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Family Birth Center at MaineHealth Maine Medical Center Portland

The Family Birth Center at MaineHealth Maine Medical Center Portland offers a nurturing environment for expectant parents and their loved ones. Rest assured knowing that seamless coordination of specialty care services is available onsite, if needed.

Family-Centered Maternity Care

The birth of a child is a joyful, life-changing event. And choosing a hospital where you and your baby will feel safe, comfortable and nurtured is an important part of the experience. The team at the Family Birth Center at MaineHealth Maine Medical Center Portland brings more babies into the world each year than any other hospital in Maine. From low intervention birth experiences to complex congenital conditions and high-risk pregnancies, our world-class medical center is ready for anything.

Clinical ExcellenceComfort and CompassionEducation and Support
Recognized as a "Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care" by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maine for delivering quality care with better overall outcomesClean, spacious, private rooms with natural light, private bathrooms, hot tubs, and day-bedsExtensive Parenting and Childbirth Education program with classes to help you prepare
Highly-skilled team of OB/GYNS, anesthesiologists, neonatologists, pediatric cardiologists and surgeons offering advanced maternity care and maternal fetal medicineOptions to meet your needs and preferences including natural birth, high touch/low intervention birth, doulas, and cesarean sectionsSpecially-trained maternity nurses and staff will support you and your baby throughout your delivery
Maine‚Äôs largest level four neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a special area in the hospital that focuses on the care of babies born prematurely or with a condition that requires extra attentionMedical pain management options such as nitrous oxide, IV pain medicine and epidurals as well as non-medical comfort measures such as massage, re-positioning, water, music and moreExperienced lactation consultants to help you with breastfeeding before, during and after your stay

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Patient Testimonials

"I can honestly say we had the best experience possible at Maine Medical Center Portland. The nurses were beyond helpful and comforting. We are first-time parents and really appreciated all of the advice, feedback, and overall help with our newborn. Thank you all again for helping us get our baby started off in the right direction."