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Maternity Care

Schedule a tour of The Family Place today.

Dad, Mom and BabyThe Family Place is a welcoming atmosphere where you can share the birthing experience with your loved ones. You labor, deliver, recover and receive postpartum care in comfortable, private birthing rooms.

“Family Favorite” Award Recipient

Parenting New Hampshire Family Favorite Award LogoReaders of Parenting New Hampshire selected The Family Place as a 2017 “Family Favorite” award recipient for Greater Concord Favorite Birthing Center/Hospital. The Family Favorite award program recognizes family-friendly businesses, services and places in almost 50 categories — as chosen by the readers of Parenting New Hampshire magazine.

Baby-Friendly Designated Birthing Center

Baby Friendly Birthing FacilityConcord Hospital is a Baby-Friendly Designated hospital. Through this designation, our facility and staff have been recognized by the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative as providing the optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding.

Giving Birth at The Family Place

Call (603) 227-7000, ext. 3228 for more information.

The Family Place offers a variety of comfort techniques for labor and birth including: relaxation and breathing; showers and whirlpool baths; massage; walking and changing position; birthing balls, sterile water injections for back labor; medications and epidurals.

Your birth partner may choose to cut the umbilical cord and is encouraged to give the baby's first bath. This person is also welcome to bring food for nourishment during the stay.

We encourage direct skin-to-skin contact between you and your baby for comfort and temperature control immediately after birth. "Rooming-in" with your new baby is routine at The Family Place.

Cesarean births take place in The Family Place operating suite, so you can recover in familiar surroundings with your partner and baby close by.

Our Team

Obstetricians

Our board-certified obstetricians are trained on and have access to advanced technology to manage high-risk and normal deliveries.

Family Physicians

Our board-certified family medicine physicians care for you and your infant at birth and as your family grows. Family physicians work on a team with obstetricians to provide specialty care for complications in pregnancy and operative deliveries.

Nurse Midwives

All our affiliated nurse midwives have been trained in both nursing and midwifery and are certified by the American College of Nurse Midwives. In the event of a complication during childbirth, they can consult with or call upon our board-certified obstetricians as necessary.

Registered Nurses

Our registered maternity nurses assist patients with the entire labor and recovery process. They are experienced with high-risk pregnancies and equally skilled at addressing the concerns of first-time mothers. Additionally, they are trained and experienced in supporting mothers through labor and delivery.

Classes & Support

Childbirth and Parenting Classes

Our Family Place offers many support and educational programs to help you and your partner before and after the birth of your baby. Support and educational program address all types of topics from preparing for childbirth, newborn care and sibling preparation. Additionally, car seat inspection stations occur monthly. For more information call (603) 227-7000, ext. 3228.

Postpartum Emotional Support

Our Postpartum Emotional Support Coordinator helps you if you are experiencing emotional responses to childbirth. Getting help because you’re not feeling like yourself is not a sign of weakness, rather a sign that you’re a good mother who is willing to take the steps necessary to keep yourself and her baby safe and healthy. For more information call (603) 227-7000, ext. 4927.

Nursery

Neonatal Care

Our Level IIB Special Care Nursery is equipped with the latest technology and is staffed by highly skilled neonatal nurses. When babies need special care, they stay in the nursery where quiet muted colors help reduce over stimulation. In the event you are discharged before your baby can go home, rooming in with your baby in the nursery is available.

Lactation Services

Breastfeeding

Our certified lactation consultants visit you at The Family Place to discuss feeding method and assist as necessary. In addition to personal help, written information and a newborn channel is available. Electric breast pumps are also available to use while in the Hospital.

"Baby-Friendly" Hospital

We are nationally recognized as a Baby-Friendly designated facility. Providing optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother baby bonding. Certified lactation consultants are available 7 days a week.

Pacifiers

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, the International Lactation Consultant Association, the United States Breastfeeding Committee and the American Academy of Pediatrics all recommend avoiding pacifiers until breastfeeding is well established. All new parents need to explore their own beliefs and preferences regarding pacifier use for their breastfeeding baby. The Family Place does not routinely provide pacifiers to babies.

Mother and Baby Visits

Our certified lactation consultants are available to provide you with encouragement and breastfeeding support after leaving The Family Place. You are encouraged to call (603) 227-7000, ext. 4909 to make a lactation appointment should you have concerns after returning home.

Baby's First Homecoming Visit

In-Home Nurse Visits

After each baby's birth, we arrange a "Baby's First Homecoming" visit by a Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association nurse who will examine you and your baby at home and guide you through a comfortable transition after discharge.

Classes & Events

  • Jun
    21
    Thursday
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Learn how to administer CPR to an adult, child or infant. This program is designed for those who do not need a course completion card.
  • Jun
    24
    Sunday
    9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    This program prepares you and your partner for the journey of birth in a relaxed and supportive environment. It includes a tour of The Family Place.
  • Jun
    26
    Tuesday
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Do you have questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding your newborn? This open discussion, led by a lactation consultant, is for you.