Maternity at Putnam Hospital

Temporary Closure of Labor & Delivery

Effective March 1, 2022, Labor and Delivery Services will be temporarily suspended at Putnam Hospital until further notice.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our Labor and Delivery Unit upon reopening.  Nuvance Health is actively recruiting OB physicians to ensure Labor & Delivery services can resume as soon as possible.

In the meantime, pregnant mothers and families can access Labor & Delivery services at nearby Nuvance Health facilities Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Danbury Hospital. Northern Westchester Hospital and Westchester Medical Center also provide deliveries to families in our area; more information is available on the New York State Parent Portal. We encourage patients to work with their care teams to create a birth plan that meets their individual needs and preferences.

Maintaining Putnam Hospital’s services and continuing to provide high-quality care to the Putnam region—including women’s health services—is a priority for Nuvance Health.

Our leadership team is committed to keeping our staff and community members updated regarding Labor & Delivery services at Putnam Hospital. Please feel free to reach out to with any questions you may have.


Maternity at Putnam Hospital: Why Choose Us?

Where you choose to give birth can shape your birth experience. At Putnam Hospital, the specialists in the maternity center offer individualized, family-centered care. You have access to a range of specialized birthing classes, holistic birth options and resources for your whole family. Highlights of the maternity services at Putnam Hospital include:

  • Midwifery services:
    Certified nurse midwives support and care for women throughout labor and delivery. Many women who want a more natural birth experience choose to partner with the certified nurse midwives in our birth center.
  • Individualized attention:
    Many of the nurses at our birthing center have been at Putnam Hospital for 20 years or more. They have rich experience in caring for maternity patients and newborn babies. A one-to-one nurse-to-patient ratio means you experience individualized care and build a relationship with your care team.
  • Family-centered care:
    We have a private operating suite for cesarean births and provide space for your support person to stay overnight. Some of our specialized prenatal classes include education for siblings and grandparents.
  • Specialized breastfeeding support:
    Through our partnership with the New York State Department of Health, we offer specialized breastfeeding classes and instructors.
What Is a Certified Nurse Midwife?

Certified nurse midwives are healthcare providers who offer a range of women’s healthcare services. Certified nurse midwives provide care during the prenatal, labor, delivery and postpartum periods.

Often, women who choose midwifery services want to have as much of a natural childbirth as possible. Benefits of choosing a midwife can include:

  • Lower chances of a cesarean birth
  • Higher rates of satisfaction with your labor and delivery
  • Lower rates of vaginal tears, especially third- and fourth-degree tears
  • Decreased use of spinal anesthesia

Maternity Services We Provide

At Putnam Hospital, we offer a range of maternity services, including:

  • Certified nurse midwives
  • Childbirth classes and support services
  • Lactation support
  • Newborn safety and security systems
  • Private cesarean operating suites
  • Private maternity rooms and postpartum suites

To learn more about Maternity at Putnam Hospital, please call: