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Childbirth is one of life’s most meaningful events. Experience the bliss of birth at The Childbirth Center at Griffin Hospital.

Griffin Hospital offers family-centered maternity care in an environment that best meets individual and family needs. The Childbirth Center at Griffin Hospital follows a patient-centered Planetree philosophy, and is committed to providing a warm, caring atmosphere for you and your loved ones. The Childbirth Center’s attentive and highly skilled caregivers are devoted to every patient’s needs, and take the time to genuinely get to know patients and their families, ensuring a childbirth experience that is supported with compassion and understanding.

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Highlights of our Family-Centered Care Center

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Connecticut State Employees and State Health Plan members can now earn a cash reward for choosing this high-quality service for their healthcare needs through the State of Connecticut Network of Distinction program. To get started book an appointment through your State Health Navigator at (866) 611-8005 or at carecompass.ct.gov/nod.

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Providers & Specialties

Superior Staffing Ratios: Prioritizing Safety and Choice

The Childbirth Center at Griffin Hospital maintains superior support, adhering to the guidelines set by the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses. This commitment to excellent nurse-to-patient ratios ensures personalized attention and diligent monitoring throughout the birthing process. Furthermore, we proudly support Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) deliveries, empowering mothers who desire a vaginal birth following a previous C-section. Our skilled team works closely with mothers to assess their eligibility for VBAC deliveries and provide the necessary care and support, fostering a sense of confidence and control. To ensure that you receive the best care possible, our Childbirth Center features:

Our lactation consultant and educators are also available before and after your delivery.

Preparing for Childbirth

Embracing Your Personalized Birth Preferences

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 empathetic nurses will respect and support whichever method you choose. Creating a birth preferences list will make your wishes known to your care team. We will do our best to honor your wishes, but in certain circumstances, it may be necessary to change the original plan. You, your support partners, doctors, and nurses will work together to ensure a safe and exceptional birthing experience. Click here to download the Childbirth Preferences Form.

Childbirth Education & Support Programs

The Childbirth Center at Griffin Hospital offers education and support when you need it most. Whether you are giving birth for the first time or are an experienced parent, the anticipation of childbirth can sometimes be overwhelming. The more you learn about pregnancy, childbirth, and infant care, the more comfortable and confident you will be when your baby arrives.

The Birthing Journey - Meaningful Childbirth at Griffin Hospital

Having a baby is truly a special event and like any good mother, you want the absolute best for your baby from the very beginning.

 

Labor and Delivery Suites

Uncompromised Safety with the Comforts of Home

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.

Birthing balls and peanut 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 nitrous oxide analgesia and epidural anesthesia.


Postpartum Recovery Suites

The Power of Nature’s Serenity and Your Family’s Support

Understanding the impact of surroundings after delivery, our Childbirth Center provides thoughtfully designed private rooms with ample natural light. We believe that a serene and aesthetically pleasing environment enhances relaxation and positively influences postpartum recovery. Our well-appointed rooms create a soothing ambiance, contributing to a calmer, stress-free atmosphere, which can profoundly benefit both mother and baby. Accented with glider rocking chairs, Wi-Fi access, TV, and a private bathroom with a shower, our private, family-friendly rooms feature warm, cozy decor that maximizes comfort while minimizing visible technology. Understanding that the presence of families and loved ones are crucial to your well-being, our double-wide beds allow your partner to stay with you overnight, emphasizing our dedication to embracing family and social support.

Family Room

Our family room, equipped with TVs, reading materials, and toys, offers visitors a place to gather during the moments you require privacy. You may have two support people present during your labor. Once you have been moved to your postpartum room, you may choose the amount of visitors you would like until quiet hours start at 8:00 pm. Overnight visitation is limited to your spouse or significant other; however, families are not asked to leave as many new moms want them there and feel their family members are part of the overall process and experience.

Celebrate the Joy of Life with Dinner for Two

Following the arrival of your little one, we offer an indulgent celebratory dinner for two, right within the comfort of your room. On your last night, picture a beautifully set table, creating an atmosphere of happiness and celebration. Choose from our executive chef’s menu featuring succulent lobster, tender steak, or flavorful shrimp, expertly prepared to your liking. As you savor each delectable bite, relish in the warmth of your partner’s presence and your new parenthood journey. This intimate dinner is a token of our commitment to providing not only exceptional medical care but also heartfelt moments of celebration and connection during this special time in your lives.

Birth and Beyond

Giving birth is just one part of the journey. As you enter parenthood and move beyond the birthing process, we are committed to helping you feel prepared, safe, and properly equipped for bringing your newborn baby home.

Healthy Beginnings

Two to three days after your discharge, we invite you and your newborn to return to our Childbirth Center for a free “Healthy Beginnings” check-up by our nursing team. We will assess you and your baby to make sure all is well and offer any other services or parenting education that you may need.

Our Dedication to Empowering Breastfeeding

At our Childbirth Center, we wholeheartedly embrace the World Health Organization’s recommendations for successful breastfeeding. With a team of compassionate experts led by a board-certified lactation consultant, we provide personalized support for mothers on their breastfeeding journey. From initiating breastfeeding within an hour of birth to promoting rooming-in and breastfeeding on demand, we prioritize the well-being of both mother and child. Our commitment extends beyond the hospital walls with our breastfeeding support group to ensure ongoing care, support, and empowerment after discharge. The CT Department of Public Health provides great resources through their dedicated breastfeeding website.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Our Breastfeeding Support Group is facilitated by a board-certified lactation consultant and is open to any woman who is breastfeeding her child.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Rehab – Designed to address physical pregnancy and postpartum issues.

Car Seat Installation

Did you know that four out of five car seats are installed incorrectly? The Valley Parish Nurse Program staff are certified car seat technicians and can install your infant or child seat properly at no charge. Call (203) 732-1337 for an appointment any time during your last trimester.

Additional Resources

Maternal Health Directory
Community Resource Guide
Community Resource Guide with Women’s Health Providers

Have Questions?

To learn more about The Childbirth Center at Griffin Hospital or to your schedule a tour, call 203-732-7252. You can also schedule a tour by clicking the link below.

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Classes

All classes and groups are offered at no cost.

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  • Childbirth Education & Support Programs

    Education and support when you need it most. Whether you are giving birth for the first time or are an experienced parent, the anticipation of childbirth can sometimes be overwhelming. The more you learn about pregnancy, childbirth, and infant care, the more comfortable and confident you will be when your baby arrives. The Childbirth Center at Griffin Hospital offers a. Find out more here.

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