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The Birthplace

Where Nantucket Natives are born!


About The Birthplace

The Birthplace at Nantucket Cottage Hospital delivers approximately 150 Nantucket Natives a year! Under the direction of Dr. Margaret Koehm, The Birthplace is a full service, fully-equipped facility complete with three large labor rooms and both ante- and post-partum rooms.

Every baby in our tight-knit community is welcomed into the world by an extended family of caregivers who delight in watching our little Nantucket Natives develop and grow. Even after you’re discharged, we’re happy to stay connected to help with any of the common challenges and concerns new parents often face.

Services we provide include:

  • Prenatal care by dedicated, experienced on-staff doctors and clinicians
  • Department tours
  • Breast-feeding consultations
  • Jacuzzi, birthing bar and birthing peanut
  • Pre-discharge circumcisions
  • Post-discharge support
  • Perinatology (high-risk pregnancy care) through our partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital

Classes and Resources

Beyond the excellent medical care for expecting mothers and babies, there are a range of pre-natal, pregnancy and parenting resources available on Nantucket. From FAQs, to childbirth education classes to certified lactation counselors available to moms, these resources can help ease the transition into this exciting new chapter of your life. Learn more about these resources by clicking here.

Honoring Nantucket Natives

Since 1999, Nantucket Cottage Hospital has honored islanders who were born at the hospital on our Wall of Nantucket Natives. The Wall of Natives has become a beloved tradition for many island families with new babies. For a $100 donation, you can add your own Nantucket Native’s name to the Wall.

In the old hospital, the Wall included bricks engraved with the native’s name and date of birth. While the old bricks could not be relocated to this facility, the names of each native who purchased a brick in the old building were transcribed onto these tiles, and now we have room for future generations to add their names.

Click here to buy online. For questions, please call the Foundation at (508) 825-8250.

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  • Phone

    Call us at 508-825-1000

  • Address

    Nantucket Cottage Hospital
    57 Prospect Street
    Nantucket, MA 02554

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Life Changing Care at The Birthplace

The Stover Family

"Nantucket Cottage Hospital is not only an integral part of the island community, but it is an equally integral part of our family as well. It has served as the “home away from home” where we gave birth and welcomed three of our four children into the world, most recently our son Charles on January 10, 2020. It is these life changing moments for which we feel forever connected and grateful to our community hospital."

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