Comprehensive pregnancy and childbirth services

Having a baby is one of the most exciting and rewarding times in a woman’s life, and Highlands Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing expectant mothers and newborns with the finest care during this special time. Our high-quality maternity services are provided by obstetricians, labor and delivery specialists, nurses and other caring professionals in a welcoming, comfortable environment.

You’ll find the full spectrum of care from prenatal to post-partum care, including advanced labor and delivery services. Our comprehensive care extends beyond delivery, with a full range of educational resources for new parents.

The Obstetrics unit has recently been recognized as the first hospital in Highlands County to achieve the 39 Week Recognition Banner from the Florida ACOG District XII. This award shows our staff’s continued dedication and determination to providing the safest experience for both mother and baby.

Prenatal care

Highlands Regional Medical Center's Obstetricians provide comprehensive care which begins in the earliest stages of pregnancy, with prenatal checkups and services tailored to your specific needs. You'll learn about proper nutrition and work with your obstetrician to develop a birth plan, choose a pediatrician, and get properly prepared.

Labor and delivery

Our state-of-the-art delivery rooms provide everything doctors, nurses and other maternal specialists need to provide you with excellent care. Experienced labor and delivery staff utilize advanced medical technology, and have the expertise to manage C-section (cesarean) births and other surgical procedures.

Highlands Regional Medical Center's Women's and Children's Services features six private LDRP birthing suites. The LDRP concept facilitates labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum all in the same comfortable, well-equipped room. This means all activities related to the birth take place in one room for the ease, convenience and safety of the mom and baby. With a birthing suite, the infant can "room-in" with mom, allowing more bonding time for mom, baby and family members.

Each birthing suite is equipped with a rocking chair and lounge, which folds into a bed in case a family member wants to spend the night. A private shower and bathroom are found in each suite along with a Jacuzzi tub. A Level I Newborn Nursery is located down the hall from the birthing suites and a dedicated operating room suite for special operative procedures such as a cesarean section or other complicated deliveries is conveniently located right on the unit.

Fun fact: In our hospital, every time you hear a lullaby on the overhead speakers you know another baby was born.

Breastfeeding support

Caring maternity nursing staff members are available to provide breastfeeding support and education to assist you in providing the best possivle nutrution for your baby.