Choosing the right environment to welcome your new baby is one of the most important decisions for expectant parents, and we want your experience to be as safe, comfortable and joyous as possible. Our innovative laboring options, advanced technology and world-renowned obstetricians and midwives make University Hospital the ideal place for you and your baby.

We’re here to help expectant parents create a birth experience that’s right for them. Our labor and delivery providers are equipped to care for the healthiest moms and babies, as well as those who require the most advanced multidisciplinary care. Our professional nursing team is also committed to quality family-centered care, and as the only hospital in Utah to be designated Baby Friendly, we offer the best possible environment for you and your newborn.

What Do You Know About Having a Healthy Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is an exciting and busy time for couples. You spend time wondering about your baby-to-be and making plenty of preparations to welcome the newest member of your family. By taking this quiz, you can learn which lifestyle behaviors are most helpful and which may be harmful to your developing child.

1. Healthy habits during which trimester are most crucial for the well-being of the developing fetus?
2. Women in their 30s and 40s can have healthy pregnancies, but are at increased risk of which condition?
3. Which of these alcoholic beverages is safe to drink occasionally in very small amounts while you're pregnant?
4. How much weight gain is normal during pregnancy?
5. Which of these exercises do doctors recommend during pregnancy?
6. How does exercise benefit a pregnant body?
7. If a pregnant woman overexerts herself during exercise, it can be bad for the fetus. In what way?
8. How does the mother's stress level affect the fetus?
9. In a recent study, researchers found that taking over-the-counter painkillers during pregnancy may increase the risk for which of these?
10. Most domestic airlines won't allow expectant mothers to fly after which week of pregnancy?

Marisa R. Adelman, M.D.

Dr. Adelman is a women's health doctor that works as a minimally invasive gynecologic surgery consultant and obstetrician for the institution. Dr. Adelman’s clinical interests include cervical dysplasia, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, symptomatic fibroid uteri, adnexal masses, and chronic pelvic pain. She provides medical and surgical treatments f... Read More

Robert L. Andres, M.D.

Robert L. Andres, MD is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Dr. Andres serves as an attending physician at McKay-Dee Hospital Center in Ogden, Utah, as well as the University of Utah Health Sciences Center . He completed his Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship at the University of Cal... Read More

Specialties:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Women's Health

Locations:

University Hospital
OB Diagnostic Center
(801) 581-8425

Specialties:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

D. Ware Branch, M.D.

Dr. Branch is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist who treats high-risk pregnancy patients. He is internationally recognized for his research and focus on special interests within his specialty, including antiphosphilipid syndrome (APS), thrombotic disorders in pregnancy, and recurrent pregnancy loss. He has been in practice as a high-risk pregna... Read More

Specialties:

Genetics/Fetal Diagnosis, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Recurrent Miscarriage

Locations:

University Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Clinic 4
(801) 581-8425
University Hospital
OB Diagnostic Center
(801) 581-8425

Janice L. B. Byrne, M.D.

Janice L.B. Byrne, MD is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah Healthsciences Center. Dr. Byrne is on the Steering Committe for the Utah Fetal Care Center at Primary Children's. She is on the faculty of the University of Utah Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling and serves as a clinical case reviewer for the Utah Bir... Read More

Specialties:

Clinical Genetics, Genetics/Fetal Diagnosis, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrical Ultrasound, Women's Genetic Counseling

Locations:

University Hospital
OB Diagnostic Center
(801) 581-8425

Erin A. S. Clark, M.D.

Erin Clark, MD has been an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center since she completed her Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship at the University of Utah in 2009. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as the subspecialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She initiated the Pret... Read More

Specialties:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Locations:

South Jordan Health Center (801) 581-8425
University Hospital
OB Diagnostic Center
(801) 581-8425

Mark Dassel, M.D.

Mark W. Dassel, M.D. is an Assistant Professor and women's health provider, with a special interest in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Dr. Dassel received two B.S. degrees and an M.D. degree from the University of Kentucky. He completed an Obstetrics & Gynecology residency program at the Phoenix Integrated Residency in OB/GYN and a 2 year fello... Read More

Donna S. Dizon-Townson, M.D.

Donna S. Dizon-Townson, MD is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and serves as the Medical Director of Clinical Programs for the Southern Region of Intermountain Healthcare. Dr. Dizon-Townson is a renowned authority on thrombophilic disorders in pregnancy, having published several pioneering papers on Factor V. Leiden. Dr. Dizon-To... Read More

Specialties:

Genetics/Fetal Diagnosis, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Clinic 4
(801) 581-8425

Michael L. Draper, M.D.

