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LOVE NEEDS NO INSTRUCTIONS Love always knows what’s best. But for a new parent, every piece of advice helps. At Jackson Health System, we offer prenatal classes, breastfeeding instruction, and support groups to help build your confidence. Jackson’s dedicated maternity team is by your side — before and after you meet the newest love of your life.

LOVE IS LIFE. We are proud to be designated a Baby-Friendly hospital for giving mothers the skills and support needed to feed and bond with their child. Jackson Memorial Hospital Jackson North Medical Center Jackson South Medical Center Designated 2017 – 2022

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Stuff We Love

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Supporting a mom during a high-risk pregnancy

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Exercise and Diet

Mom’s decisions now can deliver long-term benefits

Labor & Delivery

South Florida hospitals and birthing centers

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THE BEST INTENSIVE CARE. FOR BOTH OF YOU. There are a lot of things to think about when you’re having a baby. But the one thing you don’t want to think about is what happens if there’s an emergency. Our Perinatal Units are dedicated to women experiencing complications during pregnancy and is especially equipped to take care of both mother and baby. In addition to our expert network of specialists and staff, we have C-section rooms always available for emergencies, an anesthesiologist dedicated 24/7 to Labor and Delivery and a network of pediatric specialists who can formulate unique treatment plans if any health issues are detected before your baby is born. Having a baby should be an experience full of happiness. That’s why we are here, so you can rest easy and enjoy this most special of moments.

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STUFF WE LOVE A RATTLE THAT ROLLS L

Designed for babies and toddlers, the Bolli Rattle can strengthen children’s sensory, fine-motor and hand-eye skills as they squish, roll, grab, chew and shake this stretchy, foodsafe silicone rattle ball. The web-like design is easy to grasp, and the silicone is BPA-free, dishwasher safe and safe for teething. The Bolli Rattle comes in purple, pink and blue. Ages 3 months and up. $10, ogosport.com

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Forget the search for a clean place to change baby. The Beanko mobile changing station attaches to your car’s seat with a foldable wedge design to maximize space in a car bucket seat and keep baby on a flat, clean surface during changes. The padded borders keep baby's head safe from the car seat base and seat belt buckles, and the pockets hold baby wipes, diapers and creams. The Beanko also has a tablet pocket and toy loops for baby’s entertainment, and the diaper changing pad is removable for outside-the-car use. $99.99, beanko.com Win this! SouthFloridaParenting.com

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We’ve gone digital, but Facebook and Instagram are no substitute for a good baby book. “Welcome Little One: A Keepsake Baby Book” by National Geographic is a large, heirloom-quality keepsake that is gender neutral and suitable for families of all backgrounds and beliefs. It has inspiring quotes and beautiful animal photographs on its 152 pages, plus stickers and spaces to record your baby’s first year, including milestones such as “Smiles & Laughs” and baby’s first road trip. The “Look at Me Grow” section gives space for pictures up to senior year in high school, along with a “Wishes for You Now” page that children can read on their 18th birthday. $18, shop.nationalgeographic.com 8 SOUTH FLORIDA PARENTING • southfloridaparenting.com

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The Döse stackable container system by bblüv has three locking, 4-ounce containers that make snacktime planning, packing and serving a breeze. Döse containers are BPA-, phthalateand PVC-free and come with a covered spout for the top container that is perfect for pouring pre-measured formula into a waiting bottle. It’s also good for shaking out snacks one at a time, and since the parts are interchangeable, you can use the spout on every snack you pack. The back seat is saved! A silicone loop at the top makes for easy carrying. $9.99, bbluvgroup.com

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Help babies and parents get the sleep they need with a Tranquilo Mat, a padded sleep mat that mimics the sounds and motions of the womb using gentle vibrations and white noise. Although it isn’t a cure-all, the Tranquilo Mat can calm a fussy baby, working about 50 percent of the time to calm the infant child of our mom tester. The mat comes in small and large sizes and is easy to roll up and take with you. It can be used with car seats, strollers, slings and airplane rides as well as in the crib and for tummy time. $84.9-$99.99, tranquilomat.com


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Supporting a mom during a high-risk pregnancy BY SARAH LYONS

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y first three pregnancies were easy. I felt great, barely had morning sickness, remained active and was able to maintain all of my pre-pregnancy activities. Then I experienced a triplet pregnancy, and everything I knew about pregnancy went out the window. For weeks, I barely slept but read everything book and blog I could find on triplets, high order multiples pregnancy, and prematurity. The information was overwhelming and terrifying. Once I came out of shock, I realized I had to move forward with a new normal for the health of my babies. Thankfully, I received a lot of support from my friends and family. Here’s how you can help friends in similar situations:

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A high-risk pregnancy is stressful. Mom is usually worried about the health of the baby, or babies, as well as herself. She may also be concerned about her other household or workrelated responsibilities which she may not be able to keep up on due to bed rest or the physical limitations of pregnancy. Having someone to talk with can be very therapeutic. When you visit, listen attentively and offer support. A short email or text shows you care while leaving it in her hands to respond when it’s most convenient.

VISIT

Many moms with a high-risk pregnancy are put on bed rest at home or in the hospital. While resting in bed may sound like a nice vacation for a busy mom, it is extremely boring and lonely and typically gives mom too much time for worrying. A visitor can really brighten mom’s day. Offer to deliver fast food or homemade meals to her. A care package with movies, magazines and treats is also nice.

HELP WITH THE OLDER KIDS

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just for a couple hours. Driving the kids to school or activities is also a big help. Keeping the kids in their regularly scheduled activities helps lessen the anxiety they feel with the changes at home.

STOP BY THE STORE

Offer to pick up a few things the family needs if you will be out running errands. Many grocery stores now offer drive-through pickup. Have the family order and pay for groceries online, then pick them up and deliver them. Offering to help put them away is appreciated. If mom is allowed ride in a wheelchair during her outings, offer to drive her to the store and assist as she tries to get her shopping done.

PROVIDE A MEAL

Providing meals for the family during a high risk pregnancy is a huge help. The family, including mom, need to eat three meals a day. Bring easy-toheat casseroles and freezer meals or stock the pantry with quick fix meals and snacks. Also consider lunch and breakfast. Try setting up a meal train for other friends and family to bring meals as well.

HELP AROUND THE HOUSE

Offer to take care of chores such as sweeping the floor, folding loads of laundry, vacuuming, or doing dishes. Even a little bit of tidying can make a difference. Consider hiring a cleaning service for the family until mom is back on her feet. During high-risk pregnancy, mom often feels overwhelmed with the things she is missing, including time with her spouse and other children, her work and normal daily responsibilities. By assisting with the basic needs of the family and being a sounding board for her concerns and fears, you will relieve some of the stress so mom can focus on the health of herself and her child.

Sarah Lyons spent five weeks on bed rest during her high risk triplet pregnancy.

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Mom's prenatal nutrition and exercise deliver benefits to baby BY DENISE MORRISON YEARIAN

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any pregnant women know that maintaining a moderate exercise routine and a nutritionally sound diet provide both shortand long-term benefits to the mother and baby. But routines and regimens that may be helpful during one stage of gestation may be detrimental during another, and nausea and fatigue may compromise women’s fitness routines. Small frequent meals are a good remedy for morning sickness — and heartburn, too — said Emily Moore, RD, LDN, a prenatal nutrition educator. She advises women to eat six meals every two to three hours and consume fluids between meals, rather than during. It may also be helpful eat before getting out of bed. “To avoid heartburn, don’t lie down immediately after eating, lay with your head slightly elevated, and avoid caffeine, chocolate and highly seasoned foods,” Moore said. “Another common com12 SOUTH FLORIDA PARENTING • southfloridaparenting.com

plaint, constipation, can be prevented by increasing high-fiber foods and fluid intake and engaging in moderate exercise.” Moore believes good prenatal nutrition is paramount because it can affect the child’s metabolic and endocrine health throughout childhood and into adulthood. She suggests choosing whole grain products, fruits and vegetables for fiber, vitamin, mineral and antioxidant benefits, and low-fat dairy products for calcium content. Likewise, meat and beans provide protein and iron, which are necessary to healthy cell development and delivering oxygen to the baby. “Many women are concerned about eating fish due to its mercury content, but fish contains essential Omega-3 fatty acids, DHA, which is vital to brain, eye and central nervous system development,” she said. “Rather than crossing fish off your list, choose ones low in mercury and high in Omega-3, such as floun-

der, herring, fresh salmon, sardines, squid and fresh-water trout. Omega-3 fortified eggs are a good option, too.” Exercise is just as important as good nutrition, but routines and regimens that may be helpful during one stage of gestation may be detrimental during another. As the fetus grows, mothers may find certain positions and movements increasingly uncomfortable, tiring or even harmful. Certified Pilate’s instructor Mara Raskin warns pregnant moms that they should avoid supine and inverse positions by the beginning of their second trimester as these can restrict the baby’s blood flow. “During this time, the hormone Relaxin also kicks in, making ligament looser and joints more vulnerable to injury. And as the belly expands, the body’s center of gravity shifts and can cause stress on the lower back and pelvic muscles,” she said. At this point, Raskin said, women should focus on the upper and middle


