The Obstetrics Center at Tampa General 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. Our Labor and 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.
Our labor and delivery suites are 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 a Baby-Friendly designated hospital, 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. Click here to download the Women’s Center and Childbirth Education booklet.
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
Tampa General Hospital was named one of the World’s Best Hospitals in 2021 and Best Maternity Hospitals in the United States in 2020 by Newsweek. Additionally, Tampa General was the first hospital in the nation to be named a Maternal Center of Excellence for both vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) and placenta accreta, a serious complication of pregnancy that occurs when the placenta grows too deeply into the wall of the uterus.
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.