The Childbirth Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital offers extensive support and resources for parents during the prenatal period.
My Birth Day Wishes is a booklet designed to help you, your care provider and the birth care team understand more about you and your birth plan.
As a partner to a woman in labor, you have an important role in helping her to feel well supported throughout her labor. You know her better than anyone else. You can be her advocate with staff and also with the many family members and friends who will visit her and the new baby.
Empty Arms Program: For Parents Grieving Infant and Pregnancy Loss
The Empty Arms Support Group, which was awarded the New England Association Directors of Healthcare Volunteer Services (NEADHVS) President’s Award, provides an innovative, supportive service to families at a time of loss. The support group, run by volunteers in partnership with the CDH Childbirth Center, has increased Childbirth Center patient satisfaction, helped to change hospital procedures, provided training for staff at CDH and in the community and has expanded to offer a program for parents who have had a loss and are evaluating the idea of welcoming another child into their family, either through pregnancy or adoption.
Please call the Parent Education Program at 413-586-9866 ext. 9 for more information about the Childbirth Center or about our classes for expectant families.
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