A Family Affair
Your little one deserves the best. And so do you. That’s exactly
what you’ll get at the Florence A. De George Children’s &
Women’s Services obstetrics unit at Jupiter Medical Center. We provide
expert care for mother and baby in a state-of-the-art facility with all
the comforts of home.
Jupiter Medical Center delivers more than 1,700 babies each year. World-class,
compassionate care, support services before, during and after delivery,
and luxurious accommodations are just some of the reasons Jupiter Medical
Center has been voted the “Best Place to Have a Baby” by The
Palm Beach Post readers.
From hearing your baby’s heartbeat for the first time to adjusting
to all the challenges of parenthood, Jupiter Medical Center is here to
support you on the journey.
When you are expecting, we are more than expected.
Florence A. De George Children’s & Women’s Services Obstetrics Unit
Nestled within our world-class hospital, you’ll find the Florence
A. De George Children’s & Women’s Services obstetrics
unit. Our suites comfortably accommodate labor partners overnight, while
the lounge allows loved ones to gather nearby, which makes welcoming your
baby a family experience.
- The unit features:
- 8 Labor rooms
- 2 State-of-the-art operating suites
- 17 Post-delivery rooms
Level II De George Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Preparing for your baby’s arrival is an exciting time. Even when
you’ve planned every detail, your little bundle of joy may decide
to make a debut before your due date. Jupiter Medical Center’s Level
II De George Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is equipped to care for
babies born as early as 32 weeks.
- The unit is equipped with:
- 16 Beds
- Treatment rooms
- Feeding preparation space
- Family lounge
- 2 Isolation rooms
- 2 Private nesting rooms
- Advanced monitoring and technology
- Access to world-class neonatologists
Preparing for Your Baby
At Jupiter Medical Center, we understand that a baby’s arrival is
more joyful when the parents feel prepared. That’s why we have designed
classes and groups to help everyone plan for and adjust to the newest
member of the family. Currently all classes and tours are temporarily
suspended. In place of in-person classes, we are offering complimentary
Gestational Diabetes Management Program
Gestational diabetes is a temporary condition in which hormonal changes
during pregnancy prevent your body from producing enough insulin. Jupiter
Medical Center offers a Gestational Diabetes Management Program, which
includes blood glucose monitoring, exercise and meal planning, and lifestyle
adjustment. Our goal is to help women understand the problem and manage
their health during pregnancy to prevent future complications.
A Personalized Birthing Experience
So your delivery can be a true family experience, our suites offer overnight
facilities to accommodate fathers or labor partners. We also offer a lounge
so family can be nearby and loved ones can share in the joyous occasion.
Your first decision as a parent will be one of the most important you ever
make - choosing your baby's birthplace. To ensure that your individual
needs and preferences are met, we provide you with many options and, of
course, the information and emotional support to help you choose with
confidence the care best suited for your family.
New Options for Pain Relief
Jupiter Medical Center is putting the power of pain management in your
hands. We now offer nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as “laughing
gas,” for pain relief during labor. The mixture of nitrous gas and
oxygen is inhaled through a mask, which allows delivering moms to breathe
it in when they feel the need. As the only labor pain relief method that
is cleared through the lungs, the effects of nitrous oxide are gone within
a breath or two. It has no known effects on the baby and can be used in
conjunction with other methods of pain management, including epidurals.
Preparing for Your Stay
Pre-registration is required, please call 561-263-2181. to schedule your
appointment. Pre-registration is recommended around your 5th month of