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Our promise to you. Our dedicated team of doctors, nurses, support staff and world-class facilities have earned us recognition in U.S.News & World Report’s list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” including being listed as a top center for neonatology. Miami Children’s Hospital is devoted to providing you with the best care available. It is our special calling and our promise to you. mch.com

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The cost of a baby

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Hormones can lead to all sorts of changes in a mom-to-be's body.

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Getting a birth certificate

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Establishing good sleep habits starts at birth.

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Having a healthy pregnancy

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Moms-to-be should take certain steps to make sure they and their babies stay healthy.

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Preferred by Discerning ng Storks for 20 Years Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Toppel Family Place at Boca Raton Regional Hospital has earned a reputation for providing the finest in maternity services for women in South Florida. Just ask the most discerning storks. They’ll tell you that at Toppel Family Place women find a program whose staff is dedicated to ensuring the childbirth experience is as joyful and stress free as possible. They’ll rave about the beautiful, all-private labor and delivery rooms and postpartum suites, located in a unit with the most sophisticated security system. They’ll stress that Toppel Family Place provides a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and has board-certified neonatologists onsite 24/7. And they won’t forget to remind you that Toppel Family Place has earned Healthgrades® 2013 Maternity Care Excellence Award™ for the third year in a row. If you’re deciding on maternity services for yourself or a loved one and need more information, please visit our website at BRRH.com. Or feel free to talk to the stork of your choice.

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for Parenthood? STATEPOINT—The cost of raising a child is on the rise, according to the “2013 U.S. Cost of Raising a Child” report, conducted by BabyCenter. com. The report finds that parents spend an average of $13,000 annually on their kids. And while about two-thirds of moms feel that parents are spending too much, the vast majority of them are optimistic about their future -- the number of moms worried about having enough money to raise their children has declined approximately 10 percent in the past year. “Children are expensive, but couples aren’t letting that hold them back from starting a family,” says Carmen Wong Ulrich, a BabyCenter.com financial expert. “They’re exploring different ways of saving, such as moving back in with their parents or accepting money from inlaws. These can be good short-term solutions for couples getting started.” To gain insight into their finances and take steps toward financial independence, parents can use a free budgeting tool, such as BabyCenter.com’s Cost Calculator.

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GETTING A BIRTH CERTIFICATE Be at your best before, during and after pregnancy.

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our big day has come and gone, the baby has arrived, and you have named your little one. Now it’s time to get a birth certificate. There’s no deadline and no rush, but it’s simple to obtain a birth certificate from the Florida Department of Health (DOH), and having one will establish your baby’s identity for future needs such as enrolling in school and receiving health care. “It took 15 minutes. It was very easy,” said Nefertia Jones, a Dania Beach mother who came to the DOH Broward office in Fort Lauderdale to get a birth certificate for her 10-month-old daughter. The hospital takes care of notifying the DOH of each birth. Parents can check a box on the hospital birth form to automatically get a Social Security number for the baby. Next, parents can get the official birth certificate for as little as $15 ($20 in MiamiDade County). A plastic cover costs $3. You can get the document in person, by mail or online (for an extra charge). “Coming in person is the fastest way,” said Lilly Salazar, chief of vital statistics at the DOH Broward. “We try to give people full service in 20 minutes.”

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IN PERSON DOH Broward Vital Statistics offices: » Fort Lauderdale Operations Center, 2421-A SW Sixth Ave. » Paul Hughes Health Center, 205 NW Sixth Ave., Pompano Beach. » Women, Infants and Children (WIC), 7999 Pembroke Road, Pembroke Pines. Miami-Dade offices: » 18680 NW 67th Ave., Hialeah. » 1350 NW 14th St., Miami. » 18255 Homestead Ave., Suite 113, West Perrine. Palm Beach office: » 800 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. The offices are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Broward offers evening hours at Paul Hughes Health Center, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. “We want to make it as convenient as possible,” Salazar said. To get the document, fill out a one-page application and bring photo identification (driver’s license, passport, state-issued ID or military ID). You can pay with cash, credit card, money order, cashier’s check or personal check.

BY MAIL » Fill out the form and send it in with a copy of your photo ID, a self-addressed stamped envelope, a daytime phone number and your payment (not cash).

» Mail it to the FDOH Vital Statistics offices in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach or Miami. Mail delivery takes 10 to 14 business days. Expedited delivery in three to five days costs an extra $10. ONLINE OR BY PHONE You can order using the nationwide company Vital Check at www.vitalcheck.com or 866-830-1906. In addition to the $15, you pay an extra fee of $17, with delivery in three to five days. Overnight delivery carries an extra fee of $34.50. GET A COMMEMORATIVE COPY Not excited by the standard, official-looking birth certificate? Consider Florida’s fancier, commemorative versions for an extra $34, done up with calligraphy or a palm tree scene. Learn more at www.floridahealth.gov.

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A Healthy Pregnancy

Starts Before Conception BY BOB LAMENDOLA Florida Department of Health in Broward County

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ou don’t need a magic formula to enjoy a smooth pregnancy that brings you a beautiful, healthy

baby. You only need some advanced planning, self-discipline and stick-to-it-ness to help you dodge the pitfalls that can spoil your good health – and your baby’s. A healthy pregnancy starts well before conception, says Deborah Hill, executive director of community nursing at the

Florida Department of Health in Broward County. “If you plan that you want to get pregnant next year, you’ll start doing good things for healthy living that will help your baby when it is time,” Hill says. “You’ll quit smoking, you’ll eat good foods, you’ll exercise. “Often, women don’t plan their pregnancy ahead of time,” Hill says. “She may go out on the weekend with her friends

and have a few drinks, smoke a few cigarettes, eat some unhealthy food. If she is pregnant and doesn’t know it, she is off to a bad start.” The early weeks of pregnancy are crucial to your baby. Experts say most birth defects occur in the first three months. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed a game plan to help women deliver the healthiest possible babies.

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Before getting pregnant

Âť Eat a balanced diet and exercise for 30 minutes a day, five days a week Âť Strive for a healthy weight. In recent years, two-thirds of Florida women who died from complications during pregnancy were obese or overweight Consume 400 micrograms of folic acid (vitamin B9) daily from enriched foods or a multi-vitamin. Folic acid helps prevent birth defects See a doctor regularly Carefully manage diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and other chronic conditions. All raise the risk of complications that can harm you and the baby Stop smoking and taking recreational drugs Reduce alcohol now and stop completely when trying to get pregnant. Drinking and smoking can cause your baby to have low birth-weight, learning disabilities, memory impairment and more Protect against HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases by practicing safer sex and getting tested. You can pass infec-

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Âť Prevent other infections by washing your hands often and avoiding sick people and contamination Avoid harmful chemicals in the household and workplace Get your adult vaccinations, such as flu and hepatitis B Reduce stress Reduce the risk of domestic violence For more details, visit www.cdc.gov/preconception/planning.html.

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After getting pregnant Keep up all the same healthy behaviors you were enjoying before pregnancy (above), and take a few more smart steps: Immediately get a prenatal checkup, and see the doctor as often as directed. No single step is more important to a healthy pregnancy Get tested for HIV/AIDS and STDs at the beginning and end of pregnancy Update vaccinations (especially a flu shot). Pregnant women are at high risk of complications from infections

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Surviving the Pregnancy

SKIN CARE BLUES BY JENNIFER LACEY

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hen I was about three months pregnant with my son, I stared at my mirrored reflection in my bedroom in complete dismay. “Where’s that glow that everyone you know who was pregnant talks about?” I wondered to myself. “You look like you just lost a fight against Mike Tyson!” Whether you are pregnant with your first child, or this is your second (or third or more), skin problems are nothing unusual for moms-to-be. The expected glow on your face shows you how your hormones are working in overdrive, making an increase in oil secretions. Some women suffer from oily skin throughout the entire course of their pregnancy; other women experience dry, itchy skin; still others experience a combination of both. Moms-to-be with pre-existing skin conditions may have to alter their treatments. All these factors can make a pregnant woman feel extremely frustrated. But don’t despair. There are an array of treatments and skin care products available to help ease your new facial changes and leave your skin feeling and looking fresh and relaxed.

