Why Deliver Your Baby at Plantation General Hospital?
From the earliest stages of your pregnancy we’re here for you every step of the way to answer your questions, address your concerns and share your excitement. At Plantation General Hospital we understand that for a newborn baby, first impressions are everything. That’s why we are dedicated to providing the most caring and comfortable childbirth experience possible.
The Maternity Center at Plantation General Hospital is pleased to offer:
- 9 labor & delivery rooms, 6 high-risk pregnancy rooms and 17 post-partum private rooms
- Anesthesiologists dedicated to Labor & Delivery Department and available 24/7
- Celebratory dinner offered to new parents
- Board certified lactation consultants provide personalized breast-feeding instruction
- Consult-A-Nurse® is staffed with skilled registered nurses, who are available to answer medical questions day and night or to assist in selecting a pediatrician
- Free Wi-Fi
- Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit staffed by board certified neonatologists and available 24/7
- Maternity classes and tours
- Newborn photographer available
- Online preregistration
- Skin-to-Skin and Rooming-In are encouraged
- Complimentary meal for a guest during your stay
- OB/GYN on-site for laboring mothers 24/7
Baby Health Screenings
At Plantation General Hospital newborn babies are routinely screened for a multitude of conditions and diseases. Within the first 24 hours of birth, we screen all babies for jaundice, hearing and vision problems. Plantation General Hospital was among the first hospitals to offer oxygen saturation screenings.
Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Cardiology Foundation, and the American Heart Association, Plantation General Hospital conducts oxygen saturation testing on all newborns. Abnormal oxygen levels in blood may indicate congenital heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or genetic defects. Oxygen saturation testing is an early detection tool to help newborns get the care they need early. If a condition is detected, Plantation General Hospital has pediatric cardiologists, pulmonologists and many specialists on staff all of whom will work together to provide an individualized treatment plan.
Would you like to schedule a tour of our Birthing Suites?
Please call (954) 321-4099 to schedule a tour at your convenience or register online.
We look forward to sharing this magical time with you, and we encourage you to schedule a tour so that you may see what we have to offer.
What to bring to the hospital on your special day:
Because babies have a timetable of their own, we suggest you have an overnight bag packed and ready to go well in advance of your due date. Some of the items you may want to bring include:
- Bed pillows, at least two for comfort
- Music that is soothing to you
- Snacks for support person
- Cards, books, tablets and any other items to pass the time
- Socks, pajamas, robe, slippers
- Focal point for labor
- Hand held massager
- Chargers for phones, camera, electronic items
- Toiletries for mom and support person
- Change of clothes for support person
- Going home clothes for mom and baby
- Reading/writing material
- Watch with 2nd hand clock
- Hand fan
- Lip balm
When it’s time to be admitted
When you think you are in labor or your water breaks, call your obstetrician immediately. He or she will notify us to prepare for your arrival.
When you arrive at the hospital, you may use the main hospital entrance Mon - Fri: 6:00am - 8:00pm, or the Emergency Room entrance after hours.
One of the most important things you should do before your baby's birth is pre-register for your stay at Plantation General Hospital. To facilitate the process, we request that you preregister prior to your fifth month of pregnancy. You can mail the completed registration form or visit plantationgeneral.com/pre-registration to register online. Once the Pre-Admission Form is completed, you will be asked to sign various consent forms. You are encouraged to notify your insurance carrier that you are pregnant. This gives you an opportunity to familiarize yourself with what your plan covers long before your baby is due.