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Prenatal care

Pregnancy is a special time, and it requires specialized prenatal care. We are here as your child grows and develops, to ensure both of you remain healthy throughout your pregnancy.

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Prenatal clinic in Gainesville

HCF Florida North Florida Hospital's prenatal care program is designed to help expectant parents like you experience healthy pregnancies and prepare for your new family additions.

Pregnancy is a special time, and it requires specialized prenatal care. We are here as your child grows and develops to ensure both of you remain healthy throughout your pregnancy. We offer a range of maternity classes, from childbirth preparation to breastfeeding courses. Additionally, we provide maternal-fetal medicine services for women experiencing high-risk pregnancies.

Maternity unit tour

We are pleased to offer a free online tour of our maternity unit to expecting families. View our Women's Center beginning in the lobby and learn about the features and amenities of our labor and delivery unit as well as our postpartum suites.

We are pleased to offer a free online tour of our maternity unit to expecting families. View our Women's Center beginning in the lobby and learn about the features and amenities of our labor and delivery unit as well as our postpartum suites.

Prenatal care services

Our prenatal care program offers high-quality obstetric care for patients with all types of pregnancies, including high-risk pregnancies.

Maternity classes

We offer a wide range of parent education classes. These classes are designed to help expectant parents prepare for labor and delivery and the early days of newborn care at home. We offer classes in-person and online.

Our parent education classes include:

  • Breastfeeding and Pumping Combination
  • Daddy and Me Class
  • Infant CPR
  • Medicated Childbirth Express
  • Natural Childbirth Express
  • Newborn Care
  • Online Breastfeeding
  • Prepared Childbirth Class
  • Pumping Class
  • Sibling Class

Patients may register for prenatal, childbirth and newborn care classes online or by calling (800) 611-6913.

High-risk pregnancy care

A pregnancy may be considered high risk for a number of reasons, such as the mother's age or preexisting medical conditions. If your obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN) has identified potential risk factors in your pregnancy, they may refer you to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist.

Maternal-fetal medicine physicians specifically focus on caring for mothers during a high-risk pregnancy. We have a maternal-fetal medicine doctor on staff who offers compassionate care to mothers with certain risk factors or concerns about carrying their child to full term.

Our maternal-fetal medicine services include:

  • Comprehensive assessment of conditions that may pose a risk to sustaining a pregnancy
  • Diagnosis and treatment of pregnancy-related complications that may affect the mother and/or baby
  • Management of preexisting medical conditions that may cause complications during pregnancy

For more information about our prenatal services, please call our Women's Center at (352) 333-5300.

Lactation consultations

Expectant mothers delivering at our Women's Center have access to a free lactation consultation to prepare for breastfeeding. If you would like to schedule a consultation, call Lactation Services at (352) 333-5315. Lactation consultations are by appointment only.

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