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Pregnancy & Childbirth

Having a baby is life changing. Baptist Health is here for you every step of the way.

Pregnancy & Childbirth

Having a baby is life changing. Baptist Health is here for you every step of the way.

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Pregnancy & Childbirth

Having a baby is life changing. Baptist Health is here for you every step of the way.

Our team offers unmatched care for mothers and babies. With expertise in a variety of medical fields and superior care facilities, we are uniquely qualified to handle even high-risk deliveries. We give special attention to meeting your expectations of the birthing experience and providing personalized, family-centered care in a homelike environment.

Delivery at Baptist

All Baptist hospitals offer high-level comfort and care for mom and family, including:

  • Private, spacious birthing suites at all adult Baptist hospitals
  • Separate, private postpartum rooms
  • Rooming-in option for moms who want their babies in their rooms
  • Lactation consultants on duty
  • Intensive care labor area for high-risk deliveries
  • Well Newborn Nursery

Highest Level of Newborn Care

You can have peace of mind that your baby’s birth is surrounded by the region’s highest level of care for newborns.

Wolfson Children’s Hospital, our pediatric hospital serving North Florida and South Georgia, offers a Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit, with a wide range of specialists and advanced technologies ready to support your baby’s care. Our expert team at Wolfson Children’s also operates a Level II NICU at Baptist Medical Center South.

Maternity Suite Tours & Photos

We designed our maternity suites to make you feel as comfortable and at-home as possible. Expectant parents are welcome to a complimentary tour of our maternity suites at our Jacksonville, South or Beaches locations.

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Maternity & Parenting Classes

There’s a lot to learn when becoming a parent. We have a wide assortment of classes to help you through it all.

Browse Our Classes

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Care After Delivery

Postpartum Depression or PMAD
Do you feel like you’re on an emotional roller coaster after giving birth? You’re not alone. The number one complication of childbirth is depression. One in 7 women experiences Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD), formerly referred to as postpartum depression.

Having a baby can be both exciting and overwhelming. Moms Matter, a Postpartum Support Group, meets regularly to talk about the real struggles and adjustments of motherhood, both emotional and physical.

Learn more about PMAD     Join a Postpartum Support Group

Reclaim Your Body

Giving birth takes a toll on your body. Some women develop pelvic disorders, incontinence and other issues. Many moms wonder when they’ll feel normal again. We have resources to help, including physical therapy, wellness coaching and pelvic fitness classes. Call 904.202.4her (4437)

Caring for Your Newborn

You’ve carried your baby for months in the womb; now it’s time to care for your baby at home. You may feel a mix of apprehension and excitement as you leave the hospital. Don’t worry – we’re still here to guide you in caring for your newborn.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a learned art for mother and baby. Our certified lactation counselors are here to help you along the way. We offer several resources to support you throughout your journey:

  • Breastfeeding 101
    Our certified lactation counselors will teach you the key elements of breastfeeding. Learn the health benefits for mother and baby, proper technique and more.
  • Breastfeeding Support Group
    Come share, encourage and learn from other new mothers and certified-lactation counselor in this free support group, perfect for mom and baby to attend during maternity leave.