Jessica L. Illuzzi, MD, MS, FACOG

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Section Chief, Laborists and Midwifery; Medical Director, Obstetrics, Vidone Birthing Center, St. Raphael Campus, YNHH; Director of Medical Studies, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Director of Electives, Yale School of Medicine

Physician Biography

Dr. Illuzzi has a special interest in the normal physiology of pregnancy and childbirth. As Medical Director of the Vidone Birthing Center at the St. Raphael Campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital, she leads a team of certified nurse midwives, obstetricians, and nurses devoted to supporting evidence-based physiologic birth. By creating a calming environment, encouraging freedom of movement, water immersion, continuous labor support, and individualized care, her team supports women during childbirth while minimizing interventions when possible or desired. When special interventions are needed such as epidural, cesarean delivery, or newborn concerns arise, anesthesia and neonatal providers are ready to assist. Dr. Illuzzi first introduced nitrous oxide in labor to the Vidone Birthing Center and has also supported the introduction of aromatherapy, acupressure, and in services to promote more physiologic birthing positions.

Clinical Interests

  • Epidemiology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Individualized Medicine

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult; Adolescent
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology AB of Obstetrics & Gynecology (2004)

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Contact Info

Jessica L. Illuzzi, MD, MS, FACOG
Patient Care Locations
Dr. Romeo A. & Lena B. Vidone Birth CenterYale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus
1450 Chapel Street

New Haven, CT 06511
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Center for Women's Health and MidwiferyCenter for Women's Health and Midwifery
200 Orchard Street, Ste 108

New Haven, CT 06511
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Yale Midwifery 125A Kings Highway North
Westport, CT 06880
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Mailing Address
Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive SciencesPO Box 208063
New Haven, CT 06520-8063