Colors, Colors Everywhere! Pregnancy hormones are so sneaky that they even find a way to change the colors of your stomach and breasts.

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Some moms-to-be may notice a dark line that runs down the middle of their belly. This line, referred to as the linea negra (black line), is quite common and usually disappears after the birth of your baby. But Steven D. Shapiro, MD, board certified dermatologist and director of Gardens Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center in Palm Beach Gardens, warns that the time it takes to disappear may “differ from woman to woman. During pregnancy, sunscreen can slow the development of the line.” The area around your nipples may become darker in pigmentation, but this too, will disappear after your baby arrives. Some pregnant women may also develop brownish, uneven marks around their nose and cheeks. This condition is called chloasma and is commonly referred to as the “mask of pregnancy.” Prolonged exposure to the sun may increase the mark, and dermatologists recommend that moms-to-be should always use sunblock and wear a hat. Chloasma will also dissipate after delivery. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) states that Hyperpigmentation affects more than 90 percent of pregnant women in the United States. This skin disorder, which causes dark spots to

appear on the surface of the skin, is the result of an overproduction of a natural substance called melanin, which gives color to your skin, hair and eyes. Hyperpigmentation can occur anywhere on the breasts, nipples and genitals. Once again, this skin condition will disappear after the birth of your baby. Stretch marks (striae) are reddish streaks that may appear on your stomach and/or breasts as your skin stretches as your baby grows. Although there is no cure to make stretch marks disappear completely, Dr. Shapiro recommends that expectant women heavily moisturize their bellies throughout the course of their pregnancy. The Belli® Elasticity Belly Oil (MSRP $39), provides moms-to-be with a gentle oil created from essential oils of lavender, grapeseed, almond, sunflower seeds and soothing cocoa butter to nourish and moisturize the areas most affected by the irritation of stretch marks.

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Dry Skin Hormonal changes during pregnancy can remove your skin’s natural oil and elasticity, causing your skin to become a dry, itchy, scaly mess. Moms-to-be who develop dry skin should consider switching to a non-soap facial wash. The Mama Mio pregnancy skincare line’s Gorgeous Glow Balancing Facial Wash (MSRP $33), a soap and SLS- (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) free cleanser features a blend essential oils of organic Evening Primrose, Sweet Almond and Olive Oils, as well as five natural coconut cleansers that provide a low lather, leaving your skin feeling cleansed and fresh. The addition of a good moisturizer to your daily skin care routine is essential, and you should apply it often throughout the day to help keep your skin hydrated. Also, don’t forget about those parched hands and tired, cracked feet. Noodle & Boo’s The Balm (MSRP $18) uses a combination of organic shea butter to soften hands and feet, while a blend of soothing lemon, orange, sugar cane and sugar

maple extracts help to remove dead cells to make way for smooth, healthy skin. Moms-to-be who suffer from dry skin also should increase their daily water intake. Drinking water throughout the day will help you to take advantage of nature’s purest pore cleanser. Keeping your home humidified with the use of a humidifier can also help ease the irritations of dry skin.

Oily, Problem-Prone Skin If you find that your face’s normal skin tone has turned into a slick, oily, bumpfilled disaster zone, you can thank those sneaky pregnancy hormones once again. During your first trimester, there is a massive shift in your hormones, and androgen levels (those pesky hormones that cause breakouts during your premenstrual period) peak to extremely high levels, causing an increase in oil production on your face. For moms-to-be who develop oily skin, many dermatologists recommend washing your face several times during the day.

“Gentle cleansing with a neutral cleanser may help to reduce oil as well, “ Dr. Shapiro says. If you suffer from pre-pregnancy skin condition such as acne, continued treatment during pregnancy must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, as several types of prescription medication and topical creams, such as retinoid and isotretinoin (marketed as Accutane), can have severe effects on a developing baby. Once you have learned that you are pregnant, contact your dermatologist/ primary care physician as soon as possible, as you will need to steer clear of both these types of prescription as well as over-the-counter medications that contain chemical exfoliants. Look for gentle, nonchemical, organic exfoliants that will help to clear and remove dead cells that clog your pores. Before you throw away those mirrors in frustration, take a moment to stop and reflect on this special time in your life. After all, your wild pregnancy hormones will not be raging out-of-control forever.

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How to

SAVE MONEY

on Maternity Clothes BY JENNIFER LACEY

Congratulations!

You’ve just discovered that you are expecting, and the shopper in you can’t wait to hit the stores to look for new clothes for your soon-to-be changing figure. But even the most enthusiastic shopper can fret at the thought of spending a fortune on clothes that are worn only for a short amount of time. Before you make your credit cards selfdestruct on new maternity outfits, here are some simple tips that will help you to become a smart shopping momma-to-be!

Shop Smart in Stores Nationwide retailers regularly place merchandise into clearance to make room for new arrivals. Trips to the clearance aisles, with typical markdowns from 20 to 85 percent, are a wonderful way to start building your maternity wardrobe. So when shopping, keep walking past

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the beautiful displays in the front of the store and head straight to the back, where you will find the best sales. Another good tip: Sign up for your favorite store’s mailing or email list (or become a fan on Facebook) to find out about weekly or monthly sales and get coupons.

Consignment Shops Well-respected consignment shops can be a great place to find gently used maternity clothes at a fraction of the cost. Consignment shopping provides you with several benefits, including:

» » »

Better prices. Sellers can get a good chunk of the item’s price, sometimes as much as 70 percent. The variety and quality of items can be a lot better than those purchased at a garage sale.

The World Wide Web of Bargains When I was pregnant with my first child, waddling through crowds at the mall was not my idea of a fun day out. If fighting the crowds is not your thing either, you can comparison shop and find some fantastic savings on the Web. Kimberly Hines, a mother of two, saved money by searching online for maternity clothes. “I would just wait until I would see that something that I wanted was on sale, and then I’d buy it online. A lot of the websites that I shopped from home on often had free shipping or half-off shipping specials, so that was a huge plus for my budget.” Have you had your eye on a pair of leggings, but you can’t bear to pay full price? Try eBay. You can bid on new and used clothes and find a great deal. After your

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pregnancy, you could sell your gently used maternity clothes on the site to get a return investment. Craigslist is also another place to find maternity clothes. You can search your area and contact most sellers through the e-mails provided. Many sellers are looking to sell entire wardrobes for very little. For your personal safety, never meet up with any seller alone, and do not give them an address or other personal security information. Rentmaternitywear.com (www.rentmaternitywear.com) allows you to rent a designer dress for one to two weeks. You choose the dress (or dresses) you want, and the company ships it via FedEx for a 48 hour try-on-period. If the dress does not fit, you can easily return it for a free second chance. If the dress fits, all you have to do is show up at your holiday party looking fabulous. When the party’s over, send the dress back right from your mailbox. Rentmaternitywear.com also offers brand-new dress rentals.

Accessories Can Go a Long Way Take a look at your pre-pregnancy clothes and chances are, you will find items that can grow with you with the help of some useful gadgets. Belly Bands (babybeminematernity.com/ White-Maternity-Belly-Band-p/a101.htm) consist of a stretchy band of fabric that is placed over your open jeans to create a new belted waistband. Belly Bands are available in several different colors, and you can find them at most maternity stores and online. Other types of fabric patches conveniently insert into the fly of your jeans to build a patch between an open zipper. Either band allows your pants stretch along with your expanding belly bump. Not only is your belly expanding, but your breasts will change size and shape. Every mom-to-be’s body is different; however, if you find your cup size remaining the same and you are not ready to shell out $30 for a maternity bra, a bra back extender may become your new best friend.

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Hip Hand-me-Downs Michelle Salvo, a mom of four, found during her pregnancies that the best thing to do was to take any and all hand-medowns from friends and family. “Maternity clothes are so expensive to only wear for nine months, and for me, it was really a lot less time than that because I didn’t wear maternity clothes until I was about six months along. So for me, I was only really wearing maternity clothes for three to four months.” Because of the short amount of time that a mom-to-be wears maternity clothing, hand-me-downs are generally in good condition and can offer an inexpensive alternative.

