Family Birthing Center
Whether it's your first pregnancy or your a veteran of the delivery room, you'll be treated to the best birthing experience possible at our recently-renovated facility. Birthing Center suites come with whirlpool tubs. Small kitchenettes, comfortable furniture and other special touches make giving birth at Memorial Hospital better than ever!
The Family Birthing Center supports and encourages women in the natural process of childbirth and breast-feeding, and birthing partners actively participate in the birth. Mothers decide on their own visiting hours and set their own pace before going home. A quiet candlelight dinner for two is the final celebration for parents before they leave the hospital.
Our practice now offers nitrous oxide for using during labor. Read about it here.
You and your baby will be cared for by our staff which includes physicians specializing in obstetrics, pediatrics and family practice, along with nurses certified in midwifery, obstetrics, childbirth education and lactation. You can count on quality personal care, combined with your family's involvement, in a medically safe environment.
Working together with community agencies, nurses provide extensive education and support, along with a connection to local family and child resources.
We also offer a variety of pre- and post-natal education and support programs for new families.
There are several full time staff that are always available for lactation assistance:
Michelle Meader, RN CLC
Stacey Clifford, RN CLC
Leigh Copsey, RNC CLC
Marla Casella, RNC CLC
Family Birthing Center Clinical Resource Manager: Kris Dascoulias, RN, ext. 2146
Please be Advised
Latex balloons are not permitted in the hospital. If you wish to bring in balloons, please bring only latex free or mylar balloons.
Childbirth classes are held one Saturday each month. The classes are taught by staff from the Family Birthing Center. To register or for more information, call (603) 356-5461, ext. 2146.
Breastfeeding Support Group
The breastfeeding support group meets every Wednesday at 10AM at the Main Street Professional Building, two buildings south of the hospital on Route 16. Facilitated by lactation specialist Michelle Meader, RN CLC. Babies and siblings are welcome. Free and open to all breastfeeding mothers. For more information, call (603) 356-5461, ext. 2146.
Birthing Center Tours
Call to arrange a tour of the Family Birthing Center, or to talk with us about any aspect of your birthing experience: (603) 356-5461, ext. 2146.