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Just as every baby is unique, so is every delivery. As your partner in care, we provide a customized birthing experience that begins long before your first contraction and continues well after delivery.

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Maternity unit in Tallahassee, Florida

The birth of your little one creates the memory of a lifetime for your entire family.

That's why, at The Family Center at HCA Florida Capital Hospital, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive, family-centered maternity care. We do this by offering educational opportunities, supporting you throughout pregnancy and caring for you and your baby with expertise and compassion.

Tour our maternity unit

We offer tours of our maternity unit to help you get familiar with our facility before the big day. 

We offer tours of our maternity unit to help you get familiar with our facility before the big day. 

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Our maternity services

All aspects of our maternity services and amenities were designed with you and your growing family in mind.

Amenities in our maternity unit

At The Family Center, we offer:

  • A fully equipped nursery with hand-painted murals
  • Birthing suites equipped with jetted tubs and private waiting areas
  • Downloadable preadmission forms
  • Family-centered, individualized care
  • Fetal monitoring
  • Flexible visitation hours
  • Lactation support
  • Maternal-fetal medicine for high-risk pregnancies
  • Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Nationally accredited imaging services, including ultrasound
  • Pediatrician on site 24/7
  • Phototherapy for the treatment of jaundice
  • Support partner can be present throughout labor and delivery, including most cesarean section (C-section) births
  • Surgical suites for C-section deliveries

Maternity classes

We offer several maternity classes to provide you and your loved ones with valuable information about pregnancy and childbirth.

All classes include a tour of The Family Center, and we welcome support partners.

Maternity tours

We encourage you to take a tour of The Family Center to see if our home-like atmosphere best suits your needs. A member of our staff conducts each tour to help you understand what you can expect from admission to discharge.

For your convenience, we also offer the following virtual tours:

Spacious birthing suites

We have beautifully decorated birthing suites that will enrich the birth experience for you and your family. In addition to the many amenities in these homey suites, we offer advanced technology to ensure the highest level of care for you and your baby.

Family-centered postpartum care

A unique aspect of our maternity unit is our "Shared Care" program. With this innovative childbirth care program, one nurse is assigned to each mom and baby. This nurse serves as a consistent, familiar and knowledgeable resource for medical care, instruction and guidance.

Your baby is welcome to stay with you in your room for as long as you desire. We also encourage partners, siblings and friends to visit. We do this so your family has the opportunity to meet and get to know your little one.

Postpartum depression support

Pregnancy and birth are wondrous and life-changing experiences. As such, many women experience the "baby blues" after birth, which may be described as feelings of sadness and fatigue. However, if these feelings last for more than a short time, it could be postpartum depression.

If you feel you may have postpartum depression, you're not alone. Postpartum depression is common. In fact, about one in eight women report having postpartum depression symptoms.

We recommend talking with your OB/GYN or nurse if you experience postpartum depression symptoms, as they can help you get the support and resources you need to feel better. Seeking help is the first step to feeling like yourself again.

Virtual Video Tour of the Labor and Delivery Center

Take a virtual tour of the labor and delivery center at Capital Hospital.

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Capital Hospital Labor and Delivery Story

Jennifer Jernigan shares the story of her inspiring labor and delivery experience at Capital Hospital.

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