The care at L+M is holistic and individualized, with specific plans developed for each pregnant mother and her family, always with the realization that the birth of a new baby impacts the whole family and its growth and development. Having a baby at Lawrence + Memorial means you, your newborn and your entire family will experience not only the personalized care of a community hospital, but also the peace of mind in knowing that our clinical experts are trained with the latest technologies to ensure the best possible outcomes.
Childbirth Education Program
Classes are held monthly for expectant and new parents. For more information, contact Leigh-Anne Sastra, RN and Childbirth Program Educator, at 860.442.0711, ext 2300 or click here.
Maternity Unit - Labor, Delivery, Recovery, and Post-partum
Located on the 4th floor of the main hospital, the 24-bed unit of the L+M Maternity Services(often called LDRP, for Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum) has the area’s most respected team of doctors, nurses and support services, ready to care for women through all stages of their pregnancy.
Our Maternity Unit is equipped with the most advanced technologies, including central surveillance of all live fetal heart rate tracings, state-of-the-art labor/maternity rooms, a Triage area for assessment and Ante partum evaluation, a fully staffed Normal Care Nursery, and, a Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) just down the hall.
There are also two Operating Room suites located on the maternity unit, staffed with certified surgical technicians around the clock.
Many members of our nursing staff hold specialty certifications in Maternal Newborn Nursing, Inpatient Obstetrics, Childbirth Education, Lactation, and all are certified in electronic fetal monitoring.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Our NICU – the only one of its kind in southeastern Connecticut – is a Level IIIA NICU and cares for any infant that requires extra medical services after delivery. L+M strives to keep the family unit together with its onsite NICU and Neonatology Practitioners who are at the hospital twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, ready to care for any baby that may need their services.