At Central Maine Healthcare, we know that your baby’s birth is a pivotal moment in your life. You want a happy, memorable experience and our goal is to support you in making that a reality. We offer everything you’ll need along the way, from high-quality prenatal care for you and your baby to postpartum support to help you become a confident parent.
Our hospital teams of well-trained doctors, nurses, and support staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. From the moment you tour our birth centers, you’ll feel the warm support that we cultivate for our clients. When you birth with us, you’ll get your own all-in-one birthing room that’s big enough for you and your partner.
We stay up-to-date on the latest technology while also prioritizing our commitment to person-centered care. Our teams will make sure that you and your baby receive the best care, which means we’ll be there to listen, support, and help you through this exciting time.
The Best Care for Our Community Families
Childbirth classes and more: We offer childbirth classes at all our hospitals, as well as a selection of other classes including breastfeeding. We even offer a class to help you stop smoking. We want you and your family to have a successful pregnancy, birth, and beyond!
Cozy birthing rooms: Our birth suites are all-in-one, meaning that you can settle into your birthing room without needing to be disrupted after your baby is born. We focus on comfort and convenience, so you can focus on giving birth and recovering. There’s plenty of room for your support person, and they’re welcome to stay overnight with you.
Caring support: Our nurses are trained and skilled in everything you’ll need throughout labor, birth, and postpartum, and they deliver that care with compassion. We have lactation consultant nurses available to help you get the best start with breastfeeding your new little one.
Pain management options: We have anesthesiologists available for pain relief, as well as alternative therapies to help you cope. Our birthing centers have labor tubs available for relaxation, and you can request other alternate therapies and pain relief options to get smoothly through your birth experience.
Neonatal intermediate care unit (NICU): We are ready for anything that might happen during your birth, including the unlikely event that your baby might need a little extra help. Located at our hospital in Lewiston, Central Maine Medical Center, our NICU doctors and nurses are ready to receive your precious baby to care for him or her. We are available around the clock and provide care for premature babies and those with special needs.
HUGS ® security system: Your safety and security are an important concern to us, so we use the HUGS ® system of infant security at our hospitals. Newborns have an electronic tag attached to one foot, which allows them to be monitored 24/7. Our birthing centers are also locked units, with secure systems of checking in and out, and we also require our team members to wear photo ID badges.
Quality and complete postpartum care: After your baby is born, we will work with you to establish breastfeeding and ensure that you have the community resources that you need to be a successful new parent. After you leave the hospital, you’ll still have easy access to our team for any questions you might have about your recovery or the health of your new little bundle of joy.
Find a Birthing Center Near You
Let us help make your maternity experience special at a location close to home:
- Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine
- Bridgton Hospital in Bridgton, Maine
- Rumford Hospital in Rumford, Maine