The Family Birthplace

The birth of your baby is one of life's most treasured moments. That is why we created the Memorial Family Birthplace, a special place for you, your baby and every member of your family. We put moms and babies as our priority, working with you throughout your labor to keep you comfortable, safe and empowered. 

Our team is here to help you welcome your little one with comprehensive labor and delivery care, online classes and support, breastfeeding and lactation services, high-quality maternity services, as well as international maternity services for pregnant moms living abroad.

Memorial's Maternity Team

Our staff has specialized training and vast experience caring for women with high-risk pregnancies. If your newborn experiences any difficulties, you can trust the experts in pediatric specialty care at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital with your baby's care at our on-site neonatal intensive care unit.

blog birthplace thumbnailMemorial Family Birthplace welcomes the most babies in Broward County each year. We are constantly making improvements to meet the wishes and needs of our laboring mothers, like offering a labor walking path to help bring on contractions, aromatherapy to help manage pain, Comfortable Upright Birth (CUB) chairs, peanut balls to help open the pelvis, and more.

Family Birthplace Locations

Online Birthing Classes and Hospital Orientation

In order to keep you safe, our baby classes are now taught online by Memorial Family Birthplace educators. A limited number of classes are currently available, and most will be added to Eventbrite in the future. We hope you can join us.

Some of our classes are also offered in Spanish/ Ciertas clases también se ofrecen en español.

Online Classes and Orientation

You may register for any class, regardless of which Family Birthplace location you choose for the birth of your baby.­

Memorial Family Birthplace Pregnancy App

We encourage you to register for our free Memorial Family Birthplace Pregnancy App, an online pregnancy resource center designed to educate expectant moms about prenatal care, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, and postpartum care for you and your newborn.

Register for Pregnancy App

Why Choose Memorial for Your Pregnancy and Birth Experience?

Our three birthing facilities offer private birthing suites and comfortable postpartum rooms for you to bond with your baby. We invite our moms-to-be to take a virtual tour of each of the Memorial Family Birthplace locations to help visualize our warm, inviting birthing environment – perfect for welcoming your little one. And if your baby needs specialized care following birth, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital provides on-site Level II and/or Level III NICU care.

Breastfeeding Classes, Support Group and Lactation Services

mom breastfeeding newborn in bedEach Memorial Family Birthplace location offers on-site, board-certified lactation consultants to help you start your breastfeeding journey. Breastfeeding classes, educational materials, in-hospital support and breast pumps are available while you are at the hospital.

Learn more about our breastfeeding and lactation services.

Register for Online Breastfeeding Class


New Mother's Breastfeeding Support Group

This virtual group is for moms who are currently breastfeeding, it encourages and supports through peers and an experienced International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® hosts the group.

Register for Post-Labor Online Breastfeeding Support Group

High-Risk Pregnancy Care for Mom and Baby

Memorial offers dedicated high-risk care from our Maternal-Fetal Medicine (perinatology) specialists. If you or your little one need extra monitoring throughout pregnancy, we have an antepartum units for specialized high-risk pregnancy care.

In case our high-risk pregnant moms need coordinated neonatal care from multiple pediatric specialties, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital provides on-site, Level II and/or Level III NICU care for newborns with complications at our three locations.

Learn more about our high-risk pregnancy care.

International Maternity Services

Our maternity care team is committed to providing quality care for our international families. We proudly offer bilingual physicians and nurses to care for you and your little one during your stay at the Memorial Family Birthplace. We also offer classes and a virtual tour at Memorial Hospital West in Spanish.

Learn more about our international maternity services.

Labor and Delivery

From those first contractions to the moment you are holding your baby in your arms, our Memorial labor and delivery team provides skilled, compassionate care to our laboring moms. We’re here to support, encourage and make you as comfortable as possible during your labor and delivery.

Learn more about labor and delivery services.

Postpartum Care

mom kissing swaddled newbornPostpartum suites and dedicated postpartum care are available for you and your baby. We’re here to help you rest, recover and bond with your little one.

Learn more about our postpartum care.

Maternal Addiction

Mothers in Recovery (MIR) program helps expecting moms struggling with drugs and/or alcohol safely withdraw from substance abuse, and supports them in meeting their recovery goals.

Learn more about our Mother's in Recovery program.

Memorial Web Nursery

Friends and family can view photos of your new arrival online. For your security, you will be given a personal identity code that you can share with friends and family. This code can be used to log into Mom365.

Hospital Birth Cost

We want to give you the information you need to make healthcare decisions, including the costs of labor and delivery.

OB Emergency Department

Our dedicated Obstetrical Emergency Departments have a board-certified OB/GYN hospitalist, 24 hours a day/7 days a week at each location. The hospitalist works with primary care OB/GYNs to provide immediate care and make decisions regarding hospital admissions and follow-up plans.

Safe Sleep Certification

Safe sleep leader seal

Cribs for Kids National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification has awarded each Memorial Family Birthplace facility the program’s highest designation, Gold Safe Sleep Champion, for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. To learn what a safe sleep environment looks like for your newborn baby, please download the Safe to Sleep brochure. You can also refer to the Safe Sleep Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Our Commitment to Positive Outcomes

The three Memorial Family Birthplace locations are committed to patient satisfaction, quality, safety and positive outcomes. Our goal is to help you welcome your baby in the safest way possible. We are proud to be the leader in Broward County births, delivering more than 50% of all babies in the county.

Number of Babies Delivered

We deliver more than half of the babies in Broward County.

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See more quality and safety data for the Family Birthplace.

Memorial Healthcare System supports and practices Safe Sleep, helping babies sleep safely “on their backs, every nap and every night,” as taught by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Safe Sleep is Memorial’s practice in every NICU and Family Birthplace. We also recognize the opportunity to educate through social media and capture the attention of our community through pictures and videos that are taken with abundance of caution during short moments of celebration and family time. Some of these images/photos are used for artistic purposes and do not reflect AAP Infant Safe Sleep recommendations. For more information about Safe Sleep.