Family Birth Center
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. That's why the Family Birth Center at Maine Medical Center (MMC), should be at the top of your list when deciding where to give birth.
Family-Centered Maternity Care
We bring more babies into the world each year than any other hospital in Maine. And as more women are choosing to give birth later in life, we are uniquely prepared to handle high-risk pregnancies. Through MaineHealth, one of the top integrated health care delivery networks in the nation, we provide seamless coordination of specialty services if needed. Other OBGYN practices, including Intermed Women’s Health and Coastal Women’s Healthcare exclusively deliver their babies at the MMC Family Birth Center.
|Clinical Excellence||Comfort and Compassion||Education 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 outcomes||Clean, spacious, private rooms with natural light, private bathrooms, hot tubs, and day-beds||Extensive 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 medicine||Options to meet your needs and preferences including natural birth, high touch/low intervention birth, doulas, and cesarean sections||Specially-trained maternity nurses and staff will support you and your baby throughout your delivery|
|Maine’s 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 attention||Medical 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 more||Experienced lactation consultants to help you with breastfeeding before, during and after your stay|