Labor and Delivery

Our doctors and nurses are highly trained in all aspects of maternal and child health, including certification in obstetrics, maternal-fetal medicine, neonatology and breastfeeding support. This outstanding team of professionals will help make the birth of your baby a safe, memorable and comfortable experience.

At the Danbury Hospital Family Birth Center, family involvement in the birth process has been a long-standing tradition. We encourage a close family member and/or friend to support you during your childbirth experience.

Your Hospital Stay

At the Family Birth Center, you will experience the safety of a hospital setting in a private, comfortable environment.

When you arrive, you'll be escorted to one of our private rooms where labor, delivery, and recovery take place. Each room has its own bathroom and shower, color TV, private phone, and couch, and a large Jacuzzi tub. The latest medical technology close at hand in every room

The Information Desk staff at Danbury Hospital will not release information about your status or your baby's status during labor and delivery. We recommend that one of your labor coaches keep family members informed about your progress.

Pre-Registration for the Family Birth Center

We encourage you to pre-register for your maternity stay before the 30-week gestational period.

Operating Rooms, Pain Management and Recovery

Deliveries involving surgical procedures take place in one of the two dedicated operating rooms on the maternity unit staffed by registered nurses, certified scrub technicians and assistants.

Our anesthesia service is available 24 hours hours a day, seven days a week. It's best to discuss alternatives for pain management during labor with your physician early in your pregnancy. Pain management options include:

  • Lamaze or Bradley methods
  • Position changes
  • Breathing exercises
  • Whirlpool tub and showers
  • Massage, aromatherapy and other integrative medicine services
  • IV medications
  • Local or regional anesthetics, such as epidural anesthesia
  • Patient-controlled analgesics (PCA) if you deliver by Cesarean section

After surgery, patients are taken to the adjacent Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU/Recovery Room) staffed by registered nurses.

Important Phone Numbers

Here are important phone numbers to assist you with more detailed information about labor and delivery in the Family Birth Center.

For more information about Programs for Parents, childbirth education classes and tours of the Family Birth Center, please call 866-374-0007.

To speak with a lactation expert after you leave the hospital, call the Center for Breastfeeding 203-739-7777.

For More Information

We have a Find a Doctor online tool to make it easy to find a doctor in Obstetrics and Gynecology. If you need a physician referral, please call us at 1-800-511-9971. The patient and visitor information section has more information about Danbury Hospital.