Family Birthplace

The Birth of a Baby

The birth of a baby is one of life's most cherished moments.  At West Florida Hospital's Family Birthplace, we want to share in making it an unforgettable experience for you and your family.

A Family Affair

We understand that giving birth is a family affair, and we encourage the involvement of family and friends in the birth process.

We provide accommodations for your baby's father (or other support person) to be with you 24 hours a day, not only during labor and delivery, but throughout your hospital stay. After birth, your baby will stay with you in your room. In addition, grandparents, other family members and friends are invited to visit with you and the baby as often as you'd like.

Custom-Designed Delivery

The Family Birthplace offers birth plans for the most common delivery circumstances.

You choose how you want to give birth. We'll work with you to design your birth experience to fit your needs and desires. Our staff is well trained in all childbirth techniques. We will encourage you in whatever method of delivery you and your physician or midwife choose. At the Family Birthplace, you are a team member in your birth. Our Birth Options List is available for you to complete during your pregnancy so that you, and we, know what to expect during your stay.

LDRP: No More Musical Doors.

It's important to have the people you want and need close by, but we also understand the importance of privacy. We've put an end to the game of musical doors where you're continually moved from labor room to delivery room to recovery room.

The maternity suites at The Family Birthplace are designed so that most mothers will labor, deliver and remain in the same birthing suite throughout the entire hospital stay. The physicians, midwives, nurses, and necessary equipment come to you. This system ensures that you and your family have the optimum privacy to share this very personal, intimate time together. This concept is called LDRP (labor / delivery / recovery / postpartum care). Although West Florida Hospital is the first hospital in the Panhandle to offer families this option, this fast-growing approach has been practiced successfully and safely for the last few years at other progressive, patient-oriented medical centers throughout the United States.

For more information about The Family Birthplace at West Florida Hospital, call (850) 494-4368.

The Family Birthplace
8383 North Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL 32514
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