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Birthing Center & Maternity Services

Listen to what recent parents say about the new Porter birthing center..

birthing center Porter’s Birthing Center is a standard of care for women in Vermont, and today continues to be a leader in family-centered care, obstetrics and midwifery.

In 2007, Porter Medical Center modernized the maternity department and opened a greatly expanded Birthing Center. It has become a sought out warm and personal environment where women’s preferences and families’ needs came first and where childbirth could unfold naturally.

Expectant parents can choose from our 24-hour team of certified nurse midwives, who are advanced practice nurses specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, or our board-certified obstetricians/gynecologists. Both practices are accepting new patients.
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And while Porter believes that childbirth is a natural process, a number of pain management options, including water therapy, pain medicine and intrathecals (spinal anesthesia) are available for those women who need or want them.

Options for your labor and birth

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Birthing ball
  • VBACs (vaginal birth after cesareans)
  • Birthing stool
  • Prenatal birthing classes
  • Infant car seat
  • Kitchen for snacks
  • Lactation services
  • 24-hour rooming in
  • New parents support group
  • Sleeping accommodations and meals for one support person
  • Non-certification infant CPR classes

Our Midwives
Certified Nurse-Midwife Martha Redpath, Heather Kidde Brown, CNM and Eve Hadley, CNM see patients n their Vergennes office on Armory Lane.They have delivery privileges in the Porter Hospital Birthing Center.  Porter’s Birthing Center, was designed with an LDRP model of care in mind, is ideally suited for the nature of nurse-midwifery practice, while maintaining appropriate and convenient access to both specialized medical care and facilities if unanticipated intervention is required. Tapestry Midwifery also offers holistic women's health care. Additional information and appointments are available by calling (802) 877-0022 and at  TapestryMidwifery.com.

Opregnancy and post partum careur Obstetricians
Addison Associates in Ob/Gyn is a team of experienced, board certified physicians provide pregnancy and the post-partum care.   They are a comprehensive women’s health practice, providing compassionate care for women in all of their phases of life. Our experienced providers are there for you throughout your pregnancy to support you with the individualized care for a safe and healthy birth. They customize our care to provide you optimal maternity care even in the presence of risk-factors or complications. Their goal is to provide this care to educate and support you through this exciting and transformative life event.

  • Comprehensive prenatal carebirthing center baby
  • Early pregnancy assessment
  • Medical complications of pregnancy
  • Obstetrical Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Labor support and Delivery at the family-centered Birthing Center
  • Post-partum care including lactation support, post-partum depression and family planning

More info on Pregnancy Care & Resources

Continuity of care
And after the birth, the many Porter Physican Practices offer exceptional  pediatric  and family care providers throughout Addison County. See our Complete list of Porter Practices.

 Get started on your birth experience by calling us today at (802) 388-6326.

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