Pregnancy and Delivery: Labor and Delivery
Our patients frequently tell us about how they enjoyed our family-friendly delivery
suites and expert care provided by our UF physicians, nurses and staff. Many others
talk about the benefits of UF Health Jacksonville being the only hospital in northeast
Florida to have an in-hospital obstetrician 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing
rapid response to any complications. As specialists in high-risk pregnancies, UF
Health Jacksonville is fully equipped to deliver your newborn and provide all the
care both of you will need.
Labor and Delivery is located on the third floor of the UF Health Jacksonville Clinical
Center (main building).
Having Your Baby
When You Arrive
Our patients are admitted through an evaluation area, called the
Pregnant Women's Acute Care Center, which is within the labor and delivery
unit. This removes the stress of entering through the emergency room and places
expectant mothers where they need to be. Soon after a nurse settles you in, a physician
will speak with you and admit you, if necessary.
During and after their special deliveries, mothers may keep their babies in one
of our 16 private labor and delivery rooms. These large rooms are comfortably furnished
with reclining chairs and loveseats that convert to beds for dads or other overnight
visitors. To further relax and increase the comfort of our mothers-to-be, we have
equipped two of our rooms with hot tubs.
Each private room has:
- A private bathroom with a shower
- A telephone
- Cable television
- Infant warmer
- Fetal heart monitor linked to a sophisticated central system that allows physicians
and nurses to monitor your baby
- Access to mobile medical equipment (brought to you)
- Reclining chair
- Loveseat that folds out to a spare bed
Obstetric Operating Rooms
If you have a planned cesarean section or in the event of an emergency cesarean
section, there are three dedicated obstetric operating rooms located in the labor
and delivery unit. All labor and delivery personnel are fully trained as operating
room staff, so that there will be no delays in your care.