About the Birthplace

What You Expect at Mercy

As one of the first hospitals to offer private childbearing rooms, Mercy knows how important it is to experience labor, delivery, and recovery all in the same room, surrounded by your loved ones. At our Fore River hospital building, we are committed to having you stay in the same private room from the moment you arrive until you take your baby home – a practice known as LDRP (labor, delivery, recovery, and post-partum care all in the same room).

We are also committed to one-on-one nursing care. During labor and delivery, your highly skilled nurse will take care of you, and only you.

What You Might Not Be Expecting

The Birthplace occupies the entire third floor of Northern Light Mercy Hospital at Fore River. For every family, we provide these comforts and conveniences:

  • Spacious private rooms
  • Jacuzzi in each room
  • Comfortable day bed in each room for your birth partner
  • Free wi-fi
  • “At Your Request” room service

Just in Case

There are two operating rooms devoted to 24-hour emergency care right in The Birthplace. If a C-section is required, we are ready – although we’re proud to point out that our C-section rate is well below Maine’s average.