The UF Health Birth Center is scheduled to close at the end of July to make way for renovations that would help accommodate more patients down the road.

In a statement, a UF Health representative said that "UF Health Jacksonville is in the process of expanding its obstetrics and gynecology services at our north campus to accommodate more patients. As a result, we are refocusing our program and closing the UF Health Birth Center in the Medical Office Building."

The statement goes on to say that the Birth Center will remain open until July 31 to provide care to existing patients which includes deliveries. They will continue to offer care at UF Health Women’s Specialists – North for those whose expected delivery date is after July 31.

"We know our patient's value choices and we are committed to working collaboratively with them to create a flexible birth plan that reflects their preferences whenever possible and preserves many of the features traditionally associated with our Birth Center."

UF Health says their experienced midwives will continue to be involved and services such as hydrotherapy will also be available in their delivery suites.

For more information about the UF Birth Center click here.