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back, shoulders and chest muscles. “This will support their shifting weight, help maintain posture and strengthen the muscles that support the spine,” she said. “Women should also strengthen the pelvic floor muscles by drawing them in and up with Kegal exercises.” Rose Willard, a personal trainer, altered her routine to prepare for the road ahead when she learned she was pregnant. “I start with a five-minute warm-up on the elliptical trainer, followed by weight training — using less weights and more repetitions than before — to strengthen both my upper and lower body,” she said. “I then do transverse abdominal exercises to stabilize my spine and end with another 15 minutes of cardio, making sure my heart rate doesn’t exceed the recommended 140 beats per minute. To strengthen the pelvic floor and PC muscles, I also do Kegal exercises.” Active mom Hunter Clark-Fields decided to focus on her back and abdominal muscles to ease back pain and prepare for labor while she was pregnant with her second child. “In addition to the back and ab equipment I use at the gym, I do a lot of balancing poses and planks to strengthen my abs and back. I also do cat stretches, downward dogs and some gentle side-to-side twisting,” she said. “As the pregnancy has progressed I just listen to my body, and if an exercise doesn’t feel right, I don’t do it.” Good idea, said Dr. Deborah Ehrenthal, and OB/Gyn specialist. “If you’re in doubt

or feel discomfort, don’t do it. Most important, if you experience bleeding or pain, stop and talk with your doctor. It may be completely unrelated, but it should be checked out,” she said. During exercise, mothers-to-bed should wear loose, layered clothing and a supportive bra. Sip on water to stay hydrated, and precede and end workouts with a small protein-carbohydrate snack to provide quick and long-lasting energy and maintain muscle. That’s what Willard does. “I’ll have a natural peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole grain bread about an hour beforehand and a banana and whey protein shake afterward,” she says. “I’ve also added 300 calories to my diet per day and have increased the frequency of my meals because I’m always hungry.”

THE BENEFITS OF PRENATAL EXERCISE Exercising at least 30 minutes each day helps protect women from complications during pregnancy and provides a variety of benefits, including the following:

I Reduces backaches,

constipation, bloating and swelling.

I May help prevent or treat gestational diabetes.

I Increases energy. I Improves your mood.

Denise Morrison Yearian is the former editor of two parenting magazines and the mother of three children.

I Improves posture. I Promotes muscle tone, strength and endurance. I Help you sleep better. I May improve you ability to cope with the pain of labor.

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I May make it easier to return to your pre-pregnancy shape. * Before engaging in exercise, consult your physician.

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Tri-County Hospitals and Birthing Centers *Information for this listing was provided by individual hospitals and birthing centers. South Florida Parenting is not responsible for errors or inaccuracies. Each hospital or birthing center was contacted via phone or email for a chance to participate.

Miami-Dade County Baptist Hospital of Miami

8900 N. Kendall Drive, Miami BaptistHealth.net/Babies, 786-596-2065 • Deliveries in 2017: 3,772 • C-section percentage in 2017: NA • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: 2 days • Average days of stay for a C-section: 3 days • NICU: Level II and III • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: NA Overnight policy? One support person allowed overnight. Doulas allowed? Yes Notable amenities: Dedicated obstetrics emergency department. High-risk ante-partum unit. Neonatology in house 24/ 7. Ante & Post-partum Depression Screenings. Public cord blood banking. 24-hour epidural service. Childbirth classes are offered by experienced educators, including Mommy 101, Daddy 101, New Big Brother/Big Sister, Baby CPR, Infant Massage, etc. For mothers-to-be who have been ordered bed rest, we offer a web-based childbirth class. Exclusive breastfeeding support by in house certified lactation consultants. Follow-up support: Discharge follow up phone calls for postpartum depression screening. Postpartum depression support group. Discharge resource booklet. Lactation consultation, breastfeeding support and community resources. Breast pump rentals. Free patient care navigator.

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Hialeah Hospital

651 E. 25th St., Miami HialeahHosp.com, 305-835-4680

Homestead Hospital

975 Baptist Way, Homestead BaptistHealth.net/Babies, 786-243-8420 • Deliveries in 2017: 1,354 • C-section percentage in 2017: NA • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: 2 days • Average days of stay for a C-section: 3 days • NICU: Level I • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: NA Overnight policy? One support partner is allowed overnight. Doulas allowed? Yes Notable amenities: Free childbirth preparation/breastfeeding classes. Follow-up support: Discharge follow up phone calls, including screening for postpartum depression. Follow-up lactation services and breastfeeding support group.

The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial

1611 NW 12th Ave., Miami JacksonHealth.org, 305-585-5351 • Deliveries in 2017: 4,025 • C-section percentage in 2017: 49.5% • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: 2.3 days • Average days of stay for a C-section: 3.2 days • NICU: Level III • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: $3,630 Avg fee for Vag/Cesarean Overnight policy? We have overnight accommodations for one guest Doulas allowed? Yes Notable amenities: Comprehensive maternity care for mothers and their baby; a family-centered approach to maternity care that starts immediately after birth. Babies are placed skin-to-skin on their mother’s chest, allowing for the most intimate

contact. Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. – a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Spa-like atmosphere, private, and spacious maternity suites, relaxation lounge for family, coffee and tea bar. VIP package includes an oversized suite, L’Occitane toiletries, and gourmet menu selections, amongst other welcome “surprises.” Access to world-class facilities and physicians, including Florida’s largest neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Holtz Children’s Hospital – a designated level III NICU adjacent to the maternity unit. High success rates for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC); internationally board-certified lactation consultants. Follow-up support: The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial hosts a series of programs for expecting parents, including baby showers, tours of our labor and delivery facilities, breastfeeding support groups and parenting classes. Visit jacksonmaternity.org or call 305-585-4MOM to reserve your space.

Jackson North Medical Center

160 NW 170th St., North Miami JacksonHealth.org, 305-654-3052 • Deliveries in 2017: 1,595 • C-section percentage in 2017: 41.2% • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: 2.3 days • Average days of stay for a C-section: 3.2 days • NICU: Level II • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: $3,630 Avg fee for Vag/Cesarean Overnight policy? We have overnight accommodations for one guest Doulas allowed? Yes Notable amenities: Comprehensive maternity care for mothers and their baby; a family-centered approach to maternity care that starts immediately after birth. Babies are placed skin-to-skin on their


CONNECT & LEARN mother’s chest, allowing for the most intimate contact. Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. – a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Level II NICU, Vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) deliveries; Certified Nurse-Midwife programs. Follow-up support: Jackson North hosts a series of programs for expecting parents, including baby showers, tours of our labor and delivery facilities, breastfeeding support groups and parenting classes. Visit jacksonmaternity.org or call 305-585-4MOM to reserve your space.

Jackson South Community Hospital

9333 SW 152nd St., Miami JacksonHealth.org, 305-256-5356 • Deliveries in 2017: 1,053 • C-section percentage in 2017: 37% • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: 2.3 days • Average days of stay for a C-section: 3.2 days • NICU: Level I • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: $3,630 Avg fee for Vag/Cesarean Overnight policy? We have overnight accommodations for one guest Doulas allowed? Yes Notable amenities: Lowest C/S rate in Miami Dade County. Comprehensive maternity care for mothers and their baby; a family-centered approach to maternity care that start immediately after birth. Babies are placed skin-to-skin on their mother’s chest, allowing for the most intimate contact. Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. – a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). L&D suites, OB triage, postpartum, private rooms; vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) deliveries. Jackson South features a helipad that could be used to air-transport babies who require additional care at Holtz Children’s in just a few minutes. Follow-up support: Jackson South hosts a series of programs for expecting parents, including baby showers, tours of our labor and delivery facilities, breastfeeding support groups and parenting classes. Visit jacksonmaternity.org or call 305-585-4MOM to reserve your space.

Kendall Regional Medical Center

11750 SW 40th St., Miami KendallMed.com, 305-227-5590 • Deliveries in 2017: 1,831 • C-section percentage in 2017: 62% • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: NA • Average days of stay for a C-section: NA • NICU: Level II and III • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: NA Overnight policy? Significant other is allowed to stay overnight. Doulas allowed? They are allowed as long as there is no interference with performance of the clinical/medical care. Notable amenities: Our Maternity department is committed to delivering personal, individualized quality care with compassion and respect in a warm and friendly atmosphere to our patients and their families. We strive to provide a positive environment that will enrich our patient’s birth experience. Our philosophy is based on the belief that each family is unique and different in its needs and background. The secured unit is comprised of the following: 12 LDR Rooms, 2 Operating Rooms Suites, 4 bed Recovery Room, Nursery, 8 Bed Level II & 5 Bed Level

III Neonatal Intensive Care Units, 23 Private Postpartum/Mother/Baby Rooms. Our contemporary newly remodeled labor and delivery rooms offer a relaxing atmosphere with state of the art technology. We offer Childbirth classes at no cost. Follow-up support: Breastfeeding classes and monthly breastfeeding support group, infant CPR classes, monthly car seat inspection event, post discharge phone calls & referral based upon needs.

Mercy Hospital

3663 S. Miami Ave., Miami MercyMiami.com, 305-285-2186 • Deliveries in 2017: 1,857 • C-section percentage in 2017: 55% • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: NA • Average days of stay for a C-section: NA • NICU: Level II • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: NA Overnight policy? One guest allowed to stay with patient. Doulas allowed? No Notable amenities: After the birth of your baby, you and your family will enjoy a spacious private postpartum suite overlooking beautiful Biscayne Bay. Suites furnished with television, WIFI access and other amenities to make your experience a memorable one. Your care and that of your baby’s, will be guided by a knowledgeable and caring staff of medical professionals that include certified nurses and board certified obstetricians that understand family centered care. What you can expect at Mercy: A Neonatal Hospitalist team consisting of a Neonatologist and/or Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. A highly trained Physician Laborist. Anesthesia Coverage. A highly skilled nursing staff, whose certifications include: Electronic Fetal Monitoring, Neonatal Resuscitation, and STABLE. Three on-site Operating Rooms, both equipped with the very latest Technology for Cesarean Sections. State-of-the-art Infant Security System – we are a locked OB unit. Personalized and Compassionate Care. Flexibility in Labor Choices. Visiting Hours 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Follow-up support: Mercy offers continuing assistance to you and your family including a discharge class; your nurse can provide a list of support groups and telephone numbers.

Mount Sinai Medical Center

4300 Alton Road, Miami Beach Msmc.com, 305-674-2830 • Deliveries in 2017: 2,700 • C-section percentage in 2017: 28% • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: 2 days • Average days of stay for a C-section: 3 days • NICU: Level II and Level III • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: $3,500 vaginal, $6,300 C-section Overnight policy? We welcome one significant other to stay overnight. Family and friends are encouraged to visit between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. each day. Doulas allowed? Yes Notable amenities: Our Maternal Child Unit supports a family-centered atmosphere and follows the baby friendly philosophy such as placing babies skin to skin with their mother after birth & encouraging 24/ 7 rooming-in. The Maternal child Unit includes a High-risk ante-partum facility, Cord blood banking, and 24-hour epidural service. We offer VIP services & rooms, executive dining option, free Wi-Fi services. Many of our rooms overlook the

beautiful Biscayne Bay. To prepare you for the birthing & parenting experience we offer an array of childbirth classes in both English & Spanish including, breastfeeding class, newborn education, infant CPR/Safety class, sibling class, daddy/ support person boot camp, etc. Our NICU neonatologists have over 30 years of experience and we have in- house obstetricians, pediatricians, and anesthesiologists available 24/ 7. All mothers receive a Postpartum Depression Screening & exclusive breastfeeding support by in house internationally board-certified lactation consultants. Follow-up support: Discharge class prior to discharge, discharge resource folder, follow-up phone call on every patient, follow-up lactation services and breastfeeding support group.

North Shore Medical Center

1100 NW 95th St., Miami NorthShoreMedical.com, 305-835-6123 • Deliveries in 2017: 2,004 • C-section percentage in 2017: NA • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: 2 days • Average days of stay for a C-section: 3 days • NICU: Level III • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: Call for rates Overnight policy? One partner is allowed Doulas allowed? Yes Notable amenities: All private rooms Follow-up support: On-staff, full-time lactation consultant. We also offer free breastfeeding classes and support group.

Palmetto General Hospital

2001 W. 68th St., Hialeah PalmettoGeneral.com, 305-364-2175

South Miami Hospital

6200 SW 73rd St., South Miami BaptistHealth.net/Babies, 786-662-4000 • Deliveries in 2017: 3,890 • C-section percentage in 2017: NA • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: 2 days • Average days of stay for a C-section: 3 days • NICU: Level II and III • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: NA Overnight policy? One support person allowed overnight. Doulas allowed? Yes Notable amenities: High-risk ante-partum unit. OB Hospitalist in-house 24/ 7. Neonatology in-house 24/ 7. Public cord blood banking. 24-hour epidural service. Childbirth classes are offered by experienced educators, including: Prepared Childbirth Series (4 sessions), Fast Tack Class (2 sessions), One-day Fast Track Class, Preparing For Baby’s Arrival, Breastfeeding Class; Mommy Duty 101, Daddy Duty 101, New Brother/Sister, Infant CPR, Infant Massage and Baby Signs Class, etc. For mothers-to-be who have been ordered bed rest, we offer a web-based childbirth class. Tours of the unit are offered in the mornings and evenings for convenience. Exclusive breastfeeding support. Screenings prior to discharge for postpartum depression and adjustment to new baby. Follow-up support: Discharge follow up phone calls. Discharge resource booklet. Breastfeeding support and community resources. Breast pump rentals. Free patient care navigator.

West Kendall Baptist Hospital

9555 SW 162nd Ave., Miami BaptistHealth.net/Babies, 786-467-2450 • Deliveries in 2017: 953 • C-section percentage in 2017: 2 days 2018 ~ 2019 • BABY & MATERNITY GUIDE 15


CONNECT & LEARN • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: 3 days • Average days of stay for a C-section: NA • NICU: NA • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: NA Overnight policy? One support person 18 years or older allowed overnight. Doulas allowed? Yes Notable amenities: Designated Baby Friendly Hospital. Lactation resources available 24/ 7. Newborns transition at bedside, including OR and Recovery Room. 24 hour room-in with moms. Follow-up support: Discharge follow up calls. Breastfeeding support group information and resources. Information for postpartum depression community resources. Discharge resource booklet.

• Deliveries in 2017: 707 • C-section percentage in 2017: 47.9% • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: 2 days • Average days of stay for a C-section: 3 days • NICU: Level II • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: Cesarean section delivery $5,000, Vaginal delivery $3,000 (This does not include fee for HCH Pediatrician fee. Additional $255- $355) Overnight policy? Significant other are encouraged to stay each night Doulas allowed? Yes Notable amenities: All private rooms. Baby-Friendly USA designation. Follow-up support: We make discharge calls to all patients and offer a Breastfeeding Support Group.

