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Childbirth at Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola
At Ascension Sacred Heart Maternity and Women's Center, we dedicate each day to the babies that we help join our community and the wonderful families we serve. If you are expecting, let us help you make the birth of your baby everything you've imagined. In addition to a personalized experience through our Monogram Maternity program, Ascension Sacred Heart offers private rooms and celebratory touches such as a birthday cupcake delivered to your room after delivery and “Happy Birthday” played over the hospital’s public-address system.
Designated the area's only "Baby Friendly" hospital by the World Health Organization and UNICEF, the Studer Family Children's Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart has a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with board-certified neonatologists and 30 different types of pediatric specialists on staff.
Monogram Maternity begins during your pregnancy in a meeting with your birth designer, who will present a list of questions and our menu of services. Your birth preferences may include your wishes for pain management and medications, room setup, visitors and support people, movement during labor, positions and amenities. Amenities available to you through Monogram Maternity include birthing balls, a tub (for labor, not delivery), aromatherapy, music, photography, celebratory meal and doula services.
We strive to accommodate your requests to the best of our ability. However, please know that the health and safety of mother and baby are always the priority. Your physician and care team may need to deviate from your plan to keep you and your baby safe.
Prenatal Education and Support at Every Step
It’s often the pregnancy unknowns that worry us. We are here to provide physical, emotional and information support before, during and after your baby’s birth. Our nurse educators teach a large variety of childbirth and parenting classes. Let us help you feel confident and prepared for the arrival of your little one.
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Ascension Sacred Heart nurses are well-trained for all types of labor and deliveries.
While in the hospital, every breastfeeding mom is visited in her room by one of Ascension Sacred Heart’s lactation consultants. Once home, our Breastfeeding Support "Warm Line" at 850-416-8088 (open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) is available for questions. Messages left after 5 p.m. will be returned the next day.
Our lactation consultants are also available for private consultations.
Appointments are required and can be made by calling the Monogram Maternity office at 850-416-6378 (NEST).
Also, consider joining the Mommy and Me support group.