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Three generations of women celebrating the birth of a newborn at AdventHealth for Women

Every Step Of Your Motherhood Journey. We’re Here.

Through each big decision and every moment of joy, we’re here to guide you. With a network of world-class OB/GYNs, midwives, prenatal care experts, perinatologists, and NICUs, along with a world of resources from family planning to post-pregnancy, you’ll always have the support you need. AdventHealth is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the best hospital for women’s care in Florida.

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Whole Care From the Start

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A Resource for New Parents

Our support begins right from the start. You’re welcome to join our online classes or visit us at The Baby Place Academy®, where you can attend workshops on everything from baby care and breastfeeding to infant CPR.

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                        Your Personal Birth Experience Team
            
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Your Personal Birth Experience Team

Your baby is going to be like no other, so why not customize a birth day to match? Your Birth Experience Coordinator can help you design a delivery experience that’s tailored just for you.

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                        Care That’s Close To Home
            
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Care That’s Close To Home

With four locations across Central Florida and an entire network of care behind you, your family will have the expert support you need every step of the way.

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Empowering You Through Labor & Delivery

Pregnancy and motherhood are exciting, challenging, and joyful all at once — even when it’s not your first time around. That’s why we provide everything you need along your pregnancy journey. From your own Birth Experience Coordinator to the most knowledgeable obstetricians, nurses, and certified childbirth educators, you’ll always have expert guidance.

 

There’s nothing quite like the joy of starting your own family. Whether you’re getting ready for your first child or your third, you’re most certainly busy preparing your head, heart, and home for your newest arrival. 

While some things you may anticipate during pregnancy, like taking daily vitamins and prepping your hospital overnight bag, other potential needs, like finding a specialized pregnancy doctor who treats high-risk newborns, aren’t as obvious. That’s why it’s a good idea to meet with a family planning expert and obstetrician. They will help you boost your chances of a safe pregnancy and check for any high-risk factors, long before your last trimester.

Birth Experience Coordinator
We also offer a seasoned team of Birth Experience Coordinators who will handle every detail of your maternity care. As registered nurses and certified childbirth educators, your Birth Experience Coordinator will guide you through every stage of your pregnancy, answering your questions, and working with you to create a personal birth plan. You can also count on them to remind you to get to your prenatal screenings — and have the right prenatal checklists handy, too. We provide all of this and more, so you can relax, enjoy, and focus on welcoming your newborn into your life.

Classes for New Parents
Enroll in one of our many classes to help you get familiar with new parenting skills. Choose from a bootcamp for new dads, breastfeeding support and lactation consultation, baby care basics, pediatric CPR, and more. Led by registered nurses and certified childbirth educators, our courses will provide you with the essentials for your new addition.

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When you’re pregnant, the passing of time is measured in weeks and fruit sizes. While pregnancy can be a joyful journey, it can also come with its own set of concerns — ones you can bring to us any time, day or night. Your team of prenatal care specialists and midwives are here to make sure you have access to the latest advancements in OB care, plus the support and resources you need to enjoy the healthiest possible pregnancy.
 
At AdventHealth for Women, you have four locations to choose from to help keep your care close to home. The first step is meeting face-to-face with your obstetrician, who advises you on your care. If you’d like a certified nurse midwife, you can meet with her, too. Tour one of The Baby Places next, where you can attend parenting classes and personalize your delivery day Birth Wishes. From low-intervention births with music to full pain-care assistance, you can choose the delivery that’s right for you. You’ll even enjoy leading technologies such as mobile fetal monitoring, which allows you to move around during labor and potentially speeds up your time to delivery.
 
When it comes time for your baby’s birth day, your obstetrician will be on hand to help guide your child into the world. Once you and your new bundle are settled, we’ll be here to provide all the care you both need, including baby blessings and even upgraded amenities like mom-and-baby portraits to share with friends and family. We’ll help you relax in a hospital suite with WiFi, TV, and pull-out couches for overnight visitors.

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Maternal-Fetal Medicine Expertise

No one wants to hear the words “high-risk pregnancy,” but if these words become a part of your journey, we hope you find comfort knowing that our team of specialists is always prepared to help you. Our Comprehensive Fetal Medicine program is designed to support your pregnancy day by day, week by week, guided by your Care Coordinator and customized care plan.

Your pregnancy may be high-risk if you:

  • Are Older Than 35
  • Have Learned You’re Having Twins (or Triplets!)
  • Have Pre-existing Health Conditions
  • Were High-Risk in Past Pregnancies 
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If your little one should need extra attention, rest easy knowing there’s an incredible team of pediatric specialists dedicated to them. Our neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) combine state-of-the-art technology, sothing baby-friendly environments and a comprehensive range of specialty services to provide the highest level of care to our tiniest patients. The Level II and Level III NICUs at AdventHealth for Children know what special care is required for babies born prematurely or experiencing complications. 

