The Obstetrics Center at the Tampa General Hospital Women's Institute provides state-of-the-art, individualized care for women before, during and after childbirth. We believe women’s health deserves special attention and every childbearing experience is unique.
Labor & Delivery
Our Labor & Delivery Unit is designed to offer the comfort and privacy you want, with the advanced technology you expect from Tampa Bay’s health care leader. We’ve thought of every detail to help make your experience more comfortable with rooms designed to feel more like a hotel than a hospital. Focus on the downtown skyline or tranquil water views from your large private room as you enjoy the soothing spa-like décor, TV with internet access, on-demand movies and private shower and/or bath. Following delivery, you’ll be resting in the postpartum unit, where your baby will stay with you in your room, to promote parent-infant bonding. As the only Baby-Friendly designated hospital in Hillsborough County, our nurses and patient care technicians have been trained to assist new mothers with breastfeeding. We also have lactation consultants on staff for mothers who need additional support.
Anticipating the birth of your baby is a very exciting time and there are many things to take care of before the big day. Our pre-registration process allows you to take care of the details of your hospital stay in advance. We recommend that you pre-register approximately two months prior to giving birth.
Labor & Delivery Tour
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Accommodations for the Utmost Care
We have operating rooms dedicated to cesarean sections, in-vitro procedures, fetal surgery and other gynecological procedures. Our large operating rooms provide ample space for moms delivering twins or other multiples. In addition, if needed our families also have access to highly specialized care in the Jennifer Leigh Muma Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This NICU is one of just 12 Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Centers designated by the State of Florida and allows USF Health and TGH providers to deliver the highest level of medical care 24-hours a day to premature and sick infants and to women with high-risk pregnancies.
Recognized for World-Class Care
In recognition for the excellent level of care we provide, Tampa General Hospital is ranked a top 10 hospital in the nation and the highest-ranked hospital in Florida for Obstetrics & Gynecology by U.S. News & World Report for 2023-24. Additionally, Tampa General Hospital is named a Best Maternity Hospital 2023 by Newsweek. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.
We are the only Baby-Friendly® designated birth facility in Hillsborough County. This designation is awarded to hospitals and birthing centers that provide an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and babies and offer mothers the information, confidence and skills to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding. We've also been recognized by The Agency for Health Care Administration and the Florida Department of Health for meeting the federal Healthy People 2020 goal for cesarean section deliveries.
National Maternal Mental Health Hotline
Are you pregnant or a new parent feeling sad, worried, overwhelmed, or concerned? The new National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides 24/7, free, confidential support, resources and referrals to any pregnant and postpartum mothers facing mental health challenges and their loved ones. The service is available via phone and text in English or Spanish.
Call or text, 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS (1-833-943-5746) to connect with counselors at the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline.