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Preparations for Pregnant Women

36+ Weeks/High Risk

Following the issuance of a Hurricane Warning for South Florida by the National Hurricane Center, Memorial Healthcare System advises pregnant women to take safety precautions.

Memorial Regional Hospital, Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Hospital Miramar are not hurricane shelters or custodial facilities. However, pregnant women who are at least 36 weeks pregnant or who are deemed by their physician to be "high-risk" should report to one of Memorial's birthing hospitals approximately four hours prior to anticipated landfall.

Expectant mothers who are deemed high risk or who are 36 weeks pregnant or beyond
and have non-complicated pregnancies can go to:

Memorial Regional Hospital – Level III NICU
3501 Johnson Street, Hollywood

Memorial Hospital West – Level II NICU
703 North Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines

Memorial Hospital Miramar – Level II NICU
1901 SW 172nd Avenue, Miramar

Expectant mothers should bring the following with them:

  • Bottled water (one gallon per person)
  • Lawn chair(s), sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, towels, washcloths
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Prescription medications
  • Non-perishable foods and snacks
  • A portable radio with extra batteries
  • Entertainment items (games, magazines, etc.)

All items should be labeled with the person's name. Because of space limitations, only one adult will be permitted to stay in the hospital with the expectant mother.

For additional information, please call the Memorial Healthcare System Community Information Line at 954-265-2919.