Comprehensive birthing center in Brooksville, Florida
COVID-19 and Pregnancy - An Update for our Patients
We would like to take this opportunity to update you about your maternity care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and assure you that our dedicated team of expert nurses, physicians and midwives are committed to providing safe and effective care to every patient who walks through our doors.
Our maternity services combine personalized care with the expertise of highly skilled physicians, midwives and nurses.
We are committed to family-centered care, and we take every measure to honor your birthing plan and decisions. Once your baby is born, we will continue to nurture you and your family as you transition into parenthood.
If you have questions regarding your pregnancy or upcoming delivery, please call us at (352) 606-7300.
With our comfortable birthing suites, our goal is to keep mom and baby together as much as possible in those first precious days. This allows the mother to learn how to take care of her baby with the help of a compassionate care team.
Our childbirth and pregnancy care team
One of the most personal decisions you can make is choosing a provider for your pregnancy. Many women select an obstetrician-gynecologist to manage their pregnancy, while others may choose a midwife or family practitioner. If you experience a high-risk pregnancy, you may need to see a specialist who can help manage specific obstetric conditions.
At Oak Hill Hospital, we offer a full spectrum of obstetric care and have access to the most specialized services, should you need them.
These board-certified physicians are specially trained in obstetrics, gynecology and/or women’s health. Their specialized training helps them handle any medical or surgical complications that may arise in your pregnancy.
If you are an appropriate candidate, they can help you have a vaginal birth after cesarean section (C-section). Many providers practice both obstetrics and gynecology, while others provide specialized gynecologic care only.
At Oak Hill Hospital, each midwife is an advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) who has earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in nurse-midwifery. Additionally, all our midwives have passed a national certification exam.
Our certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) provide complete care throughout your pregnancy, including prenatal care, birth and postpartum follow-up. They are authorized to write prescriptions and can order medications or epidurals during labor. Our midwives refer women with health problems or high-risk pregnancies to obstetricians and will often partner with them if a C-section is needed.
Family medicine physicians care for all members of your family during all life stages. Family medicine physicians provide personalized obstetric and prenatal care. A family medicine physician will often continue to care for the new baby and mother after delivery. These physicians collaborate with obstetricians to handle more complicated health conditions during pregnancy.
Developing a birth plan
Preparing for the birth of your child can be overwhelming. We are here to help you outline some of your preferences for birth. We have an extensive birthing plan outline to help you get started.
We would be happy to review this plan with you and work with you to make your labor and birth a great experience.
Childbirth education classes and support groups
We provide free maternity classes for you and your loved ones through our Belly to Baby Education series. We recommend these classes to those who are planning to become pregnant, those who are expecting and new parents.
For more information about these classes, please contact our Belly to Childbirth instructor by calling (352) 585-2543.
Our childbirth education classes and support groups include:
- Belly to Baby support group—Open to moms, dads and supportive people, this group meets the third Tuesday of each month and offers a support circle throughout your entire pregnancy journey, from conception to postpartum care
- Breastfeeding Beginnings class—Equips new and expectant families to breastfeed successfully
- Breastfeeding support group—Offers support for breastfeeding families on topics which vary each month
- Childbirth Preparation class—Prepares new parents for the birthing experience by teaching them about newborn basics, the stages of labor and helpful partner support tips
- Healthy Pregnancy class—Teaches expectant parents how to keep themselves and their babies healthy
- New Family Care class—Prepares families to care for their newborn, mother and each other during this new time
- Super Sibling class—Prepares siblings for the new baby with fun and engaging activities
Features of our maternity suites
We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for you and your family during the birth of your new baby.
Some of the features of our maternity suites include:
- Board-certified labor and delivery nurses and other support staff on-site 24/7
- Lactation specialist to help with your breastfeeding questions or concerns
- Open visitation to support family-centered care
- Advanced baby security system to ensure baby safety
- Wireless fetal monitoring (for patients who meet specific criteria)
Choosing where to give birth to your baby is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as parents. We invite you to tour the maternity suites and meet our team to help make this decision.
Located in the beautiful and newest section of our facility, the North Tower, our birthing center is approximately 22,000 square feet to accommodate:
- Six labor and delivery suites
- 10 postpartum recovery suites
- Two antepartum labor suites
- A surgical suite for C-sections
Maternity suites tours
We offer tours of our maternity suites after every Belly to Baby Education Class. You may also schedule a tour by calling our maternity suites at (352) 606-7300. We look forward to meeting you!
For patients arriving between 5:30am and 8:00pm, please enter through the North Tower entrance noted in the virtual tour below. If you arrive after 8:00pm and before 5:30am, please enter through the emergency room, and we will bring you directly to the maternity suites through that entrance.
Pre-register your baby delivery
If you have chosen to deliver your baby at Oak Hill Hospital's Maternity Suites, we are honored. You can pre-register your baby delivery by completing the registration form.
Please complete the registration form and return to the North Tower registration department either by fax at (352) 597-3081 or dropping it off directly to the registrar.
Should you have any questions, please call our registration department at (352) 606-7349.
Ultrasounds and other imaging services
Our board-certified radiologists provide the ultrasounds and other imaging services you need to learn more about your baby's progress in the womb.
We offer outpatient imaging services Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm. You can also call us for more information about these imaging services at (800) 921-7158.
We encourage breastfeeding for all new mothers. Breastfeeding is a learning experience for both mom and baby. Our lactation consultants and nurses are available to help you and your baby start breastfeeding successfully.
Breastfeeding classes and support group
We offer a Breastfeeding Beginners class, so you can get all your lactation questions answered by a qualified specialist. We also offer a breastfeeding support group so you can get information and share with other breastfeeding families. Learn more about or register for our breastfeeding classes. You can contact our lactation specialists at (352) 606-7304.
Our breastfeeding policy
At Oak Hill Hospital, we follow "The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding" provided by the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. This project was created by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund to improve breastfeeding worldwide.
We train all healthcare staff members in the skills needed to carry out our written breastfeeding policy.
Some of our breastfeeding protocols include:
- We help mothers initiate breastfeeding within one hour of birth— showing you how to breastfeed and how to maintain lactation, even if separated from your infant.
- We give infants breast milk only, unless medically indicated that other sustenance is necessary.
- We encourage breastfeeding on demand and give no pacifiers or artificial nipples to breastfeeding infants.