Maternity and Postpartum Care

Our Maternity Unit

Once you’ve given birth, we’ll help you settle comfortably into a private room, where we will provide care and support as your new family gets acquainted. 

Each room is designed for your comfort, with soft lighting, pleasant artwork and a homelike décor. Every room includes amenities to help you rest comfortably and bond with your new baby:

  • Comfortable sleeping accommodations for partners
  • Flat-screen television
  • Wireless Internet access and telephone
  • Private bathrooms with showers
  • Family lounge (a separate welcoming area for families awaiting the new   arrival)

Post-Partum Care

Though the days and weeks after birth are a joyous time, they can also be stressful.  Danbury Hospital is here with expert care and supportive services for your whole family. 

Our pediatricians and pediatric specialty physicians provide tender, loving care from the very first moments of life. We are here to help you adjust to feeding your new baby, including offering a variety of supports for breastfeeding. Our weekly “Mother/Baby Talk” support group is free to all new mothers.

Center for Breastfeeding

Whether to breastfeed or bottle-feed your baby is one of the most important decisions you'll make during your pregnancy.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, World Health Organization and UNICEF all support breastfeeding as the best way to feed newborns for the first year. Breastfeeding is a natural way for mothers and babies to bond; breast milk also contains all the nutrients, growth factors, hormones and antibodies a baby needs to grow and stay healthy. Infant formula has only about 40 of the natural components of breast milk.

Lactation Support

Before delivery, women can take a prenatal breastfeeding class through our Programs for Parents that addresses common questions about breastfeeding.

During their hospital stay, women meet with lactation consultants who are available to assist, support and develop individual infant feeding plans.

After discharge, the Center for Breastfeeding continues to support breastfeeding families through telephone consultations as well as one-on-one outpatient consultation.

If you are undecided whether to breastfeed or have specific questions and concerns, please contact the Center for Breastfeeding for more information at (203) 739-7777. 

Mother/Baby Talk Support Group

Danbury Hospital invites new mothers to attend the free support group, "Mother/Baby Talk." The group meets every Tuesday, from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm at the First Congregational Church in Bethel, CT on Main St.  Mothers of newborns up to the age of six months meet to share questions and concerns about issues that arise during the unpredictable weeks and months following birth, including:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Infant care
  • Depression
  • Other postpartum issues

The program is free and welcomes all new mothers, regardless of where they delivered. Registration is required. Please call 203-739-7777.