Maternity center on Florida's Treasure Coast
At HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital, the team in our Birthing Center is here to help make the childbirth experience as special, safe and smooth as possible.
Our experienced maternity staff provides comprehensive, family-centered care throughout your labor, delivery and recovery at our hospital. We also provide a range of services to support you during pregnancy as well as after you transition back home with your baby.
Maternity care at our Birthing Center
We offer maternity services that help you stay healthy during pregnancy and educational opportunities that help you prepare for your birth experience, including:
The Healthy Start program
Our Healthy Start program provides screening and education services for pregnant women. Through this program, we also help connect pregnant women and infants who have been referred for Healthy Start care to additional support and services.
Services available to Healthy Start participants include:
- Breastfeeding education and support
- Childbirth education
- Home visits
- Nutritional counseling
- Parenting support and education
- Psychosocial counseling
- Smoking cessation classes
For more information about the Healthy Start program, please call (772) 460-2571.
We offer a range of maternity and childbirth classes for expectant mothers and their labor support partners, including:
- Breastfeeding Class: This class explores the benefits and best practices of breastfeeding.
- Childbirth Education Class: This class covers the signs and stages of labor and the skills you'll use during labor and birth. We also talk about medical interventions, including C-sections, and when they might be used.
- Safely Caring for Your Baby Class: This class discusses infant safety and how to care for your newborn.
We are not offering maternity classes at this time.
Labor and delivery
When the big day comes, our team will be by your side throughout your labor and birth experience. We tailor our care to your needs and respect your birth plan, all while keeping the health of you and your baby as our top priority.
Additionally, our labor, delivery and recovery rooms provide ample space and are equipped with advanced obstetric technology. This allows us to provide a comfortable, safe environment where you can experience childbirth your way.
Neonatal intensive care
If your baby needs extra care after birth, we provide immediate care in our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Since the NICU is located in our Birthing Center, our facility is uniquely equipped to provide this level of care the moment it's needed.
When your baby is discharged from the NICU, we offer ongoing care through a range of other pediatric services.
Our care for you doesn't end after you give birth. Throughout the remainder of your hospital stay, our maternity team continues to support you and your loved ones with family-centered postpartum care.
We are here to help you begin your recovery, learn to care for you new baby and answer any questions you may have. Our care team is also available to help you and your baby learn to breastfeed, if you'd like.
Our goal is to provide you with the support and education you need to feel confident when you take your baby home from the hospital.
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.
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