Physicians & Departments

Maternity

Martha's Vineyard Hospital's Maternity Department has a strong focus on family-centered care.

At the heart of the Maternity Department are its three LDRP rooms - spaces designed for labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum care. In most cases, these inviting rooms become a family's home for the entire duration of the birth experience.

Our staff, with the support of all Hospital employees, are committed to making every birth a memorable and special occasion. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative demonstrates the commitment we all share. It is a program established by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF to educate, promote and support the highest level of care for infant nutrition and mother-baby bonding. We promote and support your choice to provide the best nutrition for your baby. Learn more about Our Baby-Friendly Initiative click here.

The Maternity Department offers childbirth education classes throughout the year. For more information and the 2018 schedule click here 2018 Childbirth Education Class Schedule.

For a Maternity Department patient and family information sheet click here.


Maternity Care at Martha's Vineyard Hospital during COVID-19

MVH OB/Gyn and Pediatric Services strives to provide the highest standard of obstetrical, gynecological and pediatric care for our community.

Our hospital’s small maternity unit, newborn nursery (no special care nursery), limited support staff, finite maternity nursing staff, and finite provider staff (OB and Pediatrics), puts limits on our services which are scaled to our current and projected volumes.

Now with the COVID19 crisis, our local practice resources will be further stressed with likely inability to transfer sick moms and babies to Boston, positive COVID19 patients requiring increased care giver ratios, and the true threat of loss of provider or staff to illness with unavailability of replacements.

In order to ensure the safety of moms and babies already in our delivery queue, MVH OB/Gyn services is not accepting transfer of care requests to avoid overwhelming our resources and potentially compromising care. The service is available to provide acute care needs to all women through MVH Emergency Deptartment.

It is with the utmost thoughts of patient and provider safety that we strongly encourage pregnant women to remain with their current obstetrical care providers and avoid travel to the Island and request transfer of care at this time.

For information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) during Pregnancy click here.

Nancy E. Leport, RN, CNM

  • Specialty: Midwifery
  • Telephone: 508-696-7294
  • Fax: 508-696-8474
  • Accepting new patients?: Yes
  • Medical School: Columbia University School of Nursing (MSN & BSN)
  • Board Certification: Nurse Midwife, ACNM

Daniel Pesch, MD, Chief of Staff

  • Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Telephone: 508-696-7294
  • Fax: 508-696-8474
  • Accepting new patients?: Yes
  • Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Internship/Residency: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL
  • Board Certification: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Linda Stewart, MD

  • Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Telephone: 508-696-7294
  • Fax: 508-696-8474
  • Accepting new patients?: Yes
  • Medical School: University of California, Davis
  • Internship/Residency: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Board Certification: Obstetrics & Gynecology