Specialized Care for Women and Their Babies
Caring for the special needs of women and their babies is the focus of the Family BirthPlace at Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Expectant families will find comprehensive prenatal care at Manatee Memorial Hospital. The Manatee team has specialized training, skills and experience for high-risk obstetric situations. Our highly skilled staff includes obstetricians, gynecologists, neonatologists, anesthesiologists and neonatal nurses.
Pregnancy services include:
- A variety of pre- and postnatal classes
- Labor and delivery unit tours
The private labor, delivery and recovery suites at Manatee Memorial Hospital are fully equipped with advanced technology and are comfortably arranged to provide a pleasant environment.
Childbirth services include:
- Labor and delivery
- Natural childbirth
- Cesarean birth
- Labor pain management options, including epidural
- High-risk births
Manatee County's Only Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
While complications are never desired, it is reassuring to know your hospital is equipped to handle any emergency. The obstetrical team has years of experience in managing the difficulties that can arise during childbirth. Our Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit cares for babies who need special monitoring due to prematurity or other complications.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Neonatal abstinence syndrome is caused when a baby withdraws from certain drugs and other kinds of substances as well, such as alcohol, tobacco, or additional medicines when exposed to in the womb, before birth.
Postpartum Couplet Care
Manatee Memorial Hospital provides couplet care, which allows mom and baby to stay together from birth to hospital discharge. Couplet care helps promote family bonding and supports successful breastfeeding.
Postpartum services provided include:
- Board-certified lactation consultants
- Infant security system
- Newborn photos
- Newborn hearing screen
- Newborn metabolic screening
- Birth certificate preparation