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Birthing Center

Birthing Center at Central Vermont Medical Center

At Central Vermont Medical Center birthing center, we support and accompany each woman along the birth journey while protecting her emotional security, safety, and sense of privacy.

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Central Vermont Medical Center Main Campus

Central Vermont Medical Center
130 Fisher Road
Berlin, VT  05602

Located on the second floor of main hospital.

 Tel: 802-371-4299
 Fax: 802-371-5347


Birthing Center is open 24/7

Due to increase in influenza, visitors are restricted as follows:

* 2 healthy visitors + primary support person (father)
* No children under 12 years of age other than healthy siblings

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A lot has changed since your mom gave birth to you...

and that's great news for expectant moms today. Moms are a lot more involved in the birthing process, and have a wide range of options. These options take many forms, including active positions during birth, tubs for use during labor, and specifically trained staff such as doulas. We hope this site will help you better understand the options you have in making those choices that are best for you.

Our Mission

We provide collaborative, high quality, family centered care for the well being of women and children.

Your Delivery Options

The Garden Path Birthing Center offers many different delivery options. Our Board Certified obstetricians and anesthesiologists, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, along with our knowledgeable and helpful staff can give you the information you need to choose the birthing options that work best for you.

  • One-on-One Labor Support: One-on-one labor support means that you will receive continuous support throughout the hours of labor, no matter how long or short your labor may be.
  • Hydrotherapy:  Each room offers private relaxing showers and a deep, comfortable tub for labor.
  • Free Movement in Labor: Free movement throughout the labor process is encouraged with the use of birthing balls, squat bars and other upright position options. 

Obstetric Anesthesia Services

Our Board Certified anesthesiologists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Anesthesiologists can provide anesthesia services or labor epidural services.

Learn more about our anesthesia services.

About Your Hospital Stay

We encourage you to take the time to learn about how to prepare for your stay and what to expect during your stay so that you can concentrate on your birthing experience without any unnecessary stress.

  • How to Prepare for your Stay
    Learn about our pre-registration process, how to take a tour of our birthing center, and what to pack and bring with you to the hospital.
  • What to Expect During Your Stay
    Learn about our meal service, our rounding practices, and our staff and patient identification protocols.

About Our Women and Children's Unit

The Birthing Center is located within our Women and Children's Unit, which is where women undergoing various procedures, including gynecologic care for common conditions such as uterine fibroids and hysterectomies, get placed (although sometimes they may also be in the Medical Surgical Unit).

The Women and Children's Unit also provides the following Pediatric Services:

  • Transitional Care for Preemies
  • “Billi-Bed”: Family friendly treatment for newborn jaundice.


Our Obstetricians

Roger E. Ehret, MD
Gynecologist and Obstetrician
Sheila R. Glaess, MD
Gynecologist and Obstetrician
Colleen Horan, MD
Gynecologist and Obstetrician
Roger H. Knowlton, DO, FACOG
Gynecologist and Obstetrician
Julie A. Vogel, MD, FACOG
Gynecologist and Obstetrician