Maternal Child Health
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-hour in-house coverage by a neonatologist, 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!
Share (Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group)
Touch lives, Healing Hearts, Finding Hope
Share is a support group for parents who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy at any stage or the loss of an infant shortly after birth. Meetings are informational with an opportunity to share your story and meet others who have had similar experiences. This group meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Regional Center for Rehabilitation Services, 1st Floor, 25 Marston St, Lawrence, MA from 7-9pm. There is no registration or fee. For more information, please call 978-683-4000 x2015.
Ever wonder if you are the only one feeling stressed out and alone now that a baby has joined your family? Wasn’t it supposed to be easier? If you are finding yourself feeling sad, anxious, confused, or delighted the Mama2Mama group support can help.
This group meets every Wednesday at 10:30am in the Solarium located on the Maternity unit on the 2nd floor. No registration necessary. Free. Babies welcome.
For more information, please call 978-683-4000 x2015
For information about The Birthing Center at Lawrence General Hospital, please call 978-683-4000, then select one of these extensions:
- For questions about our childbirth education classes or to take a tour, dial ext. 2015
- To ask breast-feeding questions or for pump rentals, dial ext. 2370
To sign up for our free weekly pregnancy and parenting e-mail (available in English or Spanish) or click here to sign up today.
To register for childbirth education classes, click here.
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.