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n r o b w Ne and infant sleep basics BY EDWIN LIU, MD Pediatric Neurologists of Palm Beach

Recent research has begun to uncover a myriad of chronic health problems which may be associated with impaired sleep in children and adults, including school and behavioral problems, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and even Alzheimer’s disease. Getting your newborn off to a good start by establishing proper sleep habits may help prevent some of these sleep problems later on. In addition, the better your child sleeps, the better you sleep, which will help you have the energy and patience to better care for your child.

0-3 months

For the first several months, infants typically sleep an average 14 hours a night, although up to 16 hours or more is not unusual. However, they do not sleep more than several hours at a time. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do about this. It is normal and necessary as their metabolic demands and small stomachs require that they feed frequently. Many infants initially seem to be more awake during the night and sleepier during the day, which can be even more frustrating. Your main role during this stage is to keep them safe. Always put them to sleep on their back, as this has been shown to significantly reduce the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Most experts discourage “co-sleeping,”

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i.e. having your child sleep in the bed with you, in part because of the potential risks of rolling over on top of them. Make sure that your crib meets the latest safety standards, such as no drop side rails, and has not been recalled. Read all instructions and never tamper with or alter the design of the crib. Do not keep large and/or soft pillows or toys, loose bedding or bumpers, cords, strings or ropes in their crib, which can cause suffocation or strangulation. Do not let your infant sleep with the bottle, which can lead to cavities and create poor sleep habits. Sleeping with a pacifier is probably OK but NEVER tape or in any way attempt to secure the pacifier in a child’s mouth. Colic (incessant crying in a otherwise healthy infant for more than 3 hours a day, 3 or more days a week for at least 3 weeks) may start about 2 weeks of age and usually resolves by 3-4 months. Swaddling can help, but be careful not to “overdress” your infant which may lead to overheating and never cover up their face or mouth. Stop swaddling once they are able to roll over, and do not wrap them so tightly that they cannot move their legs as this may predispose them to hip dysplasia. If you like to take your infant for a drive to help them sleep, never leave them alone in the car or leave your car running in the garage. If your child seems too sleepy to wake and feed at least every 4-5 hours in the first 6 weeks of life, notify you physician.

3-6 months

Your main role during this stage is to start to establish good sleep habits and routines, which will facilitate their natural sleep abilities and hopefully prevent the sleep problems that often arise later. By 3-6 months, children are still sleeping an average of 13 hours per night. However, they begin to develop a circadian rhythm which allows them to “consolidate” their sleep, meaning they can sleep for longer periods of time and start to sleep through the night. The age at which this happens can be highly variable, but fortunately there may be some things you can do to help this along.

Put your infant to bed drowsy

This can be helped by learning to recognize the signs that they are getting sleepy, such as rubbing their eyes, droopy eyes, yawning, etc. Putting them to bed when they are still wide awake is an obvious recipe for failure, but so is waiting until they are overtired and more irritable.

Limit bedtime interaction

It has been shown that infants of parents who spend more time interacting with their infants at bedtime and throughout the night are more likely to have trouble sleeping through the night. Specifically, whether or not parents are present at the time the child falls asleep is the most important factor correlating with whether they are able to sleep at least 6 consecu-

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tive hours during the night. Thus, it appears that many things parents do to soothe their child, such as rocking, feeding or allowing them to sleep in bed with them, might actually lead to poorer sleep. One reason for this may be that waking at night is a normal feature of sleep. Whether a child is able to return quickly back to sleep, on the other hand, often depends on what routines the infant has become accustomed to. If they have learned to fall asleep only when they are rocked or fed, for instance, they will have a difficult time falling back asleep on their own in the middle of the night. Of course, it is difficult to say whether parents who interact with their children more do so because those children have more difficulty soothing to begin with. The answer probably lies somewhere in between. A common sense approach for children who have a difficult time settling down at bedtime is to keep interactions to a mini-

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mum and try to have them in their own crib/bed alone before they fall asleep. A similar strategy should be used for middle-of-the-night wakings. Once a child is old enough to start sleeping through the night (3-4 months for full-term infants), try to gradually wean them off night-time feeds. Whether you should allow your child to “cry themselves to sleep” remains controversial and is a topic you should discuss with your pediatrician or sleep specialist.

Signs that there may be a problem Fortunately, most sleep issues in newborns and infants are relatively minor, however, there are times when medical advice should be sought. These include:

» Infants less than 6 weeks of age who do not wake to feed every 4-5 hours

» Prominent snoring » Choking, prolonged pauses or other abnormalities of breathing during sleep

Establish a good bedtime routine

It is never too early to establish a consistent bedtime routine. This starts with “winding down” with calm, non-stimulating activities and dimming lights during the hour or so before bedtime. Bathing and other hygiene should be consistent and in the same order. Save favorite activities such as music, bedtime stories, etc. for last. Again, make sure the routine ends with the child in bed, alone before they fall asleep.

»

Frequent awakenings with incessant crying or abnormal behaviors

» Prominent or rhythmic movements in sleep If your child experiences any of the issues, or if their sleep issues do not respond to these measures, discuss it with your pediatrician or sleep specialist. The good news is that most infants and children are natural sleepers, and most problems can be prevented or solved with good habits and sleep hygiene.

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TRI-COUNTY HOSPITAL CHART MIAMI-DADE COUNTY Baptist Hospital of Miami 786-596-1960

4,244

$19,291**

$27,677**

NA

NA

NA

2

Hialeah Hospital 305-693-6100

1,253**

$19,711**

$35,272**

NA

NA

NA

Homestead Hospital 786-243-8000

1,550

$15,364**

$25,936**

NA

NA

NA

Jackson Memorial Hospital 305-585-4MOM (4666)

3,581

$10,521

$19,651

49

49

81

2.6

3.2

14/4

3

Specialize in high risk, maternal-fetal care and fetal therapy in utero; high success rates for VBACs; worldrenowned neonatal intensive care unit for the sickest and tiniest newborns; certified lactation consultants; certified nurse midwives; childbirth and newborn education classes and tours; monthly baby showers and tours.

Jackson North Medical Center 305-585-4MOM (4666)

1,679

$11,377

$20,729

35

36

92

2.39

3.31

7/NA

2

High success rates for VBACs; neonatal intensive care unit for the sickest and tiniest newborns; accommodations for an overnight guest; complimentary meal for your guest; certified lactation consultants; monthly baby showers and tours.

Jackson South Community Hospital 305-585-4MOM (4666)

900

$10,500

$19,800

32

34

80

2.5

3.2

7/2

No NICU

High success rates for VBACs; accommodations for an overnight guest; complimentary meal for your guest; certified lactation consultants; certified nurse midwives; monthly baby showers and weekly tours.

Kendall Regional Medical Center 305-223-3000

1,380

$15,335**

$18,628**

NA

59.2

NA

2

2-3

12/0

3

Mercy Hospital 305-854-4400

1,463

$625

$838

57.3

59

0

2

3

Mount Sinai Medical Center 305-674-CARE (2273)

2,710

$18,000

$24,000

49

47

NA

2.4

3.1

8/4

3

More than 50 years of professional birthing experience; infant security system; state-of-theart Level III NICU; breast-feeding and childbirth preparation classes; doula/birthing coach.

North Shore Medical Center 305-835-6000

1,905**

$22,089**

$35,383**

NA

NA

NA

2.7**

3.5**

7/0*

3*

Tours; childbirth and breast-feeding classes; support groups for new moms; celebration meal after delivery.*

Palmetto General Hospital 305-823-5000

1,594**

$29,431**

$42,400**

NA

57*

NA

2.2**

2.7**

10/0*

2*

Classes offered in birthing, parenting and breast-feeding. Four recovery rooms.*

South Miami Hospital’s Center for Women and Infants 786-662-4000

4,200

$18,876*

$26,483**

NA

NA

2

2.5

14/0

2,3 Special Care Unit for high-risk pregnancies, a Public Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Center,

West Kendall Baptist Hospital 786-467-4804

628**

NA

3

14/0

3

Two delivery rooms include Jacuzzis. Classes include childbirth preparation, breast-feeding, newborn parenting and infant massage.