We offer the largest NICU network in Central Florida with four locations - just in case you need it. Our level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is ranked among the best children's hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. 

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Your body will probably feel different after childbirth, and you’ll need time to regain your strength and flexibility. You may also experience pelvic discomfort, back pain, or incontinence, and wonder if these symptoms are normal. You’re not alone; many women experience these common symptoms after labor and delivery.

Many times, pregnancies and/or childbirth can result in weakness in your pelvic floor. These symptoms are uncomfortable but highly treatable. Your Birth Experience Coordinator can connect you with our Body After Baby program, which includes physical therapists who specialize in pelvic rehabilitation.

If you’re feeling more than the typical pelvic discomfort, we can treat your pain with innovative techniques, such as the latest minimally invasive robotic surgery and single-incision laparoscopy techniques. With fewer incisions, you’ll experience minimal scarring, less pain, and a short recovery time, so you can quickly return to nurturing and bonding with your baby.

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Once your baby’s here, the real adventure begins. Your daily routines are about to change, but stay confident, savor every snuggle, and have faith that you know just what your child needs. Also know that our care doesn’t end after you take your baby home. At every turn, our nurses and educators will be here to offer any help you need, including screening and support for postpartum depression.

The first year of motherhood can sometimes feel overwhelming. We do everything we can to help you become more confident as you embark on the journey of parenthood by offering some post-pregnancy classes and lectures, including:

  • Baby Bunch: A weekly gathering designed for moms of young babies, from newborn to 12 months old, with helpful discussions on feeding options, infant development, and maternal health.
  • Little Music Makers: Sing, Play, Grow — an early-childhood music group for newborns to 12-month-olds.
  • Women's Health Navigation: Our women's health navigator is a specially trained, registered nurse whose job is to make life easier for each of our patients through expert clinical assistance and educational, emotional and spiritual support. 

Above all, we want you to know you’re never alone, and that asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. Adjusting to life as “Mom” can be challenging. If you’re not feeling quite like yourself and you’re concerned about your mental and spiritual well-being, ask for help, always. We’ll be there to lift you up, and happily connect you with postpartum counselors and screenings. Whether this is your first baby or your fourth, we’ll always be cheering you on and wishing the best for your growing family.

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Classes For New Parents At Every Single Stage

Whether you’re a first-time parent or bringing home baby number three, our Baby Place Academy is here to help your family ease into this next chapter. From breastfeeding support and sibling classes to boot camp for new dads and tips for introducing your pet to the baby, we’re here to make your transition as smooth as possible.

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Our Locations. Your Options.

Though each of the four Baby Place locations across Central Florida are unique, they all share the same high standard of expertise and personalized care. Wherever you choose to bring your new baby into the world, know that you’ll have a dedicated Birth Experience Coordinator by your side for support and guidance.

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Personalized Amenities and Concierge Services

When you stay with us, you’ll receive all the comforts of home, along with helpful complimentary services and a wide range of amenities personalized just for you. From valet parking to room service, and from your private room to the exceptional care and service, you’ll find your time at The Baby Place to be very special.

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A Network of Women's Health Specialists Who Specialize In You

