NCH Women's Health Department
Maternity Services

Family Centered Care at the BirthPlace
Top 10% in Maternity Care
According to Healthgrades, Inc.

We, at The BirthPlace, know that your pregnancy and the birth of your baby should be among the most memorable of experiences for you and your entire family. For that reason, our comprehensive team of experienced obstetricians, perinatologists, pediatricians, neonatologists, anesthesiologists, nursing and professionals in the ancillary services are focused on comfort and safety for you and your baby.  We believe that Quality is couched in our flexibility to involve you and your family in the decisions and choices throughout your experience, guiding you with our commitment to your health and that of your baby. 

Featured services at The BirthPlace include:

  • Extensive childbirth education programs which cover a full array of classes for expectant parents, grandparents, siblings, CSection classes, infant care and infant CPR, with classes also now available at our NCH Marco Island facility.

  • 5 Triage rooms for labor checks, preadmission visits, admissions, outpatient visits

  • Spacious private labor suites with state-of-the-art fetal monitoring

  • 24 hours on site Anesthesia/epidural service to manage labor comfort and to be available for emergencies

  • Surgical suites located within the BirthPlace for CSections,
      with adjacent Recovery area

  • Progressive Care Rooms for Moms with complications during any point
    of her pregnancy or afterward

  • Level II Neonatal Intensive care Unit (NICU) staffed with 24 hour on site neonatologists for babies with complications
    (Our expansion renovation will be complete by the end of 2012)

  • Family-Centered care that allows 24 hour rooming-in for Mom with her babyin the privacy of spacious rooms, where Dad can also be comfortable in a sleeper chair, with wireless internet connection  and guest meals available

  • Family kitchen areas provide refrigerators and microwaves

  • Princess suites are even larger and include amenities and their own
      refrigerator and microwave (surcharge upon request for room)

  • Well born Nursery on the Mother Baby Unit

  • Board certified Lactation Consultants provide support while in the hospital
    or as outpatient appointments

  • Dedicated Social Worker

  • On site Newborn Hearing Screening

  • Birth Registrar

  • On site Newborn Photography Service