Third Trimester (28-weeks until delivery)
You're coming toward the end of your pregnancy. This is when you should prepare for your time in the hospital and the first few hours with your baby. Lee Health offers an assortment of different resources.
Planning Your Birth:
Informational Tools and Videos
Prepare for birth videos and finalize your birth plan -Whether you are giving birth naturally, with an epidural, or cesarean we have the tools to help prepare you.
It is best to establish care with a pediatrician before your baby is born. Check out our list of pediatricians and find the right fit for you.
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Going to the Hospital:
What to Expect in Early Labor
Prepare for the Hospital Stay
Where to go when you are in labor:
Cape Coral Hospital
Do not go to the emergency room or main hospital entrance.
Enter through the entrance marked Birth Suites on the south side of the hospital. As you enter, take the elevators on your right to the second floor.
When you get off the elevator, the door to the Birth Suites will be locked. Hospital personnel at the desk will unlock the door for you. If hospital personnel are not at the door, push the button to the right of the front door.
Hospital personnel will answer the intercom and ask why you need to enter the nursing unit. Say you are in labor and they will unlock the door.
Someone is always present in the Birth Suites to welcome you!
HealthPark Medical Center- Directions to the OBED:
Please enter the Main ED and go to the security desk. Notify them that you are here for OBED. After passing the security desk, you will take the first hallway on the right. The sign for OBED is on your right.
Someone is always present in the OB Registration area to welcome you!
Family Birth Suites - HealthPark Medical Center
9981 S HealthPark Dr Fort Myers, FL 33908
Reference the You and Your Baby Book for advice on the first few hours
- Happy Birthday! What you need to know about Your Stay (p. 6)
- The First Hour - Golden Hour (p.6)
- Skin-to-skin Contact (p.6)
- Continue Skin-to-Skin Contact (p.7)
- Coping Behaviors and Stress Signals (p.7)
- Breastfeeding - Strong Beginnings (p.7)
- Feeding Cues (p. 8)