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Having Your Baby at Baystate Health

COVID-19 Information

We are taking every precaution to ensure your safety, and we also know that birthing partners and visitors are important. Moms in labor and postpartum at Baystate are allowed 1 support person at a time for labor, delivery, and the duration of your stay. Learn more about birthing tips and precautions, as well as details of our visitor policy.

Birthing Services at Baystate Health

At Baystate Health, we offer all the support and services you need to grow your family. Our team of OBGYN nurses, doctors, and midwives is committed to providing personalized, compassionate care at every stage of pregnancy and childbirth.

You and your family can expect high-quality, personalized care throughout your pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Plus, we offer a full range of services and amenities to ensure a safe and comfortable prenatal and birthing experience.

Low Risk Birth Unit

Baystate is currently piloting a low risk birthing unit opening January 5, 2021.  If you are a low risk midwifery patient that desires a low intervention birth with personalized labor support, please ask your provider for details. The low risk unit will provide a birth experience for families who desire a physiologic (natural) birth and focus on support measures proved to achieve this goal.


We offer inclusive care for all, supporting your birthing preferences—including both high-risk birth and low-risk physiologic labor and birth (which means letting your body to go through the labor process on its own).

Customize your birthing experience with our extensive labor and delivery amenities, including:

  • Private birthing rooms
  • Water birth and water labor options (depending on location)
  • Anesthesiologists and pediatricians on-site around the clock
  • Pain management options including hydrotherapy, nitrous oxide, and patient-controlled epidural anesthesia
  • High-risk birth services provided by the region's only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Baystate Medical Center
  • Board-certified lactation consultants and breastfeeding support
  • Interpreter services in most languages 24 hours a day
  • Flexible visiting hours


Choose a Maternity Hospital

We offer supportive childbirth services at both Wesson Women and Infants' Unit at Baystate Medical Center (BMC) in Springfield and The Birthplace at Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) in Greenfield. Both childbirth center locations offer the latest labor and delivery equipment and high-quality care. And if anything unexpected happens during your labor or delivery, Baystate has the expertise and technology needed to care for you and your baby. 

Our two birthing centers offer different birthing options and amenitie:

Make an Appointment to Begin Prenatal Care

Once you've chosen a hospital for delivery, you will need to make an appointment to start your prenatal care with one of our midwifery or OBGYN practice groups.

If you'll be delivering your baby at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, call Pioneer Women's Health in either Northampton or Greenfield.

If you will be delivering your baby at Baystate Medical Center, contact one of the following practice locations:

At Baystate Women’s Health Clinics, We Offer:

  • Routine prenatal testing and procedures, including fetal heart monitoring
  • 3D ultrasound when recommended by your provider
  • Genetic counseling and testing, to help you understand health risks that run in your family
  • Birth plan counseling
  • Childbirth, breastfeeding, and parenting education and resources
  • Help with existing health conditions that may affect your pregnancy

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