We know you’re busy planning for your new arrival, and there are many decisions to be made. At Bayfront Health Baby Place, we want to make sure deciding on where to have your baby is an easy choice. Our goal is to make your birth experience as special and memorable as you could hope for as you welcome your new baby to the world.
Located on the third floor of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Bayfront Health Baby Place is a very special place, designed for a very special time in your life. From the moment you arrive, we are committed to providing you with the experience you desire, making sure you feel comfortable and cared for, and keeping the health and safety of you and your baby as our top priorities.
Bayfront Health Baby Place offers a broad spectrum of obstetric and neonatal services to ensure the highest level of care for you and your baby. In partnership with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, we offer one of only 13 state-approved Level III Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Centers (RPICC). Our perinatologists and neonatologists specialize in providing care for women with a high-risk pregnancy and for newborns with special health needs, such as a critical illness or low birth weight.
Certified nurse midwives offer a full continuum of obstetrics care to partner with you throughout your journey, including:
At Bayfront Health Baby Place, we have created an environment to help make your birth experience everything you wish for. Keeping your comfort in mind, we have incorporated special amenities, such as valet parking, private family rooms and large screen TVs, as well as all the medical equipment and services needed to ensure the safe delivery and care of your new baby. Our accommodations include:
Bayfront Health Baby Place offers a full range of perinatal services to pregnant women with high-risk diagnoses and obstetric concerns. Our team of perinatologists and neonatologists and full support staff work collaboratively to ensure the best outcome for mom and baby. As a Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center, we provide expertise in special care for women with a high-risk pregnancy. We understand the anxiety that can come with receiving a high-risk pregnancy diagnosis. No matter what condition you may be facing, we are here to help you feel at ease and walk with you each step of the way. We are fully committed to a successful, healthy pregnancy and delivery for you, your baby and your family.
Infants needing specialized care may be transferred to the NICU at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, a partner with Bayfront Health Baby Place. This NICU is located just a few floors and a short elevator ride from our delivery suites. Together with the most advanced technology, the NICU team at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is specially trained and experienced in caring for critically ill or premature babies. The NICU is staffed around the clock by a compassionate group of expert nurses and doctors dedicated to the needs of newborns and parents. The NICU provides care for many newborn conditions, including:
While most births occur without complications, sometimes a newborn infant will need extra help in transitioning to their new world. A difficult delivery, premature birth, birth defects or other special needs may present challenges for a baby and require specialized care. At Bayfront Health Baby Place, we have experts in caring for newborns with special health needs, such as critical illness or low birth weight. Your baby also has close and immediate access to more advanced intensive care, if needed.
RPICC is a regionalized healthcare delivery system designed to deliver optimal medical care to high-risk pregnant women and a full range of neonatal intensive care services.
Pre-registration is now being done automatically through your Ob-Gyn physician office. Patients who are seeking more information about their pre- registration status at Bayfront Health Baby Place, may call (727) 290-1310, then press 9 to speak directly with our registration team.
To schedule a tour of Bayfront Health Baby Place, the link is below.
We are here to help guide you as you plan to welcome a new member to your family. We welcome you to join us in our educational classes to learn about the childbirth process, breastfeeding, and what to expect after bringing your newborn home. These classes are offered at no cost to you.
This is an in-person class. Class provides expectant parents with basic understanding of the birth process, labor options, pain control, cesarean birth, and postpartum expectations. Class includes the “Understanding Birth” booklet with access to an APP that provides videos, checklists, weblinks, and other helpful tools to assist you in the birth process. Be sure to wear appropriate and comfy clothes to practice birthing positions.
Breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your baby! Consider attending our two-hour "Understanding Breastfeeding” class in person. With a little practice and patience, breastfeeding will become second nature. We will cover essential information on the benefits of breastfeeding for you and your baby, how your body makes milk, what an effective latch looks like, different breastfeeding positions, how to know if your baby is feeding well, and the basics of expressing or pumping your milk.
Since newborns don't come with an owner's manual, consider attending our two-hour "Understanding Your Newborn” class in person. We will cover essential information on caring for your baby in the first six weeks…..things like what behavior to expect from your newborn, understanding crying and comforting, feeding, bathing, diapering, how to keep your baby safe and healthy, and when you should call the doctor. This interactive class helps parents through the transition from hospital to life at home.