2.6**

3.5**

8/32*

2*

Classes about birthing, breast-feeding, parenting and for siblings available in English and Spanish.*

2

3

11/0

9 LDR, 3 recovery room beds, 3 OR

Sick baby nursery only

2*

Large birthing suites with warm wood tones and natural lighting. Neonatal rooming-in encouraged. Free prenatal classes offered at Homestead Hospital in collaboration with the Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade County

Classes include the childbirth series, sibling class, breast-feeding, infant safety and CPR; free for moms planning on delivering at the hospital. Private rooms with views of Biscayne Bay. Birthing beds for labor, delivery and recovery in same room with in-beds for fathers.

The comprehensive center specializes in a team approach and includes a Maternal Fetal

Level II and III NICUs and a Child Development Center. The Center also offers childbirth, CPR, breast-feeding and infant massage classes, as well as specific childbirth classes for dads.

19,572**

26,450**

NA

NA

NA

2.5**

3.1**

NA

NA

3*

Beautiful Beginnings Family Birthing Suites at West Kendall Baptist Hospital were created with the parents and families in mind. The warm and comfortable environment and specially designed birthing suites will help you relax as you prepare to welcome your newest family member. Neonatologists are available 24 hours a day. To schedule a private tour, please call 786-467-2499. A variety of classes including childbirth preparation, breast breast-feeding feeding and Infant CPR are available

BROWARD COUNTY Broward Health Medical Center Chris Evert Women’s Center 954-355-4400

3,203**

$5,445**

$14,402**

NA

Broward Health Coral Springs 954-344-3000

2,303

$8,478

$14,658

37.4

Holy Cross Hospital 954-771-8000

1,335

$11,790**

$17,123**

50

3,095

$12,759**

$23,391**

Memorial Hospital West 954-436-5000

4,177**

$11,186 **

$22,898**

Memorial Regional Hospital 954-265-2000

4,403**

12,089**

$26,865**

Northwest Medical Center 954-974-0400

1,365**

$14,693**

$24,974**

Plantation General Hospital 954-321-4099

2,521

$14,725

$28,537

Memorial Hospital Miramar 954-538-5176

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41

2.6**

3.9**

13*

Maternity classes including Lamaze, breast-feeding, breast-feeding support, Your Baby and You, infant CPR, Baby Care and Siblings. Maturity tours; telemetry for walking during labor; Jacuzzis; rooming-in; family-centered care; two surgical suites; four PACU beds. Offer and support alternative pain management in labor including hydrotherapy and water birth.*

35.4

NA

2.41

3.41

8/NA

2 24-hour onsite neonatologist and anesthesiologist; water birth; OB link; doulas; rooming-in; family-center care; childbirth classes (English/Spanish); "Baby & Me" classes; Mommy & Me Yoga-Pilates; Pre-natal Yoga and Super Siblings Class. Visit browardhealth.org.

52

NA

2

3

10/0

2

Classes: Childbirth Education; Infant Safety & CPR

18/0

2

Family-friendly environment; private suites with state-of-the-art equipment; warm colors; educational programs; private rooms NICU designed with leading-edge technology; six PACU beds; three operating rooms; six bay triage area; board-certified lactation consultants on staff. Public cord blood banking program.

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

2

3

2.6**

3.4**

NA

2*

12 private birthing suites and 40 private post-partum units. Parents can donate the newborn's cord blood free of charge for life saving stem cell transplants. Board Certified Lactation Consultants available. Breast feeding supportive maternity unit. Childbirth classes, sibling, babysitting, Spanish childbirth classes, discharge prep classes daily.

2.6**

3.7**

14* LDRs

3*

24/7 in-house neonatal and anesthesia services. Delivery includes bedside newborn admission in LDRs. Level 3 OB/neonatal care. Childbirth, sibling and breast-feeding classes. Seven bed triage, three OBORs, five OBPACU beds. Public cord blood banking program.* A variety of classes offered. The complete schedule can be found at northwestmed.com*

NA

NA

NA

2.4**

3.3**

6/14*

2*

43.5

44.9

NA

2.3

3.6

9 LDR 20 priv. recovery rooms

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$27,918

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Boca Raton Regional Hospital 561-955-3340

1,878**

$14,552**

$17,268**

NA

40.8*

Lakeside Medical Center 561-996-6571

506**

$11,618**

$14,522**

NA

NA

Good Samaritan Medical Center 561-650-6023

723**

$14,885**

$24,431**

NA

Jupiter Medical Center 561-263-2234

1,107

$1,672

$4,341

Palms West Hospital 561-798-3300

1,146**

$13,571**

St. Mary’s Medical Center 561-844-6300

3,435

$19,116**

Wellington Regional Medical 561-798-8689

2,181**

$17,883**

$24,935**

NA

NA

NA

2.5**

3.3**

West Boca Medical Center 561-488-8000

2,086

$13,782**

$19,875**

53

NA

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1.5

3

PALM BEACH COUNTY 2.8

4.09

13 LDR 37 Postpartum beds

3

Renovated maternity center with 10-bed OB triage unit for mommies-to-be, perinatologists, menotalogists and maternal-fetal medicine nurses. Online registration for tours and classes. Breast-feeding assistance provided by certified lactation consultants.

2.4**

2.7**

0/12*

2*

Private rooms; rooming-in; hydrotherapy; in-house neonatologist; free lactation support program with pump sales and rentals; pre/post natal education programs.*

NA

2.2**

2.3**

6*

1*

Features all private patient rooms and The Birthplace with a private lactation room, neonatal nursery, infant CPR classes.*

NA

NA

2.4**

3.0**

2/19*

2*

Recently renovated 17 private suites; water view available; board-certified lactation consultant; classes in newborn care, boot camp for new dads, infant CPR, infant massage, breast-feeding, sibling class and expectant/new mom tea available; two lactation consultants, one educator antipartum/postpartum.*

NA

38

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2.5

3.5

0/12

1

$27,217**

NA

NA

NA

2.4**

3.0**

8/7*

1*

Complimentary classes and online resources available. Onsite tours and special amenities, including birthing suites, keep family and loved ones close.*

$29,663**

NA

NA

NA

2.8**

4.1**

52*

2,3*

Highly skilled doctors, nurses and technicians, advanced technology, supportive policies and practices. OBs, midwives, anesthesiologists and neonatologists on staff 24/7/365; Level III NICU; all private rooms; expanded visiting hours and specialized birthing and breast-feeding classes. Birthplace Suite is now available offering high-end amenities and a room service menu.*

18/19*

3*

Family-centered couplet care with all private rooms; full service lactation center with certified lactation consultants on staff available seven days a week; maternity education programs include childbirth preparation/Lamaze classes, baby care, preparation for breastfeeding, sibling classes and Dad’s Boot Camp; tours available weekly.*

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• Average length of total stay includes labor, delivery & postpartum. • Most centers accept insurance and offer a sliding-fee scale based on individual circumstances. • Charges generally include prenatal care, basic labs, provider fee, facility fee, childbirth and breast-feeding classes, labor & delivery, newborn exam, postpartum care (1-2 visits). • Charges are adjusted for intrapartum transfers based on services rendered prior to and during labor and delivery. • NA indicates that figures were not available or not provided to South Florida Parenting.

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BIRTHING CENTERS Birthing Center of South Florida 646 W. Palm Drive, Suite 300, Florida City 305-245-3730

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5 hours

2 hours

$2,500

2003

Mainly a prenatal care center. Well-woman and STD testing available. 1 Jacuzzi tub. Cost for uninsured client visit is $30. No one turned away for inability to pay. Home births and water births available. Midwife has more than 35 years experience and speaks English, Spanish and Creole. Childbirth education and patient advocacy are strongly supported and encouraged.

Miami Maternity Center 140 NE 119th St., Miami 305-754-BABY (2229), miamimaternitycenter.net

186

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16 hours

5 hours

$4,000

1995

Offers natural birth in and out of the water. Childbirth classes, coaching, breast-feeding help, and one-on-one prenatal and postpartum care. Our clients come from all over the world and represent many nationalities and cultures.

Hollywood Birth Center 2316 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood 954-925-4499, hollywoodbirthcenter.com

157

15

9 hours, 28 min.