Broward Health Coral Springs

1901 SW 172nd Ave., Miramar Mhs.net/services/birthplace/locations/Miramar, 954-538-5180

Broward County

3000 Coral Hills Drive, Coral Springs BrowardHealth.org/BHCS, 954-344-BABY (2229) • Deliveries in 2017: 2,212 • C-section percentage in 2017: 38.7% • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: 2 days • Average days of stay for a C-section: 3 days • NICU: Level II • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: $3,000 Normal Vaginal Delivery up to 48 hour stay; $5,000 Cesarean Section, 1-4 day stay Overnight policy? Yes, able to stay overnight Doulas allowed? Yes Notable amenities: All private rooms, Childbirth Concierge, couplet care (baby stays in room with mom), 24 hour on-site anesthesiology and neonatology, lactation consultants, Pregnancy massage, Childbirth classes (English & Spanish), Prenatal Yoga, Pregnancy massage class, Babytalk class, Breastfeeding class Follow-up support: Lactation consultants, Baby & Me, Mommy & Me, Mommy & Me Yoga, CPR class

Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital at Broward Health Medical Center

1600 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale BrowardHealth.org/SalahFoundationChildrensHospital, 954-355-5410 • Deliveries in 2017: 3,542 • C-section percentage in 2017: 41% • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: 2 days • Average days of stay for a C-section: 3 days • NICU: Level II and III • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: Vaginal birth $3,000 and C-section birth $5,000. Rates for International patients are available upon request. Overnight policy? Partner stays with mother throughout the entire birthing experience. The Maternity Place boasts about their private rooms with full size beds for the significant other, family members, & siblings (siblings must be accompanied by an adult visitor) Doulas allowed? Yes; Patient must make arrangements Notable amenities: Offering Perinatal Education Program for Breastfeeding Basics, Maternity tours, Lamaze Childbirth classes, Lamaze Marathon, Infant CPR, Sibling classes. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants on staff, 24/ 7 breast pump rentals available Follow-up support: Outpatient Lactation Center, breast pumps and other related supplies available in the Lactation Center; Breastfeeding Support Group

Holy Cross Hospital

4725 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale HolyCrossMaternity.com, 954-771-8000 ext. 5702 16 SOUTH FLORIDA PARENTING • southfloridaparenting.com

Memorial Hospital Miramar

Memorial Hospital West

703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines Mhs.net, 954-844-7110

Memorial Regional Hospital

3501 Johnson St., Hollywood Mhs.net/services/birthplace, 954-265-5850 • Deliveries in 2017: 5,331 • C-section percentage in 2017: 42% • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: 2 days • Average days of stay for a C-section: 3 days • NICU: Level III • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: In our efforts to promote transparency across the board, we offer a link on our website with Hospital Self-Pay Rates (https://price.mhs.net/). Overnight policy? Family centered care is our hospital’s practice at all levels. We encourage our patients to have their partners and families to be a part of this family celebration moment. Doulas allowed? Yes Notable amenities: We have a 22-bed high risk antepartum unit; critical care support for mother and baby; proximity to JDCH critical care and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; lactation consulting; pet therapy; pre- and post-natal classes, boot camp for dads, sibling and grandparent classes, community CPR for parents and families, extra activities for inpatients like popcorn movie night; behavioral health programs; a celebrative atmosphere; skin to skin in c-section; state of the art security system; 24/ 7 security at all entry points. Follow-up support: Breastfeeding support classes; lactation support post-delivery; follow up discharge phone calls.

Northwest Medical Center

2801 N. State Road 7, Margate NorthwestMed.com, 954-978-4350 • Deliveries in 2017: 1,905 • C-section percentage in 2017: 45% • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: NA • Average days of stay for a C-section: NA • NICU: Level III • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: NA Overnight policy? Open visitation Doulas allowed? Yes Notable amenities: All private postpartum rooms, Advanced Level III NICU, Lactation Services; Childbirth, Breastfeeding & CPR Education Classes, Tours, Consult-A-Nurse Follow-up support: Breastfeeding support group ”Breast Friends,” We make follow-up phone call

three days after discharge to see how mom is doing, to see if they made their follow-up appointments with the OB and the pediatrician and to answer any questions they may have.

Plantation General Hospital

401 NW 42nd Ave., Plantation PlantationGeneral.com, 954-513-6492 • Deliveries in 2017: 2,216 • C-section percentage in 2017: 44.5% • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: NA • Average days of stay for a C-section: NA • NICU: Level II and III • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: NA Overnight policy? Open Visitation Doulas allowed? Yes Notable amenities: Private postpartum suites and deluxe Mother-Baby suites; Advanced Level III NICU; Lactation Services; Baby Tours; Consult-A-Nurse. Classes include: Childbirth, Breastfeeding & CPR Education, Baby Care, Prenatal Yoga and Mommy and Me classes. Follow-up support: We make the follow up phone call 3 days after discharge to see how mom is doing, to see if they made their follow up appointments with the OB and the Pediatrician and to answer any questions they may have. There is also an IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) that they can be referred to by their physician for Postpartum Depression.

Palm Beach County Bethesda Hospital East

2815 S. Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach BaptistHealth.net/Babies, 561-737-7733 • Deliveries in 2017: 3,000 • C-section percentage in 2017: NA • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: 2 days • Average days of stay for a C-section: 3 days • NICU: Level III • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: NA Overnight policy? One support person allowed overnight. Doulas allowed? Yes, in coordination with the physician. Notable amenities: Family-centered care. Promote skin-to-skin bonding between mother and newborn. Follow-up support: Breastfeeding support and information line. Partnered with La Leche League, providing a monthly support group.

Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Toppel Family Place 800 Meadows Road, Boca Raton Brrh.com, 561-955-3340 • Deliveries in 2017: 2,507 • C-section percentage in 2017: 36% • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: 2.4 days • Average days of stay for a C-section: 3.2 days • NICU: Toppel Family Place is a level II NICU, staffed with nurses and respiratory therapists trained to level III. We also offer an onsite neonatologist 24 hours a day. • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: Self-pay rates are $1,800 for vaginal delivery and $4,500 for C-section. Overnight policy? We provide sofa beds for a partner to stay overnight. Doulas allowed? Yes, we work regularly with doulas as well as other birth support personnel such as birth photographers and perinatal chiropractors. Notable amenities: All private rooms. A wide array of prenatal and postpartum classes including: One-day childbirth preparation, Prenatal


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“As human beings, we are continuously developing, and women have different medical needs and life goals throughout their life,” says Dr. Swartzlander. “During each phase of a woman’s life, there are particular needs--basic healthcare, fertility, birth control, prevention and treatment of various conditions or diseases--and we are here to guide each woman under our care to meet those needs.” Dr. Swartzlander was first inspired to practice medicine after returning from a two year mission to Haiti, but he never expected to be an OBGYN. He continuously found himself interested in the field while attending medical school at the University of Miami and with a little encouragement from his classmates and mentors, he decided to make it a full-time job to keep women healthy.

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Now a husband and father to six children, Dr. Swartzlander is balancing family and a growing practice in the Boca Raton and Boynton Beach area. He has hired a midwife now and plans to continue to add providers as the practice grows. Charla O’Neil, a certified nurse midwife and advanced registered nurse practitioner, came on board to help Boca Babes OBGYN treat even more patients. They both share a mission to empower women with information and high quality healthcare. She says, “There is a lot of false information floating around the internet. It can make women afraid. Some women won’t visit a medical professional because they think they have the right information, but you can’t get a check-up on the internet. You can’t get a screening on the internet.” Boca Babes OBGYN wants women to be proud of their identities as women and understand their bodies and treatments available to them so they can make fully informed decisions for themselves. While obstetrics is their number one area of practice, they are planning to expand their services and educational program to include seminars, birthing classes, menopausal classes, and yoga or prenatal fitness. Dr. Swartzlander wants to emphasize the importance of regular checkups and screenings for all women from teens to post-menopausal women. “If you’re looking for a collaborative, friendly OBGYN practice or if you don’t know what choices to make about your healthcare, come in and talk to us. We will help you.”

