At Northern Light Birthing, we believe that birth is a special family event – a gentle time of celebration, intimacy, and accomplishment. Our nursing staff, physicians and nurse midwives are committed to providing maternity care and family-centered deliveries that nurture mind, body, and spirit. Let us work with you to plan a birth experience that will best meet your needs; we encourage families to tell us about their cultural and family traditions related to birth that are important to them.

For a tour of The Birthplace, call 207-553-6300. Please note: All birthing classes include a complimentary tour.

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

Register online to have your baby at The Birthplace. 

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.

Register online for Childbirth Education Classes Learn about upcoming classes from our Childbirth Education Calendar

If you have any questions about The Birthplace, please don’t hesitate to call us at 207-553-6363.

Contact us today to get help with your Birthing needs.

175 Fore River Parkway
Portland, ME 04101-3795

Phone: 207-553-6363