4.5 hours

$4,900 (Selfpay)

1993 Hollywood Birth Center offers an excellent, cost-saving choice for families who view pregnancy

ADDITIONAL BIRTHING CENTERS

A Birth Center 3001 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale 954-456-4682, abirthcenter.com

The Palms Birth House 353 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 561-455-2703, palmsbirthhouse.com

Women's Health/Natural Care 12944 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami 305-895-4900 (Provided by FloridaHealth.gov)

and birth as a normal process rather than a medical event. Our philosophy is to provide personalized, supportive care that allows each mother to trust in her body’s ability to give birth while providing the information she needs to make informed choices for mom and her baby.

ABOUT HOSPITAL CHARTS, LEFT AND ABOVE • The charges listed do not represent fees for obstetrician, pediatrician, lab tests, anesthesiologist and any other specialist required at birth. These are average charges, regardless of complications, and do not necessarily represent the amount you or your insurance company would pay. Be sure to discuss charges with your hospital. • The C-section rate represents the number of cesarean deliveries divided by the total number of deliveries. The same formula is used by the state of Florida to determine overall c-section rates. • Neonatal intensive care unit ratings (NICU) are determined by the level of specialization and facilities. Level 3 is the most advanced. • Most hospitals accept registered nurse midwives who are affiliated with a physician group and certified to deliver in that hospital. Check with your midwife and the hospital for details and information. • Most hospitals have a neonatologist on premise 24 hours a day. A few have the neonatologist on-call for emergencies. Check with your hospital. * Figures from last year's Baby and Maternity Guide ** Figures from FloridaHealthFinder.gov • NA indicates that figures were not available or not provided to South Florida Parenting.

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product & services » resources Parents-to-be have a lot of decisions to make. Our listing of support, services and shopping for expectant families can help you with some of those choices.

SUPPORT

DOULAS & MIDWIVES A LOVING START

HOLTZ CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL

1611 NW 12th Ave., East Tower, Miami jacksonhealth.org .................................................. 305-585-KIDS

4725 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale holy-cross.com ......................................................954-771-8000

JOE DIMAGGIO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL MIRAMAR

alovingstart.com ...................................................305-215-8763, 954-456-0850

1005 Joe DiMaggio Drive, Hollywood jdch.com .................................................. 954-265-JDCH (5324)

1901 SW 172nd Ave., Miramar memorialmiramar.com...........................................954-538-5176

AMAZING BIRTHS

MIAMI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL MAIN CAMPUS

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WEST

4828 NW 2nd Ave., Boca Raton amazingbirths.com ................................................561-865-5791

AMAZING BIRTHS & BEYOND 2316 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood amazingbirthsandbeyond.com ................................954-610-9754

BLISSFUL BIRTHING AND BEYOND 962 Northlake Blvd., West Palm Beach blissfulbirthingandbeyond.com...............................561-951-4130

COASTAL MIDWIFERY Coastal Midwifery offers personalized, no-wait prenatal care visits with all lab work done in office with your midwife. Home birth with the option of water birth is an option for all clients. Childbirth education classes & postpartum care are included in your midwifery care. Sacred Pregnancy Classes & Placenta Encapsulation are also offered. Call for your complimentary consultation. 10200 State Road 84, Suite 230, Davie coastalmidwifery.com ............................................954-648-4990

THE GATHERING PLACE 5810 Biscayne Blvd., Miami theplacewegather.com ...........................................786-953-6417

THE ORCHID NEST 353 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach orchidnest.com .....................................................561-865-5692

PLACENTA TREE MIDWIFERY Email: info@placentatree.com ............................................................................305-771-4944

PRENATAL PLUS YOGA, INC. Miami's specialty center for pregnancy, birth and beyond. 401 Miracle Mile, Suite 405, Coral Gables prenatalyogamiami.com.........................................305-498-6722

THE WISE WOMEN'S SANCTUARY 7950 S. Military Trail, Lake Worth thewisewomenssanctuary.com................................561-951-0404

THE WOMAN WAY Birth Doula - Pregnancy Coaching Programs - Birthing From Within classes - Placenta Encapsulation and Tincture - Feminine Power Yoga Workshops - Pregnancy and Birth Support - Motherhood Issues - Postpartum Support Circles thewomanway.com ................................................305-299-7826

INFERTILITY BOCA FERTILITY 875 Meadows Road, Boca Raton bocafertility.com ...................................................888-368-1211

DR. SCOTT J. ROSEFF 9960 Central Park Blvd., Suite 275, Boca Raton reproendo.com ......................................................561-549-9010

INFERTILITY & REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE OF SOUTH BROWARD 9900 Stirling Road, Suite 300, Cooper City infertilitybroward.com............................................954-432-2228

IVF FLORIDA Miami Lakes .........................................................305-558-0808 Pembroke Pines ....................................................954-919-0400 Margate ................................................................954-247-6200 Wellington ............................................................866-770-2168

SOUTH FLORIDA INSTITUTE FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE ivfmd.com South Miami.........................................................305-662-7901 Pembroke Pines ....................................................954-433-7060 Boca Raton...........................................................561-549-9010 Kendall ................................................................786-517-5270

UHEALTH FERTILITY CENTER uhealthfertility.com Miami ..................................................................305-243-8642 Plantation.............................................................954-210-1078

VITA HEALTH FERTILITY 6840 Dykes Road, Southwest Ranches vitafertility.com .....................................................954-880-0090

CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS BAPTIST CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL 8900 N. Kendall Drive, Miami baptisthealth.net...................................................786-596-1960

CHRIS EVERT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL 1600 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale browardhealth.org .................................................954-355-4400

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3100 SW 62nd Ave., Miami mch.com ..............................................................305-666-6511

PALM BEACH CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AT ST. MARY'S MEDICAL CENTER 901 45th St., West Palm Beach palmbeachchildrenshospital.com ...........................561-844-6300

MATERNITY HOSPITALS Miami-Dade

BAPTIST HOSPITAL OF MIAMI Maternity, Gynecology, Infertility treatment, Reproductive medicine, NICU & Neonatal surgery, Special fetal care, Fibroid treatment, Education classes. 8900 N. Kendall Drive, Miami baptisthealth.net...................................................786-596-1960

HIALEAH HOSPITAL 651 E. 25th St., Hialeah hialeahhosp.com ...................................................305-693-6100

HOMESTEAD HOSPITAL Maternity, Gynecology, Infertility treatment, Reproductive medicine, NICU & Neonatal surgery, Special fetal care, Fibroid treatment, Education classes. 975 Baptist Way, Homestead baptisthealth.net...................................................786-243-8000

JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 1611 NW 12th Ave., Miami jacksonhealth.org .....................................305-585-4MOM (4666)

JACKSON NORTH MEDICAL CENTER 160 NW 170th St., North Miami Beach jacksonhealth.org .....................................305-585-4MOM (4666)

703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines memorialwest.com ................................................954-436-5000

MEMORIAL REGIONAL HOSPITAL 3501 Johnson St., Hollywood memorialregional.com ...........................................954-265-2000

NORTHWEST MEDICAL CENTER Trust the Experience of HCA Hospitals. We Deliver More Than You’d Expect. For information about our services, classes and registration or to schedule a tour, call Consult-A-Nurse at 866-442-2362. HCAEastFlorida.com 2801 N. State Road 7, Margate northwestmed.com................................................954-974-0400

PLANTATION GENERAL HOSPITAL Trust the Experience of HCA Hospitals. We Deliver More Than You’d Expect. For information about our services, classes and registration or to schedule a tour, call Consult-A-Nurse at 866-442-2362. HCAEastFlorida.com 401 NW 42nd Ave., Plantation plantationgeneral.com ...........................................954-321-4099

Palm Beach

BETHESDA CENTER FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN Family-centered maternity care. Free tours and physician referral. Call today: 561-369-BABY (2229) 2815 S. Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach bethesdaweb.com .................................................561-737-7733

BOCA RATON REGIONAL HOSPITAL For more information on Toppel Family Place maternity services call 561-95LEARN (955-3276). 800 Meadows Road, Boca Raton brrh.com ..............................................................561-955-7100