Michael L. Draper, MD is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as the subspecialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He has been with the University of Utah Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division since 2002. He is currently the Residency Program Director for the Department of Obstetrics... Read More

Specialties:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital
OB Diagnostic Center
(801) 581-8425

Alexandra Grosvenor Eller, M.D., M.P.H.

Alexandra Grosvenor Eller, MD, MHP is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Eller completed her Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship at the University of Utah in 2008. Her areas of interest are preeclampsia, immunologic/hematologic... Read More

Specialties:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-8425

M. Sean Esplin, M.D.

M. Sean Esplin, MD is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He joined the University of Utah Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division in 2000, after completion of his Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship at the University of Utah. He is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and the subspecialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Dr. Espli... Read More

Specialties:

Genetics/Fetal Diagnosis, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Clinic 4
(801) 581-8425

Specialties:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Keri L. Gibson, M.D.

Keri Gibson, MD, is a board-certified physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. She received her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 2005. She is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa. Dr. Gibson’s professional interests ... Read More

Specialties:

OB/Gyn, General, Women's Health

Locations:

Redwood Health Center (801) 213-8841

Sarah J. Hagen, C.N.M., M.S.

Sarah is board Certified Nurse Midwife who has been faculty at the University of Utah College of Nursing from 2008-2012. After a short leave, Sarah chose to return to Utah to work within the Birthcare Healthcare practice again. Sarah has an active full scope midwifery practice and sees clients at South Jordan Health Center as well as Madsen Health ... Read More

Specialties:

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner, OB/Gyn, General, Women's Health

Locations:

South Main Public Health Center (801) 468-3690

Specialties:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Cara C. Heuser, M.D.

Cara C. Heuser, MD is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. She is an attending physician at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, UT, as well as the UUHSC. She completed her Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship at the University of Utah in 2011. Dr. Heuser's primary area of clinical a... Read More

Specialties:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-8425

Calla M. Holmgren, M.D.

Calla M. Holmgren, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center where she completed her fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine in 2007. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her special interests include diabetes, disorders of coagulation, and genetics.... Read More

Specialties:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-8425

G. Marc Jackson, M.D., M.B.A.

Marc Jackson, MD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah. Dr. Jackson graduated from UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas in San Antonio, and completed his fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the Universit... Read More

Specialties:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Clinic 4
(801) 581-8425

Felicia R. Katz, M.D.

Felicia Katz, MD., is a Board Eligible physician specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, then lived in Los Angeles, California for many years while completing her medical training. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), then received her medi... Read More

Specialties:

OB/Gyn, General

Locations:

Redwood Health Center (801) 213-8841
Salt Lake Regional
University of Utah Women’s Health Clinic
(801) 213-4000

Toni V. LaMalfa, C.N.M.

Toni V. LaMalfa, C.N.M., is a certified midwife. She obtained a bachelor of science degree in nursing, and a master’s degree in nurse midwifery from the University of Utah. She is a member of the Utah chapter of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. LaMalfa specializes in all aspects of women’s health and preventative care, such as abnormal pap s... Read More

Specialties:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Courtney Maclean, M.D.

Dr. Maclean’s clinical interests include women's health, obstetric care and general gynecology for women of all ages. She is accepting new obstetric patients into our group obstetrical practice and also provides services at the Greenwood University Hospital’s Community Clinic.... Read More

Specialties:

Gynecology, OB/Gyn, General, Obstetrics, Women's Health

Locations:

Greenwood Health Center (801) 213-2995
Madsen Health Center (801) 213-2995

Vicki L. Macy, M.D.

Vicki L. Macy has been a Board-Certified Ob-Gyn physician for the past 27 years and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She began her medical career at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland Oregon where she graduated Cum Laud in 1981. This included an obstetrics rotation at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, Irel... Read More

Specialties:

OB/Gyn, General

Locations:

Salt Lake Regional
University of Utah Women’s Health Clinic
(801) 213-4000

Heather D. Major, M.D.

Heather Major, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah, where she completed her fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine in 2010. Dr. Major's research interests include genetic factors which predispose to preterm birth, platelet and immune response in preeclampsia, and perinatal infections.... Read More

Specialties:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital
OB Diagnostic Center
(801) 581-8425

Specialties:

OB/Gyn, General

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Rita A. Paegle, D.N.P., M.S.N., C.N.M.