Doreen Forsythe, BSN, RN
Women's Health Navigator
Jillian Artis, APRN, CNM, RN
Midwife
Jessica M. Auffant, MD
OB/GYN
Lynda J. Balint, MD
OB/GYN
Scott A. Boone, MD
OB/GYN
Deborah Brown, APRN, CNM
Midwife
Stacy Butschek, MSN, CNM, APRN
Midwife
Heather Collins, RN, CCE
Birth Care Coordinator
Jennifer Collins, CNM, MSN
Midwife
Mark S. Crider, MD
OB/GYN
April Eckwielen, LCCE, RYT
Birth Care Coordinator
Laura Harshman, RN, BSN
Birth Care Coordinator
D. Ashley Hill, MD
OB/GYN
Rachel G. Humphrey, MD
Perinatologist
Jill Johnson, DO
OB/GYN
Mary Langenstroer, MD, FACOG
OB/GYN
Lindsay Maggio, MD
Perinatologist
Andrea B. Messel, CNM, MSN
Midwife
Cameron Munoz, RNC-OB
Birth Care Coordinator
Gargey M. Patil, MD
OB/GYN
Marilyn Reed, RN
Birth Care Coordinator
Jessica Reichert, APRN, CNM
Midwife
Jordan Skees, CNM
Midwife
Kristell M. Valverde, MD
OB/GYN
Mark J. Wehrum, DO
Perinatologist
Andreia Acuna, MD
OB/GYN
Ahmed M. Al-Malt, MD
Perinatologist
John S. Albritton, MD
OB/GYN
Albert Asante, MD
Infertility Specialist
Yelena A. Atlanova, MD
OB/GYN
Shiela A. Bahn, MD
OB/GYN
Donna Balo, CNM, APRN, MS
Midwife
Edmund Boulting, MD
OB/GYN
Bruce H. Breit, MD
OB/GYN
Katie Caldwell, CNM
Midwife
Jose I. Cardenas, MD
OB/GYN
Carmon Carlson, CNM, APRN, MSN
Midwife
Nateya Carrington, MD
OB/GYN
Svetlana A. Cascio, MD
OB/GYN
Clyde H. Climer, MD
OB/GYN
Stephen S. Crane, MD
Perinatologist
Rodni N. Cruz, MD
OB/GYN
Aparna Dacha, MD
OB/GYN
Brooke Dean, CNM, APRN, MSN
Midwife
Michael R. DeNardis, DO, FACOG
OB/GYN
Bernard T. Despres, DO
OB/GYN
Steven L. Dukes, MD
OB/GYN
Ellen R. Eye, MD
OB/GYN
Lisa Felix, CNM, APRN
Nurse Midwife
Jordana I. Fernandez, MD
OB/GYN
Veronica D. Figueroa, MD, FACOG
OB/GYN
Douglas E. Gearity, MD
OB/GYN
David Goss, MD
OB/GYN
Sharon B. Jaffe, MD
Infertility Specialist
Charity Johnson, MD
OB/GYN
Anne-Marie V. Jones, MD
OB/GYN
Yasmine Kareem, MD, FACOG
OB/GYN
Denise L. Klemczak, DO, FACOG
OB/GYN
Lindsey M. Koss, MD
OB/GYN
Gene L. Krishinger, MD
OB/GYN
Ying Lei, MD
OB/GYN
Robert F. Lemert, MD
OB/GYN
Randall A. Loy, MD
Infertility Specialist
Farah T. Mahbub, MD
OB/GYN
Sobiah Mallick, MD
OB/GYN
Cordell Mitchell, MD
OB/GYN
Melissa M. Moore, MD
OB/GYN
Evelyn D. Morning , MD
OB/GYN
Yesenia T. Moya, MD
OB/GYN
Margarita P. Olivares-Castro, MD
OB/GYN
Susanne V. Osborne, MD, FACOG
OB/GYN
Temitope A. Oshodi, MD
OB/GYN
Felix D. Oyola, MD
OB/GYN
Michelle Ozcan-Stalnaker, MD, FACOG
OB/GYN
Mark R. Palazzolo, DO, FACOG
OB/GYN
John V. Parker, MD
OB/GYN
Priya Patel, MD
OB/GYN
Sejal P. Patel, MD
Infertility Specialist
Christopher K. Quinsey, MD
OB/GYN
Juan E. Reinoso, MD
OB/GYN
Frank C. Riggall, MD
Infertility Specialist
Carlos A. Rodriguez, MD, FACOG
OB/GYN
Elinor A. Rodriguez, MD
OB/GYN
Farnaz Safi, MD
OB/GYN
Grace V. Sarvotham, MD
OB/GYN
Michelle Senig, CNM, APRN, MSN
Midwife
Kanisha L. Sierra Rios, MD
OB/GYN
Jennifer F. Simpkins, MD
OB/GYN
Pamela K. Snook, MD
OB/GYN
Renata Silva Starr, MD
OB/GYN
Margaret E. Tanzy, MD
OB/GYN
Jennifer R. Vande Velde, DO
OB/GYN
Luisa F. Vanegas, MD
OB/GYN
Genelle A. Walters, DO
OB/GYN
LaKrystal J. Warren, MD
OB/GYN
Wendy L. Whitcomb, MD
OB/GYN
Douglas G. Winger, MD
OB/GYN
Ameigh V. Worley , MD
OB/GYN
Oliver Bayouth, MD
Perinatologist
Milton W. McNichol, MD
Infertility Specialist
Lama L. Tolaymat, MD
Perinatologist
Mark P. Trolice, MD, FACOG, FACS, FACE
Infertility Specialist
Melissa M. Yates, MD
Infertility Specialist
Cameron Munoz, RNC-OB
Birth Care Coordinator
Lindsay Kissane, MD
Urogynecologist

OB Physician Team Available 24/7

Each of our Baby Place locations has an OB/GYN physician on site and available 24 hours, seven days a week in case an unforeseen emergency occurs. These OB/GYN physicians, often referred to as OB Hospitalists or "laborists," are specialized in caring for women in labor and delivering babies. You can have peace of mind that our team is available for you
whenever you need us.

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Schedule An OB Tour

You want to feel confident in your labor and delivery care. That’s why we invite you to come in and take a tour of our beautiful birthing suites. Choose from locations in Altamonte, Celebration, Orlando, and Winter Park.

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Pre-Register

When you’re in labor, you want to settle into your birthing suite, not stop and make sure your hospital records are up to date. Save time, stress, and anxiety by taking just a few minutes to pre-register now.

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Contact Your Birth Experience Team

Meeting your baby face-to-face for the first time is an experience you’ll only have once. We’re here to help make sure it’s everything you imagine and more with individualized support and guidance.

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