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Mothers-to-be know best: In 2019, we delivered more than 8,300 babies. Experience? We've been doing it more than 150 years.


Many of our physicians hold positions of leadership in national medical societies and serve on the faculties of medical schools of such leading institutions as Dartmouth and the University of Connecticut.

Our acute care hospitals include a teaching hospital with a nationally recognized Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology sponsored by the University of Connecticut.

Our nurses are outstanding as well. Many hold specialty certifications in Inpatient Obstetrics, Maternal Newborn Nursing, Fetal Monitoring, Childbirth Education, Telephone Triage and Breastfeeding.

Our services include breastfeeding programs, childbirth and parent education (virtual and elearning), prenatal testing, newborn screening, nitrous oxide for comfort in labor, help with postpartum depression, family planning, and more.

eLearning childbirth education

When in-person childbirth education classes are not possible, we have a solution - eLearning Childbirth Education!

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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.

Follow the links below to learn about each of our hospital's maternity programs.


Backus Hospital

Having a baby can be one of life's most joyous and profound events. You can be sure that the nurses and medical staff at Backus Hospital’s Birthing Center will take pride in providing the very best care for you, your family, and your new baby.

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

We offer one-to-one maternity service care during labor and delivery, single-room maternity care, advanced technology, “rooming-in” for moms and their babies, a highly trained and caring staff, inviting and comfortable rooms, special amenities for new parents and much more.


Hartford Hospital

When new parents want to worry less and enjoy every moment more, they count on Hartford Hospital for all the peace-of-mind they need — from prenatal care and education to incredibly advanced ways to ensure the health of both mother and child during and after delivery.


The Hospital of Central Connecticut

It's one of the most wondrous, complex moments of life, marked by eager anticipation and excitement, yet touched by concern and apprehension. The Family BirthPlace is staffed by board-certified obstetricians, with specialists ready if needed 24 hours a day, including, on-site, board-certified anesthesiologists for pain control and perinatologists for high-risk pregnancies.


MidState Medical Center

The Maternity program at MidState Medical Center offers supportive medical consultation and access to state-of-the-art diagnostic testing for expecting mothers. Board-certified maternal-fetal medicine physicians will work closely with a mother's obstetrician to detect risk factors and coordinate care and follow her through her entire pregnancy to ensure a safe delivery for both mother and baby.

St. Vincent's Medical Center

Welcome to St. Vincent’s Family Birthing Center. We are committed to providing women with birthing services that meet their needs. Safety and health for you and your baby are our top priority. We guide moms, dads, and family members through pregnancy, delivery, and parenthood..