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Pregnancy & Childbirth

Your journey to parenthood begins even before you become pregnant. Experience matters—at CMC we’re committed to providing support and encouragement well before your first contraction. Our obstetricians, nurse-midwives, and nurses are dedicated to providing expert, personalized prenatal, labor and delivery care to you and your baby. We encourage you to ask questions, seek support and tell us your needs before, during, and after your birth experience.

Prenatal Care Options
  • CMC’s Women’s Wellness & Fertility Center provides comprehensive OB/GYN care to women of all ages. The Center offers family-centered, holistic OB/GYN and fertility care, and is the only one in the region where the entire staff is dedicated to NaProTECHNOLOGY.
  • St. Mary’s Bank Pregnancy Care Center at CMC provides supportive prenatal care to all women and their families, regardless of their ability to pay. Families are provided additional support like social services to connect them to community partners and take part in group prenatal care as part of the CenteringPregnancy® Program model. 

Labor & Delivery
  • The Mom’s Place at CMC is a family-centered birth center where you and your baby are provided compassionate care and a personal birth experience. 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.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit & Family Suites at CMC offers a state-of-the-art NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), designed to meet the distinct needs of newborns born as early as 30 weeks. Families become the primary caregivers of their infants as they collaborate and work alongside the healthcare team. In collaboration with a team of Dartmouth Health Children’s neonatologists and advanced practice providers, we provide high quality medical expertise to monitor, treat, and care for newborns requiring intensive care.


Mom's Place

Welcome Visit

An important part of your prenatal care is becoming familiar with your birth place. To help you learn about what to expect during your stay at The Mom’s Place, we set aside a special time to meet with parents-to-be in small groups called welcome visits.

  • Convenient and free
  • Welcome visits are 90 minutes
  • Includes an in-depth tour of The Mom’s Place
  • Recommended between 16-24 weeks into the pregnancy
  • To respect all families in attendance these visits are not appropriate for children under 15 years of age
To schedule your visit, please call 603.626.2626

Can’t wait? Take a virtual tour of The Mom’s Place and NICU
Caring for our

tiniest patients

CMC’s Special Care Nursery—long regarded for the innovative care the unit provides babies and families—has a new name. Services on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit & Family Suites have not changed. The unit still delivers exceptional, state-of-the-art care for babies born as early as 30 weeks gestation. But the new name more accurately reflects the level of care the team provides. 

What to Expect

Prenatal Care

During prenatal care, you can expect a comprehensive and personalized approach to support the health of both mother and baby. Isabel Brewster, CNM explains how regular check-ups, screenings, and personalized advice on nutrition and lifestyle choices contribute to a well-informed and nurturing journey.  Building a connection with your Women’s Wellness & Fertility Center care team is also a vital aspect of your prenatal care experience!

Managing your

High-Risk Pregnancy

Dr. Sarah Bascle, MD led The Women’s Wellness & Fertility Center since its inception in 2017. Even with her transition from the practice, we continue to share her educational videos, a testament to her dedication to patient education and empowerment.
Navigating a high-risk pregnancy requires a comprehensive, personalized and individualized approach. Hear from Sarah Bascle, MD as she describes how our dedicated team of experts closely monitors the well-being of both mother and baby. We offer specialized care starting at CMC’s Women’s Wellness & Fertility Center, ensuring optimal outcomes through to your delivery at CMC’s The Mom’s Place and NICU & Family Suites.

Supporting Pregnancy Care

St. Mary’s Bank’s Pledges $500,000

The St. Mary's Bank Charitable Foundation has made this generous gift to CMC for the Pregnancy Care Center and the Building with Heart campaign. This gift will help ensure families in need receive the highest level of prenatal and postnatal care.

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.

Local & National Recognition
Union Leader Readers' Choice 2023

It is our privilege to provide health, healing and hope to our community, every day. Your support means everything  to the CMC staff who take pride in caring for you. Thank you for making us your Readers’ Choice!
June 2023

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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield—Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care

CMC has been recognized by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care for offering higher quality care to mothers. Congratulations to the staff of the Mom’s Place, Special Care Nursery and Pregnancy Care Center for this prestigious recognition. Learn about this designation through the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program Blue Distinction Specialty Care.
March 2021

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Favorite Birthing Center

Thank you for voting for CMC as the family favorite birthing center in Parenting NH’s annual poll. A huge kudos to the staff at The Mom’s Place, Special Care Nursery and Pregnancy Care Center for their dedication and for receiving this recognition eight times!
November 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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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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