Memorial Hospital West Family Birthplace
The Family Birthplace at Memorial Hospital West offers maternity services that can enrich the experience of birth for you and your family.703 North Flamingo Road
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028
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 24/7. 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.
Due to the rapidly changing events related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all in-person tours and classes have been canceled until further notice. We are now offering online classes.
The Family Birthplace offers childbirth education online from the comfort of your home through YoMingo.
YoMingo provides convenient access to information and support for every phase of your pregnancy journey from birth to motherhood. To register for complimentary access through May 31, 2020, click here.
All of the rooms in the Family Birthplace are private. They all have either a hospital bed with a sleeper sofa or recliner chair for your partner. All have private bathrooms—some with tubs with jets, some with showers. The rooms have free television and Wi-Fi access. Please note that, no matter what room you are in, we are committed to providing excellent nursing care.
Datasource: MHW Birthplace 25 Years
Our hospital has:
- 12 labor/delivery/recovery suites
- 26 postpartum rooms
The labor rooms are on the second floor, and the postpartum rooms are on the third floor in three separate units:
- Labor/delivery/recovery suites
- Family Birthplace expansion rooms
- Central rooms
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)
Breastfeeding Classes and Lactation Services
Our board-certified lactation consultants have extensive experience in counseling breastfeeding mothers. New mothers can learn how to breastfeed successfully and how breastfeeding benefits their babies. Breastfeeding classes, educational materials, in-hospital support and breast pump available while you are at the hospital.
Breastfeeding Support Line and Virtual Lactation Consults
Our lactation consultants are here to continue to support you once you and your baby go home. If you have any questions about breastfeeding or want to schedule a virtual visit, feel free to contact us at 954-844-3337.
Memorial Hospital West is a Silver Certified National Safe Sleep Leader (2016) and a Gold Certified National Safe Sleep Champion (2017). Learn how you can help your baby sleep safer at home.
Nitrous Oxide for Labor
The Family Birthplace at Memorial Hospital West offers women nitrous oxide to reduce pain and anxiety during labor and delivery. How well nitrous oxide works is different for every woman. Common side effects may include feeling drowsy, lightheaded or nauseated while you are using the gas. There are no documented effects on the fetus or baby.
Download our Nitrous Oxide Patient Information Sheet to find out more information.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Memorial Hospital West has been caring for neonate babies since 1996.
If your baby has been admitted to the NICU, it is because he or she requires more care than the Newborn Nursery can provide. At Memorial Hospital West, we are a level II NICU, providing some of the latest high-tech equipment and a highly trained staff for the care of your baby.
The NICU takes care of babies who:
- Are premature
- Experience complications at birth
- Have congenital anomalies
- Have infections
- Have low blood sugar
The NICU at Memorial Hospital West has the NICVIEW webcam system -- allowing you to see your newborn in the NICU from a computer or mobile device. The streaming video of your baby can only be accessed with a unique username and password. The NICVIEW system is free, easy to use and secure.
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. Please join our bereavement support group for parents who have suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 pm - 8 pm at Memorial Hospital Pembroke. For more information, please call 954-844-6916.
Memorial Hospital Pembroke
7800 Sheridan Street, Room 377
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024