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Bring the Birth Center Back to Falmouth Hospital

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The Falmouth Hospital Birth Center is cherished as an incredible resource for families on Cape Cod. The nurses are so supportive, nurturing and calming, as they ease women through the transition to motherhood. This petition is to demonstrate the impact of closing the Birth Center at Falmouth Hospital, which so many families have relied on and so many more hoped to utilize in the future. 

The lactation consultants have created such a strong sense of community through the Breastfeeding Support Group. With over 470 members in the virtual group on Facebook, mothers remain connected long after the births of their children and frequently send messages of gratitude to those who helped them become the mothers they are.  

It is heartbreaking to hear mothers will not have this incredible resource available in the Birth Center at Falmouth Hospital. The amazing birthing experience, continuity of care extending to lactation consultation, along with the breastfeeding support group needs to be locally accessible. As a new mother I would never have been able to pack up my newborn and make the trek to Hyannis for the breastfeeding Support Group meetings. The services I received are invaluable to me, and I hear these same sentiments echoed from every other new mother I have met in the group, and everyone I know who has delivered at Falmouth Hospital. 

Please urge the CEO and President of Cape Cod Healthcare, Michael Lauf to consider alternative options for reviving the Birth Center after the COVID-19 emergency subsides. 

"While obstetric and inpatient services will be suspended at Falmouth Hospital as of Monday, April 6, the move is pending regulatory review, Mr. Lauf said."

https://www.capenews.net/falmouth/news/falmouth-hospital-maternity-department-moving-to-cape-cod-hospital/article_a842936f-4f5e-55bf-8e7f-6cab23686714.html 



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