What to Expect When You Arrive at the Birth Care Pavilion 
 
 
 

Labor and Delivery: Based on your Obstetrician or Midwife’s recommendation, you can be admitted to the hospital at anytime, day or night. If you think you are in labor, please contact your Obstetrician or Midwife. They will direct you to the Birth Care Pavilion for an evaluation on your progress. This is your birthing experience and we are here to make this a special experience for you and your family. Your comfort and peace of mind is the key factor in having a memorable delivery.

To make your registration process more efficient for you, we recommend that you complete the pre-registration form that can be found in our birth care brochure or online: Facility Pre-Registration >

• We know your comfort is important for a positive birthing experience. We encourage you to bring your own pillows, blankets, flameless candles, soft music, aroma therapy, or other items to make you feel at home. Our Birth Care Pavilion is equipped with WiFi, so laptop computers are welcome. We want you to experience all of the comforts from home during your stay.

• If the labor process takes longer than expected or planned, there are options for induction. Be sure to discuss these options with your Obstetrician or Midwife during your pregnancy.

• While in labor, it is not mandatory to stay in bed, unless your Obstetrician or Midwife deems it medically necessary. You have the freedom to walk within the Birth Care Pavilion or even take a shower as the labor process can be lengthy.

• While in active labor, for medical reasons, we offer ice chips. Eating and drinking are put on hold until your baby is delivered.

• Medication will be administered when necessary and must be approved by your Obstetrician or Midwife. We have anesthesiologists available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

• This is your delivery and you have the option to decide who will be present during labor and delivery. You may have up to four people in your room during delivery. If you are delivering via Cesarean, one person will be permitted in the operating room.

• When pushing, our nurses will help you find the most comfortable position for you.

• West Boca Medical Center is the only hospital in Boca Raton and North Broward County to offer a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). As a level III facility, West Boca Medical Center’s NICU has the state’s highest rating, which means it can provide the most extensive services for premature and at-risk babies. Our NICU is located within the Birth Care Pavilion, so you are never far from your baby.

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For more information, please call: 866-904-WBMC