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Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for expecting parents at Hartford HealthCare.

When new parents want to worry less and enjoy every moment more, they count on Hartford Hospital for all the peace-of-mind they need — from prenatal care and education to incredibly advanced ways to ensure the health of both mother and child during and after delivery. To learn why more people count on us when it matters most, or to take a tour of our beautiful, newly renovated maternity department with private rooms, follow the links below.

Newsweek Best Maternity 2023


Virtual Tour
Take a 360º virtual tour of our Special Deliveries Childbirth Center.

Bella Baby Photography
We're proud to partner with Bella Baby Photography to offer parents the opportunity to capture their baby’s first photographs in a professional, artistic style that can easily be shared with family and friends around the country or even the world.

The Special Deliveries Childbirth Center supports breastfeeding, and has been designated a Baby-Friendly Facility by Baby-Friendly USA, part of UNICEF’S Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Hartford Hospital is the 28th Baby-Friendly facility in the U.S. and the first in Connecticut.

eLearning Childbirth Education
When traditional childbirth education classes are not a possibility due to bed rest, scheduling conflicts or time constraints, we have a solution

Maternal-Fetal Medicine (Prenatal Testing)
Prenatal Testing focuses on the assessment of your baby through a variety of tests.

Advanced Care for High-Risk Pregnancies
Some mothers and babies need advanced care in utero and soon after delivery. Through the Pediatric Care Alliance, you have access to specialized testing, treatments and teams at the Fetal Care Center at Connecticut Children’s — the only center of its kind in New England.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The NICU is designed to provide care for premature or critically-ill newborns. The Pediatric Care Alliance brings you Connecticut's most respected healthcare providers, collaborating on next-level NICU and pediatric care.

New Parent E-Newsletter
Sign up for this weekly email newsletter for expectant and new parents.

Newborn Screening
After your baby is born there are several procedures, screenings and tests performed to ensure your baby’s health and safety.

Nitrous Oxide for Comfort in Labor
Hartford Hospital Labor & Delivery now offers moms the option of using nitrous oxide during labor.

Parent Education Classes
Who says babies don't come with instruction manuals? Attend one or more of our parent education classes and you'll be better prepared for that special delivery.

Postpartum Depression
Postpartum depression (PPD) occurs in about 10 percent of new mothers. PPD can occur anytime in the first year after birth. Women with PPD often feel inadequate, hopeless and unable to cope with everyday life.

Preparing for Your Maternity Stay
Congratulations on your pregnancy and thank you for choosing Hartford Hospital as your baby’s birthplace.

Links & Resources
Documents, web links, and other resources that expecting and new parents will find useful.

  • Childbirth Center

    We deliver approximately 4,000 babies here each year. Chances are if you’re a native to Connecticut, you were probably born here as well. We’ve been delivering babies for the last 150 years.

  • Family Planning Clinic

    The Family Planning Clinic at the women’s ambulatory health center offers safe, confidential and comprehensive care for women who seek treatment of miscarriage, birth control and pregnancy options counseling. We specialize in innovative contraceptive techniques and in providing these services to medically high risk patients.

  • Women's Health Ambulatory Center

    At the Women's Ambulatory Health Services we offer many services designed to keep you healthy at any age or stage of your life.