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Life offers few experiences more moving than the birth of a child. “Having a baby" - those three simple words cannot do justice to the excitement, nervousness and reward that surrounds giving birth at Exeter Hospital’s Family Center. The center’s team of affiliated physicians, midwives, nurses and staff are committed to providing the best care and support for mother and baby before, during and after the birth.


The Family Center offers the very best in pediatric care for newborns and pediatric inpatients through a clinical collaboration with MassGeneral for Children, a nationally recognized leader in pediatric services. Pediatricians from MassGeneral for Children are available 24/7 at Exeter Hospital, and assess all of our newborn babies.

For additional information or directions, call 603-580-6668.

In the News:

Eliminating early elective deliveries has been identified by patient safety groups and hospital leaders as a major patient safety initiative. The procedure can lead to serious complications for both the mother and baby, including admission to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Exeter Hospital, through its collaboration in a Hospital Engagement Network run by the American Hospital Association's Health Research & Educational Trust, has reduced its rate of early elective deliveries from 35 percent to zero. In this special report, see how the hospital pursued this ambitious patient safety goal.

Initiative Reduces Use of Medications in Mothers, Babies at Exeter Hospital (Seacoast Online, Feb 13, 2020)

No Joke: More Moms Can Choose Laughing Gas During Deliver (Union Leader, June 21, 2015)

This information is not meant to replace advice given by your healthcare provider.  If you have any questions, please contact your healthcare provider.

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"Having a baby." Those three simple words cannot do justice to the excitement and reward that surrounds giving birth.

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The Family Center at Exeter Hospital offers a wide variety of classes to help prepare for the birth of your baby. Below is a brief description of each class.

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