I gave birth here to my beautiful baby girl in January 2019. I arrived shortly after my water broke at home, and was immediately rushed upstairs to the maternity ward. My daughter was born 6 weeks premature but everything went so smoothly. My OBGYN office is right across the street from the hospital and she arrived to deliver my daughter. Her name is Dr. Julie Flagg and she is absolutely amazing!!! Each and every one of the nurses, food service people, doctors, etc were wonderful. My daughter was in the NICU nursery for 9 days after birth to be monitored since she was a preemie. They were great and treated me with kindness. I am a recovering heroin addict and I’m on a methadone maintenance program and I expected to be treated like a low life druggie, but I was treated with the utmost respect and care. The food was amazing, and my fiancé got to sleep right next to me in the room during my stay on this cool couch that folded up into a decently comfortable bed. My family and I were so happy with my labor and delivery and postpartum care. I can’t say enough good things about this hospital! I will never give birth anywhere else after this wonderful experience. I’m young and I had a stillborn a few years ago due to preeclampsia so I was worried when my water broke early but the staff made sure to explain everything that they were doing, and assure me that my baby was doing fine and that everything was progressing as it should. I had my mind made up that I didn’t want an epidural during my natural birth and the staff had no problem helping me labor naturally. I got there around 3:30am and my daughter was born at 7:32am. Backus Hospital is much closer to me since I live in Colchester CT, but Middlesex was my choice and I don’t regret it one bit. Thank you for making the most amazing day of my life as stress free as possible! I also want to share that one of the NICU nurses, Golda, was beyond wonderful to myself, my family, and my newborn daughter. She took such good care of her while she was in the NICU and she treated me like family with respect and care. Also, Laura the APRN in charge of the NICU was great too!!