Health First Maternity

LABOR & DELIVERY



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It's not just any baby - it's your baby.

At Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital, we believe that welcoming a new member to your family should be a beautiful, joyful, family-friendly experience.

With a warm welcoming environment, our birthing suites have been designed to evoke the comforts of home and the confidence that comes knowing that you have the latest medical technology and expert care - available right in your room.

Your comfort is our priority. That's why each room is able to accommodate the entire birth process; enabling moms to stay in the same room from labor through delivery. Adding to your comfort, a variety of anesthesia options are always available to you, 24/7.

  • Because Labor and Delivery is an intimate experience, visitors are limited in the birth area.
  • Patients are always welcome to have their partner or support person with them at all times and may have two additional visitors after the patient's initial assessment.
  • All children must have a dedicated adult supervisor who is not the patient support person.
  • The dedicated adult supervisor will be able to attend to the child's needs while the patient support person can focus on the patient's needs.
  • The child and both adults will be allowed in the patient's room throughout your hospital stay.
  • Emergency and imminent deliveries do happen and require priority attention. If an event does happen, scheduled inductions could be delayed or rescheduled. Our nursing team
    will notify you if there are any changes to your appointment time.

When to go to the hospital

Unless your physician has directed you otherwise - if your membranes rupture (your water breaks) or regular contractions are occurring every 4 to 5 minutes for more than 2 hours straight, you should go to the hospital. If this happens during office hours, you should call your physician's office first but during nights and weekends, you should go directly to the hospital. Once there, you'll be evaluated by a labor and delivery nurse who will report your condition to your doctor. If you're in doubt or experiencing bleeding, unusual pain, premature labor, or any other symptoms that concern you, please call your physician. If you're full term, it's not necessary to call your physician or come to the hospital for bloody show as this is a normal occurrence. However, if in doubt, call Labor & Delivery at 321-799-7153 for advice.

Please choose a family physician or pediatrician before your baby is born. The hospital will then notify your chosen doctor after your birth. If you need recommendations, please contact our Medical Referral Service at 321-434-4335.

The arrival

When the big day arrives, enter the hospital through the front doors between 6 am and 8 pm. After hours, enter through the Emergency Department located on the east side of the hospital.

Once you're settled comfortably into your private room, you can expect individualized attention from our nurses and support staff.

It's not just any baby - it's your baby.

At Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center, we believe that welcoming a new member to your family should be a beautiful, joyful, family-friendly experience.

With a warm welcoming environment, our birthing suites have been designed to evoke the comforts of home and the confidence that comes knowing that you have the latest medical technology and expert care - available right in your room.

Your comfort is our priority. That's why each room is able to accommodate the entire birth process; enabling moms to stay in the same room from labor through delivery. Adding to your comfort, a variety of anesthesia options are always available to you, 24/7.

  • Because Labor and Delivery is an intimate experience, visitors are limited in the birth area.
  • Patients are always welcome to have their partner or support person with them at all times and may have two additional visitors after the patient's initial assessment.
  • All children must have a dedicated adult supervisor who is not the patient support person.
  • The dedicated adult supervisor will be able to attend to the child's needs while the patient support person can focus on the patient's needs.
  • The child and both adults will be allowed in the patient's room throughout your hospital stay.
  • Emergency and imminent deliveries do happen and require priority attention. If an event does happen, scheduled inductions could be delayed or rescheduled. Our nursing team
    will notify you if there are any changes to your appointment time.

When to go to the hospital

Unless your physician has directed you otherwise - if your membranes rupture (your water breaks) or regular contractions are occurring every 4 to 5 minutes for more than 2 hours straight, you should go to the hospital. If this happens during office hours, you should call your physician's office first but during nights and weekends, you should go directly to the hospital. Once there, you'll be evaluated by a labor and delivery nurse who will report your condition to your doctor. If you're in doubt or experiencing bleeding, unusual pain, premature labor, or any other symptoms that concern you, please call your physician. If you're full term, it's not necessary to call your physician or come to the hospital for bloody show as this is a normal occurrence. However, if in doubt, call Labor & Delivery at 321-434-7103 for advice.

Please choose a family physician or pediatrician before your baby is born. The hospital will then notify your chosen doctor after your birth. If you need recommendations, please contact our Medical Referral Service at 321-434-4335.

The arrival

When the big day arrives, enter the hospital through The Birth Suites own grand, exclusive entrance to the hospital which will bring you directly to the fourth floor lobby.

Once you're settled comfortably into your private room, you can expect individualized attention from our nurses and support staff.