COVID-19 and Pregnancy - An Update for our Patients
We would like to take this opportunity to update you about your maternity care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and assure you that our dedicated team of expert nurses, physicians and midwives are committed to providing safe and effective care to every patient who walks through our doors.
Birthing center in Plantation, FL
When you choose Plantation General Hospital for your birthing experience, you receive support every step of the way—from the earliest pregnancy stages to postpartum needs. Our expert physicians and registered nurses offer complete services for both mother and baby, ensuring optimal comfort and care. We are recognized by Healthgrades™ for both vaginal delivery and Cesarean delivery, confirming our high-level of experience in performing all types of delivery.
To learn more about having your baby at our hospital, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (954) 321-4099.
Full-service maternity services
We know each delivery experience is unique and are proud to offer services and amenities ready to accommodate any need.
- Board-certified OB/GYNs and anesthesiologists available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- Nine labor and delivery rooms, six high-risk pregnancy rooms, 17 private postpartum rooms for families
- Prenatal care services
- High-risk pregnancy care
- Maternity classes
- Tours of our birthing suites
- Ability to pre-register online for delivery
- Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) staffed with board-certified neonatologists
- Celebratory dinner for new parents
- Board-certified lactation consultants who provide personalized breastfeeding support
- Newborn photographer available
- Bonding assistance through skin-to-skin contact and rooming-in
- Postpartum care services
Your choice in delivery
We respect your decisions and are highly trained in all types of deliveries. We encourage patients to speak with their doctor about birthing options early on in pregnancy. Also, we suggest new mothers consider their anesthesia preferences well in advance of their due date.
Family-centered maternity care
Our goal is to provide family-centered maternity care, which fosters the new bond and relationship between newborns and parents after labor and delivery. We practice rooming-in, which means newborns will stay in the same room as their mother during the hospital stay. However, our skilled maternity staff is always available to monitor and care for your newborn during a time when mom needs rest.
Additionally, we practice skin-to-skin contact to help babies and parents form healthy relationships and bonds.
Before your delivery
Maternity classes and tours
We provide all the resources you need to feel safe and comfortable during your delivery and confident when bringing your baby home. We offer childbirth education classes to prepare you and your growing family for the birth of your baby. Our class options include:
- Infant CPR — This class teaches expectant parents the basics of performing infant CPR. This class is not a certification course. The cost to participate is $10.
- Baby Care and Breastfeeding Class — This class combines teaching the basics of newborn care and breastfeeding. Topics discussed include burping, swaddling, bathing, and diapering. The cost to participate is $20.
- Childbirth Preparation Class — Topics discussed include labor, vaginal delivery, C-section delivery, what to pack in your hospital bag, breathing techniques, and labor interventions.
We make it easy to pre-register online for delivery. By pre-registering, we can easily prepare for your arrival and save time by reducing administrative requirements on the day of your delivery. We ask that expectant mothers pre-register before the fifth month of pregnancy.
You can mail the completed registration form to us or register in person in the Admitting Office, Monday through Friday, from 7:00am to 4:30pm 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 allows you to familiarize yourself with what your plan covers long before your baby is due.
Packing for your hospital stay
We recommend expectant mothers to prepare an overnight bag in advance of their due date. Babies arrive in their own timetable, so having a bag prepared ahead of time can help reduce stress and ensure you have everything you want at the hospital for delivery.
Some of the items you may want to bring include:
- Bed pillows
- Soothing music
- Snacks for your chosen support person
- Cards, books, tablets, and other things to pass the time
- Socks, pajamas, robe, and slippers
- Handheld massager
- Chargers for phones, camera, and other electronic items
- Toiletries and cosmetics for mom and support person
- Change of clothes for the support person
- "Going home" clothes for mom, and baby
- Reading and writing materials
- Watch with a second hand
- Hand fan
- Lip balm
- Important phone numbers and information, such as your Social Security number
Additionally, you will need to be prepared with an approved and properly installed infant car seat for discharge.
Coming to the hospital for delivery
When you think you are in labor or your water breaks, call your obstetrician immediately. Your doctor will contact our hospital so we may begin preparing for your arrival and delivery.
When you arrive at Plantation General Hospital, you may enter through the main hospital entrance Monday through Friday from 6:00am to 8:00pm If you are arriving on the weekend or outside of these hours, please use our emergency room (ER) entrance.
The maternity services department is on the first floor. Upon your arrival, our staff will greet you and escort you to a suite where your labor status will be assessed. It is best to discuss with your obstetrician in advance whom you would like to be present during the delivery. During labor, other family and friends are welcome to wait in our waiting area.
Postpartum mother-baby care
We know how special those first few days with your newborn are, and we strive to provide the privacy and comfort you need to begin bonding. Our goal is to provide family-centered maternity and postpartum care, which fosters the new bond and relationship between newborns and parents after labor and delivery. We practice rooming-in, which means newborns will stay in the same room as their mother during the hospital stay. However, our skilled maternity staff is always available to monitor and care for your newborn when the mom needs rest.
We also offer breastfeeding support, and food and nutrition services to help you feel confident about your journey when you go home.
Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
For babies who need extra support or advanced care, we provide a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) featuring a family-style design that offers each patient a private room. Our NICU is staffed with highly trained neonatologists available at our facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our NICU includes 31 beds and is a National Gold Certified Safe Sleep Champion recognized by Cribs for Kids®.