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Bristol Hospital's Families Are First maternity unit is built on the single-room maternity care model. This means that when expectant mothers have their babies at Bristol Hospital, they stay in one place throughout their visit. Labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum all take place in the same cozy room.

Childbirth made as special as you and your family

Private birthing suites equipped for all aspects of childbirth, from labor and delivery through recovery

Care from highly experienced doctors, nurse-midwives, and nurses

Wide range of classes and wellness activities for before and after delivery

Our First® monthly newsletter guides your pre-and post-baby experiences

Maternity Care and Childbirth Education

Families Are First is not only the name of our single-room maternity unit and childbirth education program, but it also best describes the care you can expect when you deliver your baby at Bristol Hospital. Whether you are expecting your first or fifth baby, the programs and services offered through Families Are First have something of benefit for you. Tours of Bristol Hospital's Families Are First maternity unit are available. Expectant parents, grandparents, siblings and friends are welcome.
For more detailed information about available classes, or to learn how to schedule a tour of the maternity unit, visit our online events and programs calendar.

Pediatric Hospitalist Program

Bristol Hospital is one of the only community hospitals in Connecticut to offer a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week Pediatric Hospitalist program for our young patients. Pediatric hospitalists manage pediatric patients in all inpatient areas of the hospital, especially in Bristol Hospital's Families Are First unit, where they attend all deliveries and provide immediate care for newborns.  In addition, they provide consultations in the Emergency Center as well as manage patients on the inpatient pediatric unit. 
Our pediatric hospitalists are all Fellows in the American Academy of Pediatrics and are trained in neonatal resuscitation and advanced pediatric life support. For more information about our Pediatric Hospitalist program, please call 860.585.3950.

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