When new parents want to worry less and enjoy every moment with their new baby, they count on St. Vincent’s for all the peace-of-mind they need — from prenatal care and education to the most advanced ways to ensure the health of both mother and child during and after delivery.

A Suite Experience

Located on the 5th floor of the Medical Center, St. Vincent's Family Birthing Center features private, hotel-like suites for new mothers to comfortably remain in their own rooms throughout labor, delivery and recovery.

Family Birthing Center Tours

Tours are available upon scheduled appointment by calling the unit directly at 475.210.6080.

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Preparing for Your Maternity Stay

Congratulations on your pregnancy and thank you for choosing St. Vincent’s as your baby’s birthplace.

Maternal/Fetal Screening

The antenatal testing unit at St. Vincent’s Medical Center includes the latest in screening equipment, yet is designed to inspire a relaxed, at-home feeling.

Childbirth Education

Who says babies don't come with instruction manuals? Attend one or more of our parent education classes (eLearning and in-person classes available) and you'll be better prepared for that special delivery.

Labor & Delivery Pain Management

  • Nitrous Oxide for Comfort in Labor 
    St. Vincent’s Family Birthing Center offers moms the option of using nitrous oxide during labor.
  • Epidural for childbirth
    Learn about the benefits and risks to help guide you through choosing an epidural to control pain during labor and delivery.

Cesarean Delivery

At St. Vincent’s Medical Center, we are here to answer your questions regarding the operation, which is performed in our operating room under sterile conditions.

The Miracle of Skin-to-Skin

In the Family Birthing Center, your skin-to-skin bonding with Baby begins right after birth, regardless of whether your delivery was natural or by Cesarean section.

Breastfeeding: Nurturing Your Newborn

Our goal at St. Vincent's Medical Center is to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information and to support your choice to breastfeed. To facilitate the breastfeeding process, our lactation consultants are readily available.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Through the Pediatric Care Alliance, St. Vincent’s NICU is staffed with Connecticut Children’s neonatologists around the clock for next-level intensive and pediatric care.

Bella Baby Photography

The Family Birthing Center at St. Vincent’s is proud to partner with Bella Baby Photography to offer parents the opportunity to capture their baby’s first photographs. Download our What to Expect from Your Photoshoot guide.

A Dinner Date with Baby

Guaranteed to be a highlight of your stay, the Family Birthing Center celebrates the birth of your baby by offering Mom and her guest a complimentary gourmet dinner.

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Pediatric Care Alliance

The Pediatric Care Alliance is a partnership between Connecticut Children’s and Hartford HealthCare. Our two health systems have a history of collaboration, from newborn care to care for chronic illnesses and adult congenital heart disease. Now we’re taking it further, helping families navigate the healthcare journey every step of the way, from birth to young adulthood.

Whatever care or support your family needs, the experts at Connecticut Children’s and Hartford HealthCare can provide it. This includes an array of health, social and emotional support programs across both health systems. The team includes neonatologists, pediatric care specialists and neonatal nurse practitioners, ready to provide the care your baby needs.

Connecticut Children's flagship neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Hartford Hospital is already a hub for newborn care throughout the region. Connecticut Children’s NICU is named one of the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report, staffed by a nationally-ranked nursing team, and lead important research.

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Elizabeth Nadal

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Avery Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kate Melanson

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Circle for Life Midwifery
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Brad St. Martin

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Women's Health CT-Obstetrics & Gynecology
Trumbull, CT 06611
Melissa Taylor-Giorlando

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Avery Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Kimberly Selznick

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Bridgeport, CT 06606
Marco Mouanness

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Rejuvenating Fertility Center
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Amalia Kotlyar

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Avery Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Laura Tafuri

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Southwest Community Health Center
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Jill Langan

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at St. Vincent's Medical Center
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Kenneth Thomas

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Kenneth Thomas, MD
Stratford, CT 06614
Claudia Ortiz-Cardenas

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Women's Obstetrics & Gynecology
Trumbull, CT 06611
Shireen Donaldson-Ramos

 

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Linda Padilla

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Optimus Health Care
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William Cusick

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Women's Health CT-Obstetrics & Gynecology
Trumbull, CT 06611
Stevan Marjanovic

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Women's Health CT-Obstetrics & Gynecology
Trumbull, CT 06611
Julianne Icatar

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Leah Darak

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Women's Health CT-Obstetrics & Gynecology
Trumbull, CT 06611
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Pierre Hage

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Women's Health CT-Obstetrics & Gynecology
Trumbull, CT 06611
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Kay David

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

OBGYN Physicians, PC
Milford, CT 06460
Daniel Gottschall

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Medical Group Women's Health CT-Obstetrics & Gynecology
Trumbull, CT 06611
Cynthia Elis

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Maternal & Fetal Medicine Specialists of Fairfield County
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Adam Ofer

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Avery Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Thomas Mcnamee

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Women's Health CT-Obstetrics & Gynecology
Trumbull, CT 06611
Sarah Leite

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Women's Health CT-Obstetrics & Gynecology
Fairfield, CT 06825
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Trumbull, CT 06611
Richard Wintermute

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Southwest Community Health Center
Bridgeport, CT 06605
Mary Greenwood

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Circle for Life Midwifery
Shelton, CT 06484
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

Women's Health CT-Obstetrics & Gynecology
Trumbull, CT 06611
Matthew Nwosu

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Women's Health CT-Obstetrics & Gynecology
Trumbull, CT 06611
Robert O'Sullivan

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Optimus Health Care
Bridgeport, CT 06608
Tania Sierra

 

Urogynecology

Urological Associates of Bridgeport, PC
Trumbull, CT 06611
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Waqarun Rashid

 

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Women's Health CT-Obstetrics & Gynecology
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