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Special Care Nursery

Where Families Stay Together 
Learn firsthand from a new, first time mom why CMC's Special Care Nursery played such an important role in caring for her daughter, Matilda Grace, and her entire family.

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Special Care NurseryA Special Place for Special Babies
The Special Care Nursery at The Mom’s Place is a state-of-the-art neonatal facility designed to meet the distinct needs of our babies and their families. The Special Care Nursery is based on a model of Neonatal Couplet Care that is designed to facilitate bonding and attachment between parents and their newborns, encourage early parental involvement and boost parental confidence as the primary caregivers when they take their baby home.

Advanced Special Care
In collaboration with a team of neonatologists and other pediatric specialists from CHaD (Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth), we provide state-of-the-art monitoring systems 24/7. Each of the single-family rooms in the six-bed Special Care Nursery is equipped with a radiant warmer, isolette and bassinet. Day beds are included in the rooms for you to stay overnight with your baby, allowing for maximum time in a quiet environment where you can bond.

Level IIB NICU (guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics)

  • 32 weeks or greater
  • Short term ventilation (< 24 hours)
  • CPAP, High Flow Nasal Cannula, Oxygen Hood
  • Feeding and Growing preterm infants
  • Infants requiring “special care” (i.e. NAS, long term antibiotics, etc.)
  • Retro transfers from tertiary care facilities at any gestation

Homelike Family Lounge
In addition to single-family rooms, the Special Care Nursery includes a family lounge. This area provides you and your family with an array of amenities in a homelike environment:

  • Kitchen, including sink, refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, washer and dryer
  • Bathroom with a shower and lockers for your belongings
  • Family room with flat-screen TV 
This independent living facility is a space where you and your family can relax, take care of yourselves and be with your baby 24/7 before your new family home goes home.


A Philosophy of Family-Centered Care
Our goal is to involve you as much as possible in the care of your infant. With this focus on family-centered care, our dedicated team of neonatologists, physicians, nurses, a lactation specialist, social workers, dieticians and physical therapists work collaboratively to educate and support you, while respecting your need to spend private time with your newborn. Our advanced philosophy of family-centered care minimizes separation between you and your baby, beginning immediately after birth and continuing throughout the transition home.

For more information or for a personal tour of the Special Care Nursery at The Mom’s Place, call (603) 626-2626.
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