How painful it is to give birth? What if I don’t bond with your baby right away? What else do I need to know about giving birth? Learn honest answers to these and more with two Labor and Delivery nurses from Emerson Hospital. For more podcast episodes, visit our Health Works Here podcast library.

Bringing a child into the world is a remarkable experience. At Emerson Hospital, we provide an exceptional environment and the finest medical expertise to ensure that your child’s birth is as special as it deserves to be — for you and your family.

Take a closer look at all the maternity resources Emerson Hospital offers, right here, close to home:

  • The beautiful Clough Birthing Center, staffed by an experienced team of professionals dedicated to making your delivery as serene, personal and comfortable as possible 
  • The option for care from a certified nurse-midwife who supports you in the choices you make for your birthing experience
  • The region’s only Level II special care nursery, directed by a Massachusetts General Hospital neonatologist, for newborns with complex medical issues requiring intensive monitoring or medical care
  • Comprehensive obstetrics care from a team of board-certified obstetrician-gynecologists as well as certified nurse-midwives
  • High-risk pregnancy care, usually found only in tertiary-care hospitals, providing advanced maternal-fetal medicine services from a Brigham & Women’s Hospital perinatologist
  • An array of support services and groups, including prenatal childbirth classes and new mom support groups 

Plus, Emerson Hospital provides comprehensive diagnosis, evaluation, consultation and treatment for infertility through our affiliation with the Reproductive Science Center of New England.

Count on Emerson to deliver the childbirth experience you expect

We are here to ensure that your pregnancy and childbirth experience is everything you and your family expect. You can count on our team to work closely with you throughout each stage of pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum care, taking a family-centered approach that respects your unique needs and concerns.

Schedule a Tour

During a tour of our Clough Birthing Center you will view our comfortable, private birthing rooms and meet some of our skilled nursing staff. We will answer any questions you have, including about our pregnancy and childbirth classes or Emerson-affiliated health care providers. The tour is free, but pre-registration is required. Weekday and weekend options are available and each tour lasts about an hour. For dates and to register, visit Look for the birthing center tours within the Prenatal/Postnatal category on the class registration page.

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Our Awards

Bariatrics Blue Distinction Center from Blue Cross Blue Shield
Joint Commission Gold Seal
The Commonwealth Institute's Award: Top 100 Women Led Business in 2021

Emerson Recognized as Top Maternity Hospital by Newsweek

Emerson Hospital’s Birthing Center earned national recognition as one of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2023 by Newsweek, one of only five hospitals in Massachusetts to receive the highest honor.

The Boston Globe Honors 41 Emerson Health Nurses

The Boston Globe’s 20th annual Salute to Nurses, published on May 7, 2023, features 41 Emerson Health nurses, more than any other hospital or health system.

Emerson Hospital Awarded for Quality and Patient Safety

Learn about Emerson’s latest patient safety and quality awards from Healthgrades, The Leap Frog Group and the Women’s Choice Award. Emerson earned the highest honors for obstetrics, orthopedics, and more!


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