There’s no moment in life quite like welcoming a new arrival to the world, and at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills we’re committed to making it an experience that mothers will never forget. The Baby Place at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills offers family-centered maternity care in a professional, welcoming environment, where we emphasize safe, quality care based on each family’s beliefs, values and customs.
As of September 2013, the Baby Place offers the only obstetrics program in east Pasco County—but that doesn’t mean new families chose us by default. Rather, they depend on us to provide the latest, most advanced care in a setting that features state-of-the-art facilities and technology with a dedication in putting every family’s needs first. At the Baby Place, in addition to providing a luxurious environment, we adhere to the foremost standards, including those of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.
If you have any questions or would like to tour our facilities, please call us at (813) 788-0411. If you would like to learn more about our Healthy Start program, which will give you free access to the important educational classes offered at the Baby Place, please call us at:
• Zephyrhills: (813) 780-0740
• Dade City: (352) 521-1450
• Land O’ Lakes: (813) 558-5173
What to Expect
We want your family to be as involved in the birthing process as you’d like—after all, happy moms make happy babies. The labor, delivery and recovery process takes place in our comfortable birthing rooms, and dad is welcome to stay throughout on the foldout coach/sleeper chair.
As soon as possible after your baby’s birth, you will be encouraged to touch, hold and cuddle your baby. This begins the important process of bonding. You and your family members are welcome to remain in the birthing room during this initial bonding time. You can even give your baby his or her first bath with the assistance of the Baby Place staff.
A specially trained mother/baby nurse will care for you and your baby throughout your hospital stay. Your baby will stay with you in your room unless special medical needs arise, in which case your baby will be transferred to our nursery, which is equipped for special care and stabilization. Our nurses are all neonatal resuscitation providers and are equipped and trained to handle any unexpected emergencies.
Baby Place Visitor Policy
At the Baby Place, we define family as anybody you identify as providing familial support. These individuals are treated not as visitors subject to hospital visiting periods, but as family—you determine whom you want to visit you and when.
To keep our babies safe, however, we do have some rules in place: Anyone visiting you, family or not, must be free from signs of illness and wash their hands if they will be holding the newborn. In addition, there is a comfortable waiting room for family and visitors outside the labor and delivery unit.