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Labor and delivery

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

Maternity care on Florida's Treasure Coast

Our care team is here to help make the childbirth experience special and safe.

The high-quality labor and delivery care at HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital includes comprehensive, family-centered care throughout labor, delivery and recovery at our hospital. Our experienced maternity team also provides holistic pain management and skin-to-skin support. Our postpartum care ensures continued health and well-being for you and your baby.

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Maternity care

We offer maternity services to help you stay healthy during pregnancy and educational opportunities to prepare you for your birth experience, including:

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 that allow you to be mobile during labor. This allows us to provide a comfortable, safe environment where you can experience childbirth your way.

Labor and delivery unit amenities

We are committed to helping make your birthing experience memorable and unique through our personalized childbirth services and maternity suites designed with your comfort in mind. Our maternity unit features:

  • Accommodations for a variety of delivery methods, including vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)
  • Private rooms
  • Special celebratory dinner offered to new parents
  • Wireless fetal monitors during labor
  • Skin-to-skin care support
  • Lactation consultants
  • Low-intervention birth options
  • Peanut balls to assist with labor
  • Free Wi-Fi

Maternity tours

Knowing where you will give birth is an important part of the process, so we offer the opportunity for you to familiarize yourself with our birth center before labor and delivery.

During our tour, you will:

  • Have an opportunity to ask questions about your hospital stay
  • Learn how and where to check in on your big day
  • Visit our postpartum area and labor and delivery unit

Labor and delivery unit amenities

We are committed to helping make your birthing experience memorable and unique through our personalized childbirth services and maternity suites designed with your comfort in mind.

Our maternity unit features:

  • Accommodations for a variety of delivery methods, including vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)
  • Private rooms
  • Special celebratory dinner offered to new parents
  • Wireless fetal monitors during labor
  • Skin-to-skin care support
  • Lactation consultants
  • Low-intervention birth options
  • Peanut balls to assist with labor
  • Free Wi-Fi

Maternity tours

Knowing where you will give birth is an important part of the process, so we offer the opportunity for you to familiarize yourself with our birth center before labor and delivery.

During your tour, you will:

  • Have an opportunity to ask questions about your hospital stay
  • Learn how and where to check in on your big day
  • Visit our postpartum area and labor and delivery unit

Neonatal intensive care

If your baby needs extra care after birth, we provide immediate care in our Level II and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Since the NICU is located on the floor within the unit, 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.

Postpartum care

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.

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.

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.

Our Labor and delivery Locations

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Lawnwood Hospital
1700 S 23rd St
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
 (772) 461 - 4000

Currently Viewing:

Lawnwood Hospital
1700 S 23rd St
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
 (772) 461 - 4000
St. Lucie Hospital
1800 SE Tiffany Ave
Port St Lucie, FL 34952
 (772) 335 - 4000

10.4 miles

Palms West Hospital
13001 Southern Blvd
Loxahatchee, FL 33470
 (561) 798 - 3300

52.0 miles

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