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CONNECT & LEARN breastfeeding class, Basics of baby care, Family and friends CPR , Prenatal yoga, Hypnobirthing, Breastfeeding education and support groups, Infant massage class, Mommy and me yoga, Grow with me. Boot Camp for New Dads – offered strictly for men and designed to help introduce new fathers to all of the challenges of being a dad. Allow hydrotherapy during labor and support natural childbirth. Lactation services. Onsite depot for pasteurized donor human milk and provide donor milk to premature babies in the NICU. Maternity Unit tours on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Follow-up support: A discharge class and a breastfeeding support group prior to discharge. A free breastfeeding support group twice a week. Contact families after to assist with any issues and answer questions.

Good Samaritan Medical Center

1309 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach goodsamaritanmc.com, 561-655-5511

JFK Medical Center

5301 S. Congress Ave., Atlantis Jfkmc.com, 561-548-1000 • Deliveries in 2017: NA • C-section percentage in 2017: NA • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: NA • Average days of stay for a C-section: NA • NICU: NA • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: NA Overnight policy? We welcome one guest to stay with you overnight. Doulas allowed? Yes, we allow 3 designated support people to help during your birthing experience. Notable amenities: Our Labor & Delivery rooms provide a warm, loving environment where the family can relax and bond with baby. Your Birthplace Suite will contain a guest bed, refrigerator, flat screen TV and internet/Wifi access. What you can expect at The Birthplace: OB Hospitalist Team; a Neonatal Hospitalist team consisting of a Neonatologist and/or Neonatal Nurse Practitioner; a highly trained Physician Laborist; Anesthesia Coverage; A highly skilled nursing staff, whose certifications include: Electronic Fetal Monitoring, Neonatal Resuscitation, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and STABLE; Two on-site Operating Rooms, both equipped with the very latest Technology for scheduled or unscheduled Cesarean Sections; State-of-the-art Infant Security System – we are a locked OB unit; Personalized and Compassionate Care; Flexibility in Labor Choices; Flexible Visiting Hours. Follow-up support: The Birthplace at JFK Medical Center offers continuing assistance to you and your family following your discharge; your nurse can provide a list of support groups and telephone numbers.

Jupiter Medical Center

1210 S. Old Dixie Highway, Jupiter JupiterMed.com, 561-263-4154 • Deliveries in 2017: 1,471 • C-section percentage in 2017: 37% • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: 2 days • Average days of stay for a C-section: 3 days • NICU: Level I (Level II coming in 2019) • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: Normal Delivery 2 days $3,500. Additional day $799. C-Section 3 days $4,700.00. Additional day $799. (Both include mom and baby) Overnight policy? One adult. 18 SOUTH FLORIDA PARENTING • southfloridaparenting.com

Doulas allowed? Yes Notable amenities: Scheduled tours of unit. Classes, prenatal (Childbirth)education, newborn classes, breastfeeding classes, sibling classes, “Dancing for Birth”, Prenatal Yoga, Friends and Family CPR, Daddy Boot Camp. Concierge services available at additional cost. Follow-up support: Lactation support for inpatients and outpatients. “Dancing for Birth” postpartum exercises. Postpartum/lactation support group.

Lakeside Medical Center

39200 Hooker Highway, Belle Glade LakesideMedical.org, 561-996-6571

Palms West Hospital

13001 Southern Blvd., Loxahatchee PalmsWestHospital.com, 561-798-6034 • Deliveries in 2017: 1,596 • C-section percentage in 2017: 43% • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: NA • Average days of stay for a C-section: NA • NICU: Level II • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: NA Overnight policy? We welcome families 24 hours a day Doulas allowed? Yes Notable amenities: OB Hospitalist in-house 24/ 7 & Anesthesiologist in-house 24/ 7, Lactation Consultant, 10-bed, Level II NICU with all private rooms. NICU features: 24/ 7 Level II Neonatology coverage, NicView Video Streaming that enables families to watch their newborn anytime, anywhere on any device with internet access. Follow-up support: The New Life Center at Palms West Hospital offers continuing assistance to you and your family following your discharge. Our nursing staff can provide you with a list of support groups and assist with postpartum appointment follow-up.

St. Mary’s Medical Center

901 45th St., West Palm Beach StMarysMC.com, 561-882-6183 • Deliveries in 2017: 3,167 • C-section percentage in 2017: NA • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: 2 days • Average days of stay for a C-section: 3 days • NICU: Level II and III • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: NA Overnight policy? Allowed Doulas allowed? Yes Notable amenities: Suites, OB Patient Concierge Services, VBAC, Prenatal education classes and support, Natural childbirth options, 24/ 7 in-house OB, Anesthesia and Neonatal physicians, Access to more than 30 pediatric specialties at Palm Beach Children’s Hospital. Follow-up support: Lactation support groups. Patients can come in for a private session as well.

Wellington Regional Medical

10101 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington WellingtonRegional.com, 561-798-8500

West Boca Medical Center

21644 State Road 7, Boca Raton WestBocaMedCtr.com, 561-488-8000 • Deliveries in 2017: 1,768 • C-section percentage in 2017: 46.82% • Average days of stay for vaginal delivery: 1 ½ - 2 Days • Average days of stay for a C-section: 2-3 Days • NICU: Level III • 2017 cash price for planned delivery: Vaginal, up to a 2-day stay - $3,300 / C-Section, up to a 3-day

stay - $5,000 Overnight policy? One guest is allowed to stay overnight Doulas allowed? Yes Notable amenities: The Birthcare Pavilion at West Boca Medical Center is the only Level III NICU in Boca Raton, providing moms with some of the most top-level care. The Pavilion has received the Healthgrades 5-Star Vaginal and C-Section Delivery Award for the past three years and is the first hospital in Florida to receive the Joint Commission Perinatal Care Certification, which focuses on achieving integrated, coordinated, patient-centered care for clinically uncomplicated pregnancies and births. We also offer a 3-part Maternity Education Series that focuses on the journey of childbirth, what to expect the first few days after delivery, what to expect when you get home and lastly, infant nutrition and breastfeeding. Follow-up support: We offer a breastfeeding helpline and a breastfeeding support group for all new moms.

Birthing Centers A Birth Center

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

Hollywood Birth Center

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

Holistic South Pregnancy & Birth Center 9275 SW 152nd St., First Floor, Miami HolisticSouthPregnancyBirthCenter.com, 305-238-7873 or 305-498-6722

Magnolia Birth House

16821 NE 6th Ave., North Miami Beach MagnoliaBirthHouse.com, 786-953-6534 • Deliveries in 2017: 29 • Average stay for normal delivery: 4-6 hours • 2016 cash price for planned delivery: $5,900 $6,900 Notable amenities: Water birth, childbirth education classes, lactation support, doula services. Prenatal/Follow-up support: Postpartum & breastfeeding support groups, well-woman GYN care, nutrition counseling, preconception counseling

Miami Maternity Center

140 NE 119th St., Miami MiamiMaternityCenter.net, 305-754-2229

Palms Birth House

353 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach PalmsBirthHouse.com, 561-455-2703 • Deliveries in 2017: 48 • Average stay for normal delivery: 4-6 hours • 2018 cash price for planned delivery: $6,000 Notable amenities: Water birth, comprehensive (centering modal) care, concierge care, childbirth education & classes, nutrition class, doula services, prenatal, induction & abdominal massages, reflexology, prenatal yoga, placenta encapsulation, chiropractic care. Prenatal/Follow-up support: Our comprehensive care offers the best care model for pregnancy while building families and community support through group prenatal care sessions. The education portion of these sessions is done in a comfortable group setting at our center where woman due around the same time are together. During the sessions, each mom receives one-on-one private time with the midwife to address personal concerns and care. We also offer private concierge care which provides one-on-one care from beginning to end.