Rita Paegle, DNP, MSN, CNM, is a Certified Nurse Midwife at the University of Utah. She received her degree from the University of Utah. Her areas of clinical interest and expertise include international health care, policy, high risk obstetrics, health prevention and promotion, and OB triage. She is also fluent in Spanish.... Read More

Specialties:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Midwifery Services

Locations:

University Hospital
OB Diagnostic Center
(801) 581-8425

Gordon Park, M.D.

Dr. Park was born in Salt Lake City and grew up on a farm in Murray. He graduated from Granite High School. He went to college at the University of Utah and College of Medicine at the University of Utah. He specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology, completing his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver, CO. After completing twenty y... Read More

Jessica H. Pittman, M.D.

Dr. Pittman is a women's health provider and obstetrician gynecologist in the general obstetrics and gynecology division. Dr. Pittman’s clinical interests include general gynecology for women of all ages, and is accepting new obstetrical patients. She is accepting new patients at the Madsen Health Center for her special clinical interest of pedia... Read More

Specialties:

Adolescent Gynecology, OB/Gyn, General, Pediatric Gynecology, Women's Health

Locations:

Farmington Health Center (801) 213-3200
Madsen Health Center (801) 213-2995
University Hospital (801) 213-2995

T. Flint Porter, M.D.

T. Flint Porter, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center and Assistant Director of the Fellowship Training Program in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He joined the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division in 1997 after completing his fellowship at the University of Utah. He is serving as the ... Read More

Specialties:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital
OB Diagnostic Center
(801) 581-8425

Specialties:

OB/Gyn, General

Locations:

University Hospital
OB Care Now
(801) 585-2378

Specialties:

Midwifery Services, OB/Gyn, General

Locations:

Madsen Health Center (801) 581-4014
South Main Public Health Center (801) 585-0640
South Main Public Health Center
Teen Mother & Child Program
(385) 468-4000
University Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Clinic 4
(801) 581-4014
University Neighborhood Partners - Hartland Clinic (801) 581-4014

Brandon L. Reynolds, D.O.

Brandon L. Reynolds, D.O., is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist. He received his doctorate degree from Midwestern University’s Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000. He is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Reynolds’s professional interests include high risk pregnancy, mini... Read More

Specialties:

OB/Gyn, General

Locations:

Greenwood Health Center (801) 213-8840
South Jordan Health Center (801) 213-4500
University Hospital

Douglas S. Richards, M.D.

Douglas Richards, MD is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. He is Associate Residency Program Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He completed a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of North Carolina in 1987. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gyneco... Read More

Specialties:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-8425

Nancy C. Rose, M.D.

Nancy C. Rose, MD is board certified in Clinical Genetics, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She completed a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. A Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, she is also the Director of Reproductive Genetics for Intermountain Healthcare. Dr.... Read More

Specialties:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrical Ultrasound, Radiology

Locations:

University Hospital
OB Diagnostic Center
(801) 581-8425

Specialties:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 585-2892

Howard T. Sharp, M.D.

Howard T. Sharp, M.D. is an obstetrician and gynecologist at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Dr. Sharp provides women's health and has a special interest is in the treatment of chronic pelvic pain, and is the head of the Pelvic Pain Clinic located in the Women’s Pelvic Care Center at UUHSC. His other clinical interests include mini... Read More

Robert M. Silver, M.D.

Robert M. Silver, MD is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center who joined the University of Utah Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division after completing his fellowship there in 1994. He is serving as the Chief of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and as Co-Director of Labor and Delivery at the UUH... Read More

Specialties:

Genetics/Fetal Diagnosis, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Recurrent Miscarriage

Locations:

University Hospital
OB Diagnostic Center
(801) 581-8425

Marilee Simons, M.D.

Marilee Simons, M.D., is a board eligible obstetrics and gynecology physician. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Carroll College in Helena, Montana, and obtained her medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She then completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Utah... Read More

Andrea N. Smith, M.D.

Dr. Andrea N. Smith is an experienced physician specializing in women's healthcare as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist. She earned an undergraduate degree in Business Finance at the University of Colorado. She then went on to complete her medical degree at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. After completing medical school, Dr. Smith com... Read More

Specialties:

OB/Gyn, General

Locations:

Salt Lake Regional
University of Utah Women’s Health Clinic
(801) 213-4000

Specialties:

OB/Gyn, General

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2695

Amy E. Sullivan, M.D.

Amy E. Sullivan, MD has been an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UUHSC since completing her Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship there in 2003. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Her interests include multiple gestations and maternal cardiac disorders in pregnancy; however, Dr. S... Read More

Specialties:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Locations:

Madsen Health Center (801) 581-8425
South Main Public Health Center (801) 581-8425
University Hospital
OB Diagnostic Center
(801) 581-8425

Trece B. Swanson, C.N.M., D.N.P., Ph.D.

