Mother & Baby Unit

Husband and wife looking at their new baby in the mother and baby unitSt. Joseph’s Women's Hospital patients will experience family-centered care in rooms that offer the comfort of a home-like setting along with the assurance of having the most advanced equipment available. We have comfortable and private Mother & Baby rooms with attractive décor and furnishings.

Some other highlights to make your stay pleasant include:

  • Fathers may visit mother and baby at any time. Family visiting hours are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but a patient may choose to limit her visitation hours.
  • Advanced security for mothers and babies
  • A well-baby nursery
  • Baby portraits taken on-site
  • Obtain a copy of your baby's birth certificate at the hospital
  • Lactation support for breast-feeding moms through classes, support groups and the sale or rental of breast pumps
  • A rooming-in feature which allows a mother to have the baby in the room with her around the clock. To promote family bonding, we care for mother and infant in the same room.

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For more information about the obstetrics program or childbirth classes, please call the Women's Health Resource Center at (813) 872-2949.

You may also pre-register for your delivery online, download the I Expect Planning Guide or register for an upcoming class or hospital tour.