Memorial Hospital Miramar Family Birthplace
The Family Birthplace at Memorial Hospital Miramar is honored to be a part of your little one’s birth story. Our compassionate, skilled labor and delivery team is here to make your experience at MHM unforgettable, from early labor through postpartum care to everything in between.
Once your little one arrives, you both will be moved to one of our comfortable postpartum suites with a private bathroom, recliner chair or sleeper sofa for your partner, TV and free WiFi to help you feel right at home. We also have dedicated antepartum suites for our pregnant moms who require close monitoring.
Our hospital has:
- Labor/delivery/recovery (LDR) suites
- Postpartum suites
- Cesarean section rooms
- Antepartum suites
- Level II NICU rooms
Miramar, Florida 33029
Your Safety First. Always.
Learn how Memorial is working to keep you and your families safe during your visit to the hospital. Childbirth During COVID19.
Parking and Hospital Entrance
Delivering moms should use the main hospital entrance from 5:30 am - 9 pm (please use the Emergency Department entrance outside of those hours). Valet services have been suspended at all hospitals.
One guest (the spouse or significant other) will be allowed to visit the Family Birthplace. Unfortunately, no doulas or other birth support partners are allowed at this time.
Please visit the COVID-19 resource page for more information on how Memorial is working to keep our patients, families and visitors safe.
Online Maternity Education
Baby Classes Now Online
In order to keep you safe, our baby classes are now taught online by Memorial Family Birthplace educators. A limited number of classes are currently available, and most will be added to Eventbrite in the future. We hope you can join us.
You may register for any class, regardless of which Family Birthplace location you choose for the birth of your baby. Some of these classes are also offered in Spanish / Ciertas clases también se ofrecen en español.
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.
Maternity Orientation at Memorial Hospital Miramar Family Birthplace
Datasource: Miramar birthplace tour
Mothers-to-be and their partners are invited to register for a virtual maternity orientation of the Family Birthplace at Memorial Hospital Miramar. Even simple questions like “where should we park?” and “what hospital doors should we come through?” are essential to know as you prepare for your little one’s arrival. These tours are designed to help answer questions on the ins and outs of labor and delivery.
You can also watch the virtual tour on this page to become more familiar with our amenities and what to expect during your stay.
Features and Services at the Family Birthplace
Our skilled team of doctors, anesthesiologists, nurses and lactation consultants all have one goal: to provide you and your baby with the best possible care. We are here to support, empower and encourage you to create the perfect environment to welcome your little one.
Our team is here to support immediate bonding between you and your baby. Regardless of cesarean or vaginal delivery, we encourage skin-to-skin contact with your baby immediately following birth.
If you plan to breastfeed your baby, we are here to help you get off to a successful start. Our nursing team is trained in lactation, meaning we are here to help you with positioning, latching or engorgement. MHM also offers on-site lactation consultants for comprehensive care for babies who need extra help latching and staying awake at the breast. Our goal is to help you feel encouraged and supported as you and your baby begin your breastfeeding journey.
Daily Discharge Orientation
Prior to being discharged, we offer moms nutritious take home meals and a brief orientation before you head home with your baby. This orientation is full of important going-home topics, including:
- Baby care
- Car seat safety
- How to care for circumcisions
- Mom postpartum care
- Warning signs of postpartum depression
Birth Certificate and Social Security Number
We offer assistance completing your baby's application for a birth certificate and SSN in both Spanish and English.
When pregnancy comes with high risks and complications, our Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists (perinatologist) and antepartum nursing team offers exceptional clinical expertise in medicine and technology. We have dedicated antepartum suites for pregnant moms who need specialized care prior to giving birth.
Specialized Care for Hypertensive Moms
We are committed to providing our expectant moms with gestational hypertension the highest level of care. Preeclampsia patients wear a teal wristband during pregnancy and for the first six weeks following birth. This bracelet serves as a visual cue to medical professionals that this mother needs immediate medical care. Memorial Hospital Miramar spearheaded this awareness program throughout our entire healthcare system.
The 16-bed Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Level II NICU at Memorial Hospital Miramar is on-site if your little one needs more specialized care.The rooms have ambient lighting to simulate nighttime, with tiny star-like lights casting a glow over your little one. Lighting can be adjusted to help your baby’s circadian rhythm – to aid in development and healing.
Our NICU offers NICVIEW cameras that can be placed in your baby’s crib, giving you the ability to check in on them anytime you aren’t by their side. Families are provided with a unique username and password for access to streaming video of the baby at any time, day or night.
I recently had a scheduled C-section at Memorial Hospital Miramar, and our son ended up having to spend eight days in the NICU. Although it was a difficult time for our family, the NICU staff did an excellent job caring for us. The doctor always kept us well-informed of our son’s condition, progress, and our next steps. She did an excellent job, translating medical jargon to comprehensible language for us. She also was very down-to-earth and personable, with a great bedside manner. All of the NICU nursing staff who took care of our son were very professional, compassionate and nurturing.
Neonatal Bereavement Support Group
If you've experienced the loss of a pregnancy or an infant, we have resources available to support you as you heal and cope with grief.
- Hotline: Please call our hotline for more information and support at 954-844-6916.
- Online Support Group: Visit Rachel's Gift to register to attend this free, online support group on Zoom every Thursday.
- In-person: Due to the pandemic, our in-person bereavement support group for parents at Memorial Hospital Pembroke is temporarily on-hold.
Memorial's Mothers in Recovery (MIR) program helps expecting moms struggling with drugs and/or alcohol safely withdraw from substance abuse, and supports them in meeting their recovery goals.
Hospital Birth Cost
We want to give you the information you need to make healthcare decisions, including the costs of labor and delivery.
- Hospital Cost for Self-Pay Rates (Cost without insurance)
- Hospital Cost for Insured Rates (Cost based on your insurance plan)
OB Emergency Department
Our dedicated Obstetrical Emergency Departments have a board-certified OB/GYN hospitalist, 24 hours a day/7 days a week at each location. The hospitalist works with primary care OB/GYNs to provide immediate care and make decisions regarding hospital admissions and follow-up plans. In addition, we have on-site OB anesthesiologists, a maternal transport team and midwifery support.
Awards and Certifications
Cribs for Kids National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification: Memorial Hospital Miramar has been awarded the program’s highest designation, Gold Safe Sleep Champion, for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. To learn what a safe sleep environment looks like for your newborn baby, please download the Safe to Sleep brochure. You can also refer to the Safe Sleep Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
- Camera and memory card
- Confirm insurance coverage or self-pay options
- Contact information for your baby’s pediatrician
- Comfortable going-home outfits for baby and mom
- Infant car seat installed correctly
- Light blanket
- Phones and device chargers