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Maternal & Child Health

Cary Medical Center’s Maternal and Child Health Unit has a nursery and nine private rooms, including two birthing rooms and two postpartum suites, one with a full-sized bed and the other with a queen-sized bed. One birthing room is equipped with a whirlpool tub for both laboring and birthing. The postpartum suites can be used for home-like birth, in a more comforting environment. Our maternal and child health team consists of physicians, certified nurse midwives, registered nurses, licensed professional nurses, certified childbirth educators, certified lactation counselors, and certified car seat technicians. This team specializes in the care of pregnant women and newborns. With private home-like birthing suites, families who choose Cary Medical Center for the delivery of their baby have the opportunity to experience an intimate, comfortable birthing environment while having the reassurance of highly-skilled medical professionals and hospital services readily available. The entire unit is locked with badge-access to ensure the safety of our newborns and their families.
Our maternal/child health team has an outstanding reputation for providing compassionate care that meets the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs of our patients.  In fact, our team was awarded the Women’s Choice Award for being one of the Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics from Women Certified.

Hours of Service

Cary Medical Center’s Maternal and Child Health Unit has 24-hour nursing and physician coverage. Additionally, several medical specialists are on-call 24-hours every day in case the patient requires other specialty services.
At Cary Medical Center, we understand that a baby’s birth is a miracle that friends and family want to celebrate with new parents. For this reason, we offer generous visiting hours from 10:00 AM through 8:00 PM every day, as well as extended hours and overnight accommodations for new dad and siblings. New parents are encouraged to room-in with their new baby to promote bonding. For the safety of our newborns and their families, all visitors must be admitted to the unit by a member of our Maternal and Child Health team.

Services Provided

A baby’s birth is an exciting and intimate event for the whole family. To help ease anxiety and enhance the entire birthing experience, our maternal and child health team offers several services, including:

  • Family-Centered Care
  • Rooming- In
  • 2 large beds to accommodate Dad while rooming-in with Mom and baby
  • Whirlpool baths for laboring moms
  • Private showers in all rooms
  • The only hospital in Aroostook County that performs water births
  • Home-like births
  • Aromatherapy
  • Advanced pain control techniques during labor, including intrathecal and epidural analgesia
  • Advanced non-pharmacologic relaxation techniques, including aromatherapy, breathing, massage, music, and movement
  • Complementary meals for rooming-in dads
  • Lactation counseling and on-going breastfeeding support
  • Free bi-monthly Childbirth Education Classes
  • Free monthly Car Seat Classes
  • Free home visit after discharge by a Certified Lactation Counselor/RN
  • Free referrals to Healthy Families and Public Health Nursing
  • Newborn hearing screens
  • Noninvasive bilirubin screening

 

Location

The Maternal and Child Health Unit at Cary Medical Center is located to the right at the end of the main hallway. Please note that access to this area is restricted; entrance requires registering at the unit’s nursing station. If you need assistance or are unfamiliar with our facility, our customer service volunteers would be happy to escort you to the department.
 

What People Say About Us

Here are just a few of the many positive things our patients have to say about their the care they received at Cary Medical Center.

  1. Mike is a great PT - - just loved him.

    Tyler H.

    Tyler H.

  2. The Cary Physical Therapy folks were friendly and welcoming. They introduced themselves and called me by my first name which made me feel like they thought of me as a person and not just another patien. We set goals and met them - they taught how to walk correctly with a cane which I found helpful. My month at Cary P.T. was an enjoyable experience. I'd recommend it to anyone.

    Linda M.

    Linda M.

  3. I always choose Cary for myself and my son without a doubt. We have always had a wonderful experience.

    Wanda L.

    Wanda L.

  4. I want to thank every one at Cary Medical Center for help and kindness. Not just one person everyone was so nice. That's why I only go to Cary Medical Center Cary is the best hospital around.

    Jenn W.

    Jenn W.

  5. I came in by ambulance due to heart issues. The nurses were excellent, lab techs very competent.

    Tyler H.

    Tyler H.

  6. I was very happy with the care I received at Cary. Just wanted to say that in addition to the clear level of medical competence & professionalism of all the staff I met, regardless of level, I also appreciated their interpersonal demeanor & bedside manner. I was afraid, and the were able to calm my fears.

    James R.

    James R.

  7. I had wonderful care from nurses & CNA's during my 12 day staff. Too many to record names.

    Linda M. - Surgical client

    Linda M.

  8. I was very impressed over all with my colonoscopy. Dr. & nurses were excellent and never once made me feel I was an imposition to them when they were so busy. I have already recommended Cary to my friends

    Wanda L. - Surgical client

    Wanda L.

  9. All were informed and had excellent attitudes. Very professional and caring.

    Jenn W. - Surgical client

    Jenn W.

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