Labor and Delivery

Welcoming a new baby into the family is one of the most significant events of our lives. Eastern Maine Medical Center understands this and provides a family centered approach to maternity care, which means each individual family's needs and preferences are respected. Patients and families can count on sensitive, compassionate, and highly skilled care from both our nurses and providers to meet their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs during this important time. In addition, our postpartum staff works with you and provides information on self care, infant care, and parenting skills, so that families feel confident and supported when they go home.

Our nurses and providers recognize that each birth is unique and parents have wishes and plans for the birth of their baby. We will support and guide you through your birth and with your input, help to make your experience as special and memorable as it deserves to be.

EMMC welcomes an average of 1,600 babies each year. We have staff available in Labor and Delivery capable of cesarean sections 24 hours a day. We also have a close relationship with EMMC’s Rosen Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, in the event of any unexpected complications. All of the Penobscot Pavilion 5 nursing staff is certified in neonatal resuscitation and many of the nurses also have national certification in their specialty.

Features of the EMMC's maternity care include:

  • 24 licensed beds for antepartum, postpartum or gynecologic patients
  • Newborn nursery
  • Six labor/delivery/recovery rooms available
  • Three operating rooms within the Level 5 complex
  • Surgical Recovery Room within the Level 5 complex