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Midwives + Birth Centers in Lakeland and Polk County

A midwife is a trained health professional who provides medical care during pregnancy, labor, and delivery.  Midwives may deliver babies at birthing centers, at home, or at a hospital. Midwives care for women who don’t have complications or high-risk factors, and they can make referrals to doctors if needed.

If you are interested in natural childbirth options or giving birth outside of the hospital, a local birth center can provide a home-like setting for your birth experience, many of them also offer rooms with tubs for water births.

(Curious about the difference between a midwife and a doula? A midwife provides medical care and may also provide emotional support. A doula provides physical and informational support, but does not perform clinical tasks. A doula does not replace the medical care of a midwife, doctor, or obstetrician but can be a vital part of your pregnancy care team).

For a more comprehensive list of resources and links to recent articles, visit our Pregnancy + New Mom Guide.

Use the map at the bottom to find Midwives + Birth Centers Near You.

Lakeland Regional Health

Lakeland Regional Health is Lakeland’s hospital and also offers many other services for your family’s health.

Some specific services for children + families include:

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lakeland Regional Health is more than just a hospital. The LRH Physician Group provides care in over 20 specialties at convenient locations throughout Polk County. LRH is home to highly skilled OB-Gyn physicians, certified nurse midwives and a compassionate care team offering expert obstetric and gynecologic care in a comfortable, nurturing environment, located right at the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children.  They provide complete prenatal and birthing care from your pregnancy all the way through delivery.

Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children
With approximately 3,100 deliveries each year, Lakeland Regional Health is experienced in welcoming babies into the world. The Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children with its contemporary design and state-of-the-art technology, is why Lakeland Regional Health is your ideal childbirth destination. Take a virtual tour of the Pavilion or sign up for a free Labor & Delivery Tour to take a closer look at their rooms and services.

Children’s Emergency Department + Pediatric ICU
You’ll also find a dedicated Children’s Emergency Department and Pediatric ICU at the hospital. They also offer classes for childbirth, nursing, and caring for a newborn.

Pediatricians
LRH is home to multiple board-certified pediatricians and board-certified nurse practitioners (APRN) who provide care in Lakeland and Winter Haven. LRH partners with Nemours Children’s Health System pediatric specialists.

Center for Fetal Care
For women with a high-risk pregnancy or other underlying conditions, the Center for Fetal Care provides specialized evaluations and consultations. They use advanced technology and testing to give you peace of mind and to achieve the best possible outcome for both you and your baby.

Classes for New Parents
LRH offers a variety of classes for soon-to-be parents and those planning to become pregnant. Class topics include: Breastfeeding, Newborn Care, Prepared Childbirth, and New Parent 101. Click here to see upcoming classes.

See our articles about Lakeland Regional Health.

Lakeland-Regional-Health Sponsor
1324 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, Florida 33805
3030 Harden Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33803
3015 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, Florida 33803
4710 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33813
130 Pablo Street, Lakeland, Florida 33803
430 East Central Avenue, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
3525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33805
300 Parkview Place, Lakeland, Florida 33805
Celebrate Birth
1525 Edgewater Beach Dr., Lakeland, Florida 33805
Lakeland Midwifery Care
1923 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, Florida 33803