To help moms & dads navigate the journey of pregnancy and parenthood, here is a sampling of some of our favorite resources in and around Miami-Dade County.
Published: January 30, 2020
8900 N. Kendall Dr., Miami
The Family Birth Place at Baptist Hospital was created with parents in mind with a warm and comfortable environment and specially designed birthing suites. The latest technology is readily available for mothers and newborns, and neonatologists are available 24 hours a day for babies who need extra attention. Programs for expectant parents include labor and delivery, breastfeeding and newborn care.
975 Baptist Way, Homestead
Homestead Hospital offers the comforts of home with the safety and security of a modern, technologically advanced hospital unit. Nurses are experienced in labor and delivery, newborn nursery and postpartum care. Anesthesiologists are available 24 hours a day and neonatologists are readily available for babies who require special, intensive medical care.
Jackson Health System
Jackson Memorial Hospital
1611 NW 12 Ave., Miami
Jackson North Medical Center
160 NW 170 St., North Miami Beach
Jackson South Medical Center
9333 SW 152 St., Miami
Jackson Health, designated by the World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund as officially meeting Baby-Friendly standards, provides maternity care at Jackson Memorial, Jackson North and Jackson South locations. A variety of birthing options are available, and specialists in maternal-fetal medicine, neonatal care and critical care are always on hand if needed.
Kendall Regional Medical Center
11750 SW 40 St., Miami
Kendall Regional strives to provide individualized, quality maternity and newborn care with compassion and respect in a warm environment. The newly remodeled labor and delivery rooms offer a relaxing setting with state-of-the-art technology. The secured maternity unit features 12 labor and delivery rooms, operating suites and recovery rooms nearby, 23 private postpartum rooms, a nursery, an eight-bed Level II and five-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
3663 S. Miami Ave., Miami
The newly remodeled maternity wing at Mercy Hospital offers private birthing suites and spacious private postpartum suites with views of Biscayne Bay. The hospital’s Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, special care nursery and an expert neonatologist are available 24 hours a day should the need arise. Mercy Hospital also offers childbirth education classes, lactation services, prenatal education, infant CPR and more.
Palmetto General Hospital
2001 W. 68 St., Hialeah
The recently expanded Maternity Care Center at Palmetto General Hospital provides comprehensive services for expectant mothers through every stage of pregnancy. The team is composed of board-eligible and certified physicians and an experienced, multilingual nursing staff. A number of maternity education classes, including Childbirth Preparation, Infant Breastfeeding, Newborn Care and Infant and Child CPR, are offered.
South Miami Hospital
6200 SW 73 St., South Miami, 786-662-4000
The Center for Women & Infants at South Miami Hospital is equipped with leading-edge technology and a team of highly skilled doctors, specialists and nurses to care for mothers and newborns from preconception to delivery. A Great Expectations program offers parents information about childbirth and parenting, and a Fetal Special Care and Maternal-Fetal Special Care Unit is available for high-risk pregnancies.
West Kendall Baptist Hospital
9555 SW 162 Ave., Miami
Equipped with modern technology and a skilled staff, the Beautiful Beginnings Family Birthing Place focuses on a patient- and family-centered care philosophy. The Beautiful Beginnings Program for Expectant Parents offers a variety of classes for new and experienced parents including childbirth preparation, breast-feeding, newborn parenting, epidural anesthesia, Cesarean births and infant CPR.
A Child is Waiting
This free resource takes you through the typical steps to adopt, from thinking about which type of adoption is right for you to celebrating adoption day.
Florida Department of Children and Families
Florida’s Adoption Information Center
Most hospitals offer breastfeeding classes, lactation specialists and support groups. In addition, check out these resources.
National helpline offers support from trained breastfeeding counselors in both English and Spanish.
La Leche League
Mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education.
A national nonprofit support group to assist couples dealing with infertility issues.
Free or low-cost health insurance for children, sponsored by the state of Florida.
Connect with other moms in your neighborhood for social gatherings, playdates and more. Chapters exist in many communities, or get support to start your own club.
Mothers of Preschoolers
Meet other like-minded moms through this international support network of Christian women with preschool children. Groups meet regularly at churches in Miami, Miami Springs, Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay, Homestead, and other communities. Check their website for locations.
Postpartum Support International
Postpartum Support Online
PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Celebrate the newest addition to your family or create a special gift for someone else by selecting a product like a blanket, plush toy or towel, and personalizing it with baby’s name.
SUPPORT FOR PARENTS
10800 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami
Not-for-profit agency offers childcare assistance, counseling, education, family therapy and more.
Start Coalition of Miami-Dade
7205 NW 19 St., Miami
Serves as part of a statewide network of community-based organizations to reduce Florida’s high infant mortality and improve the lives of pregnant women and their families. The Coalition is responsible for the establishment and oversight of the Miami-Dade Healthy Start system, which includes directing local, state and federal funding and provides oversight to local community organizations that deliver direct services to pregnant women and families of newborns, continuous care coordination to pregnant women and children birth to age 3, evaluating services and the needs of the community, and quality assurance and improvement responsibilities.