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Meet Our Mom: Lindsay S

The Schwartz Family pose for a photo

The following is a first-person account of a real family's labor and delivery experience at AdventHealth for Women.

My name is Lindsay S. and I have been lucky enough to give birth to both of my beautiful daughters at AdventHealth for Women in Orlando. Our first daughter Rachael was born June 2017 and we most recently welcomed Audrey in April 2019.

Being a first-time mom, the thoughts of labor and delivery can be quite daunting. After my husband convinced me we needed to go to the hospital and not out to dinner I was immediately surrounded by the best of the best. Everyone was top notch, working efficiently, while simultaneously being friendly and keeping my husband and myself calm. Jessica Reichert delivered Rachael early on that Father’s Day morning. Truthfully, I felt like every single person there was my own personal cheerleader during my stay.

With my most recent pregnancy I was under the care of Dr. Jennifer Kelley. Throughout my entire pregnancy she made me feel as those I was her only patient, always taking the time to make sure all my questions were answered and personally following up with me if I had concerns/issues between appointments. Two days past my due date in the early morning hours we made our way to AdventHealth Orlando. Once again, from the moment we stepped through the door we were surrounded by first class doctors, nurses and staff. Dr. Kelley and I had been in contact earlier that day with how things were progressing and I was so happy that my doctor who I had seen for every single OB appointment would be there to deliver my new little girl. Now imagine how ecstatic I was to find out Jessica Reichert, as well as Dr. Auffant, would once again be part of this exciting moment in my life! While laboring one of the nurses I had for several days during my last stay, Krystal, even stopped into my room on her way in for the day to cheer me on! My delivery nurse, Elizabeth, kept me smiling and often times laughing. Robin efficiently and expertly administered my epidural less than an hour from when I arrived! The mood and vibe in my room was once again exactly what I wished for. Once Audrey safely arrived and we settled in upstairs for a two-night stay. Krystal was my nurse again and it was so nice to have a friendly face. Hillary was another nurse we had during our stay who made a lasting impression on our family.

AdventHealth for Women was an important part of our story of becoming a family of four. I truly cannot say enough good!