Care for mom and baby during pregnancy and beyond
As a woman and an expecting mom, you want the right care for the whole you and your new baby. When you choose Ascension St. Vincent's Southside Family Birth Place, in Jacksonville, Florida, you’ll find experienced OB-GYNs, certified nurse midwives and an entire team dedicated to your care. Whether you’re an experienced mom or having your first baby, you know your body best. And your preferences for your birthing experience and questions are important. Every appointment with your doctor starts with a conversation. You’ll be supported by a team providing the care you and your baby need throughout your pregnancy, labor and delivery, and follow-up care.
If you need more care, you’ll be connected to our highly experienced maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists. And just in case your baby needs special care, you have access to a neonatal intensive care unit just down the hall.
Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside recently added six new labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) rooms. These units will supplement the 17 LDRP rooms already on campus. These rooms improve the birthing experience by allowing moms, babies and families to experience the entire labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum in the comfort of one space.
This growth project has been made possible by a generous $5 million gift to the Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation from Mary Virginia Terry. In honor of the donation, the new unit is named the C. Herman & Mary Virginia Terry Labor and Delivery Suites.
Having your baby at Ascension St. Vincent's Southside Family Birth Place means you are connected to a network of experienced pediatricians, pediatric specialists, and pediatric emergency care when you and your family need it most.
Personalized care and options during your pregnancy
Your experienced care team is ready to support you from pre-pregnancy planning to during your pregnancy and beyond. No question is too big and no concern is too small. Your care team may include OB-GYNs, certified nurse midwives, neonatal nurses and other specialists. We understand that every pregnancy is different and are here to support you with:
- 24/7 OB emergency care
- Breastfeeding support
- Childbirth classes
- Labor, delivery and postpartum care
- Maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) and neonatal specialty care
- Midwifery services
- Neonatal intensive care
If you or your baby need more care, you’ll be connected to the right specialists, close to home.
Maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) care for high-risk pregnancy
Sometimes the unexpected happens and your pregnancy becomes high risk. Your OB-GYN may refer you to perinatal care and an MFM specialist at Ascension St. Vincent's Southside Family Birth Place. During your pregnancy, you’ll be surrounded by a highly skilled multispecialty care team. With early and regular prenatal care and monitoring, you’ll have ongoing guidance and support. Your MFM specialist listens to understand you and your preferences and concerns and collaborates with you and your OB-GYN as a team. We connect the dots for moms who have received a high-risk pregnancy diagnosis and deliver support at every step, including access to the most pediatric specialists and specialty programs for newborns. MFM specialists can deliver advanced diagnostic tests and care during your pregnancy that includes:
- Carrying multiples
- Co-management of gestational diabetes
- Coordinating care for babies with congenital abnormalities
- High blood pressure
- Neonatal intensive care (NICU)
- Preventing or managing preeclampsia
- Transabdominal cerclage (TAC) procedure used to help prevent miscarriage
- General high-risk pregnancy care
Find women’s healthcare that’s built around your life
Choosing Ascension St. Vincent's Southside Family Birth Place for your maternity care means you are also connected with a national integrated network of doctors and specialists who have expertise in women’s health and pediatric care, including advanced specialty care that you and your family can rely on for a lifetime.