Western Mass OB/GYN
Choosing OB/GYN care for your pregnancy, labor and delivery and post-partum care is an important decision. Western Mass OB/GYN offers board-certified OB/GYN care from Gretchen Loebel, MD, Yi-Lo Yu, MD, and Marc J. Zerbe, MD, specialists in patient-centered care.
The Birthing Center at Holyoke Medical Center
From big decisions (How do I want to manage pain or discomfort during labor?) to specific details (Please provide a hand mirror so I can view the birth of my baby) you create the birth plan that works for you. Services and choices appreciated most by our patients include:
- Safe and innovative pain relief including nitrous oxide. We were the first in Massachusetts and also among the first in the U.S. to embrace a reliable pain management practice that provides the patient greater control.
- “Skin-to-Skin” contact between mom and baby, directly after birth. A practice with proven benefits: easing a newborn’s transition to the outside world, regulates breathing, increases immunity, strengthens bonding and more.
- Birthing Tub for those looking for a distinctive and comforting option to bring their baby into the world.
The Birthing Center is the first and ONLY Baby-Friendly® hospital in the Pioneer Valley. The international award recognizes birth facilities that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.
Appointments available in Holyoke and Westfield. Call (413) 534-2826
Dr. Gretchen Loebel, MD, FACOG
Dr. Loebel attended the University of Connecticut Medical School and completed her residency at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. She is the Supervising Physician for Midwifery Care of Holyoke. Dr. Loebel is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Yi-Lo Yu, MD, FACOG
Dr. Yu is an OB/GYN who joined the Western Mass practice in 2017. She completed her residency at University of Connecticut School of Medicine and earned a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Yu holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in neuroscience & behavior from Wesleyan University. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and certified in da Vinci
Dr. Marc Zerbe, MD, FACOG
Dr. Zerbe earned his Doctor of Medicine from the American University of Beirut, and completed his residency at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Townson, Maryland. He is currently Chief of the Obstetrics & Gynecology department at Holyoke Medical Center, and President of the Medical Staff at Holyoke Medical Center. Dr. Zerbe is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.