GOOD SAMARITAN MEDICAL CENTER

9333 SW 152nd St., Miami jacksonhealth.org .....................................305-585-4MOM (4666)

Special Deliveries offers a tradition of private maternity suites with a caring and experienced staff. 1309 N. Flagler, West Palm Beach goodsamaritanmc.com ......................................... 561-650-6023

KENDALL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER

JACKSON SOUTH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Trust the Experience of HCA Hospitals. We Deliver More Than You’d Expect. For information about our services, classes and registration or to schedule a tour, call Consult-A-Nurse at 866-442-2362. HCAEastFlorida.com 11750 SW 40th St., Miami kendallmed.com ...................................................305-223-3000

MERCY HOSPITAL Trust the Experience of HCA Hospitals. We Deliver More Than You’d Expect. For information about our services, classes and registration or to schedule a tour, call Consult-A-Nurse at 866-442-2362. HCAEastFlorida.com 3663 S. Miami Ave., Miami mercymiami.com ..................................................305-854-4400

MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER 4300 Alton Road, Miami Beach msmc.com ............................................... 305-674-CARE (2273)

NORTH SHORE MEDICAL CENTER 1100 NW 95th St., Miami northshoremedical.com .........................................305-835-6000

PALMETTO GENERAL HOSPITAL 2001 W. 68th St., Hialeah palmettogeneral.com 305-823-5000

SOUTH MIAMI HOSPITAL’S CENTER FOR WOMEN AND INFANTS Maternity, Gynecology, Infertility treatment, Reproductive medicine, NICU & Neonatal surgery, Special fetal care, Fibroid treatment, Education classes. 6200 SW 73rd St., South Miami baptisthealth.net...................................................786-662-4000

WEST KENDALL BAPTIST HOSPITAL Maternity, Gynecology, Infertility treatment, Reproductive medicine, NICU & Neonatal surgery, Special fetal care, Fibroid treatment, Education classes. 9555 SW 162nd Ave., Miami baptisthealth.net...................................................786-467-2000

Broward

1210 S. Old Dixie Highway, Jupiter jupitermed.com ................................................... 561-263-2234

LAKESIDE MEDICAL CENTER 39200 Hooker Highway, Belle Glade lakesidemedical.org...............................................561-996-6571

PALMS WEST HOSPITAL Trust the Experience of HCA Hospitals. We Deliver More Than You’d Expect. For information about our services, classes and registration or to schedule a tour, call Consult-A-Nurse at 866-442-2362. HCAEastFlorida.com 13001 Southern Blvd., Loxahatchee, palmswesthospital.com ........................................ 561-798-3300

ST. MARY’S MEDICAL CENTER The Birthplace at St. Mary's features home-like birthing suites, Level III NICU, specialized staff, and pre- & post-natal classes. 901 45th St., West Palm Beach stmarysmc.com.................................................... 561-882-9100

WELLINGTON REGIONAL MEDICAL 10101 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington wellingtonregional.com ......................................... 561-798-8689

WEST BOCA MEDICAL CENTER The 5 star rated Birthcare Pavilion at West Boca Medical Center is ranked among the top 5% in the nation for maternity care and has the only level III NICU in Boca Raton and North Broward. 21644 State Road 7, Boca Raton westbocamedctr.com ........................................... 866-904-9262

OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY ADVANCED WOMEN’S OB/GYN 603 Village Blvd., Suite 201, West Palm Beach advancedwomensobgyn.com ..................................561-683-4615

ALL FEMALE HEALTHCARE 8890 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise allfemalehealthcare.com........................................954-742-3536

ALL WOMAN’S HEALTHCARE OF WEST BROWARD 140 84th Ave., Plantation .....................................954-452-5850

BROWARD HEALTH CORAL SPRINGS

COMPREHENSIVE OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY

3000 Coral Hills Drive, Coral Springs browardhealth.org/bhcs..........................................954-344-3000

In-office procedures, Essure, NovaSure, Hysteroscopy. 7301A W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 200B, Boca Raton bocaboyntonobgyn@gmail.com ..............................561-394-4473

BROWARD HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER CHRIS EVERT WOMEN’S CENTER 1600 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale browardhealth.org/bhmc ........................................954-355-4400

FEMCARE OB/GYN 201 NW 82nd Ave., Suite 104, Plantation browardobgyn.net..................................................954-472-2201

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MIAMI CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY 8700 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 208, Miami miamiobgyns.com .................................................305-274-3130

MIAMI OB-GYN ASSOCIATES 3659 S. Miami Ave., Suites 5005 & 5002, Miami miami-ob-gyn.com ................................................305-854-2899

PALM BEACH OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY 4671 S. Congress Ave., Suite 100-B, Lake Worth obgynpalmbeach.com............................................561-434-0111

SOUTH MIAMI OB-GYN ASSOCIATES 7300 SW 62nd Place, 3rd Floor, South Miami southmiamiobgyn.com ..........................................305-665-1133

WAGNER OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY 4330 Sheridan St., Suite 101, Hollywood wagnerobgyn.com .................................................954-962-9802

PEDIATRICIANS ADVANCED PEDIATRICS OF BOCA 9970 Central Park Blvd., Suite #203, Boca Raton advancedpediatricsofboca.com ..............................561-487-1616

CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER childrensmedicalctr.com Hollywood Office ...................................................954-989-6000 Pembroke Pines Office ..........................................954-435-7000 Chapel Trail Office.................................................954-378-1500

NORTHWEST BROWARD PEDIATRICS 5640 W. Atlantic Blvd., Margate drjoseleon.com .....................................................954-974-4414

PALM BEACH PEDIATRICS

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES myflfamilies.com...................................................866-762-2237

FLORIDA PREGNANCY SUPPORT SERVICES Multiple centers in the tri-county area floridapregnancysupportservices.com........1-866-673-HOPE (4673

THE HEALTHY START COALITION OF MIAMI-DADE

michellekortephotography.com ...............................561-670-3663

SERVICES CHILDCARE BABYSITTER'S CLUB OF THE PALM BEACHES flbabysitters.com...................................................561-401-7994

THE BABYSITTING COMPANY BLISSFUL BABY NURSE blissfulbabynurse.com ...........................................561-674-3104

CLASS ACT NANNIES KIDCO CHILD CARE Multiple locations in Miami-Dade County kidco-childcare.org ................................................305-576-6990

NANNY POPPINZ nannypoppinz.com ................................................954-752-6707

GENECELL INTERNATIONAL

MEDEXPRESS Multiple locations in Broward and Palm Beach counties .......................................................................... medexpress.com

MIAMI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL mch.com/OutpatientCenters Doral Outpatient Center 3601 NW 107th Ave., Doral ..................................786-624-3672 Miami Lakes Outpatient Center 15025 NW 77th Ave., Miami Lakes .......................786-313-7800 Midtown Outpatient Center 3915 Biscayne Blvd., Miami .................................786-624-6000 Miramar Outpatient Center Miramar Square, 12246 Miramar Parkway, Miramar ............................................................................954-442-0809 Nicklaus Outpatient Center Legacy Place, 11310 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens ............................................................................561-624-9188 Palmetto Bay Outpatient Center 17615 SW 97th Ave. (Franjo Road), Palmetto Bay..786-268-1777 West Kendall Outpatient Center 13400 SW 120th St., Suite 100 & 200, Miami .....786-624-5363

RITECARE MEDICAL CENTER Multiple locations in Miami-Dade County ............................................................................ ritecaremc.com

WEST BOYNTON URGENT CARE 8756 Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach westboyntoncare.com ............................................561-740-2273

RESOURCES & SUPPORT 4KIDS HIS CARING PLACE Broward................................................................954-979-7911 Palm Beach ..........................................................561-869-5770 ............................................................................... 4kidsofsfl.org

CHILD FIND broward.k12.fl.us/studentsupprt/ese .......................754-321-7200

THE GLEE CENTER 301 Yamato Road, Suite 1240, Boca Raton 7000 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 210, Boca Raton gleecenter.com .....................................................561-210-4417

MICHELLE KORTE PHOTOGRAPHY

Deerfield Beach sereiaphotography.com ..........................................305-705-5054

