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Family Birthplace at Stephens Memorial Hospital


Having a baby is one of the most
important and miraculous events in your life.

At the Family Birthplace at Stephens Memorial Hospital, we know how you feel . That's why we have created a birthplace where  warmth and comfort are as important as our state-of-the-art facilities and top-notch team that includes board certified physicians and a compassionate and competent nursing staff.

At The Family Birthplace, mothers will experience labor, delivery, recovery and post-birth care in the privacy of their own room.  Other amenities include a private bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub, CD players, cable television with DVD players, and room service.  It is like enjoying all the comforts of home right in the heart of Stephens Memorial Hospital!

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There is also plenty of room for your family to join you in a private and comfortable setting.  The Family Room allows additional space for overflow family members to gather and enjoy complimentary snacks and coffee.    
As part of the baby friendly hospital initiative,  all of the RNs who work permanently in the Birthplace have become certified Breastfeeding Counselors.  This enables them to be even more of a resource for new moms. 

We offer a variety of educational programs  to help ensure that babies and their families get off to the best start, together. From what a mother needs to know during early pregnancy to helping brothers and sisters understand a newborn,our professionals are there to help make the transition a smooth one for everybody in your family. We also offer convenient Saturday Morning Infant CPR classes for new and expectant parents.  Click here for more information:

In addition, Click Here for an Infant CPR Video Demonstration

We're part of the MaineHealth® family. At the Family Birthplace, we pride ourselves on offering the finest staff and the very latest birthing technologies. In addition, we also rely on our affiliation with MaineHealth, putting us directly in touch with Maine Medical Center and Barbara Bush Children's Hospital, two of Maine's premier healthcare networks. It's our guarantee that you and your baby will get the very best care in Maine, right here at home.

For more information about the Family Birthplace at Stephens Memorial Hospital, please call us at (207) 743-5933 ext. 6951.

 Family Birthplace at Stephens Memorial Hospital
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The Family Room allows space for overflow family members to gather and enjoy complimentary snacks and coffee.

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Registration for: Classes/Education
• Preparing for Birth 2-Day Course
• Preparing for Birth 4-Week Course 
• Breastfeeding Your Newborn
• Sibling Preparation Class - by appointment only - please call Carol at 743-1562 x6955
• Safe Sitter

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• Having a Baby
• Your Newborn
• Pregnancy Calendar
• Recipes for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women
• Immunization Chart

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