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It's not enough for a hospital to deliver babies. Childbirth also means delivering a new mom into the world -- a person who is confident in her ability to care for a newborn infant.

That's why The Family Center of Capital Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive, family-centered maternity care. Through classes and information for parents-to-be and siblings, our caring staff helps prepare families for the changes ahead. And advanced technology and medical skill assure optimal care for both mother and newborn during their hospital stay.

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Maternity Care Options

At The Family Center, we value the confidence you and your physician have placed in us. We know that you want to be involved in and prepared for the childbirth experience, and we're committed to meeting your needs and expectations.

To help you prepare for and welcome your new family addition, The Family Center offers a wide range of maternity care options. These include:

  • Prepared Childbirth classes
  • Birthing suites with birthing beds, jetted tubs and private facility waiting areas
  • Surgical suites equipped for Cesarean deliveries
  • Fetal monitoring
  • Father or other family members can be present throughout labor and delivery (including most C-section births)
  • A fully equipped nursery with hand painted murals
  • Photo therapy for the treatment of jaundice
  • Shared Care
  • Flexible visitation hours
  • Full staff of lactation resource nurses
  • Neonatologists on-site 24/7 offering neonatal services

Maternity Birthing Suites

At The Family Center, we have prepared an environment that will enrich the birth experience for you and your family. Our special Labor/Delivery/Recovery rooms allow mother to stay in one room throughout the birth process, eliminating the need for multiple room transfers and enhancing continuity of care.

These beautifully decorated birthing suites provide a comforting atmosphere for expectant parents. Each suite includes a birthing bed, private bathroom with shower and jetted tub, television and a private sitting room for family members awaiting the arrival of their new addition. Yet within The Family Center's warm, home-like setting is the latest technology -- assuring you and your baby the highest level of medical care.

Shared Care

A unique aspect of The Family Center is "Shared Care" -- an innovation in childbirth care. Shared Care provides one nurse -- for both mom and baby -- who serves as a consistent, familiar and knowledgeable resource for medical care, instruction and guidance. The Family Center's Shared Care approach offers individualized attention and personal counseling. The result is reduced anxiety, enhanced bonding, and parents who know what to do to keep their new babies happy, healthy and safe.

During your hospital stay, your baby is welcome to be with you for as many hours a day as you choose so you and your family can enjoy getting to know each other. Grandparents, siblings and friends may also visit the baby in your room.

Tours and Information

While you're deciding on a hospital that best suits your needs, we encourage you to tour The Family Center and experience our home-like atmosphere. A member of our Family Center staff conducts the tour -- providing a view of the unit from admission to discharge.

For the childbirth experience of a lifetime, call The Family Center of Capital Regional Medical Center at (850) 325-DOCS for more information or a tour.

Helping You Prepare

To help you prepare for the birth of your child, we offer a number of programs designed to provide expectant parents with valuable information for pregnancy and birth. All programs include a tour of The Family Center.

The Prepared Childbirth Program is a series of five classes which provides information about labor and birth. Couples will practice relaxation and other techniques that facilitate a positive birth experience.

Web Nursery

To view the newest additions to our nursery belonging to you or a loved one, visit our Web Nursery here.

For further information regarding these programs, please call (850) 325-DOCS (3627).

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