Labor and Delivery

Welcoming a new baby into the family is one of the most significant events of our lives. Eastern Maine Medical Center understands this and provides a family centered approach to maternity care, which means each individual family's needs and preferences are respected. Patients and families can count on sensitive, compassionate, and highly skilled care from both our nurses and providers to meet their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs during this important time. In addition, our postpartum staff works with you and provides information on self care, infant care, and parenting skills, so that families feel confident and supported when they go home.

Our nurses and providers recognize that each birth is unique and parents have wishes and plans for the birth of their baby. We will support and guide you through your birth and with your input, help to make your experience as special and memorable as it deserves to be.

Our newly renovated Women and Infant's Unit welcomes an average of 1,800 babies each year. We have staff available in Labor and Delivery capable of cesarean sections 24 hours a day. We also have a close relationship with EMMC’s Rosen Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, in the event of any unexpected complications. All of the Grant 7 nursing staff is certified in neonatal resuscitation and many of the nurses also have national certification in their specialty.

Features of the EMMC's maternity care include:

  • 25 private patient rooms for antepartum, postpartum or gynecologic patients, with sleeping accomodations for a spouse or significant other
  • Newborn nursery
  • Seven labor/delivery/recovery rooms available
  • Two triage rooms
  • Two operating rooms within the Level 7 complex
  • Surgical Recovery Room within the Level 7 complex
  • Telemetry for fetal heart monitoring so mothers in early labor can be out of bed and walk around the unit