Memorial Hospital Miramar Family Birthplace
1901 Southwest 172nd Avenue
Miramar, Florida 33029
The Family Birthplace at Memorial Hospital Miramar is honored to be a part of your little one’s birth story.
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 prior to delivery.
Our hospital has:
- Labor/delivery/recovery (LDR) suites
- Postpartum suites
- Cesarean section rooms
- Antepartum suites
- Level III NICU rooms
- Nitrous oxide
Parking and Visiting
Delivering moms should use the main hospital entrance from 5:30 am - 9 pm (and the Emergency Department entrance outside of those hours).
Complimentary valet services are available from 7 am - 5 pm at the main entrance.
Maternity Orientation at Memorial Hospital Miramar Family Birthplace
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 and orientation videos on this page to become more familiar with our amenities and what to expect during your stay.
Tour the Family Birthplace at Memorial Hospital Miramar
Our team is excited to introduce hybrid (in-person and virtual) maternity classes taught by our Memorial Family Birthplace educators.
You may register for any class, regardless of which Family Birthplace location you choose for the birth of your baby.
Some classes are offered in Spanish / Ciertas clases también se ofrecen en español.
Features, Services, and Resources
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 during labor and delivery. We are here to support, empower and encourage you to create the perfect environment to welcome your little one.
If you plan to breastfeed your baby, we are here to help you get off to a successful start by offering you breastfeeding and lactation services. Our nursing team is trained in lactation, meaning we are here to help you with positioning, latching or engorgement. We also offer 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.
When pregnancy comes with high risks and complications, our high-risk pregnancy care team, maternal fetal medicine specialists (perinatologist), and antepartum nursing team offers exceptional clinical expertise in medicine and technology.
If you require specialized care prior to giving birth, we have dedicated antepartum suites for pregnant moms who need to stay in the hospital a few days, weeks, or months.
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.
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.
The Family Birthplace at Memorial Hospital Miramar 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.
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital NICU is equipped to provides 24/7 intensive care services for the tiniest and most critically ill babies. Whether your newborn is in the NICU after a high-risk pregnancy or from a complication during delivery, or has a congenital issue or low birth weight – we are here to help.
- Memorial Regional Hospital: On-site Level IV Wasie NICU at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (highest in state).
- Memorial Hospital Miramar / Memorial Hospital West: On-site Level III NICUs.
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.
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.
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: Please call our hotline to find out when/where the next support group meets.
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.
It's time to head to the hospital! Please remember to bring the following with you:
- Infant car seat installed correctly
- Contact information for your baby’s pediatrician
- Camera and memory card
- Confirm insurance coverage or self-pay options
- Comfortable going-home outfits for baby and mom
- Light blanket
- Phones and chargers
Learn more about what to bring for you, your baby, and support person.
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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.
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