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Jacqueline M. Marecheau, MD FACOG


The Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology at St. John's Episcopal Hospital provides comprehensive care for women of all ages. Services include:

  • Well-woman visits and screenings
  • Routine and high-risk obstetrics
  • Reproductive endocrinology & infertility services
  • Management of abnormal Pap smears
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Gynecological oncology
  • Urogynecology
Interactive Women's History Month Discussion focused on: Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories

On March 29, Episcopal Health Services' team member gathered to share their birthing stories and discussed the role EHS can play in others’ birthing experience. This panel discussion was led by Dr. Jacqueline Marecheau, Chairperson of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Having Your Baby at St. John's

    St. John's is committed to providing expectant parents with a safe, high-quality experience for routine and high-risk deliveries in a comfortable setting close to home. Included are prenatal care on the St. John's campus or at nearby satellite offices, parenting and childbirth classes, modern labor and delivery suites, and newborn and neonatal intensive care nurseries as well as an on-site lactation consultant.

    Tours & Classes

    Tours of the maternity unit for expectant parents are offered regularly. There are also childbirth preparation classes led by a certified nurse educator or Doulas. Click here to register for our Prenatal Childbirth Classes. For questions regarding Chidlbirthing class schedules with our call 516-308-2479 and for tours of our Labor & Delivery, please call 718-869-7276.

    Now Offering Doula Services to St. John's Episcopal Hospital

    What are Doula Services?

    Doulas provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to achieve a healthy and satisfying experience. They also provide support and assistance during:

    • Pregnancy loss (abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth & infant loss)
    • High Risk Pregnancies (advanced maternal age, multiples, chronic conditions)

    Additionally, Doulas offer:

    • Classes (childbirth education, baby wearing, lactation, etc).
    • On-call and Virtual support (telehealth)
    • Additional resources and referrals to help you during your pregnancy

    When are Doula Services Available?

    Our classes are offered both in-person and virtually every 2nd Tuesday (virtually) and last Tuesday (in-person) of the month.

    In-Person Classes take place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at our Margaret O. Carpenter Women's Health Center located at:
    105-38 Rockaway Beach Blvd, 3rd Floor, Rockaway Park, NY 11694

    For more information about the Doula programs, please email There are also childbirth preparation classes led by a certified nurse educator or Doulas. Click here to register for our Prenatal Childbirth Classes. For questions regarding child birth class schedules, please call 516-308-2479 and for tours of our Labor & Delivery, please call 718-869-7276.

    Here is What our Doula Patients are Saying:

    • "She was amazing. Thank you so much for everything."
    • "My baby and I are good. Katie is amazing in helping how to give birth and understanding how the body works."
    • "Happy to have met my doula. Thank you so much. They were a big help and a joy to be around."
    • "Tanesha was amazing. She helped me out a lot. I was scared and she kept me calm. She was just perfect."
    • "I just love Bethsaida. She made my experience a thousand times better. I couldn't have been any happier. The support and knowledge is what I needed. With her by my side during my whole labor (literally 13 hours), I was able to breathe through everything and have a stress-free labor that was quick. I wish I knew her for my other two pregnancies. I totally recommend Bethsaida. Thank you so much for pairing me with her. She's very special and supportive."
    • "My experience with Tanesha was amazing!! She was so helpful, had patience, helped me when I did not understand what was going on, and when the doctors weren't hearing me. She was by my side during delivery and even after."

    Managing High-Risk Deliveries

    The physicians at St. John's have expertise in managing high-risk pregnancies. In addition, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist is available to consult with women who are identified as high-risk, including those who are hypertensive or at risk for preeclampsia or gestational diabetes. Genetic counseling, reproductive endocrinology, infertility management, and advanced ultrasounds are performed at the hospital.

    Labor & Delivery & Post-Partum Care

    All of the obstetricians at St. John's are board-certified, and the care they provide is complemented by a certified nurse-midwife. Numerous birthing options are available in the hospital's six modern labor and delivery suites, including epidural anesthesia and natural childbirth. Birthing rooms include state-of-the-art electronic fetal monitoring (EFM), and the hospital requires that all labor and delivery staff maintain advanced certification in fetal heart rate monitoring and obstetrical management.

    The hospital's post-partum rooms are private (single occupancy) and designed to promote bonding with the newborn. New mothers can choose to have their baby "room in" and each room has a sleeping chair for partners who wish to spend the night. Every room also comes with a private bathroom and shower. The Level II (special care) nursery, located on the same floor, accommodates up to 25 newborns and is staffed by registered nurses who are specially trained in newborn care.

    St. John's encourages breastfeeding, and a certified lactation consultant is available to educate, support and reassure new mothers. Breast pumps are available.

    Gynecology Services

    Gynecological care at St. John's Episcopal Hospital encompasses preventive care and screening exams and endoscopic and minimally invasive surgeries. Specialty services include reproductive endocrinology, menopause management, urogynecology, management of abnormal pap smears and care of gynecologic cancers.

    The hospital's board-certified gynecological surgeons perform a full range of inpatient and ambulatory procedures including:

    • Hysteroscopy
    • Endoscopic, laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomy
    • Laparoscopy
    • Minimally invasive treatments for uterine fibroid tumors and benign polyps
    • Endometriosis treatment
    • Endometrial ablation for abnormal uterine bleeding

    Contact Us

    For more information on Obstetrics/Gynecology at St. John's Episcopal Hospital, call 718-869-7382.

    To find an Obstetrician or Gynecologist at St. John's, click here and choose Obstetrics/Gynecology in the specialty tab. To schedule an appointment at the hospital's Ob/Gyn clinic, please call 718-869-7690.

    Residency Program

    The Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology is also has a 4-year Osteopathic Residency Program, which offers 12 positions. For more information, please call 718-869-7107.

    327 Beach 19th Street Far Rockaway, NY 11691 | TO REACH US: (718) 869-7000