EXCELLENCE IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY All Women’s Healthcare of West Broward’s OB/GYN physicians deliver top quality health care to women of all ages. • Complete & High Risk Obstetrical Care • Well Woman Exams • Adolescent Counseling & “First” Exams • Family Planning/Infertility JAY COHEN, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. • Contraception Counseling Medical Director • Menstrual Problems • Menopause Management JASON SWINEFORD, M.D. ADRIAN ROZNOWSKI, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. • Sexually Transmitted Diseases NEIL SALAS, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

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• Endometriosis • Uterine Fibroid • Chronic Pelvic Pain • Urinary Incontinence • In-Office Sterilization • In-Office Ultrasounds • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Robotic Assisted Gynecological Surgery

For an appointment, please call at (954) 452-5850 140 SW 84th Avenue, Suite D I Plantation, FL 33324 www.obgynwestbroward.com

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Southeast Perinatal Associates has provided Maternal-Fetal Medicine consultation and co-management of high-risk and complicated pregnancies to the South Florida area since its establishment in 1993. LAURIE SCOTT, M.D., JEANINE CARBONE-LAZARUS, M.D., ELVIRE JACQUES, M.D. • JOSE HERNANDEZ, M.D.

Three convenient locations: Southeast Perinatal Associates - Plantation 220 SW 84 Ave, Suite 104 Plantation, FL 33324 Southeast Perinatal Associates - Weston 2235 N. Commerce Pkwy, Bldg. 5, Suite 2 Weston, FL 33326 Southeast Perinatal Associates - Miramar 1951 SW 172 Ave Suite 411 Miramar, FL 33029

Phone (954) 719-5700 www.southeastperinatal.com

Cesar Barada, M.D.

Jaime J. Rodriguez, M.D.

Our fellowship trained Perinatal physicians provide office-based as well as inpatient High Risk OB consultations, amniocenteses, nuchal translucency measurements, 3D ultrasound for medical indications, and co-management of high risk pregnancies. Our office provides genetic counseling by a certified genetic counselor and diabetes education. MIRAMAR 1951 S.W. 172nd Avenue, Suite 309, Miramar, FL 30029 HOLLYWOOD 1150 N. 35th Avenue, Suite 550, Hollywood, FL 33021 Phone (954) 447-2704 • Fax (954) 447-2708

Cesar Rosa, M.D.

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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 with some of those choices. *Note: Paid advertisers are highlighted in red.

SUPPORT DOULAS & MIDWIVES A Loving Start

3001 W. Hallandale Blvd., Suite 200, Hallandale alovingstart.com, 305-215-8763

Amazing Births

4722 NW 2nd Ave., Suite 107, Boca Raton amazingbirths.com, 561-865-5791

Amazing Births & Beyond

17184 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach amazingbirthsandbeyond.com, 786-955-6560 Amazing services for happy, mothers & babies! Doulas, HypnoBirthing, Massage, Chiropractic, Childbirth Education, Lactation Support, Yoga, Fitness. Now offering massage and hydrotherapy for babies in Florida's First Baby Spa! More information at amazingbabyspa.com.

Bellymama Midwifery

47 NE 91st St., Miami bellymamamidwifery.com, 305-308-5900 Bellymama Midwifery is a holistic midwifery practice with over 18 years experience, offering comprehensive and compassionate prenatal, birth and postpartum care, including home birth, water birth, and VBAC. Call now for your free consultation.

Coastal Midwifery

10200 State Road 84, Suite 230, Davie coastalmidwifery.com, 954-648-4990

Holistic South Pregnancy & Birth Center

9275 SW 152nd St., First floor, Miami hspbirthcenter.com, 305-238-7873 Holistic South Pregnancy & Birth Center provides our community & families a nurturing place where women receive education, respect and compassion during pregnancy, birth & beyond. Women’s wellness, gynecological care throughout life. The first & only South Florida Birth Center located across from a hospital. Waterbirth!

HypnoBirthing Miami, Inc.

hypnobirthingmiami.com, 305-297-4955

The Wise Women's Sanctuary

thewisewomenssanctuary.com, 561-951-0404

Homestead Hospital

The Woman Way

975 Baptist Way, Homestead baptisthealth.net/babies, 786-243-8420

INFERTILITY

1611 NW 12th Ave., Miami jacksonmaternity.org, 305-585-4MOM (4666)

thewomanway.com, 305-299-7826

BocaFertility IVF Center

875 Meadows Road, Suite 334, Boca Raton bocafertility.com, 561-368-5500

Conceptions Florida

4425 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 110, Coral Gables conceptionsflorida.com, 305-446-4673

Fertility & Genetics

201 N. Pine Island Road, 2nd Floor, Plantation fertilityandgenetics.com, 954-372-3155

IVF Florida

Jackson Memorial Hospital

Jackson North Medical Center

160 NW 170th St., North Miami Beach jacksonmaternity.org, 305-585-4MOM (4666)

Jackson South Community Hospital

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

Kendall Regional Medical Center

ivfflorida.com, 954-247-6200

11750 SW 40th St., Miami kendallmed.com, 305-223-3000

7015 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton; 4671 S. Congress, Lake Worth; palmbeachfertility.com, 888-819-5177

Mercy Hospital

Palm Beach Fertility Center

South Florida Institute For Reproductive Medicine (IVFMD)

ivfmd.com, South Miami: 305-662-7901 Cooper City: 954-433-7060 Boca Raton: 561-549-9010, Jupiter: 561-972-6900

UHealth Fertility Center

uhealthfertility.com, 305-243-8642, 954-210-1078

Vita-Health Fertility

12301 Taft St., Suite 200, Pembroke Pines vitafertility.com, 954-880-0090

CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS

Baptist Children’s Hospital

8900 N. Kendall Drive, Miami baptisthealth.net/kids, 786-596-5437

Holtz Children’s Hospital

1611 NW 12th Ave., Miami jacksonhealth.org, 305-585-KIDS (5437)

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

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

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Main Campus 3100 SW 62nd Ave., Miami nicklauschildrens.org, 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

The Salah Foundation Children's Hospital At Broward Health

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 Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. All Private Rooms.

Palmetto General Hospital

2001 W. 68th St., Hialeah palmettogeneral.com, 305-823-5000 Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. VIP Suites available.

South Miami Hospital’s Center For Women And Infants 6200 SW 73rd St., South Miami baptisthealth.net/babies, 786-662-4000

West Kendall Baptist Hospital

9555 SW 162nd Ave., Miami baptisthealth.net/babies, 786-467-2000

BROWARD

Broward Health Coral Springs

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

Broward Health Medical Center

1600 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale browardhealth.org/bhmc, 954-355-4400

Holy Cross Hospital

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

Memorial Hospital Miramar

Natural BirthWorks

1600 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale browardhealth.org, 954-355-4400

P3 Birth

MATERNITY HOSPITALS

Memorial Hospital West

Baptist Hospital Of Miami

Memorial Regional Hospital

513 Melaleuca Drive, Margate naturalbirthworks.com, 954-960-3213

p3birth.com, 954-780-9033

Prenatal Plus Yoga

401 Miracle Mile, Suite 405, Coral Gables prenatalplusyoga.com, 305-498-6722

The Gathering Place

16821 NE 6th Ave., North Miami Beach theplacewegather.com, 786-953-6417

The Orchid Nest

21 NW 2nd St., Delray Beach orchidnest.com, 561-865-5692 20 SOUTH FLORIDA PARENTING • southfloridaparenting.com

1901 SW 172nd Ave., Miramar mhs.net, 954-538-5180

MIAMI-DADE

703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines mhs.net, 954-844-7248

8900 N. Kendall Drive, Miami baptisthealth.net/babies, 786-596-2065

3501 Johnson St., Hollywood mhs.net, 954-265-4484

Hialeah Hospital

651 E. 25th St., Hialeah hialeahhosp.com, 305-835-4680 Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care. Private Labor Suites

Northwest Medical Center 2801 N. State Road 7, Margate northwestmed.com, 954-974-0400


PRODUCT & SERVICES | RESOURCES

Plantation General Hospital 401 NW 42nd Ave., Plantation plantationgeneral.com, 954-587-5010

PALM BEACH

Bethesda Center For Women & Children 2815 S. Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach bethesdaweb.com, 561-369-BABY (2229)

Boca Raton Regional Hospital

4793 N. Congress Ave., Suite 202, Boynton Beach Our gynecological services range from straightforward health exams to resolving complex women's health issues. Services include: Obstetrics, Gynecology, Infertility and Menopause.

