Maternal Child Health

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Childbirth Education

We know childbirth is different and intensely personal for every woman, and we understand your need for comfort and your desire for privacy. You want to get through labor, then rest and relax while you get acquainted with your newborn. At the same time, you’re eager to learn all you can about how to care for your baby.

Rest assured that every staff member in the Birthing Center at Lawrence General Hospital knows how special this time is for you and your family. We’re committed to doing everything we can to make your experience better than you ever imagined. Given that more than 1,600 babies are delivered at Lawrence General every year, we’ve had plenty of practice. Plus, our Birthing Center enjoys the highest quality ratings by birth parents in the Merrimack Valley region.

Special Care Nursery

If your baby needs special attention, you’ll be interested to know that our Special Care Nursery is designated a Level II program by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. That means we offer expert staff and the latest technology to care for babies who need an added level of support, including those born prematurely, twins and triplets, or infants with certain metabolic conditions. The nursery has 24/7 in-house coverage by neonatologists and pediatrics hospitalists from Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, and all our special care nurses are RNs with advanced education in the treatment of infants.

Nothing is more joyous for parents than having a healthy, happy baby. Congratulations, again!

Contact Us

For information about The Birthing Center at Lawrence General Hospital, please call 978-683-4000, then select one of these extensions:

  • For a tour of our birthing center, please call 978-683-4000, ext. 2272

To register for childbirth education classes, click here.

Related Information

To provide you greater insight into your health and your baby’s health, we have provided some helpful links below. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your personal physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment, or with questions regarding a medical condition.