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Lawnwood Regional Medical Center

Women & Children Services

Lawnwood’s Women’s & Children’s Services offer a broad range of quality care for infants, children, and women of all ages.

Labor and Delivery

The Labor and Delivery unit is comprised of 7 Labor/Delivery/Recovery (LDR) Suites. An operating room on the unit makes it convenient for patients needing a caesarean section to be cared for by the same caring and professional labor and delivery staff.

Our team of highly skilled medical, nursing and supportive staff is committed to providing quality care to families through the entire birth experience. Lamaze classes, coaching, infant care classes are offered.

Level I Nursery and Post Partum

The Level I Nursery is a 16 bed unit where newborns are cared for and is open to mothers at all times. Infant care classes are offered daily. All nurses are certified in neonatal resuscitation.

The Post Partum Unit is an 18 bed unit where patients are cared for before and after birth, gynecological surgeries, and mother/baby coupling delivery of care (infant and mother cared for by the same nurse). Infant care and discharge instruction classes offered daily. All nurses are certified in neonatal resuscitation.

Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The Only Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in St. Lucie County:

  • 10-bed unit
  • Care for babies over 1,000 grams (2 lbs. 3 oz.)
  • A board-certified neonatologist on staff
  • All registered nurses are certified in neonatal resuscitation
  • All respiratory therapists assigned are certified in neonatal resuscitation
  • State-of-the-art monitoring equipment graphically displays vital signs and oxygen saturation
  • Primary referral destination from Indian River and Okeechobee Counties
  • Childrens’ Medical Services provider status
  • Pediatric subspecialty support:
    • Pediatric cardiology
    • Pediatric pulmonology
    • Pediatric neurology
    • Pediatric endocrinology
    • Pediatric orthopaedics


Lawnwood Regional Medical Center’s 11 bed pediatric unit focuses on the delivery of excellent pediatric nursing care and teaching strategies for the families of our pediatric population. Our child friendly unit is designed for children with animal themed wallpaper and open, protected play areas.

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The Healthy Start Program

Healthy Start is a comprehensive health care program which provides universal screening of pregnant women and infants to ensure that all women and children have access to prenatal and health care. Lawnwood Regional Medical Center is the lead agency in coordinating the services that link pregnant women and infants who have been referred for Healthy Start care coordination with the supports and services that complement, supplement and assure continued participation in prenatal and infant health care. Some of the many services available to a Healthy Start participant include:

  • Breastfeeding Education/Support
  • Childbirth Education
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Psychosocial Counseling
  • Parenting Support/Education
  • Smoking Cessation Classes
  • Home Visits