Comprehensive Obstetrics & Gynecology

Boca Raton: 561-394-4473, East Boynton Beach: 561-742-3929, West Boynton Beach: 561-742-8446 Fort Lauderdale: 954-776-1500

800 Meadows Road, Boca Raton brrh.com, 561-955-7100

FEMCARE OB/Gyn

1309 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach goodsamaritanmc.com, 561-650-6023

Miami Center Of Excellence For Obstetrics & Gynecology

Good Samaritan Medical Center JFK Medical Center

5301 S. Congress Ave., Atlantis jfkmc.com, 561-548-1000

Jupiter Medical Center

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

Lakeside Medical Center

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

8700 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 208, Miami miamiobgyns.com, 305-274-3130

Miami OB-Gyn

3659 S. Miami Ave., Suites 5001, 5002 & 5005, Miami, miamiobgyn.co, 305-854-2899

OB/Gyn Specialists of the Palm Beaches

11903 Southern Blvd., Suite 118, Royal Palm Beach rppediatrics.com, 561-429-5898

South Florida Pediatric Partners

Multiple locations in the tri-county area; sflpp.com

Worldwide Pediatrics and Primary Care

worldwidepediatrics.com 1222 N. University Drive, Plantation, 954-581-3100 7950 NW 53rd St., Suite 102, Miami, 786-631-3222

PEDIATRIC SPECIALTIES

Children's Skin Center

Multiple locations in the tri-county area; childrensskincenter.com

Grand Health Institute

1717 N. Bayshore Drive, Suite 217, Miami grandhealthinst.com, 305-728-0505

Kidz Medical Services (KMS)

5955 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables kidzmedical.com, 305-661-1515

Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute

Palms West Hospital

obgynspb.com, West Palm Beach: 561-655-3331 Wellington: 561-790-5990, Jupiter: 561-741-1957 Palm Beach Gardens: 561-627-6801 Boynton Beach: 561-626-3800

St. Mary’s Medical Center

obgynpalmbeach.com, Lake Worth: 561-295-7203 Palm Beach Gardens: 561-320-4663 West Palm Beach: 561-320-4558

At St. Mary's Medical Center 901 45th St., Kimmel Building, West Palm Beach paleyinstitute.org, 561-844-5255 Your kids deserve the best care. We have assembled an elite team specializing in advanced pediatric orthopedic care.

7300 SW 62nd Place, 3rd floor, South Miami southmiamiobgyn.com, 305-521-1432

4425 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 115, Coral Gables pediatricexcellence.com, 305-667-3152

4330 Sheridan St., Suite 101, Hollywood wagnerobgyn.com, 954-289-2548

3200 SW 60th Court, Suite 103, Miami eyes4kids.com, 305-662-8390

39200 Hooker Highway, Belle Glade lakesidemedical.org, 561-996-6571 13001 Southern Blvd., Loxahatchee palmswesthospital.com, 561-798-3300 901 45th St., West Palm Beach stmarysmc.com, 561-882-9100

Wellington Regional Medical

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

Palm Beach Obstetrics & Gynecology

South Miami OB-Gyn Associates

Pediatric Center of Excellence

Wagner Obstetrics & Gynecology

Pediatric Ophthalmology Consultants

21644 State Road 7, Boca Raton westbocamedctr.com, 561-488-8000

PEDIATRICIANS

MOMMY & ME PROGRAMS

9970 Central Park Blvd., Suite #203, Boca Raton advancedpediatricsofboca.com, 561-487-1616

soflacardio.pediatrix.com, Weston: 954-385-5545 Fort Lauderdale: 954-463-5437, Boca: 561-750-9596 Margate: 954-972-1600, Plantation: 954-583-0812

West Boca Medical Center

Baby Stars

3565 NE 207th St., #A-9, Aventura baby-stars.com, 305-466-1886

Miami Nature Playschool

miaminatureplayschool.com, 786-499-2939

Pod 22

8101 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 102, Miami thepod22.com, 305-456-4791

OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY Advanced Women’s OB/Gyn

603 Village Blvd., Suite 201, West Palm Beach advancedwomensobgyn.com, 561-683-1331

All Female Health Care

8890 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 102, Sunrise allfemalehealthcare.com, 954-742-3536

All Women’s Healthcare Of West Broward

140 SW 84th Ave., Suite D, Plantation obgynwestbroward.com, 954-452-5850 At All Women’s Healthcare of West Broward, our mission is to provide excellent and appropriate obstetric and gynecologic care to our patients. We are completely patient-focused and strive to exceed our patients' expectations.

Boca Babes

bocababesobgyn.com, 561-413-2832 880 NW 13th St., Suite 330, Boca Raton

Advanced Pediatrics Of Boca

Baptist Health Primary Care Family Medicine Center

15955 SW 96th St., Suite 200, Miami baptisthealth.net/primarycare, 786-467-3140

Care Resource

careresource.org, 3510 Biscayne Blvd., 305-576-1234 1901 SW 1st St., Miami, 305-576-1234 1701 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, 305-576-1234 871 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-567-7141

Children's Medical Center

childrensmedicalctr.com 4651 Sheridan St., Hollywood, 954-989-6000 12251 Taft St., Pembroke Pines, 954-435-7000 20170 Pines Blvd.,Pembroke Pines, 954-378-1500

Leon & Kronberg Pediatric Center 5640 W. Atlantic Blvd., Margate drjoseleon.com, 954-974-4414

Palm Beach Pediatrics

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

Pediatric Associates

Multiple locations in the tri-county area pediatricassociates.com, 855-KIDZDOC (543-9362)

Pediatric Partners

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

Royal Palm Pediatrics

Pediatrix Cardiology of Broward

South Florida Children's Orthopaedics

6370 N. State Road 7, Suite 100, Coconut Creek soflachildortho.com, 954-KID-BONE (543-2663)

The Center for Pediatric Neuropsychology

11211 Prosperity Farms Road, C303, Palm Beach Gardens,neuropsych4kids.com, 561-688-9795

PEDIATRIC URGENT CARE

After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care

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

Baptist Health Medical Plaza

Country Walk, 13500 SW 152nd St., Miami baptisthealth.net, 786-596-4333

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital – Emergency Department

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

MedExpress

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

Nicklaus Children's Urgent Care Centers

nicklauschildrens.org/urgentcare • Nicklaus Children’s Doral Outpatient Center 3601 NW 107th Ave., Doral, 786-624-3672 • Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Urgent Care Center 2018 ~ 2019 • BABY & MATERNITY GUIDE

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PRODUCT & SERVICES | RESOURCES 3100 SW 62nd Ave., Miami, 786-624-4300 • Nicklaus Children’s Miami Lakes Outpatient Center 15025 NW 77th Ave., Miami Lakes, 786-313-7800 • Nicklaus Children’s Nirvair Chowdhury Midtown Center 3915 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786-624-6000 • Nicklaus Children’s Miramar Outpatient Center at Miramar Square, 12246 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, 954-442-0809 • Nicklaus Children’s Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center at Legacy Place, 11310 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens, 561-624-9188 • Nicklaus Children’s Palmetto Bay Outpatient Center 17615 SW 97th Ave. (Franjo Road), Palmetto Bay, 786-268-1777 • Nicklaus Children’s West Bird Outpatient Center at West Bird Plaza, 11449 SW 40 Street, Miami, 786-624-4200 • Nicklaus Children’s West Kendall Outpatient Center at London Square 13400 SW 120th St., Suite 100, Miami, 786-624-5363 • Nicklaus Children’s Pinecrest Urgent Care Center 11521 South Dixie Highway, Pinecrest 786-624-4600 • Nicklaus Children’s Hialeah Outpatient Center COMING SOON 990 W 49 Street, Hialeah • Nicklaus Children’s Homestead Outpatient Center COMING SOON 2072-2078 NE 8 Street, Homestead

RiteCare Urgent Care Medical Center

915 W. 49th St., Hialeah ritecaremc.com, 305-200-1225

RESOURCES & SUPPORT

Aspire Health

4161 NW 5th St., Suite 101, Plantation aspirehealthcenter.com, 954-998-4468 Aspire to better health with Direct Primary Care. Aspire Health is based on a vision to provide quality and convenient health care at an affordable cost. irect Primary Care (DPC) is a membership model that replaces the complex and costly billing system of our current insurance based health care. This allows the focus to shift from billing and finances to personalized health care with no hidden fees, all for an affordable monthly membership.

