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Mother & Baby

We Deliver for You

Healthgrades OB/GYN 2019 award badgeEach expectant mother has different hopes and beliefs about childbirth. Some prefer an all-natural experience, while others take comfort in pain management. Those undergoing cesarean sections may prefer to remain awake and bond with their babies immediately.

At St. Mary’s Medical Center, we work with you to meet your preferences whenever possible, for your comfort, joy and peace of mind.

Ready for every possibility

You can never be sure about what surprises your baby might have in store for you, so it’s comforting to know you’ve chosen a hospital that’s equipped to address the unexpected.

Services provided at The Birthplace include:

  • Specialized physicians and nurses on staff 24/7.
  • Level III NICU-Florida’s highest designated level of neonatal intensive care.
  • A specialized team for high-risk pregnancies.
  • All private rooms.
  • Deluxe rooms available at The Birthplace Suites
  • Extended visiting hours and accommodations available so that the new dad or a support partner can stay over.
  • Education and support resources for mom, dad and siblings.
  • Breastfeeding counseling and support by certified lactation consultants.
  • Pre-registration available to save time on your big day.
  • Help finding the right doctor for you. Call (855) 767-4291 for a free physician referral.

Delivering more babies than any other hospital in Palm Beach County

Healthgrades Labor & Delivery 2019 award badgeFrom highly-trained healthcare professionals and advanced technology, to comfortable, family-oriented practices, we’re ready to treat moms and their newborns with all the care, respect and compassion they deserve.

In the event that a newborn needs additional care, he or she will also have access to a variety of pediatric specialties and outpatient clinics at the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

These, among others, may be some of the reasons that more expectant mothers choose St. Mary’s than any other hospital in Palm Beach County. In fact, we have been voted as Best Place to Deliver Your Baby in Palm Beach County in 2015, 2016 and 2017 by readers of South Florida Parenting Magazine.

If you have questions about having your baby at St. Mary’s Medical Center or would like to take a tour, please call us at: (855) 767-4291.

Meet Our Obstetrics Chairperson

Dr. Caravello
OB Physician Chairperson

dr caravelloDr. Caravello, MD is a practicing OBGYN (Obstetrician & Gynecologist) in West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Caravello graduated from USF Health Morsani College of Medicine in 1993 and has been in practice for 25 years. He completed a residency at Medical College of Georgia. He currently practices at Ob/Gyn Specialists of the Palm Beaches PA and is affiliated with St Mary's Medical Center. Dr. Caravello accepts multiple insurance plans including Aetna, Medicare, and Multiplan. Dr. Caravello is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Caravello also practices at Obgyn Specialists of The Palm Beaches Pa in Mangonia Park, FL.

Featured Obstetrics Services

Birthplace Suites

The Birthplace Suites

Start your journey in a Birthplace Suite at St. Mary’s Medical Center and give yourself, your baby and your family the luxury you deserve.  In our suites, pampering is paired with the advanced, compassionate care that brought you to St. Mary’s Medical Center to begin with.  Everything we do focuses on the needs of the mother and newborn. With an impressive list of amenities and services, you can relax in comfort and enjoy your beautiful, new baby.

Our Suites are Sweet

Whether you prefer a two-room suite with a separate living room or one large room with the living room inside, our suites are designed to meet the needs your family.  With amenities like elegant furniture, premium bedding and room service for all mealtimes, it’s a luxurious experience you will always cherish.

To schedule a tour, call (855) 767-4291.

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A Suite Gift

Give the mom-to-be in your life a “suite” gift!  Treat her with a gift certificate* to one of our Birthplace Suites.  To reserve your suite, please call our Maternal Fetal Navigator at 561-882-6183.

*Gift certificates are $150 per suite. Suites must be reserved in advance and are available on a first come, first serve basis*

Before Baby Arrives

Babies are a handful, even before they’ve arrived. We have some advice to help make your big day go well. Make sure you have selected a hospital with a convenient location and ask plenty of questions to determine whether the hospital has all the services you need (midwives, child-birthing classes).

The best time to pre-register for delivery is in the seventh month of your pregnancy, which is in the third trimester. You will also need to have a safety seat for your baby. And don’t forget to register for our eNursery to post pictures for your friends and family.

During Your Stay

Soon after you arrive, you will settle into your own comfortable private room. This is where you will stay for labor, delivery and recovery.

Your accommodations include a private bathroom and shower, an adjustable bed, and a couch or reclining chair for your labor partner. Spanish language services are available for those who need them.

Once your new family member has arrived, our neonatologists and nurses will be on hand to administer any special care or treatment that may be required. We also offer state-of-the-art equipment to help care for your new baby.

Postpartum Support

Those first days with your new baby are precious. You will find the privacy you need to bond with your newborn, along with plenty of experienced caregivers who can answer your questions when you need a little guidance.

If you plan to breastfeed your baby, you can take the time you need to adjust to this new part of motherhood, or you can seek help from one of our certified lactation consultants. They are always available for consultations in-room and will provide the support you need to get started.

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