Maternity Services in Riverview, Florida

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Having a baby is an exciting and wonderful time. At St. Joseph's Hospital-South, we know that you want exceptional, attentive care during labor and delivery, and during those first few days in the hospital while you recover and care for your new baby. At our new, state-of-the-art facility, you will find an experienced team of labor and delivery nurses, spacious, private rooms and innovative technology for monitoring your unborn baby and delivering exceptional postpartum care.

Exceptional Care From Start to Finish

Without a doubt, the most critical part of your birth experience is the help and support you receive from your obstetrician and our labor and delivery nurses. All of our nurses have at least three to five years of experience in labor and delivery.

At St. Joseph's Hospital-South, you can count on receiving attentive, personalized care. Our postpartum nurses place a special emphasis on patient education—especially if this is your first baby. They will teach you everything you need to know about caring for your new little one. We also have lactation counselors who can advise you on techniques for a successful breastfeeding start. Learn more about our Breast Milk Donor Program.

We provide expectant mothers with some of the most current maternity services including pain management through nitrous oxide and aromatherapy, gentle C-sections and skin-to-skin contact.

Beautiful, Private Rooms Designed with Childbirth in Mind

We have private, spacious labor and delivery rooms equipped with:

  • Labor beds that have multiple positions specially designed for comfort during delivery
  • Showers specially designed for use during labor
  • Innovative infant warmers that quickly distribute warmth through a recessed heater while also serving as an in-bed scale
  • Couches that double as beds, so mom’s partner can rest with her while she labors
  • TVs that double as computers, with already established connections to the Internet, so you can upload photos of your new little one as soon as you are ready
  • The paint color in the rooms is a hue designed for flash photography so that your baby portraits will look perfect
  • The birth of your baby is celebrated with a special dinner for mom and dad as well as a small, personalized birthday cake

Learn more about what to expect during labor and delivery.

Exceptional Patient Quality and Safety

St. Joseph's Hospital-South uses Electronic Medical Records (EMR), a computerized system that our doctors and nurses use to keep track of patient care. Meant to replace old-fashioned paper charting, the Labor and Delivery EMR is configured to alert our doctors and nurses about standards of care based on best practices developed from our system-wide record of 7,000 births a year. This means both you and your baby are getting the most advanced, cutting-edge technology to keep track of your labor and delivery.

The system also ensures continuity of care, for after delivery, when we transfer you to the Mom and Baby Unit to recover after labor. All of your records are recorded in a safe and secure electronic system, accessible to your postpartum nurses and your obstetrician.

Education and Resources for New Parents

Learn more about the following classes, events and resources:

  • Prepared Childbirth - This in-depth class covers the third trimester, labor, breathing, relaxation, delivery and postpartum concerns and includes a hospital tour of our beautiful Labor and Delivery Unit. This class is designed for first-time parents seeking a more natural birthing experience.
  • Hospital Tour - A tour of the birth center will help you and your loved ones feel comfortable during your upcoming delivery. A knowledgeable team member will lead you on a tour of our labor and birth suites, mother-baby unit and other important areas. Your guide will also outline your future hospital stay, from admission to discharge, and answer questions. 

Welcoming a New Baby?

For a referral to a St. Joseph's Hospital-South obstetrician, please call (813) 644-6677 or find a doctor near you. Once your obstetrician confirms you will be giving birth at St. Joseph’s Hospital-South, then you should arrange for your many delivery details ahead of time by pre-registering online for your baby's birth.

St. Joseph's Hospital-South
6901 Simmons Loop
Riverview, FL 33578
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