Winter Haven Women's Hospital Services
A Message from the Regency Nursing Staff
Winter Haven Women's Hospital is working hard to provide our patients with the best care possible. We want your birthing experience to be a special time for you and your baby. We promote an age old tradition for mothers and their newly born babies which involves keeping mom and baby together as much as possible, decreasing separation time. The nursing staff and physicians promote skin to skin contact between you and your baby immediately after delivery. Skin to skin care has many proven benefits for babies and their parents. It involves holding your baby close and having your skin touching theirs.
Skin to Skin Care
- How? Remove any clothing from waist up. Baby wears only a diaper. Place baby against your chest. Wrap a sheet, blanket, or clothing around both you and your baby.
- Who? Mother, Father, and/or support person can perform skin to skin
- Benefits for infant: Stable body temperature, better breathing, pain reliever
- Benefits for you: Better bonding, increased feelings of attachments, increased milk supply, more confidence in caring for your infant
Exclusive Breast Milk Feedings
The Women's Hospital staff wants to support breastfeeding families in every way possible. To increase the number of infants who have had only breast milk at discharge, your nurse will ask, “How can we support you in breastfeeding your baby?” This way the staff will be able to assess your breastfeeding needs and how you prefer to learn about breastfeeding.
Another way to increase the goal of more exclusive breast milk feedings is to encourage mothers to offer expressed breast milk if the baby is unable to nurse at the breast. In the first few days after birth, it is often easier to express milk by hand rather than to use a pump. Hand expression involves squeezing breast milk from the breast to store and feed to your baby. Breasts may be more responsive to the skin to skin feeling of hand expression than to plastic pump parts.
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Maternity and Mother-Baby Care
Our family-centered maternity unit provides individualized care and support for the special event of birth. A cheerful Mother-Baby Unit offers new parents personalized attention and instruction. Features and services that make us unique in the area include: around-the-clock physician care by OB Hospitalists, promotion of the concept of skin-to-skin care for mother & infant, early screening and specialized resources for postpartum depression, and a weekly mom-baby group for ongoing support.
The Winter Have Women's Hospital is pleased to offer the Newborn Channel in all of our patient rooms. This channel features programs of interest to new parents, and is available 24 ours per day, 7 days a week. Topics include:
- Car seat safety
- Bath time and diapering
- Back to Sleep
- Illness and doctor visits
- Postpartum depression
- New fathers
We offer streaming videos as another convenient source of parenting information for you. These videos are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Licensing agreements with the Newborn channel require us to email you the password to access these free educational videos. Simply send us your email address and then look for the password in your email.
This special delivery service was developed for our patients who want to make their hospital experience a grand celebration. Please review our Special Delivery Services Brochure.
Celebrants will enjoy:
- Guaranteed private Room
- Turkish Bath Robe
- Shower Shoes
- Luxury Toiletries from Bath and Body Works
- 8x10 Family Portrait from Potthast Studios
- Welcome Basket filled with fruit, snacks and drinks.
Call (863) 294-7031 now to reserve your room and come celebrate with us.
Your Baby's First Photo: Contact Winter Haven Women's Hospital, Administration, for your babies first photo
Child Safety Seat Inspections
The Winter Haven Women's Hospital is the only hospital in central Florida that has on staff three nurses who have received special training to become certified in Child Passenger Safety. The nurse educators will be happy to set a private appointment to inspect and instruct regarding the proper installation of the child’s car seat. To make an appointment for this free service, call (863) 294-7020.
Share Your Birth Experience
For years, consumers have shared online reviews of movies, restaurants, products, and services. Now The Birth Survey is an online resource for women to share their views of their birth experiences. If you have had a baby within the last three years, you now have a way to share your birth experiences. Please give us your feedback.
Newborn Nursery & Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Equipped with sophisticated monitoring equipment and skillful, caring staff, the nursery provides care and observation of the newborn. The Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is for infants who are sick or born prematurely. Highly trained neonatologists and specially trained nurses look over our tiniest patients.
The GYN surgery unit specializes in the care of women undergoing surgical treatment. A free Preparing for Surgery class is available prior to surgery.
The Winter Haven Women's Hospital Day Surgery Center provides gynecologic and ophthalmologic services to both inpatients and outpatients. The surgery center is open Monday through Friday from 6am to 5pm.
The Winter Haven Women's Hospital Imaging Center offers screening mammograms to assist in the early detection of breast cancer. Appointments are scheduled by calling (863) 294-7030.
Health and Wellness Library
Staffed by a full-time resource coordinator, this comfortable setting offers books, videos, online searches, and other resources for women. More information or registration for classes and our newsletter can be received by calling (863) 294-7020.