Trece Swanson, DNP, CNM is a Certified Nurse Midwife at the University of Utah. She received both a Master of Science (MS) degree and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from the University of Utah. She is a board certified nurse-midwife, and a member of the Utah Chapter of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. She has 16+ years of ex... Read More

Specialties:

Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Midwifery Services, Obstetrics

Locations:

University Hospital
OB Diagnostic Center
(801) 581-8425
University Neighborhood Partners - Hartland Clinic (801) 581-4014

Specialties:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Midwifery Services

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Ivana S. Thompson, M.D.

Dr. Thompson works as an obstetrician and gynecologist for the institution. Dr. Thompson's clinical interests include adolescent medicine, contraception, and menopausal care. Dr. Thompson is available for gynecologic consultations and new obstetrical patients. Dr. Thompson's research interests include: emergency contraception, novel contraceptive d... Read More

Specialties:

Adolescent Gynecology, Contraception and Family Planning, OB/Gyn, General, Women's Health

Locations:

University Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Clinic 4
(801) 213-2995

Walter Townson, M.D.

Walter Townson, MD, is a board-certified physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, and his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern. Dr. Townson is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and currently serves as clinical associate pr... Read More

Jennifer J. Trauscht-Van Horn, M.D.

Dr. Trauscht- Van Horn is a women's health provider in the University of Utah Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is the Clinical Director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Women’s Health and Breast Care Clinic. She also serves as the Medical Director for Planned Parenthood of Utah and is the Clinical Supervisor for the Salt Lake Sexual Assa... Read More

David Turok, M.D., M.P.H.

David Turok, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the University of Utah Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Family Practice. His areas of clinical interest and expertise include all aspects of women's healthcare, particularly family planning.... Read More

Michael W. Varner, M.D.

Michael W. Varner, MD joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1987 and currently serves as Professor and Vice-Chair for Research. He developed the Obstetrics and Gynecology Research Network, a consortium of over 50 research personnel who conduct and administer the many clinical trial networks - both obstetric and gynecologic - in whic... Read More

Specialties:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-8425

Specialties:

OB/Gyn, General

Locations:

Salt Lake Regional
University of Utah Women’s Health Clinic
(801) 213-4000

Specialties:

OB/Gyn, General

Locations:

Madsen Health Center (801) 213-2995

Specialties:

OB/Gyn, General

Locations:

Redstone Health Center (435) 658-9262
University Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Clinic 4
(801) 213-2995

Sandra E. Whitney, C.N.M.

Sandra Whitney, CNM is a Certified Nurse Midwife at the University of Utah. She received her degree from the University of Utah. Her areas of clinical interest and expertise include all aspects of women's healthcare, particularly high-risk pregnancies.... Read More

Specialties:

Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Midwifery Services, Nurse-midwifery

Locations:

University Hospital
OB Diagnostic Center
(801) 581-8425

University of Utah Campus

University Hospital
Clinic 4
50 N Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map
Appointments
(801) 213-4133
Madsen Women's Health Center 555 South Foothill Boulevard
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Map
Appointments
(801) 213-4133
Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine 675 Arapeen Drive, Ste. 205
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Map
Appointments
(801) 581-3834

Community Clinics

Avenues Clinic Medical Plaza 2
370 9th Avenue, Ste #101
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Map
Appointments
(801) 236-7803
Centerville Clinic 26 So. Main Street
Centerville, UT 84104
Map
Appointments
(801) 693-7900
Greenwood Health Center 7495 South State Street
Midvale, UT 84047
Map
Appointments
(801) 213-9400
Parkway Health Center 145 W. University Parkway
Orem, UT 8405
Map
Appointments
(801) 234-8585
Redwood Health Center 1525 West 2100 South
Salt Lake City UT 84119
Map
Appointments
(801) 213-9900
Redstone Health Center 1743 West Redstone Center Dr. #115
Park City, UT 84098
Map
Appointments
(435) 658-9200
South Jordan Health Center 5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan UT, 84095
Map
Appointments
(801) 213-4500
South Main Clinic 3690 South Main St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map
Appointments
(801) 587-2525
Women's Health Salt Lake
Regional Clinic
82 South 1100 East, Ste. 204
Salt Lake City UT, 84102
Map
Appointments
(801) 213-4000
Westridge Health Center 3730 West 4700 South
West Valley City UT, 84118
Map
Appointments
(801) 213-9200
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