Pregnancy & Birth

We Care.

At UConn John Dempsey Hospital, moms and babies benefit from a compassionate team of expert doctors, experienced nurses, and supportive lactation consultants who all work together to create a birth experience you’ll cherish forever. As part of an academic medical center, we offer the latest, most advanced prenatal, labor and delivery, and neonatal care in the country from providers that are leaders in their field.

We Deliver.

Our exceptional support before, during, and after the birth of your child includes access to physicians 24 hours a day and nursing care that meets the highest standards. Throughout your labor and delivery, experienced nurses, who specialize in obstetrical care or high-risk maternity care, are by your side. Our award-winning maternity team takes pride in providing personalized care for all patients, from routine to high-risk pregnancies.

We Nurture.

Adjacent to labor and delivery is the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – widely regarded as one of the finest units of its kind in the country. Babies born with complications receive meticulous, first-rate care here from a team who specializes in neonatal medicine.

Obstetrics & Maternity Care

Having a baby is one of the most memorable and personal moments in your life. At UConn Health, our maternity care is tailored to you — from birth plan to delivery. You’ll receive expert care from our dedicated team in a safe environment, so you can focus on you and your baby.

Labor & Delivery

We recognize how important feeling prepared for the birth of your baby can be for your peace of mind. We've put together these resources to help you prepare for your baby's delivery. What to expect before, during and after the birth of your baby to help ease your mind and allow you to focus on this memorable experience.

Award Winning Care

Blue Distinction Center+ in Maternity Care

BlueCross BlueShield Association

UConn John Dempsey Hospital is now designated a “Blue Distinction Center+” for maternity care.

“Blue Distinction Center+” is a designation from the BlueCross BlueShield Association for demonstrating more affordable care in addition to expertise and a commitment to quality care for vaginal and cesarean section deliveries, and for better overall patient satisfaction and a lower percentage of early elective deliveries.

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