OB Services to Help You Feel Whole
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 and perinatologists, you’ll always have the support you need.
Our Birth Experience Team provides personalized support at every stage of your pregnancy. At the Baby Place, you have access to everything from prenatal classes to private mother/baby rooms to the only Level II NICU in Seminole County. We’ve got all your needs — and your baby’s needs — covered.
Care for Your New Arrival
Pregnancy and motherhood are exciting, challenging, and joyful all at once — even when it’s not your first baby. 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 here.
- Personalized OB Services
The Baby Place at AdventHealth Altamonte Springs is unique in that it features amenities often found in birth centers, such as midwifery care and natural birthing techniques. These options offer you the opportunity to customize your birth experience, giving you more involvement and comfort in the birthing process.
- Your Birth Experience Coordinator
Your Birth Experience Coordinator is Laura Harshman, RN, BSN. Laura helps you design a customized birth plan that meets your unique wishes. She has more than two decades of nursing experience and has been a member of the AdventHealth team for over 15 years.
Laura helps guide you through your birth process from pregnancy to delivery and throughout postpartum care. She’ll be with you every step of the way in your pregnancy and can assist in scheduling your hospital tour and parent education classes, too.
Contact Your Birth Experience Coordinator
- Labor and Delivery
Individualized Birth Plan
The arrival of a new baby is one of the most exciting moments in your life. We offer the opportunity to design a birth plan to ensure this milestone event is personalized to your ideal experience, giving you more involvement and comfort throughout the birthing process. Care options and amenities include massage aids, midwifery care, natural birthing techniques, aromatherapy, a baby blessing and so much more.
Comfort and Relaxation Aids
- Blanket warmer
- Wear your own ideal or personal birthing attire
- Hot and cold packs
- Jetted tubs
- Lighting control
- Massage aids
- Massage therapist*
- Music therapy
Just Like Home
- Audio port which will connect your personal devices to the sound system in your room
- Comfortable seating for guests
- Flat-screen TV
- Free Wi-Fi access
- Home-like décor and ceiling fans
- In-room refrigerator
- Meals for dad or significant other
- Microwave on the unit
- Unrestricted visiting hours
- Upgraded sheets and linens
*Fees apply for massage services.
- Concierge Services and Amenities
Our AdventHealth concierge team specializes in offering exemplary service and amenities customized to your needs. As our valued guest, our goal is to make you feel special during your stay at The Baby Place. We offer à la carte items such as nursing gowns, floral arrangements, robe and slippers, and much more. You can also choose to enhance your experience with one of our customized packages including:
“Birth” Day Celebration
There is no better way to celebrate your new baby’s “birth” day than with delicious cake, balloons and a banner.
Welcome Baby Toast
Celebrate baby’s arrival with crisp sparkling apple cider in your very own AdventHealth ice bucket and AdventHealth keepsake toasting flutes.
Baby Face Portraits
Baby Face Portraits serves as the exclusive provider of newborn portrait photography at AdventHealth. For more information about packages and services, visit their website at MyBabyFacePortraits.com.
Make big brother or big sister feel special with their very own “Big Brother” or “Big Sister” t-shirt. Baby will also have their very own “New Addition” onesie. Balloon bouquet and teddy bear are also included to celebrate the occasion.
Help parents-to-be celebrate the occasion with the “Welcome Baby Toast” package, their own “Mom” and “Dad” coffee mugs, and gourmet specialty chocolates. They will also receive a set of king-sized pillows with pillowcases, a blanket for Mom and a blanket for Dad. An AdventHealth tote bag is included to help carry these keepsakes home.
For customization purposes, please provide 24-hour notice.
- Post-Pregnancy Support
Once your baby’s here, your daily routines are about to change, but 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:
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.
This class will help prepare you to successfully breastfeed your new baby and provide tips for overcoming common challenges along the way.
The Gift of Motherhood
Our most comprehensive parent education program, this class covers the experience of childbirth, pregnancy discomfort, what to expect during labor, postpartum care, baby care and frequently asked questions.
To register for these classes, click here.
Above all, we want you to know you’re never alone, and that asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. 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. We’ll always be cheering you on and wishing the best for your growing family.
Expert Care Designed Around Compassion
Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Sometimes things don’t go as planned, and babies need extra care. At AdventHealth Altamonte Springs, you’ll have access to a team of health care professionals and specialists 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Trusted Maternity Care Specialists
If you’re in need of maternity care, finding the right physician or midwife is the first step to feeling whole. Your path to a healthy birth experience for mother and baby starts at AdventHealth Altamonte Springs, formerly Florida Hospital Altamonte.
Schedule a Tour
Creating a personalized birth plan designed around you is our specialty. Learn about what makes the Baby Place at AdventHealth Altamonte Springs so unique and schedule your tour today.
Your Birth Experience Coordinator
Your Birth Experience Coordinator Laura Harshman, RN, BS, is committed to offering each expectant mother a customized birth plan that meets their unique wishes. Laura has more than two decades of nursing experience and has been a member of the AdventHealth family for over 15 years.
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Our Altamonte Springs Birth Experience Team provides personalized support at every stage of your pregnancy. From prenatal classes to private mother and baby rooms, and a Level II NICU, we’ve got all of your needs — and your baby’s needs — covered.
Every Step of the Way
- Birth Experience Team
- Breastfeeding Support
- Maternal Fetal Medicine (High-Risk Obstetrics)
- Milk Depot
- Obstetrics Care
- Parent Education
- Pediatric Specialties (AdventHealth for Children)