Childbirth is one of life’s most meaningful events. That’s why Griffin Hospital offers family-centered maternity care in an environment that will best meet individual and family needs. The Childbirth Center at Griffin Hospital follows our patient-centered Planetree philosophy and we are committed to providing a warm, caring atmosphere for you and your loved ones.
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Our private, family-friendly rooms feature a warm, cozy decor that maximizes comfort and minimizes visible technology. Each room includes:
- a glider rocking chair
- Wi-Fi Internet access
- a television
- a private bathroom with shower.
The rooms are equipped to allow your new baby to stay in the room with you and a modern nursery is available for your convenience. Some rooms are available with double beds so that your partner may stay with you overnight.
Our family room, equipped with television, reading materials, and toys, offers visitors a place to gather during the moments you require privacy. You may have family members present for your delivery, but if you plan to have a child present, please make arrangements through the Childbirth Center Education Department, (203)732-7595.
Facility & Staff
To ensure that you receive the best care possible, our The Childbirth Center at Griffin Hospital features five delivery rooms and two operating rooms. The The Childbirth Center at Griffin Hospital is staffed with nurses, physicians, and other professionals who are specifically trained in maternal and newborn care. Our lactation consultant and educators are also available before and after your delivery.
Labor and Delivery
Each woman experiences childbirth differently and almost all women worry about how they will cope with the experience of labor and delivery. The decision of whether or not to use medication is a personal one and our childbirth nurses will respect and support whichever method you choose.
If you choose natural childbirth, birthing balls are available for positioning and our Jacuzzi provides a relaxing place to labor. Our skilled nurses can guide you in breathing and relaxation techniques and will stay by your side to guide you. If you prefer to use medication during labor, a variety of options are available, including epidural anesthesia.
Expectant parents are encouraged to enroll in our Prepared Childbirth class, which will provide an overview of labor options and instruction in breathing and relaxation techniques. A “Refresher” class is also available for experienced parents who just need a review.
Three days after your discharge, you’re invited to return to our Childbirth Center for a free “Healthy Beginnings” check-up by our nursing team who will assess you and your baby to make sure all is well.
Car Seat Installation
Did you know that 4 out of 5 car seats are installed incorrectly? Several members of our staff are certified car seat technicians and can install your infant or child seat properly at no charge. Call (203) 732-7252 or (203) 732-1337 for an appointment any time during your last trimester.
Our CradleViews web nursery gives you the option of having your baby’s photo posted on Griffin Hospital’s web nursery to share with friends and family all over the world.