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Jackson Health System is committed to helping you as a parent-to-be to prepare as much as possible for arrival of your little miracle. We offer the following tours and educational sessions at these facilities:

The Women's Hospital at Jackson Memorial Hospital

Maternity Unit Tours
Monthly tours of our maternity unit include our newly renovated M.B. Fernandez Little Miracles Maternity Suites and our labor and delivery floor. We will introduce you to the maternity staff and explain what to expect when you arrive to deliver your baby. We also offer expectant mothers an option to pre-register to the hospital on the day of the tour, which also includes the option to upgrade to our Signature Suite Experience.

Childbirth And Family Class Series
The childbirth and family class series prepares parents to bring their new baby into the world. The five class series details proper labor techniques and options, as well as breastfeeding and safety tips. Register when beginning your third trimester. Register online or call 305-585-4MOM (4666) to reserve your space.

Breastfeeding Classes
Breastfeeding classes at The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial are taught by a certified lactation consultant in the Little Miracles Family Resource Center. These classes can be taken as part of the Childbirth and Family Class Series or as a stand-alone course.

Outpatient breastfeeding consultation is available by appointment. To make an appointment or learn more, contact our lactation consultants at: The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial Hospital: 305-585-4744

At The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial, our breastfeeding support group meets on the first Tuesday of each month.*

Bereavement Sessions
The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial Hospital offers a series of group sessions for patients who have recently experienced fetal, perinatal, neonatal, or infant loss. Each session will entail a presentation on a common bereavement topic for 40 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of open discussion. Patients can enter a session at any point, and/or choose which session to attend. Sessions will be held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 1:00 p.m. in the Holtz Children’s Hospital, room 7077. An OB Nurse Specialist and a member of the Chaplain’s Office and Pastoral Care Team will lead the sessions. Guest speakers will be invited to attend periodically to enhance subject matters discussed. All sessions are free. To register, please call 305-585-6636. Please specify language preferences.

Session 1: 5/22/18 The Sandy Beach. Stages of Grief, Elisabeth Kübler- Ross, On Death and Dying. The United Nations of different cultures.

Session 2: 06/26/18 The Time, Story and Question Keeper. Providing sensitive information to family and friends; how to answer questions in public, seeing an acquaintance unexpectedly, returning to work. Session 3: 7/24/18 Same Day Delivery. Do we all grieve the same? Learn the different ways in which people may grieve and how to support and love each other through the tough moments.

Session 4: 8/28/18 The Right and Reason to Ritual. Creating memories, meaningful moments and reflection. The Symbolic expression of feelings and thoughts. Honoring your loved ones.

Session 5: 9/25/2018 New Life, Old Feelings. Getting pregnant again. The doctors, the hospital. Exploring pre-conceptual counseling, IVF, adoption.

Session 6: 10/23/2018 Books, Books and More Books. Books can help. The right book definitely helps. The ones we’ve read, the ones we have yet to read. Moving forward.

Jackson North Medical Center

Baby Showers
Monthly baby showers include a tour of our maternity unit private patient rooms. The tour also includes a seminar on what to expect when you arrive to deliver your baby, an introduction to the maternity staff, and a mini-breastfeeding course. We also offer expectant mothers an option to pre-register to the hospital on the day of the tour, which also includes the option to upgrade to our Signature Suite Experience.

Daytime baby showers are offered on the last Friday of every month at 11 a.m. Evening baby showers are offered on the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.

Parenting Class Series
The Women’s Pavilion at Jackson North also offers a weekly childbirth/parenting class that focuses on pregnancy, labor, breastfeeding, and infant care. Classes are held Wednesdays at 4 p.m. For more information, please call 305-585-4MOM (4666) or register online.

Breastfeeding Classes
Breastfeeding classes are taught by a certified lactation consultant on a monthly basis. Learn about proper positioning and tips on how to get your newborn to latch. Classes are free and offered in the Mother-Baby Unit on the fifth floor of the Women’s Pavilion at Jackson North. These classes are available in English only.

Outpatient breastfeeding consultation is available by appointment. To make an appointment or learn more, contact our lactation consultants at: Jackson North Medical Center: 305-654-5604

The breastfeeding support group at The Women’s Pavilion at Jackson North meets on the third Thursday of every month.*

Jackson South Medical Center

Maternity Unit Tours
Weekly tours of our maternity units are offered every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.*. At that time we will introduce you to the maternity staff and explain what to expect when you arrive to deliver your baby. We also offer expectant mothers an option to pre-register to the hospital on the day of the tour, including the option to upgrade to our Signature Suite Experience.

Register online or call 305-585-4MOM (4666) to reserve your space.

Baby Showers
Monthly baby showers include a tour of our maternity unit private patient rooms. The tour also includes a seminar on what to expect when you arrive to deliver your baby, an introduction to the maternity staff, and a mini-breastfeeding course. We also offer expectant mothers an option to pre-register to the hospital on the day of the tour. When beginning your third trimester, register online or call 305-585-4MOM (4666) to reserve your space.

Breastfeeding
One on one outpatient breastfeeding consultation is available by appointment at The Women’s Center at Jackson South. To make an appointment or learn more, contact our lactation consultants at: Jackson South Medical Center: 305-256-5382

*Holiday exceptions may alter schedule. Class schedule and offerings are subject to change.

Getting Ready for Your Little Miracle

We offer tours of our labor and delivery facilities, educational seminars, and breastfeeding and parenting classes. We have everything you’ll need to prepare for your special delivery!

Please call 305-585-4MOM (4666) or register online at one of these locations:

Jackson Memorial Hospital
Jackson North Medical Center
Jackson South Community Hospital

*Please arrive 15 minutes early to tours, seminars and classes. Registration includes you and one guest.

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