Maternity and Newborn Care
Kendall Regional Medical Center
is the recipient of the
"Award of Excellence in Maternal,
Infant and Child Health"
Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade
Kendall Regional Medical Center Women & Children’s Services: dedicated to your family.
Our Maternity department is committed to deliver personal, individualized quality care with compassion and respect in a warm and friendly atmosphere to our patients and their families. We strive to provide a positive environment that will enrich our patient’s birth experience. Our philosophy is based on the belief that each family is unique and different in its needs and background.
Maternity Services is located on the second floor of the Atrium and 2nd floor East Tower. The secured unit is comprised of the following:
- 12 LDR Rooms
- 2 Operating Rooms Suites
- 4 bed Recovery Room
- 8 Bed Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Level III in 2013)
- 25 Private Post Partum Rooms
Our contemporary newly remodeled labor and delivery rooms offer a relaxing atmosphere with state of the art technology.
View photos of our Maternity Unit by clicking on the thumbnails below:
Our Maternity and Newborn Services
- All of our labor and delivery nurses are AWHONN Fetal Monitoring certified.
- We offer wireless telemetry Fetal Monitoring which permits you to ambulate while being continuously monitored.
- Airstrip OB Remote Fetal Heart rate monitoring which enable your physician to evaluate you and your baby at all times.
Long before delivery, you and your obstetrician should discuss the various anesthesia options available to you during childbirth. Complete anesthesia services are available to you 24-hours a day during your hospital stay.
Level II Neonatal Intensive Care services are available should your baby require specialized care. Our neonatologists are in house 24-hours a day.
Lactation Counseling Services
Our certified lactation consultant and lactation counselors are available to support you in your breastfeeding choice.
Mother and Baby Care
In keeping with our philosophy of family-centered maternity care, you and your baby will be rooming in throughout your hospital stay. Our skilled maternity staff will be available to monitor and care for your newborn during those times that you prefer to rest.
Preparing for Your Delivery
Special Classes for You and Your Family
At Kendall Regional Medical Center, childbirth experience begins with classes first. Whether you are a first-time mom or not, we offer a variety of classes to answer your questions about pregnancy, nutrition, exercise, childbirth and infant care. Topics covered include:
- Childbirth Education (Free Prenatal classes for registered patients)
- Breastfeeding Classes
- Baby Care
- Infant CPR
- Car Seat Safety
For schedule and registration, call (305) 222-2200.
All expectant mothers and spouses/partners are welcome to tour the Maternity Unit. We ask that you call ahead to accommodate your tour request (305) 227-5590.
For more information on childbirth, visit the Pregnancy & Birthing Center of Excellence in our Health Library.
One of the most important things you should take care of before your baby's birth is pre-registration. We offer this service as a convenience that enables you to experience the joy of your "big day" without the need for filling out excessive paperwork. To facilitate the process, we request that you pre-register prior to your fifth month of pregnancy.
In addition, you are encouraged to notify your insurance carrier that you are pregnant. This gives you an opportunity to familiarize yourself with what your plan covers long before your baby is due.
What to Bring to the Hospital on Your Special Day
Because babies have a timetable of their own, we suggest you have an overnight bag packed and ready to go well in advance of your due date. Some of the items you may want to bring include:
- Nightgowns, underwear and nursing bras
- A comfortable robe and slippers
- Personal items like "that special pillow"
- Toiletries and cosmetics
- A comfortable going home outfit for you and your baby
- Important phone numbers and information such as your Social Security number
- An approved infant car seat
Choose a Pediatrician
During admission you will be asked to provide the name and phone number of your chosen pediatrician. We will notify him or her as soon as your baby is born. If your pediatrician or family practice physician is not on staff at Kendall Regional Medical Center, your new baby will be cared for by our in-house Neonatologist during your stay.
When it's Time to be Admitted
When you think you are in labor or your water breaks, call your obstetrician immediately. He or she will notify us to prepare for your arrival.
When you arrive at the hospital, you may use the main hospital entrance from Monday-Friday between 6:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M., or the Emergency Room entrance after hours.
After Your Delivery
After you deliver, our maternity staff encourages family and close friends to visit. Our Hospital supports Open Visitation, however, proper rest for both you and your baby is important and for that reason, we may limit the number of visitors. We recommend that healthy siblings be the only children visiting. Individuals with colds or other illnesses are should not be visiting you during your stay.
Professional pictures of your baby will be taken, which you may choose to purchase if desire.
In room educational New Born channel is available 24-hours a day. Other educational material available as needed.
Birth Certificate and Social Security Number
A birth certificate must be completed and submitted to the Dade County Health Department and the Office of Vital Statistics for all newborns born in the hospital or newborns brought to the hospital immediately following birth. We encourage you to provide all the information needed. A representative from our Health Information Department will visit you after your delivery to begin the process.The social security number will be sent to you by mail within eight weeks.
As Your Baby Grows, so will Your Relationship with Us
Kendall Regional Medical Center offers a full range of children's services to care for your child from birth through adolescence:
Neonatal Intensive Care
Our highly qualified healthcare Level lI Neonatal Intensive Care team is dedicated to the well being of our smallest patients.
The Neonatologists and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners are the physicians that will care for your baby while in the NICU. They specialize in the care of premature and sick newborns. There is a neonatologist in house 24- hours a day.
The Registered Nurses are the primary caretakers of your baby and are responsible for 24-hour care and observation. They will be the principal contact between the parent, baby and the doctors. They will be your key source of basis, day-to-day information about your newborn.
The Respiratory Therapists will be monitoring the infant’s breathing, along with the rest of the NICU team.
The Physical Therapists are trained to assess and put in place exercises that are appropriate for the infant. It the baby stays in NICU for a long period of time or has certain medical conditions, a Physical Therapist may be ordered to initiate a program of exercise and rehabilitation.
The Case Managers are trained to assist families with issues that may accompany the baby’s hospitalization, such as financial and insurance problems, stress and emotional issues and community resources.
Our 12-bed pediatric unit focuses on providing family centered care, and is designed with child-friendly amenities. Learn more about our Pediatric Services.
We're Here for You
The Maternity Services staff Kendall Regional Medical Center is committed to making your birthing experience a truly joyful and memorable one. If there is anything we can do, please give us a call. We are here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.