Birthing center in St. Petersburg, Florida
Selecting a child's birthplace is an important decision for a parent. Expectant parents can place their confidence in the expert, patient-centered care at St. Petersburg General 's Family Beginnings. We offer a range of resources to support mother's throughout their pregnancies and prepare them to care for their newborn.
For more information on our maternity services, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (888) 741-5122.
Why choose our maternity services
Patients choose us for their pregnancy and maternity care because we provide:
- 3D and 4D ultrasounds
- Advanced gynecologic services and
- A state-of-the-art infant security system
- Beautiful, private birthing rooms and postpartum rooms
- Cesarean section (C-section) delivery rooms
- Childbirth education classes
- Complimentary birth certificate with infant's footprints
- Comprehensive women's care services
- Downloadable birth plans
- Family-centered care
- Fetal monitoring with centralized viewing at nurses' station
- Lactation education from lactation specialists
- Nationally recognized imaging services, including ultrasound
- Nurses certified by the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
- Nursing support for your choice of birth options
- Secured unit for the safety of our patients and their babies
Family-centered maternity care
We believe in family-centered maternity care. That's why we welcome the partners of our expectant mothers into their private birthing suites. When babies are born, they are welcome to room-in with their parents. We support new families and allow them to bond in the comfort and privacy of their rooms while in the care of our attentive nursing staff.
Our staff's primary responsibility is to care for your baby and provide you with basic knowledge to help you care for your newborn. That's why the baby's first assessment is in the delivery room.
3D and 4D ultrasounds
We offer expectant mothers, who are between 24 and 32 weeks of pregnancy, 3D and 4D ultrasounds. Ultrasound imaging technology uses sound waves to create images of internal structures of the body. 3D and 4D ultrasounds allow parents to see their babies in great detail before they are born. 3D ultrasounds create high-quality images, and 4D ultrasounds capture motion.
3D and 4D ultrasounds provide information about a baby's fetal health and development. With 3D and 4D ultrasounds, a parent can:
- See their baby's movement
- Listen to their baby's heart
- Confirm their baby's gender
- See their baby's features in detail
What to expect at a 3D and 4D ultrasound appointment
Expectant parents are encouraged to bring family members and friends to their 3D and 4D ultrasound appointments. Parents-to-be may bring as many loved ones with them as they want, but our room comfortably fits four to six people at a time.
3D and 4D ultrasound appointments include the following:
- 25 minutes of viewing time to watch and capture images of your growing baby
- Five black and white prints and a USB or CD of the scan
If you are having multiple babies or if you would like to have more time with our imaging technician, we provide an extended imaging option:
- 40 minutes of viewing time to watch and capture images of your growing baby
- Eight black and white prints and a USB or CD of the scan
To schedule your 3D or 4D ultrasound, call us at (800) 617-7095.
We are committed to helping new mothers and families. That's why we offer a range of free childbirth education classes for expectant mothers and family members to prepare them for childbirth and caring for baby.
Labor and delivery tour
Our OB & Delivery Preview Tour provides expectant parents with a tour of our hospital's birthing center and maternity suites. While on the tour, parents-to-be will learn everything they need to know about their upcoming hospital stay and delivery. Expectant mothers are encouraged to bring their support person(s) to tour with them.
Preparing for Breastfeeding
Our Preparing for Breastfeeding class is designed for expectant mothers who are planning to breastfeed. We provide information and consultation to make breastfeeding a positive experience for both mom and baby. Women are encouraged to bring a support person with them.
Prepared childbirth education
Our Prepared Childbirth Education course covers the latest techniques to prepare expectant mothers for their childbirth experience. We will discuss relaxation and breathing, pain management, coping with unexpected events and the immediate postpartum period.
Both parents are encouraged to spend time learning baby care basics in our Newborn Care class. Topics discussed include bonding with baby through everyday routines, newborn characteristics, growth and development, infant safety and parenting.
Breastfeeding support group
Our Breastfeeding Support Group gives women the opportunity to meet other mothers and learn about breastfeeding from board-certified lactation consultants. We will discuss benefits of breastfeeding, techniques and education.
Daddy 101—coming soon
We plan to offer a class for expectant fathers soon.
Expectant parent information service
Text4Baby is a free mobile service for expectant and new mothers. This service provides text messages, three times per week, with information to help parents through pregnancy and their baby's first year.
To sign up for this free mobile service, text "Baby" ("Bebe" para Espanol) to 511411.