Preparing for Baby
At Memorial Family Birthplace, we know that you’re thrilled to welcome your baby to your family – and excited to prepare! Our team has put together a list of helpful tips and to-do’s to help you get started packing and planning:
- Familiarize Yourself with Your Maternity Hospital
- Attend a Virtual Prenatal or Parenting Class
- Prepare a hospital bag for yourself and your baby
- Choose a pediatrician
Why Choose Memorial Family Birthplace
When the time arrives to deliver your baby, you will find a warm, homelike environment with comfortable accommodations where you can share the birth experience with your entire family. At Memorial Family Birthplace, we have worked hard to create an attractive setting with the comforts of home for you and your family.
Each Family Birthplace location has a Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) offering some of the latest advanced equipment and a highly trained neonatal staff for the care of your newborn baby. Our maternity staff of board-certified obstetricians, neonatologists, anesthesiologists, neonatal nurse practitioners and specially trained obstetrical and neonatal nurses uses some of the latest techniques and procedures to monitor moms and babies 24 hours a day.
You can find information on Memorial's Quality and Safety Data here
International Maternity Services
We understand that coordinating medical care overseas may seem stressful and complicated, even in the best of circumstances. We are here to assist you every step of the way, by streamlining the process – from the moment you begin preparing for your medical visit to your family's return home. For more information visit our international maternity services page.
Contact Our Global Health Department
Toll-free from Caribbean: 800-543-7135
Maternal Addiction Programs
If you're pregnant and addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, Mothers in Recovery (MIR) may be able to help. Our maternal addiction program is designed to help mother and baby safely withdraw from substances and support mom in meeting her recovery goals.