ECHN is proud to offer you a first-rate, highly praised choice of where you can celebrate this very joyful experience. The Family Birthing Center at Manchester Memorial Hospital features a maternity unit designed with families in mind. We are committed to doing all we can to make the birth of your child a joyful, memorable and medically secure experience. We offer you as many choices and as much flexibility as possible in your care. Our experienced, caring staff explains and respects your options before, during and after the birth of your child.

We offer new parents personal, family-centered care in a safe, home-like environment. Every birth is unique and every baby is special. We are happy to offer our families the option of VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)water births and a NICU (neonatal intensive care unit).

Because we belong to a health network, a wide range of other services also are available to you:

Learn more about the obstetricians on the ECHN medical staff.

Tours are Available

For a tour of The SBM Charitable Foundation Family Birthing Center at Manchester Memorial Hospital, please call 860.647.4735.

Mentor/Doula Program

The ECHN Mentor/Doula Program has been created through a grant from The March of Dimes to provide a nurturing ongoing service for pregnant women with maternal/fetal conditions that require specialized care. Eligible women must be planning to deliver at Manchester Memorial Hospital.

For more information, please contact Kathy LaMountain, Program Coordinator, at 860.872.5101, ext. 5431, or Betsy Crayton, Perinatal Education Coordinator, at 860.647.4790.

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