as if she were a member of their own families. Located on the waterfront in Baltimore, just off I-95, our center is convenient to residents of Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Howard counties.

Learn more about the Women and Infants’ Center at MedStar Harbor Hospital.

Neonatal Care Unit

While most births occur without complications, it is comforting to know that MedStar Harbor Hospital has a Neonatal Care Unit, which offers medical monitoring and specialized care not available in a conventional nursery. Our multidisciplinary team cares for babies who are born prematurely, have a low birth weight, or have other medical complications. We want you to feel comfortable and able to ask us anything regarding your baby. Learn more about MedStar Harbor’s Neonatal Care Unit.

Our Neonatal Care Specialist

When a baby is born prematurely or full-term with special medical needs, he or she requires an extra level of medical attention. That’s where the expertise and caring hands of Laurel “Larry” Yap, M.D., comes in.

In the Neonatal Care Unit, Dr. Yap and his team provide care for babies born as young as 28 weeks and who weigh as little as two pounds. “We are much more than a holding nursery,” Dr. Yap explained. “We provide the medical treatment, respiratory and nutrition therapy and round-the-clock monitoring that premature and sick infants need to thrive.”

Read more about why your baby is in excellent hands with Dr. Yap.


The March of Dimes Maryland- National Capital Area Chapter- Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait Award

In 2015, MedStar Harbor Hospital was recognized for being committed to providing the best care for mothers and their babies by reducing the rate of premature Women's Health births and decreasing  the number of  non-medically indicated elective deliveries and cesarean deliveries. The March of Dimes’ recognition is a reflection of our efforts, and an acknowledgment that we want women to be pregnant at least 39 weeks.