The Birthing Center

Respecting women’s choices while providing them with a warm, family-friendly environment and state-of-the-art care by exceptionally experienced and compassionate midwives, doctors and nurses have been the hallmark of The Birthing Center since its 1993 founding.

We are currently the only designated Baby-Friendly™ facility on the Pioneer Valley, demonstrating our commitment to the health of our families. Holyoke Medical Center was not only the first in Massachusetts to offer nitrous oxide to women for labor pain management, but was also among the first in the United States to embrace this technology, which has been used widely in Europe for decades.

Our spacious facility was designed with your comfort and safety in mind. Its homelike atmosphere features rooms that are cheerful and private, yet are instantly adaptable and completely equipped with the latest medical amenities to meet all your birthing needs. We also offer a birthing tub, for those looking for an especially distinct and comforting way to bring their baby into the world.

We’re here for you after you leave the medical center as well. As a new parent, you can attend our post-partum support group, or meet with our Lactation Specialists. For more information or to register for classes, call The Birthing Center at (413) 534-2700.