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Childbirth Services

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At Catholic Medical Center, our birthing program and center are designed especially by and for new moms.  Our philosophy of family-centered care enhances the bond between you and your baby, including you in all of the decisions involved in this special time of your family’s life. Our labor and delivery unit, The Mom's Place, provides home-like ambience during labor, birth, recovery and postpartum. For higher-risk births, we have the Special Care Nursery, a state-of-the-art neonatal facility that practices neonatal couplet care. 
 
You’re in good hands when you choose to have your baby at CMC. Our team includes all of the resources you might need from neonatologists, physicians and nurses to a lactation specialist, social workers, dieticians and physical therapists to support and educate you.  CMC’s nurses and the providers from the Women’s Wellness & Fertility Center work on an expert team with the board-certified physicians and midwives of Dartmouth-Hitchcock.  The pediatric specialists of Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD) provide care to preterm or special needs babies in our Special Care Nursery.
 
CMC knows your childbirth journey begins long before you arrive at the hospital. That’s why we have a widely-recognized program of childbirth and family-preparation classes. We've also launched the iBirth app to help you track the baby steps of your pregnancy journey. 

Sign up for your welcome visit or take a virtual tour below. We look forward to meeting you and your baby.   

Why choose CMC

Comfortable, Home-like Birthing Setting

At The Mom’s Place, we feature a concept known as Mom-Baby Care. You stay in a spacious, attractive suite with home-like ambience during labor, birth, recovery, and postpartum. Our 12 large suites are outfitted with:

  • special birthing bed
  • daybed for overnight guests
  • rocker, recliner, and table and chairs
  • refrigerator and microwave
  • flat-screen television with cable and DVD player
  • high speed Internet access
  • private, spacious bathroom featuring a hairdryer and deep whirlpool tub  
The six, single-family rooms on the Special Care Nursery are also built to make your family comfortable and to allow you to spend all the time you need, even overnights, with your baby.  All rooms include a radiant warmer, isolette and bassinet for your baby and sleeping accommodations for you.  The SCN also has a family lounge with a kitchenette, television, and lockers for your belongings. 

Secure Unit for Your Peace of Mind

We take the protection and privacy of our patients very seriously. Our locked units and infant monitoring systems assure the safety of you and your baby during your stay.
 

Mom's Place & Special Care Nursery

Take a virtual tour

We invite you to take a glimpse at your childbirth environment. To schedule a visit, call 603.663.6667

Childbirth classes to help you get ready

Here they come!

A wide variety of classes are offered, such as:

  • Preparation for Birth,
  • Becoming a Big Brother or Big Sis
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • CPR and Safety for Caregivers of Infants and Children
  • Postpartum Emotional Support Group

Is CMC the Choice for You?

Choosing a Birthplace for You and Your Baby

Preparing for birth by learning about your place of birth, your choices, and by taking classes to get ready can help you explore and alleviate some of the worries that come up.

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For your safety and comfort during your stay

A Guide to Your Stay with Us

  • A support person age 16-years or older is welcome to stay overnight in your room.
  • Siblings may visit during the day when attended to by another adult.
  • Your baby will room in with you during your stay.
  • We follow Baby-Friendly guidelines.
  • Please keep your door closed and never leave your baby unattended.
  • When in the hall, please transport baby in the bassinet.
  • Quiet time is 8PM to 8AM and 1PM to 3PM daily. Because babies need skin-to-skin contact and frequent feedings, and because new parents need lots of rest, we encourage short visits or limited visiting.
  • Smoking is not allowed on the hospital grounds.
  • Patients may not leave the unit during their stay.
  • Anyone with symptoms of illness may not visit.
  • The Mom’s Place discharge time is 11AM.
  • So that you can identify us, all staff on The Mom’s Place and Special Care Nursery wear a CMC badge with a pink background.
  • Hospital visiting policies are subject to change.

Roots for Recovery

Addiction care for you & your baby

Our staff offers addiction treatment and recovery services along with high-quality, compassionate, perinatal care for you and your baby—all at CMC’s Pregnancy Care Center. Get the care, support and treatment you need for a healthy pregnancy and a successful recovery journey.

Know what to expect during your pregnancy, birth and baby’s first year

iBirth App

CMC's iBirthTM customized app gives you access to customized information just for you by the nurses at The Mom's Place. Download the iBirthTM  app (in either the iTunes Store or Google Play) and enter code: themomsplace 
 

Local & National Recognition
Redesignated Baby-Friendly Birth Facility

CMC's The Mom's Place is proud to be redesignated, for an additional five years, as a Baby-Friendly® birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc., a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The initiative encourages and recognizes centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.
April 2019

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Perinatal Care Certification

CMC is pleased to announce it has earned Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission. The certification program recognizes Joint Commission accredited hospitals committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns.
Oct 2018

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Union Leader Readers' Choice

A heartfelt thank you to the readers of the Union Leader for recognizing CMC as a gold level winner for the best Childbirth Center.
July 2018
 

Silver Safe Sleep Leader Certification from Cribs for Kids

This certification recognizes hospitals that demonstrate a commitment to reducing infant sleep related deaths by promoting safe sleep practices and by providing education on infant sleep safety.
2016
 

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Meet our

Childbirth Care Team

At The Mom’s Place, you will be cared for in a medically safe environment by a team of highly–skilled, board-certified obstetricians and gynecologists, midwives, nurse practitioners and nurses who understand our way of caring.

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