7425 N. University Drive, Tamarac uhmchealth.com ...................................................954-724-6502

ROYAL PALM PEDIATRICS

Multiple locations in Broward County......................... carespot.com

hannahmayophotography.com ...............................561-376-2043

UNIVERSITY PAVILION BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES

CORD BLOOD BANKING ASSURE IMMUNE

CARESPOT

HANNAH MAYO PHOTOGRAPHY NEWBORN PHOTO ART

pediatricpartners.com Palm Beach ..........................................................561-741-0000 Jupiter..................................................................561-741-0000 Boca Raton...........................................................561-393-8555

afterhourspediatrics.com 6250 Lantana Road, Suite 12, Lake Worth ............561-963-4874 5067 N. Dixie Highway, Oakland Park ....................954-267-1621

South Florida's Best Maternity, newborn and children's photography. 13028 SW 120th St., Miami elzeephotography.com ...........................................786-440-8114

Dan Marino Outpatient Center 2900 S. Commerce Parkway, Weston mch.com ..............................................................954-385-6200

classactnannies.com .............................................305-761-0001

PEDIATRIC URGENT CARE AFTER HOURS PEDIATRICS URGENT CARE

............................................................................954-593-3995

MIAMI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES

11903 Southern Blvd., Suite 118, Royal Palm Beach 561-429-5898..........................................royalpalmpediatrics.net

DD PHOTOGRAPHER ELZEE PHOTOGRAPHY

pbpediatrics.com Boynton Beach .....................................................561-509-5009 West Palm Beach ..................................................561-471-1144 Royal Palm Beach .................................................561-798-2468

PEDIATRIC PARTNERS

3704-B SW 30th Ave., Fort Lauderdale belliesnbabies.net ................................................954-327-4250

The Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade (HSCMD) is the largest provider of maternal, infant and child health services in Miami-Dade County. HSCMD oversees programs for pregnant women and families with children age 0-3. In addition to case management and other services, these programs offer free classes including Childbirth Education, Breastfeeding, and Parenting. 7205 NW 19th St., Suite 500, Miami hscmd.org ............................................................305-541-0210

thebabysittingcompany.com ...................................305-890-7000

Caring for infants, children and adolescents since 1955. Pediatric Associates has more than 25 South Florida locations, offering same day sick visits and open 365 days a year. Multiple locations in the tri-county area pediatricassociates.com........................855-KIDZDOC (543-9362)

PHOTOGRAPHERS BELLIES-N-BABIES

1095 Broken Sound Parkway, Boca Raton assureimmune.com ..............................................561-750-6030 8785 SW 165th Ave., Suite 101, Miami genecell.com .......................................................305-382-6737

NEW ENGLAND CORD BLOOD BANK Experienced, Affordable, Local Cord Blood and Cord Tissue Banking. Convenient Miami Beach Office. 1000 5th St., Suite 200, Miami Beach cordbloodbank.com ...............................................305-704-3270

Miami ..................................................................305-256-9143

SEREIA PHOTOGRAPHY UNIQUE DESIGNS STUDIOS 3911 SW 67th Ave., Miami ............................................................................305-668-7171

PRENATAL YOGA & EXERCISE BELLY-N-KICKS 258 SW 8th St., Miami belly-n-kicks.com ..................................................305-300-6628

BODY BELLY BABY Wellness for mom-to-be, mom and baby. Prenatal and postnatal pilates. Mom and baby pilates. Baby massage course, Infant CPR. 2550 S. Bayshore Drive, #206A, Coconut Grove bodybellybaby.com ................................................305-299-7826

MOMMYCIZE FITNESS Multiple locations mommycisefitness.com ........................................954-380-8772

PILATES IN THE GROVE 3316 Virgina St., Coconut Grove pilatesinthegrove.net .............................................305-446-6899

PRENATAL PLUS YOGA, INC. Miami's specialty center for pregnancy, birth and beyond. 401 Miracle Mile, Suite 405, Coral Gables prenatalyogamiami.com.........................................305-498-6722

SHRI LIFE YOGA 4550 PGA Blvd., Suite 201, Palm Beach Gardens shrilifeyoga.com ....................................................561-249-3705

THE YOGA CONNECTION 6555 Nova Drive, Suite 302, Davie theyogaconnection.com .........................................954-577-5777

YOGA INSTITUTE OF BROWARD 10400 Griffin Road, Suite 205, Cooper City yogabroward.com ..................................................954-452-4424

YOGA PATH PALM BEACH

FINANCIAL/COLLEGE PLANNING COLLEGE FUNDING SPECIALISTS

4514 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach yogapathpalmbeach.com .......................................561-557-4026

1825 Main St., Weston collegefundingspecialists.net .................................954-659-1234

2499 Glades Road, Suite 202, Boca Raton 561-367-8898.......................................... zenerationsofboca.com

FLORIDA 529 SAVINGS PLAN & FLORIDA PREPAID COLLEGE PLAN Email: customerservice@florida529plans.com .............................................................1-800-552-GRAD (4723)

INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE COUNSELORS 1200 N. Federal Highway, Suite 200, Boca Raton internationalcollegecounselors.com ........................954-414-9986

NEW YORK LIFE/COSIO FINANCIAL SERVICES 11020 N Kendall Drive, #100 ............................................................................786-306-3884

ZENERATIONS OF BOCA PRESCHOOL PLAY MY GYM my-gym.com Aventura...............................................................305-933-0496 Coral Gables .........................................................305-285-9440 Doral ....................................................................305-500-9688 Kendall ................................................................305-270-0230 Plantation.............................................................954-382-0222

GENETIC TESTING ALL ABOUT TRUTH DNA SERVICES dna-testingsouthflorida.com Broward................................................................954-476-1818 Miami-Dade..........................................................786-344-4647

DDC - DNA DIAGNOSTICS CENTER Multiple locations in the tri-county area dnacenter.com ...................................................1-800-613-5768

INFANT & PRENATAL MASSAGE MASSAGE ENVY Multiple locations in the tri-county area .........................................................................massageenvy.com

MOMMYSSAGE Massage for moms and moms-to-be. Prenatal, postnatal and everything after. Return to balance with Mommyssage 1400 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 208-23, Miami prenatalmassagemiami.com...................................305-401-2876

PLANET MASSAGE 811 E. Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale planetmassage.com...............................................954-763-1619

TOUCH OF CLASS 3000 N. Univeristy Drive, Suite A, Coral Springs touchofclassdayspa.com ........................................954-346-0666

MIAMI’S SPECIALTY CENTER for PREGNANCY, BIRTH & BEYOND

• • • • •

Specialty Yoga Classes Childbirth Education Hypnobirthing® Parenting Classes Labor/Postpartum Doula Care

Debra Geymayr, E-RYT, RPYT, HBCE, CD(DONA), CLD, CPD, CHBE, OSD, IMP, CPES Insurance Companies Are Reimbursing For Services

(305) 498-6722 401 Miracle Mile, Suite 405 - Coral Gables www.prenatalyogamiami.com All major credit cards accepted

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ULTRASOUND 4D PICTURE PERFECT

TUTTI BAMBINI

6261 NW 6th Way, Suite 206, Fort Lauderdale 4dpictureperfect.com ............................................954-771-5552

A PEEK IN THE POD 4D IMAGING 1560 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 212, Coral Gables apeekinthepod4d.com ...........................................786-953-7633

BELLY LOVE 3420 NW 62nd Ave., Margate bellylovespa.com...................................................954-228-4772

7211 SW 58th Ave., South Miami Email: info@tutti-bambini.com ............................................................................305-669-1400

BABY GEAR & ACCESSORIES BUGGYGEAR buggygear.com ......................................................800-505-0648

BUYBUY BABY

1880 N. Congress Ave., Suite 226, Boynton Beach 401 Northlake Blvd., Suite 7, North Palm Beach ohbabyultrasound.com ..........................................561-732-8888

buybuybaby.com Royal Palm Beach .................................................561-790-0726 Coral Springs ........................................................954-575-7449 Pembroke Pines ....................................................954-450-6257 Miami ..................................................................305-266-5324

