Preparing for your Stay
If you’re having your baby with us and haven’t received your welcome materials from your OB, or if you’re thinking about having a baby and are interested in our services and amenities, please click here to request a Welcome Kit or Preadmission Packet, or call (207) 662-6132.
Our Welcome Kit includes:
- MMC Family Birth Center's Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby booklet
- Childbirth Education & Parenting Preparation class catalog
Our Preadmission Packet includes:
- Preadmission form, instructions for preadmission, and return envelope
- Map and directions to MMC
- Services For You While in Our Care booklet
- Your Care at the Family Birth Center booklet
These kits provide all the information you need to plan your childbirth experience at the Family Birth Center. Providers, click here to request welcome kits and preadmission packets for your practice.
Getting Here - Directions on getting to the Family Birth Center
What to Pack - a list of what you will need while you are here
We encourage you to talk with your provider about what you feel is most important about your care. Consider attending Childbirth Education classes to better understand the choices you will have in the Family Birth Center.
Choosing a Provider For Your Baby
You will need to choose your baby’s provider before your stay so the hospital can contact your provider after your baby is born. Most providers will come to the hospital to meet and examine the baby, but some providers do not. In this case, there are pediatricians at Maine Medical Center that will examine your baby and send the information to the provider you have selected.
Both family medicine doctors and pediatricians care for newborns. Family medicine doctors can care for both you and your baby. Pediatricians care for children and teens. Because your baby is so special, you will want to make your choice carefully. Among other things, you should consider the provider’s reputation and qualifications, your health insurance coverage, and how close the office is to your home or work.
To find one of our providers, visit our Online Physician Directory where you can search by name or specialty. You may also search for a Maine Medical Partners- Pediatrics practice near you.