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 three 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

Tour the Family Birth Center

Come take a closer look at our world-class facilities and the many benefits available to you. Family and friends are welcome to attend! 
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Request a Welcome Kit

Our Welcome Kit is full of useful information about childbirth and the MMC Family Birth Center. It also includes a free copy of "Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby - The ultimate pregnancy guide", written by Siobhan Dolan, M.D., and Alice Lesch Kelly. There is no commitment—just free information to help you prepare, regardless of where you decide to give birth. Get Your Free Kit

Patient Testimonials

"I can honestly say we had the best experience possible at Maine Medical Center. 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."

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