COVID-19 and Pregnancy - An Update for our Patients
We would like to take this opportunity to update you about your maternity care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and assure you that our dedicated team of expert nurses, physicians and midwives are committed to providing safe and effective care to every patient who walks through our doors.
Birthing center in Miami, Florida
The specialists in our maternity department are committed to delivering personalized, high-quality care in a warm and friendly atmosphere to expectant parents and their families. We believe that each family is unique and different in its needs and background, and we strive to provide a compassionate and respectful environment that will enrich your birth experience.
Trusted maternity services close to home
Our Maternity Unit was designed with your comfort in mind, and it is our goal to make your birthing experience a truly joyful, memorable and healthy one.
Parents-to-be trust Kendall Regional because we offer:
- Highly trained healthcare team ready to provide exceptional care 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- Advanced technology to help make your delivery safer and easier
- 12 contemporary, private labor and delivery rooms
- Operating suites and recovery rooms nearby
- Eight-bed Level II and five-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU), should the need arise
- 23 private Mother/Baby rooms
- Lactation consultants available to provide breastfeeding support
The entrance to our maternity center is located on the second floor of the East Tower.
Above is a 360° panoramic virtual tour of our facilities. Click and drag the image with a mouse or navigate the tour with a keyboard use the following keys.
Pan left - Use the left arrow key to pan left
Pan right - Use the right arrow key to pan right
Pan up - Use the up arrow key to pan up
Pan down - Use the down arrow key to pan down
Fullscreen - Use the "f" key to view fullscreen
Exit fullscreen - Use the "f" key to exit fullscreen
Rotate panorama - Use the "r" key to start or stop autorotation
Toolbar - Use "t" key to hide/show toolbar
Zoom In - Use "a" or "+" keys to zoom in
Zoom Out - Use "z" or "-" keys to zoom out
Next panorama - Use "n" or page down key
Previous panorama - Use "p" or page up key
Screen reader users can use the Tab key to access alternative text for each scene within the virtual tour. Use Shift + Tab keys to return interactivity to the tour.
Loading Photos of our Maternity Unit
Preparing for childbirth
At Kendall Regional, we know getting ready to expand your family can be overwhelming. Below are some steps you can take to prepare for giving birth.
Parenting classes for you and your family
Whether you are a first-time parent or not, we offer a variety of classes to answer questions related to pregnancy and infant care. Classes available for expectant parents include:
- Childbirth education
- Breastfeeding class
- Pumping class
- Infant CPR
In addition, we offer a monthly car seat inspection event and have certified car seat technicians that can provide education on car seat safety.
All expectant mothers and spouses/partners are welcome to tour the Maternity Unit. Please call (305) 227-5590 to schedule your tour.
Pre-register for delivery
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 recommend 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.
Pain management services
Long before delivery, you and your obstetrician should discuss the various pain management options available to you during childbirth. Our pain management services are available to you 24 hours a day during your hospital stay.
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. We offer comprehensive pediatric care at Kendall Regional, but if your pediatrician or family practice physician is not on staff here, your new baby will be cared for by our in-house neonatologist during your stay.
What to pack in your hospital bag for labor and delivery
Because babies have a timetable of their own, we suggest you have a 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
- Phone charger
- Personal items, like a special pillow or eye mask
- Toiletries and cosmetics
- A comfortable going-home outfit for you and your baby
- Important phone numbers and information
- An approved, properly installed infant car seat
Labor and delivery: time to meet your baby!
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.
You may use the main hospital entrance Mon - Fri: from 6am - 8pm; outside of those hours, please use the emergency room entrance.
State-of-the-art technology during labor
We use the latest technology to monitor you and your baby during labor to ensure the safest, easiest delivery possible.
Wireless telemetry fetal monitoring allows us to watch your heart rate, your baby's heart rate and uterine activity through Bluetooth, meaning you can get up and walk around or use the bathroom while in labor instead of being confined to your bed.
In addition, we offer remote fetal heart rate monitoring, which enables your OB/GYN to evaluate you and your baby at all times, even when he or she is not in your room. By just using their phone, your physician will be able to track:
- Your baby's heart rate
- Your vital signs
- Contraction activity
Our maternity services don't end after childbirth. We continue to provide individualized attention and support during your recovery while helping you connect with your baby, begin breastfeeding (if desired) and learn the basics of newborn care before transitioning home.
In keeping with our philosophy of family-centered maternity care, you and your baby will be "rooming-in" throughout your hospital stay. Your baby's crib will be kept in your room, allowing you and your spouse/partner to get to know and learn how to take of your little one. Rooming-in is proven to strengthen the bond between parents and their newborns.
Our certified lactation consultant and lactation counselors are available to support and assist you with breastfeeding.
Benefits of breastfeeding for baby
- Reduced risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and of developing many chronic diseases, including diabetes, cancer, asthma and obesity
- Reduced frequency and duration of illnesses
- Breast milk is more easily digestible
- Helps his or her immune system mature
- Breast milk is more easily digestible
Benefits of breastfeeding for mom
- Decreased risk of breast and ovarian cancers
- Convenience—breast milk is always ready and the right temperature
- Increased rate of weight loss in many new moms
- Most cost-effective option
We encourage your family and friends to visit you in the hospital after giving birth. We support open visitation, but since proper rest for both you and your baby is important, we may limit the number of visitors. We recommend that healthy siblings be the only children visiting. Individuals with colds or other illnesses should not be visiting you during your stay.
We share in your excitement and personal choice to announce your baby's birth with family and friends. Professional pictures of your baby will be taken while you're still in the hospital, which you may purchase if desired, and we’ve partnered with Mom365 to provide family and friends the ability to search our online nursery to see photos of your newborn.
Our maternity experts are available to answer any questions you may have, and the television in your room provides access to the educational Newborn Channel 24 hours a day. Other educational material is available as needed.
Getting your baby's 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.