ObstetricsBirth Experience

Your birth experience, on your terms.

Can you believe that in just a few short months you'll be welcoming the newest member of your family to the world? Time flies! At Garrison, our staff works to make your experience as comfortable as possible, from the moment you walk through the door.

woman holding newborn in hospital after giving birth

Your birthing plan

Our compassionate physicians and nurse midwives are committed to honoring your preferred birth plan and guiding you through this exciting time in your life.

We're happy to be affiliated with Wentworth Douglass Hospital in Dover, NH — the top-rated birth center in the Seacoast. From labor environment, to pain management, to your preferences in case of an emergency, and newborn care, you have options — and we'll only intervene with your plan when there is an absolute medical necessity.

Did you know?

Our physicians have the lowest primary C-section rates at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, the only hospital in New Hampshire featured in Newsweek's top maternity hospitals nationwide.

Your labor options

You and your baby's safety and comfort are always our top priority and become an even greater focus come delivery day. That's why we're proud to offer you a variety of labor options to help as you bring this new life into the world.

If your birth is cesarean, we strive to keep you, your partner, and your baby together through the entire process; this way, bonding is made as easy as possible. We are pleased to offer you a “gentle cesarean” that includes dim lighting, music of your choice, and immediate skin-to-skin bonding.

  • Hypnobirthing

  • Labor balls

  • Birthing stools

  • Birthing bar

  • IV pain medication

  • Paracervical or pudendal blocks

  • Epidural

  • Water therapy: shower, jacuzzi