International Maternity Services
At Memorial Family Birthplace, our maternity care team is committed to providing quality care for our international families. From bilingual and multilingual physicians, neonatologists and nurses to birth certificate technicians and hearing screeners, many members of the Memorial team can converse in multiple languages. We want you to feel supported and understood while in our care.
The Family Birthplace team is a vibrant, multicultural community, and we are proud to take care of a diverse population of families. We strive to create international birth services that will welcome your little one in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment.
Virtual Classes to Help you Prepare
Mothers-to-be can watch virtual classes through our online portal, which gives patients a general overview of the Memorial Family Birthplace. These classes are currently in English with the option of Spanish-speaking translations. We also have Spanish-speaking staff who are happy to call patients and discuss any questions or concerns over the phone before arriving at the Family Birthplace.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, educational classes are limited to virtual and Spanish-speaking translations, and our team is working on expanding our bilingual class options. Child passenger safety classes are currently available in Spanish.
Memorial Family Birthplace Pregnancy App
We encourage you to register for our free Memorial Family Birthplace Pregnancy App, an online pregnancy resource center designed to educate expectant moms about prenatal care, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, and postpartum care for you and your newborn.
Giving Birth at Memorial
Many Memorial staff members speak multiple languages, including French, Spanish, Russian and more. Our team also utilizes the Stratus Video Interpreting system, which can translate more than 25 languages. During your labor, delivery and recovery, you will be surrounded by a care team selected to help maximize communication, helping you take control of your birth experience.
Additional support services for our international families include:
- Ability to print discharge papers and bringing-home-baby instructions in 35 languages, covering topics from c-section care to safe sleep and breastfeeding
- Access to Global Health Services
- Baby News booklets are available in both English and Spanish
- Bilingual lactation support at Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Hospital Miramar
- Dietary preferences are welcomed
- Educational videos, policies and procedures on the TV menu in English and Spanish during your stay
- Interpreter services
- Telehealth follow-up visits in multiple languages
Once you and your baby are discharged from the hospital, our team has a follow-up program for our Spanish-speaking patients. One of the bilingual nurses will call to discuss any questions you might have about your recovery or your baby’s health.
Cost for International Families
The Memorial cashier’s office offers up-to-date pricing for both vaginal and c-section births.
You may also call our office at 954-276-7620 or live chat Monday through Friday from 8 am – 8 pm EST.
We know it’s important to have all of the necessary information to make healthcare decisions. Ask the cashier’s office about our OB packages, which include both mother and baby care.