Family Birth Center

The birth of a child is a precious moment for the mother and a joyous event shared by the entire family. It’s a nurturing process, and our Family Birth Center is here to guide and support moms and family members. With us, you get the medical expertise and technology that we’re known for together with the compassionate care and soothing environment you and your family desire. That is patient and family-centered care.

This is an exciting as well as nerve-racking time. It’s only natural to bounce back and forth between exuberance and anxiety. So be easy on yourself. Whatever you’re feeling, just know that we’ll be here for you, even before you get here.

Highlights of the Family Birth Center

  • Welcoming and nurturing environment with private rooms with natural light include private bathrooms, hot tubs for use during labor, and built-in sofa for a guest
  • Access to highly specialized trained physician and nursing staff as well as low risk labor support
  • In-house anesthesiologists and pediatricians available if needed
  • One to one patient support in Labor and Delivery
  • Maine’s largest Level 3 NICU providing the highest quality care your baby can receive, should your baby need extra attention after delivery
  • Breastfeeding support from experienced lactation consultants is available before, during and after your stay
  • Extensive Parent Education program offering a variety of pregnancy and parenting classes to help you prepare for your new little one
  • Special room service menu so you can eat when it’s convenient for you
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine has designated MMC as a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity CareThe Blue Distinction Center designation is awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies for delivering quality care with better overall outcomes in specialty care.

Take a Tour of the Family Birth Center!

Join us for a free tour of the Family Birth Center. Individuals and families who would like a closer look at the facilities and amenities available during your time at the Hospital are encouraged to attend.
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Childbirth & Parenting Education

The MMC Parent Education Program offers an extensive curriculum of pregnancy and parenting classes to support you during pregnancy and beyond. Whether you’re getting ready for the birth of your first child or are an experienced parent, our certified staff will help you prepare for the birth of your child and how to enjoy every moment of the experience.


Childbirth Education Classes

Below is list of some of the classes we offer:
To view a full list of our Childbirth Education Classes please click here. 

Suggested Timeline for Classes

Our suggested timeline will help you determine the appropriate time to take a class. Please download the timeline here.

Contact Us

For more information on any of our classes or events please call (207) 662-6132 or email

Weather Cancellations

Class Cancellations:

If a class or tour needs to be cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, registrants will receive an email from Childbirth Education or the instructor. If the cancellations is same-day, registrants will receive a phone call. Childbirth Education will then follow-up by phone and/or email regarding rescheduling options.

Typically, if the school district in which the class or group is held (Portland/Scarborough/Falmouth) is closed or has scheduled early dismissal then our class(es) and/or group(s) will be cancelled as well.