The Birthing Center's approach to childbirth is based on your individual needs and those of your family. During your pregnancy, we encourage you and your physician to develop a birth plan. Whether you choose a natural birth or anesthesia, breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, our nurses are here to support your choice. The Birthing Center is also equipped with a surgical suite in cases when Cesarean sections are necessary.
In addition to meeting your healthcare provider, we encourage expecting mothers to contact us for pre-admission information and to register for one of our prenatal classes. During the class, you'll learn about bodily changes, the baby's development, childbirth education, breastfeeding and what to expect during the birthing process.
To aid in your comfort and privacy, we offer individual birthing suites, where you can stay through your labor, birth and recovery. Trained nurses are by your side to care for you and baby with one-on-one treatment and instruction in a home-like setting. We allow babies to room with their mothers, providing the space and time for family-baby bonding. We also allow fathers to stay overnight in the suites, with comfortable recliners for them to sleep on.
Your safety is very important to us. Our unit is locked for the safety of everyone on the unit. Please ensure that your visitors know your correct name when they come to visit because they are required to provide the correct informationto gain access to the floor. At the entrance to the unit, there is an intercom button. When you press it the bell alerts staff of your presence, you may experience a slight delay while we are assisting our patients in labor but a member of our staff will be with you as quickly as possible.
We welcome every new baby into the world in a nurturing environment and offer mothers prenatal care, postnatal assistance and everything in between. When you leave the hospital and take your baby home, we continue to provide support and education if and when you need it.
North Okaloosa Medical Center by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) District XII (Florida) and the March of Dimes for reducing the number of elective deliveries performed before 39 weeks of pregnancy. The March of Dimes says this will give more babies a healthy start in life, as babies born too early may have more health problems at birth and later in life. For more information about the 39 Weeks Initiative, please click here.
To Schedule an appointment with one of our Women’s Health Specialists, please call: (850) 689-999
To Register for Prenatal Classes and for Pre-Registration, please call: (850) 689-8340
151 East Redstone Avenue
Crestview, FL 32539