PEEKABOO IMAGING

IDEAL BABY & KIDS

OH BABY ULTRASOUND

peekabooimaging.com Doral ....................................................................305-716-1140 Hialeah ................................................................305-826-2021 Miami ..................................................................305-548-3296 Pembroke Pines ....................................................954-620-2229

SONOSMILE 3001 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., #200, Hallandale Beach babyface4d.net .....................................................954-668-1811

Gift registry, Clothes, Furniture collections, Shoes and more! idealbaby.com Miami ..................................................................305-548-3296 Hialeah ................................................................305-826-2021 Doral ....................................................................305-716-1140 Pembroke Pines ....................................................954-620-2229

LALABYE BABY lalabyebaby.com ..................................................754-444-2293

R & J BABY

SHOPPING

A complete and modern baby store, where you can find the latest products for your newborn, baby and toddlers. 7860 NW 58th St., Doral rnjbaby.com ..........................................................786-999-6534

BABY, NURSERY & CHILDREN'S FURNITURE BABY AND KIDS FURNITURE

SAFER KIDS AND HOMES

6016 Old Congress Road, Lake Worth babyandkidsfurnitureonline.com ............................561-439-8039

saferkidsandhomes.com .............................305-854-KIDS (5437)

THE STROLLER DOCTOR

BELLINI BABY AND TEEN DESIGNER FURNITURE

9334 SW 56th St., Miami strollerdoctor.com .................................................305-274-9897

We invite you to discover the country's leading design source for juvenile furnishings and accessories. Discover the craftsmanship, safety and style that make a Bellini nursery or bedroom an instant classic. bellini.com 2980 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton ...................561-392-7444 50 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables ................................305-460-9898

LIAPELA 358 San Lorenzo Ave., #3225, Miami liapela.com...........................................................305-441-0658

NINI & LOLI 20335 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura niniandloli.com ....................................................305-936-9959

ROOMS FOR A PRINCE & PRINCESS

CHILDREN'S CLOTHING & SHOES HAUTE TOTS CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE 6933 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation shophautetots.com ................................................954-587-8383

JANIE AND JACK Multiple locations in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade. There is also an outlet store in Broward. ......................................................................... janieandjack.com

MISS KATIE’S CHARM SCHOOL BOUTIQUE Aventura Mall, 19575 Biscayne Blvd., #1501, Aventura charmschool.com ..................................................305-692-3077

FOOD PRODUCTS MEAD JOHNSON & COMPANY, LLC Enfamil. Nourishing milestones at every stage. #1 Brand Recommended by Pediatricians.

YUMMY IN MY TUMMY Organic Toddler Meals 12691 W. Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise yummyinmytummy.com.........................................954-358-2414

YUMMY SPOONFULS Organic Baby Food yummyspoonfuls.com ............................................678-464-3103

HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS HIPOGLOS PREMIUM BABY DIAPER RASH CREAM Endorsed by millions of little hands and feet. Hipoglos is now in the USA. For more than 60 years, babies in Latin America have been able to enjoy the delight of a premium baby diaper rash cream. Hipoglos helps treat and prevent diaper rash, Protects chafed skin due to diaper rash and helps seal out wetness. Available at Walgreens, Navarro Pharmacies and Amazon.

KIDZ STUFF Wellness products and clothing for newborns, babies and toddlers. 3100 SW 62nd Ave., Miami shopkidzstuff.com .................................................855-694-7299

MATERNITY CLOTHING DESTINATION MATERNITY Multiple locations destinationmaternity.com..............1-800-4MOMTOBE (466-6223)

EMMA VICTORIA Doral emmavictoriaessentials.com ..................................786-616-2404

OLIAN MATERNITY Locations throughout the tri-county area and online ......................................................................olianmaternity.com

A PEA IN THE POD apeainthepod.com Town Center @ Boca Raton ....................................561-955-1252 Merrick Park .........................................................305-648-1201

PEEK-A-BOO Children's and Maternity Preloved Boutique peekaboobtq.com..................................................305-603-8995

rppkids.com..........................................................561-206-6173

Saturday, June 7 • 11 am to 2 pm The Pavilion Grille at Stonegate Bank 301 Yamato Road • Boca Raton

Featuring products, services, information, giveaways, goodie bags, complimentary refreshments, lunch available for purchase, free chair massages, seminars, free parking, Diaper Derby and Daddy’s Diaper Duty contests for new parents and parents-to-be For Exhibitor or Sponsor information contact Lisa at 954-574-5393 General Admission $10 30

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“The Only Constant is Change” Thank you to all of our Sponsors, Staff, Board Members, Vendors, Contracted Providers, Elected Officials, Professional Colleagues, all of our Award and Recognition Recipients and approximately 250 guests for joining us at the 2013 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony.

Award of Excellence in Maternal, Infant and Child Health for Healthy Start Postnatal Screening Consent Rate 95% or Higher

Award of Excellence in Maternal, Infant and Child Health for Healthy Start Prenatal Screening Consent Rate 95% or Higher • Alberto Dominguez-Bali, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology • Borinquen Medical Centers of Miami-Dade • Carlos G. Peña, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology • Community Health of South Florida, Inc. Doris Ison Health Center • Faris Hanna, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology • Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County Women’s Health Program Health District Center • Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County Women’s Health Program North Miami Family Planning Clinic • Hosain Daee, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology • Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Inc. • Julio Arronte, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology West Kendall • Madelyn Gonzalez, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology West Kendall OBGYN • Miami Beach Community Health Center, Inc. Beverly Press Center • Nelson Alvarez-Reyes, M.D., Citrus Health Network, Inc. • North Dade Health Center • Oscar Morales & James Esserman, M.D., LLC. • Pablo E. Delgado, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology • Patricia Perfetto, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology West Kendall OBGYN • Pierre Richard Limousin, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Baptist Hospital of Miami Hialeah Hospital Homestead Hospital Jackson Memorial Hospital Jackson North Medical Center Jackson South Community Hospital Kendall Regional Medical Center Mercy Hospital, a Campus of Plantation General Hospital Mount Sinai Medical Center North Shore Medical Center Palmetto General Hospital South Miami Hospital West Kendall Baptist Hospital

Evidence Based Maternity Care 2013 recognizes birthing facilities that have made significant progress toward international Baby Friendly designation • Homestead Hospital

Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Recognition for organizations that have shown support of breastfeeding employees through the implementation of worksite lactation support policies • • • •

Homestead Hospital Jackson North Medical Center Jackson South Community Hospital Jackson Women’s Hospital and Holtz Children’s Hospital • Jessie Trice Community Health Center • West Kendall Baptist Hospital

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS OF THE ANNUAL MEETING AND AWARDS CEREMONY GOLD

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Sunshine Health Molina Healthcare

PC Depot Borinquen Medical Centers of Miami-Dade

Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation Miami-Beach Community Health Center

The Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade (HSCMD) is a community-based non-profit organization with the mission to ensure that all children in Miami-Dade County get a healthy start in life. To achieve our mission, we partner with a network of local community-based organizations and healthcare professionals to plan, coordinate and provide high quality health and education services to women of childbearing age, children to age 3, and their families. Our primary goals are to reduce infant mortality, reduce the number of low birth weight and pre-term births, and improve maternal health and child health and developmental outcomes.

7205 NW 19th Street, Suite 500 • Miami, FL 33126 • (305) 541-0210 • www.hscmd.org

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Great Expectations. There’s no place like Baptist Health to welcome your new baby into your family — an extraordinary occasion that deserves special attention and pampering for you and your newborn. At Baptist Hospital and South Miami Hospital, we offer spacious and private Pineapple Premier Maternity Suites, beautifully appointed with warm wooden floors, elegant trim and upgraded furnishings. Make this joyful time even more memorable with the purchase of a Pineapple Premier Maternity Package. These special packages are the perfect gift from proud grandparents and thoughtful friends. The maternity package is also available at Homestead Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. To find out more about the Pineapple Premier Maternity Suites and the Pineapple Premier Maternity Package, call 786-662-5556 or visit BaptistHealth.net/PineapplePremier, where you can take a virtual tour of the suites and review the prices. Choose world-class medical care with some extra plush perks. When your baby is ready, we will deliver.

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