More than 1,400 babies are born each year at Mercy Hospital. Our new, elegantly remodeled maternity wing offers gracious, private birthing suites and spacious private postpartum suites with stunning views of Biscayne Bay. Every redesigned detail exists to ensure this important life moment is as beautiful as it is special.
Our specially designed birthing suites, also known as Labor and Delivery Rooms (LDR), offer the latest technology in a comfortable, safe and welcoming environment for mother and child alike. Each LDR is equipped with a birthing bed that allows for labor, delivery and recovery to take place in the same room. Anesthesiologists are available round the clock to see to your needs. Some of South Florida’s leading perinatologists (maternalfetal medicine specialists) are available should the need arise. Mercy’s specially trained labor and delivery nurses utilize computerized bedside charting, which allows for closer and frequent monitoring of the patient and efficient documentation. Mercy Hospital is committed to the health of both child and mother. Our Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, our special care nursery and an expert neonatologist are ready for any possibility, 24 hours a day.
After the birth of your baby, you and your family will enjoy a spacious private postpartum suite overlooking beautiful Biscayne Bay. Our welcoming and wellappointed accommodations will envelop you, your newborn and all family members in private luxury. You will find our suites furnished with television, WIFI access and other amenities to make your experience a memorable one. Your care and that of your baby’s, will be guided by a knowledgeable and caring staff of medical professionals that include certified nurses and board certified obstetricians that understand family centered care. Mercy Hospital’s Labor & Delivery, Nursery and Maternity team strives to provide the support and information needed during this very exciting, yet sometimes overwhelming time.
Would you like to schedule a tour of our facility? Please call (305) 285-2956 to schedule a tour at your convenience.
We offer a variety of important and informative classes for parents-to-be and new parents, from childbirth preparation to our infant massage class. Our Lactation Center offers private breastfeeding consultations during you stay and are also available when you are home with your newborn.
After the birth of your baby, the Lactation Center provides private breastfeeding consultations, breast pump sales and rental, and other specialized products. For more information on the Lactation Center, please call (305) 446-BABY (2229).
As an expectant parent, you probably have thousands of questions. Even if you are already a parent, you may feel the need for a “refresher course.” Mercy Hospital offers classes on everything from deciding to have a baby to delivery and beyond whether you’re a parent-to-be or a new grandparent.
View our current childbirth education schedule and register online, or call (305) 285-2770. Office hours are Mon - Fri: 10:00am - 4:00pm.
Please call Anita Jiha at 305-446-2229 anytime for a free tour of the Labor and Delivery Maternity units.
(One 7-hr session, $75 per couple)
This program also includes the following Thursday night classes:
- Infant CPR (Thursday night)
- Prenatal Breastfeeding Class (Thursday night)
(Single Class, $50 per couple)
Step-by-step infant CPR instructions are provided.
Single class if not taking package ($50 per couple)
This class will provide invaluable information with an emphasis on overcoming difficulties, calming the newborn, understanding newborn feeding cues and the truth about breast pumps. Fathers are strongly encouraged to attend. Learn about the following on breastfeeding:
- The advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding.
- What to expect the first couple of weeks.
- The anatomy and physiology of lactation.
- The components of breast milk.
- The different types of breast feeders.
- How the baby will latch-on and positioning.
- How to know if your baby is getting enough to eat.
View our current postnatal class schedule online, and call (305) 446-BABY (2229) to register. Office hours are Mon - Fri: 10:00am - 4:00pm.
(One 1 ½ hours session, Free class)
These classes are especially for mothers who want to enhance their parenting skills. The underling purpose is to help all mothers to develop a parenting style that is right for their family. Classes are separated into age appropriate formats; from birth to toddlers, this helps to enhance learning about your baby's developmental stages.
Different age appropriate classes:
- Birth to 6 Months Support Group - Tuesdays
- 6 months to walkers - Thursdays
Some of the topics include but are not limited to:
- Returning to Work
- Solid Foods
- Dental health and weaning