Having a Baby
Thank you for choosing Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies for your delivery. Your OB-GYN has scheduled your induction. You will receive a call from us the day before your scheduled induction with more details, including your appointment's expected time.
Our compassionate team is here to help you prepare for your induction and delivery. We understand that having a baby is a unique and special time in your life. Our team can answer your questions and make sure you have a safe and comfortable delivery.
Friendly reminder: Please feel free to eat, drink and shower as you would normally until your appointment time.
We have created a quick-reference, downloadable guide to help you prepare for your delivery that includes detailed information about what you can expect before, during and after your induction.
Our secure and convenient online pre-registration process allows you to complete most paperwork before you arrive at the hospital.
Use the virtual tour to see inside our hospital and where you will be delivering your baby. The tour includes our labor and delivery rooms and spacious postpartum suites.
We have a suggested list of what to pack for your delivery, postpartum stay, baby and more.
We offer both valet parking and complimentary self-parking 24 hours a day.
Valet parking is located at the entrance of Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies and costs $5 per visit. If you arrive after hours, please pull into the valet loop and check-in with Guest Services who will coordinate valet parking for you.
Our complimentary self-parking is available in the patient parking garage located on Miller Street across the street and next to Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.
When you enter the hospital, you will pass through a security screening and go to Guest Services. Your guests or support person will need a photo ID to get a visitor badge. This will allow them to be with you in the hospital. Your guests or support person will need to get a new visitor badge each day of your stay.
We allow one visitor (18 or older) to accompany you. This must be the same visitor throughout your stay. However, only one visitor can spend the night. In addition, children over the age of 3 are allowed to visit. While children over the age of 3 are permitted, they count as 1 of the 2 visitors
There are two exceptions to this policy: We only allow one visitor to join you in triage, should you go into labor before your induction or in surgery if you require a C-section.
You will be tested for COVID-19 when you are admitted. You will have a nasal rapid test and get results quickly. If you test positive for COVID-19, your guests or support person will be tested. If your guests or support person also tests positive for COVID-19, they will be allowed to stay for the delivery but will be required to leave the hospital after your baby is born.
Breastfeeding provides many physical and emotional benefits for both you and your baby. We offer breastfeeding education and support for our new mothers. Our caring nurses and certified lactation consultants can help prepare you for breastfeeding through virtual classes and one-on-one assistance.
Comfort is the cornerstone upon which Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies was built. Our concierge services provide pampering and comfort during your stay. The concierge team is here to make your delivery experience special.
Your induction can take a few hours or up to two or three days. It depends on how your body responds to the induction treatments.
There are several ways to induce labor. These are the most common methods:
After your delivery: