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Delivering at the Center for Women & Infants

South Miami Hospital’s Center for Women & Infants is equipped with leading-edge technology for your safety and the safety of your baby. Our doctors, specialists and nurses are highly skilled to care for your baby and for you from preconception, during pregnancy, to delivery and throughout parenthood.

To help you prepare for your baby, we provide:

  • Infertility treatment and reproductive medicine from the area’s top fertility specialists.
  • Comprehensive education programs to help you understand pregnancy, childbirth, baby care and parenting.
  • Great Expectations program for parents who want more information about childbirth and parenting.
  • Fetal Special Care and Maternal-Fetal Special Care Unit for high-risk expectant mothers and their unborn infants.


    If you’re delivering at a South Miami Hospital, it’s important to pre-register as early as possible in your pregnancy to ensure that your records are ready when it is time to have your baby. Please complete the Maternity Pre-registration Form and print it for your records.


    Tools to help you prepare for your baby:

    South Miami Hospital also provides childbirth education materials for your use. Please download and review the following brochures with important information about your pregnancy, delivery and post-delivery care.

  • Delivering at the Center for Women & Infants Booklet
  • Doula Guidelines and Responsibilities
  • Videotaping and Photography Guidelines
  • Centered on Me and My Baby: Classes to Prepare for Parenthood
  • South Miami Hospital Upgraded Maternity Suites
  • What You Should Know Before Signing Your Baby’s Birth Record
  • 10 More Reasons to Breastfeed

  • When it’s time to deliver your baby, you will have:

  • Private room with a warm, home-like atmosphere, so you and your family can experience the birth – labor, delivery and recovery – together. (Please remember to leave valuables at home.)
  • Labor and delivery assistance from one of our caring, expert nurses.
  • Public Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Center which allows you to donate your newborn’s umbilical cord blood to be placed in a global registry for use in treating more than 70 diseases of the blood.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) staffed by Board-certified physicians and specialized nurses around the clock to care for newborns who need special care.
  • Nurse lactation specialists who can help you if you choose to breastfeed your baby. 

    Visiting Hours:

    To ensure that you have adequate rest and time for to learn about your baby, visiting hours are daily from 12 noon to
    9 p.m. For your safety and privacy, as well as that of all of our patients, we limit the number of visitors in patient rooms to four at a time. Maternity Guidelines for Family and Friends.​

    After you go home, you can call: March of Dimes partner image

  • Lactation consultant who can assist you with breastfeeding after you go home.
  • Child Development Center which provides diagnostic and early intervention services to help infants and children reach their full capabilities.


    Joint Commision Seal South Miami Hospital was first in Florida to earn The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Pre-term Labor. Our maternity services department is one of few in the country to earn this distinction. “This honor helps reinforce the Center for Women & Infants’ role as a national and international leader in healthcare innovation in women and infant services,” said Denise Woods, R.N., vice president. “It also validates our dedication to providing advanced care for our patients. I am extremely proud of our highly-skilled physicians, staff and maternity, neonatal and surgery teams.”