Comprehensive Family-Centered Birth Care, Close to Home
Our obstetricians, midwives and nurses will partner with you to accommodate and support the style of delivery you choose, with different options available for labor and birth, anesthesia, breastfeeding and more. When you choose The Family Birthplace at Cape Cod Hospital you have a full support team here for you:
Partnerships with Tufts Floating Children’s Hospital and other Boston hospitals for specialized high-risk pregnancy care and neonatal intensive care when needed.
A wide offering of childbirth education and infant care classes.
The Family Birthplace App, with essential tools and information for pregnancy through baby's first year, whenever you need them. A dedicated team of pediatric hospitalists available 24/7 should your baby need medical care, including pediatric hospitalists affiliated with Tufts Floating Children’s Hospital.
Breastfeeding support during your maternity stay and after.
Postpartum screening and access to a licensed social worker on staff.
For expectant mothers seeking substance abuse disorder support during pregnancy, Cape Cod Healthcare is committed to providing specialized and safe care for mothers needing addiction support and for infants affected by Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.
At The Family Birthplace, 24/7 obstetrical coverage for our patients is shared with Cape Cod Healthcare's outstanding team of obstetricians and midwives.
An Environment that Supports Parent-Baby Bonding
Family-centered care is provided in spacious and private labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) suites designed with comfort and safety in mind. Our welcoming birth suites include:
Private bathroom with shower
Recliner and rocking chair
In-room sleeping area for your partner
Security measures, including a locked maternity unit and baby tagging alert system to ensure your baby’s safety
You and your baby room together throughout your stay, and your partner is also encouraged to stay and join in learning how to care for your new baby. Advantages of family-centered care include:
An environment that supports parent-baby bonding
Hands-on educational opportunities caring for your new baby
Earlier establishment of feeding and sleeping routines
Greater opportunity for breastfeeding success
Close, consistent communication with nurses dedicated to you and your baby
Midwives: The “Specialists of Normal”
Midwives at The Family Birthplace