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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. When you first visit our labor and delivery unit, The Mom's Place, you will experience its inviting home-like ambience, but it's our philosophy of family-centered care that really sets us apart.
 

Level iib nicu

In collaboration with a team of neonatologists and other pediatric specialists from Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD), CMC's Special Care Nursery is a state-of-the-art Level IIB NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) for newborns born as early as 32 weeks. The Special Care Nursery practices Family Integrated Care, a philosophy of care designed to encourage bonding and attachment between parents and their newborns, beginning immediately after birth, and continuing throughout your NICU stay to your journey home. This model of care allows for parents/caregivers to room with their baby 24/7 and be involved in all aspects of their infant’s 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.  

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

at The Mom’s Place 

Due to the pandemic it has been necessary for us to make changes to our birthing policies to keep our patients and staff safe.

Why choose CMC

The Mom's Place: Private, comfortable & spacious

Our family-centered philosophy means your baby is with you right from birth. You can expect skin-to-skin bonding while your baby rooms with you and your support person. The Mom’s Place birthing suites are designed with you and your family in mind, and provide a private and comfortable space before, during, and after your baby arrives.

  • Spacious birthing suites
  • Pull out couch for overnight support person
  • Table with chairs, recliner, fridge, and microwave
  • Free WiFi and a flat-screen TV
  • Private bathroom with a whirlpool tub (Jacuzzi) for hydrotherapy during labor
  • Room service including three meals a day for you and your support person

Special Care Nursery: Home-Like Environment

The six, single-family rooms on the Special Care Nursery (SCN) 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
  • Kitchen with a sink, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker
  • Washer and dryer
  • Bathroom with a shower and locker for your belongings
  • Free WIFi and a flat-screen TV
  • Family Lounge provides an array of amenities in a home-like environment and includes

Safety & Security

We take the protection and privacy of our patients very seriously. Our locked units and infant monitoring systems assure the safety and health 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.

Childbirth classes to help you get ready

Here they come!

A wide variety of classes are offered, such as:

  • What to Expect Pregnancy Support Group
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Birth Preparation
  • Parenting Your Newborn
  • Becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister
  • CPR and Safety for Caregivers of Infants and Children

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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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.

Local & National Recognition
Union Leader Readers' Choice 2020

We are beyond grateful to be part of this community and to care for you. Thank you for making us your Readers’ Choice in the following categories: Hospital, Cardiac Care, Childbirth, Emergency Care and Weight Loss.
June 2020

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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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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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