4KIDS Of South Florida

4kidsofsfl.org, Broward: 954-979-7911 Palm Beach: 561-869-5770

Cadenza Center

450 N. Park Road, Suite 400, Hollywood cadenzacenter.com, 954-925-3191

Dawkins InHouse CPR & Professional Services

3622 NW 95th Terrace, Unit L2, Sunrise 954-325-7494 Email:Dawkinsinhouse@yahoo.com As a parent I know how important it is to be equipped with the skills necessary in the event of an emergency. Learn CPR and FIRST AID and be ready to save a life!

Florida Department Of Children & Families

myflfamilies.com, 866-762-2237

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More resources online: SouthFloridaParenting.com Abuse Hotline: 800-962-2873

Florida KidCare

floridakidcare.org, 888-540-5437 Health and Dental Insurance - Head to toe coverage for all Florida kids from birth through the end of age 18, even if one or both parents are working.

Florida Pregnancy Support Services Multiple locations in the tri-county area floridapregnancysupportservices.com, 866-404-6823

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies

901 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 403, West Palm Beach, hmhbpbc.org, 561-623-2800

Healthy Start Coalition Of Miami-Dade

7205 NW 19th St., Suite 500, Miami hscmd.org, 305-541-0210 Our Healthy Start Program offers a free risk screening to all pregnant women and infants up to the age of 3 years. The program provides free services, including case management, referral and linkage to community resources, counseling, and education.

Little Bambino Consulting

4302 Hollywood Blvd., #79, Hollywood littlebambinoconsulting.com, 786-253-0432

Nicklaus Children’s Outpatient Centers

nicklauschildrens.org/outpatientcenters • Nicklaus Children’s Dan Marino Outpatient Center, 2900 S.Commerce Parkway, Weston, 954-385-6200 • Nicklaus Children’s Aventura Care Center, 20295 NE 29th Place, Suite 300, Aventura, 786-624-2800 • Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Fetal Care Center 3100 SW 62nd Ave., Miami, 786-624-3825

The Breastfeeding Center of Boca Raton

7100 W. Camino Real, Suite 122, Boca Raton bocabfc.com, 561-409-3144

The Center for Behavioral Health at University Pavilion

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

The Center For Postpartum Adjustment

1515 N. University Drive, Suite 116A, Coral Springs postpartumsupport.com, 954-752-0460

The Glee Center

301 Yamato Road and 7000 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, gleecenter.com, 561-210-4417

Therapies 4 Kids

therapies4kids.com, 954-828-0425

TLC Family Care

Serving the tri-county area Tlcforkids.com, 305-256-5905 TLC's experienced Newborn Care Specialists, Postpartum Doulas, and Night Nannies educate, support and assist with newborns care helping parents feel confident and get much-needed rest! Overnight caregivers available through the night. Est. 1985

SERVICES CHILDCARE

Blissful Baby Nurse

blissfulbabynurse.com, 561-674-3104

Class Act Nannies

classactnannies.com, 305-302-9777

Elite Nannies On Call

elitenanniesoncall.com, 305-771-3816

Nanny Poppinz

nannypoppinz.com, 877-262-6694

Sittercity

sittercity.com, 888-748-2489

Sitters In A Second

sittersinasecond.com, 561-832-1833

The Babysitting Company

thebabysittingcompany.com, 888-407-7822

DIAPER SERVICES

MotherEarth Diaper Service

Serving the tri-county area motherearthdiapers.com, 305-791-3642

FINANCIAL/COLLEGE PLANNING

Child Asset Builders

2201 NW 40thAve., Coconut Creek young@childassetbuilder.com, 954-733-3797 Provide assistance with college funding-Guarantee your child's insurability-Create their own Life "bank" account- Tax deferred cash accumulation-CREATE A LASTING FAMILY LEGACY

INFANT & PRENATAL MASSAGE

Amazing Births & Beyond

17184 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach amazingbirthsandbeyond.com, 786-955-6560 Amazing services for happy, mothers & babies! Doulas, HypnoBirthing, Massage, Chiropractic, Childbirth Education, Lactation Support, Yoga, Fitness. Now offering massage and hydrotherapy for babies in Florida's First Baby Spa! More information at amazingbabyspa.com.

PRENATAL YOGA & EXERCISE

Prenatal Plus Yoga, Inc.

401 Miracle Mile, Suite 405, Coral Gables prenatalyogamiami.com, 305-498-6722 Prenatal-Postnatal w/baby specialty yoga classes. Childbirth education, hypnobirthing, lactation support, doula care and more. Debra has 16+ years experience with Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond. Waterbirth option at Holistic South Pregnancy & Birth Center.

The Yoga Nest

12165 Sheridan St., Hollywood theyoganestfl.com, 954-610-1660

SHOPPING

BABY, NURSERY & CHILDREN'S FURNITURE Bellini Baby And Teen Designer Furniture 2980 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton bellini.com, 561-392-7444

IDEAL Baby & Kids

idealbaby.com 1143 W. Flagler St., Miami, 305-548-3296 10613 NW 12th St., Doral, 305-716-1140


HEALTHY START COALITION OF MIAMI-DADE Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony February 9, 2018

Award of Excellence for Prenatal Screening Consent Rates Above 95%

Award of Excellence for Postnatal Screening Consent Rates Above 95% Baptist Hospital of Miami

Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County Women's Health Program- Health District Center

Hialeah Hospital

Nelson Alvarez-Reyes, M.D. Citrus Health Network, Inc.

Homestead Hospital Women's Hospital at Jackson Memorial Medical Center

Rachelle Bruno, ARNP Metro-Miami OB/GYN Associates Jessie Trice Community Health System

Jackson North Medical Center

Carmelle Liburd, M.D. Medical Care for Women, LLC

Jackson South Medical Center

Champions of Change: Evidence Based Maternity Care

Miami Beach Community Health Center, Inc. North Miami Center

Jackson Health System Jackson Memorial Medical Center Jackson North Medical Center Jackson South Medical Center

Miami Beach Community Health Center, Inc. Beverly Press Center Miami Beach Community Health Center, Inc. Stanley C. Meyers Center Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County Women's Health Program- North Miami Family Planning Clinic

Mount Sinai Medical Center North Shore Medical Center Mercy Hospital Hialeah Hospital

Community Health of South Florida, Inc. Doris Ison Health Center

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

Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County Women's Health Program- West Dade

Honorable Mention for Prenatal Screening Consent Rates Between 90-94% Jose Abreu, M.D. Femchoice

Ata Atogo, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Metro-Miami OB/GYN Associates Borinquen Medical Centers of MiamiDade Alberto Dominguez-Bali, M.D. Obstetrics and Gynecology Faris Hanna, M.D., F.A.C.O.G, P.A. Obstetrics and Gynecology

Together, working to ensure every baby gets a healthy start in life.

Community Health of South Florida, Inc. Martin Luther King Jr. Clinica Campesina

Event Sponsors

Jaime Nahamias, M.D. Obstetrics and Gynecology Alberto Sirven, M.D. West Kendall OBGYN

GOLD SPONSOR Sunshine Health

South Florida Women's Care

BRONZE SPONSORS Staywell Miami Miam i B e aBeach c h C oCommunity m m u n i t y Health H e a l t hCenter Center B o r iBorinquen n q u e n M eMedical d i c a l CCenters e n t e r sofo Miami-Dade f MiamiDade Distinguished Community Partner Dade County Medical Association Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade also recognized staff, contracted providers, and volunteers for 5, 10, and 15 years of service within its system of care.

OUTREACH SPONSORS Jessie Trice Community Health System North Shore Medical Center INDIVIDUAL SPONSOR Imperial Expressions

2018 ~ 2019 • BABY & MATERNITY GUIDE

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Baby & Maternity Guide and parenting magazine for South Florida parents 2018-2019

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