You can click on each question below to learn more. If you have any additional questions, please use the number below to contact our team, and we will assist you. You can also schedule a tour, which is hosted by our Nurse Navigator and allows you to see our facility.
Daytime (between 5:00 am and 8:00 pm):
- We recommend that you park in our visitor parking area on the right-hand side as you drive toward the hospital lobby. During that time, you may enter through the main lobby of the hospital.
Nighttime (between 8:00 pm and 5:00 am):
- Please use the entrance and parking area for the Emergency Department, and a member of our security staff will direct you to the Pregnancy & Birth Center.
Please note: On weekends, you will enter the hospital through the Emergency Department up until 7:15 am.
We encourage you to bring any items that will help you stay focused and relaxed during labor. Our full suggested packing list includes items such as:
- Healthy snacks
- Breastfeeding pillow
- Changes of clothes for mom
- Changes of clothes for dad
Please leave all of your jewelry and money - except for small amounts for miscellaneous purchases - at home, as we cannot be responsible for looking after valuable items. However, our staff can help you make arrangements to leave valuables in the hospital safe, if you wish.
If a Cesarean birth is necessary, we have two fully equipped surgical suites within the Pregnancy & Birth Center. All of the team members needed to perform the procedure are always available at a moment’s notice.
If your baby does need any special medical attention after birth, he or she will receive expert one-on-one care from the highly trained members of our Level II Special Care Nursery. Some babies only need an hour or two in the Special Care Nursery, while others may need to stay longer. If your baby needs to stay longer, you will be able to stay in one of our designated on-site family rooms.
Our entire staff is expertly trained to ensure the safety of you, your baby and all guests in our Pregnancy & Birth Center. We have a state-of-the-art infant security system to protect your baby, and all babies and parents are given matching identification bracelets, which are checked frequently by our staff.
Because skin-to-skin contact between new babies and their parents is so important, we allow and strongly encourage you to keep your baby in the room with you throughout your stay. If you need to take short breaks, all you have to do is press your call button, and our nursery will be happy to provide babysitting services at any moment.
When you arrive at the Pregnancy & Birth Center, you’ll settle into your private labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum (LDRP) room. With few exceptions, you will stay in this same room for your entire stay, so there is no need to worry about moving your belongings after giving birth.
Yes, cell phones can be used when and where it’s appropriate, but we ask that you always be considerate of your neighbors in nearby rooms when making calls.
Yes, wireless Internet is available throughout the Pregnancy & Birth Center.
Visiting hours are from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, but it is also very important that new moms take advantage of their time at the Pregnancy & Birth Center to rest as much as possible before heading home and to learn as much as they can about how to care for their new baby.
From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm every day, the unit has Quiet Time. This allows for rest & bonding with your new baby. During these hours, the unit does not allow any visitors - other than the primary support person - at the bedside.
Friends and family who have a cold, flu, other viral infection or recent exposure to the chickenpox should not visit at any time.
If you’d like to contact a patient at the Pregnancy & Birth Center, please call 860-358-6000, and we will connect you to the appropriate room.
Because we always respect the privacy of our patients, information such as the baby’s sex and weight will not be given by a member of our staff unless the parents instruct us to do so.
Visit our Learning Center for up-to-date, evidence-based information about the entire pregnancy continuum - from before you are pregnant through postpartum. These resources are not a substitute for the guidance of your physician but can help you learn more about the changes to your body during pregnancy and what to expect during and after childbirth.