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Pregnancy & Childbirth

For a more comprehensive list of resources and links to relevant articles, visit our Pregnancy, Childbirth, & New Mom Guide.

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).

Use the 3 bars on the top left to filter by location. Use the map below to find Pregnancy & Childbirth Near Me.

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Lakeland-Regional-Health Sponsor
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 – https://lakelandmom.com/tag/lakeland-regional-health/

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
208 Main Street, Auburndale, Florida 33823
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Family Fundamentals - A Success by 6 Resource Center

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! 2020-21 Schedule coming soon. The schedule follows Polk County Schools calendar. All classes are also listed on our calendar at lakelandmom.com/calendar.

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Watson Clinic
Watson Clinic Obstetrics & Gynecology

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.

1755 North Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33805
2164 County Road 540A, Lakeland, Florida 33813
2000 Osprey Boulevard, Bartow, Florida 33830
Replay Lakeland Baby Childrens Consignment
Replay Lakeland: Upscape Kids Resale & Unique Boutique

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
  • Strollers
  • Toys & Games
  • Books
  • 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 & Kisses Postpartum Doula
Snugs & Kisses LLC - Postpartum Doula

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
-Breastfeeding support
-Preparing light meal/ snacks
-Promoting healthy sleep habits
-And more!

Call today for your free consultation! (813) 808-5866

The Nest Lakeland
The Nest

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.

Women's Care Florida Lakeland OBGYN (2)
Women's Care Florida, Lakeland OB/GYN

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.

1733 Lakeland Hills Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33805
6030 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Polk County Health Department

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.

3241 Lakeland Hills Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33805
835 West Central Avenue, Lake Wales, Florida 33853
1812 North 19th Street, Haines City, Florida 33844
1805 Hobbs Road, Auburndale, Florida 33823
Central Florida Health Care
1129 North Missouri Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33805
700 Galvin Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
201 Magnolia Avenue, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
1514 1st Street North, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
106 Northwest 9th Avenue, Mulberry, Florida 33860
601 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33801
305 West Central Avenue, Lake Wales, Florida 33853
705 Ingraham Avenue, Haines City, Florida 33844
109 West Wall Street, Frostproof, Florida 33843
916 Dundee Road, Dundee, Florida 33838
Healthy Families Polk

Healthy Families is a free, voluntary program that gives families useful information on parenting and child development. Being a parent is an important and sometimes difficult job. Healthy Families offers tools to make the job easier so you can have the support you ned to reach your goals and build a bright future for your children.

Healthy Families offers parenting classes for parents, expectant parents and caregivers of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Classes are open to the community and focus on children from birth to age 12.

Cost: $25 per person, or $40 per couple and all class materials are included in this fee. If you are a Healthy Families Polk participant, there is no charge.

Fee Includes: Six week course, Class materials, Certificate of completion (given at last class for those who participate in all classes)
To register, call (863) 534-5344. Advanced registration is required.

Healthy Start

Healthy Start is a free home visiting program that provides education and care coordination to pregnant women and families of children under the age of three. They are a helpful contact for finding local resources – 863-534-9224.

Nurse Family Partnership

The Nurse-Family Partnership is a free, voluntary program that partners first-time moms with nurse home visitors. When moms enroll in the program, a specially trained nurse will visit them throughout their pregnancy and until their baby turns two years old. During these visits, the nurse will offer the knowledge and support needed to confidently create a better life for baby and mom.

Picture Me Perfect Imaging
1517 6th Street Southeast, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Precious Moments 3D
5336 US Highway 98 North, Lakeland, Florida 33812
Winter Haven Hospital & Women's Hospital
200 Avenue F Northeast, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
49 Avenue O Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a nutrition program for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or who have recently been pregnant, infants & children under age 5. Visit their website or call 1-800-765-5942 to see if you qualify.