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Are you expecting a new baby? Or are you a pregnant mom who has recently moved to the Lakeland area? Start your parenting journey with our resources for a healthy and happy pregnancy. In this Guide you’ll find listings for hospitals, OBGYN’s, midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, baby stores, new mom support, pediatricians, and more.
Plus, once your new bundle of joy arrives, we have plenty of information to help you enjoy the Lakeland area with your little one(s).
The Nest is a nonprofit organization that serves the community of Lakeland and its surrounding areas through carefully designed programs and support groups in order to enact positive changes within local families.
EDUCATION – We offer many opportunities to inform, strengthen, and empower parents to make the decisions that are just right for their family. Our most popular classes are Prenatal Nutrition, Breastfeeding Basics, Natural Childbirth, Infant Massage, and Infant & Child CPR. We also host workshops and other informative events at our office from time to time.
LACTATION – Group and private support available. Our staff includes four Certified Breastfeeding Specialists and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). We strive to be a source of education, encouragement, and support for mothers who have chosen to provide this naturally healthy start for their children.
DOULA SERVICES – The Nest Doulas provide non-clinical educational, emotional, and physical support to women and their families during pregnancy, labor, and in the postpartum period. In this role, we share unbiased, evidence-based information and recommendations to aid women in making informed decisions about their care and that of their baby.
At The Nest, we believe that strong families help build strong communities. Our mission is to help parents feel confident and supported as they make the best choices for them and their family. Please visit our website for more information.
Family Fundamentals is a collaboration of organizations committed to strengthening families and our community by increasing access and awareness to resources and services. This Success By 6 parent resource center is a warm, welcoming place where parents and other family members come to access information, support services, and the tools they need to be the best parents they can be. Forty-two agencies offer services on site to provide a one-stop opportunity for parents. Parents come for one service or class and return for others. The center is located at 109 N. Kentucky Ave in Lakeland, in the same building as Explorations V Children’s Museum.
Weekly classes for ages 0-5 are offered for FREE! 2018-19 Schedule coming soon. Schedule follows Polk County Schools calendar. All classes are also listed on our calendar at www.lakelandmom.com/calendar.
Replay Lakeland is Lakeland’s new Upscale Kids Resale store. They have a fantastic selection of baby and kids clothing, shoes, toys, books, baby gear, baby carriers, teething oil, maternity wear, diaper bags, and more. All resale items are sold at 40 – 50% off retail price!
Interested in consigning your kids clothing or gear? They also buy items on the spot for cash or store credit.
Store Hours: Open Monday – Saturday from 10am-6pm
When you visit Replay you’ll find a store that is bright, clean, and spacious. The staff is super friendly and after you visit more than once, you’ll likely be remembered and considered a regular! They carry almost anything and everything you might need for raising kids including:
- Baby & Kids Clothing – sizes Preemie through Youth 18/20
- Kids Shoes
- Baby Gear – monitors, bassinets, bouncers, etc.
- Baby Carriers – Tula, Lillebaby, LennyLamb, and more
- Maternity Clothes
- Diaper Bags
- Toys & Games
- and much more!
They also carry a selection of Pumpkin Butt products and amber teething necklaces.
Learn more and see photos of past inventory – https://lakelandmom.com/replay-lakeland-upscape-kids-resale-consignment/
Snugs and Kisses LLC was created to empower moms and promote family bonding with your newest little bundle. I wholeheartedly enjoy serving mothers (and their families) during this time of transition. I provide both day and overnight postpartum care for mom and baby. Using my 10 years of newborn and infant care experience, I will work with you to understand your needs and customize a care plan that benefits you. I look forward to serving and EMPOWERING you!
My time in your home (day or night) will focus on:
-Being a non-judgmental support
-Educating on newborn care
-Mothering the mother
-Preparing light meal/ snacks
-Promoting healthy sleep habits
Call today for your free consultation! (813) 808-5866
Watson Clinic’s Obstetrics department provides pregnancy and childbirth care that really delivers. Generations of families have taken the first step to a healthy baby by choosing Watson Clinic’s experienced, skilled and compassionate women’s health specialists.
Their vast roster of services anticipate an expectant mother’s every need – from infertility counseling to 4D ultrasound imagery to around-the-clock rotations of hospital delivery coverage at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center. Education classes are offered to prepare both moms and dads for the miracle of childbirth, and cover topics like labor pains, breathing exercises and medication options during delivery.
Additional services address concerns that women might encounter during pregnancy and beyond, including those targeting urinary incontinence and bladder health issues. When more specialized care is needed, patients can receive swift, hassle-free referrals to Watson Clinic’s extended family of over 200 board-certified physicians across 40 medical and surgical departments.
The obstetrics team is housed in three convenient locations that serve each region of our community – Watson Clinic Highlands in south Lakeland, Watson Clinic Bella Vista Building in central Lakeland, and Watson Clinic Bartow Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Women’s Care Florida is the largest independent women’s health practice in Central Florida, offering a full range of care for women. We remain true to our mission of improving the lives of women every day. Two offices are located in Lakeland.
Women’s Care Florida has expanded to include patient care in several women’s specialties including gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, gynecologic pathology, breast surgery, genetic counseling, plastic and reconstructive surgery, maternal fetal medicine, behavioral health, endocrinology, gastroenterology, primary care and fertility.
Women’s Care Florida has 58 locations across the Tampa Bay and Central Florida areas, including two Women’s Health Centers and a pathology lab. More than 250 health care providers care for approximately 350,000 patients annually and deliver 14,000 babies each year.
Lakeland Regional Health is Lakeland’s hospital, but offers many other services for your family’s health. LRH partners with Nemours Children’s Health System pediatric specialists at their Grasslands location. You’ll also find a dedicated pediatric ER at the hospital. They also offer classes for childbirth, nursing, and caring for a newborn. Visit the LRH website for a full list of services.
See our articles about Lakeland Regional Health – https://lakelandmom.com/tag/lakeland-regional-health/
1755 North Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33805
2300 County Road 540A, Lakeland, Florida 33813
700 Galvin Drive, Frostproof, Florida 33801
201 Magnolia Avenue, Haines City, Florida 33880
1514 1st Street North, Lake Wales, Florida 33881
106 Northwest 9th Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33860
601 Florida Avenue South, Mulberry, Florida 33801
305 West Central Avenue, Winter Haven, Florida 33853
705 Ingraham Avenue, Haines City, Florida 33844
109 West Wall Street, Frostproof, Florida 33843
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The Polk County Health Department provides a range of services to children and adults including preventative care, comprehensive screenings, family planning, dental care, and more. If you do not have insurance, care is provided on a sliding fee scale.