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Labor and delivery

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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Labor and delivery in Miami-Dade County, Florida

In the maternity center at HCA Florida Mercy Hospital, our practitioners provide a continuum of care throughout your pregnancy.

Each year, close to 1,500 children are born at our hospital in Miami, Florida. This means that, when the big day comes, our team is highly experienced and ready to help. Together, they provide customized labor and delivery support and offer you comfortable amenities to ensure your childbirth experience is everything you want it to be.

Maternity tour

For more information on our labor and delivery suites, or to schedule a tour, give us a call.

For more information on our labor and delivery suites, or to schedule a tour, give us a call.

Family-centered maternity care

Our team is committed to providing the support and education parents need during this very exciting, yet sometimes overwhelming, time.

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Features of our maternity hospital

Some features of our maternity hospital include:

  • A knowledgeable and compassionate staff of medical professionals, which includes board-certified obstetricians (OBs) and certified nurses who understand family-centered care
  • Access to some of South Florida’s leading perinatologists (maternal-fetal medicine specialists), should the need arise
  • Comprehensive prenatal care, including helpful childbirth classes and preparation workshops
  • Computerized bedside charting, which allows for frequent monitoring during labor and more efficient patient tracking throughout your stay
  • Private birthing suites and postpartum suites with stunning views of Biscayne Bay — making this important life moment as beautiful as it is special
  • Skilled anesthesiologists who are available 24/7 to tend to your needs
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Our labor and delivery suites

Our labor and delivery rooms (LDRs) offer a comforting environment where our maternity team can also provide high-quality care. Each LDR is equipped with a birthing bed that allows for labor, delivery and recovery to take place in the same room.

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Postpartum care

Our maternity services don't end once you meet your baby. After birth, our postpartum care starts as you are transitioned into one of our private postpartum suites where you can get to know your little one and begin recovery.

We also provide you with a wealth of information, including how to bathe, feed and dress your newborn, so you can feel confident as a parent when you are ready to go home.

Dedicated neonatal intensive care team

Sometimes newborns need extra attention due to a medical condition or complications that arise during childbirth. To provide the skilled care these babies need, our hospital is equipped with a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Here, our neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners and specially trained neonatal nurses stand ready to care for your little one, if needed.

Our neonatal team recognizes the need for parents to be involved in their baby's care. This is why parents have 24-hour access to the NICU. We will do everything we can to ensure you feel connected to your baby.

Specialized newborn care in our NICU

The NICU team takes pride in offering newborns and their parents a full range of supportive therapies and services, including:

  • Breastfeeding support from lactation consultants
  • Kangaroo care (skin-to-skin contact for your newborn, which is critical during infancy)
  • Massage therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Social services support

Breastfeeding Basics at Mercy Hospital

As we navigate through COVID-19, we wanted to make sure you were able to receive the information you need as you prepare for your birthing experience and taking your baby home. Please enjoy this virtual childbirth education class from the comfort of your own home.
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Our Care in Action

Observe our quality care in action. Below are some case studies

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Labor and delivery

Karina

Karina and her husband (pictured) welcomed twin boys at Mercy Hospital. Karina shares her experience and tells us how Mercy's nurses helped her feel safe delivering two babies during an unprecedented time.

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