(207) 474-5121 | 46 Fairview Avenue, Skowhegan, ME 04976

The RFGH Birthing Center welcomes you!

Birthing CenterOur family-oriented department provides maternity and newborn care. We are a small unit dedicated to providing the personal care and attentiveness that families need and deserve at this special time in their lives.

The Birthing Center has two private labor and delivery rooms, and three postpartum recovery rooms. Our unit boasts a whirlpool tub, birthing balls, and rainfall showers - all available to ease the discomforts of labor. We are staffed by trained and certified obstetrician/gynecologists, family practice physicians, pediatricians, and nurses to take care of you and your baby.

Our facility has new and upgraded fetal monitors, including a new wireless monitoring system. Our rooms offer sleeping accommodations to allow your support person to rest and your family unit to remain together.

Birthing CenterThe Birthing Center has been designed so that you can have your baby in a comfortable, home-like setting while knowing that you and your baby will receive the best medical and nursing care. We promote rooming in because the bonding experience is so important. The nurses are available to assist you and answer any of your questions while you have the opportunity to get to know your baby. We encourage skin-to-skin contact, and babies routinely stay in their mothers' rooms during their hospital stay.

During your stay we offer free room service to you and one support person. We will also serve you and your support person a quiet dinner for two, complete with sparkling cider, in celebration of the birth of your baby. We give diaper bags with baby care items and Raising Reader gifts for all the new mothers to take home.

The Birthing Center also provides a take-home family first aid kit containing naloxone to everyone who gives birth. The hospital joins a statewide effort to prevent opioid overdose deaths through community naloxone distribution. Read more about this here.

Educational Resources and Classes For Your Growing Family:

Safe SleepInformation about Safe Sleep for Infants

Understanding Birth - various dates

Understanding Breastfeeding - various dates

Understanding Your Newborn - various dates

Car Seat Safety Program