So You Can Focus on One Big Thing
Your little guest of honor is set to arrive. You’re ready, and everything’s in place. At The Women's Health Pavilion in AdventHealth Tampa, formerly Florida Hospital Tampa, we understand just how special this time can be — and how important the moments are leading up to it. That’s why we personalize your maternity care at every turn: from your first trimester, to first flutters, to first feedings. You’ll coordinate with an expert Birth Designer and Birth Advocate team, guiding you through preconception, prenatal care, pregnancy education and support, labor and delivery, postpartum questions, and beyond. And besides top-notch medical care, we know you’ll also appreciate our mom-focused amenities: private suites, certified midwives, self-selected music, and soaking tubs to ease body, mind, and spirit.
Let Us Deliver the Greatest Care
- Meet Your Birth Designer
You'll be supported at every step. Your Birth Designer, Emily Sullivan, RN, BSN, will be there to guide you and to help you make the right decisions for your birth experience. Emily has 30 years of experience working with mothers and babies before, during, and after labor. She serves as the Team Lead on the Mother/Baby Unit and is a Certified Lactation Counselor, as well as a Certified Postpartum Depression Nurse. Emily holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Alabama and has been a member of the Association for Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses for more than 10 years.
To speak with your personal Birth Designer, or to schedule a tour of AdventHealth Tampa, call 813-615-7300. This service is provided at no cost to mothers delivering at AdventHealth Tampa.
- Education for Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond
There are a lot of options when it comes to your maternity care, and we know you have a lot of questions. That’s why, as part of our commitment to providing whole-person wellness to mothers and babies, we offer a variety of pregnancy education and support resources and resources for new moms: lactation assistance, childbirth education classes, and baby care courses on how to adjust to life with a newborn — whether it’s about being a new parent or introducing the little one to a sibling.
Sometimes breastfeeding comes easily, but other times, you need an extra hand. Our board-certified lactation consultants provide one-on-one and group counseling to help you better understand and learn how to feed your newborn both during your stay and after you leave. You can also find supplies, breast pumps, gifts and more in our onsite store. To reach a lactation specialist call 813-615-7300 or discover our breastfeeding events.
And don’t worry: we’ll also stay connected long after you and your baby head home, with our support groups and screenings for postpartum depression. At AdventHealth Tampa, our mission is to reduce the incidences of postpartum issues, so we offer education, referrals, and counseling services. Lean on your Birth Designer for more information about our schedules, programs, and resources. We’ll help get you ready for whatever you need.
Call 813-615-7300 to learn more about the classes available, or register directly through our events.
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- The Birth Day Experience
Whether you’re a first-timer or a well-seasoned pro, we know that becoming a mother can be both exhilarating and daunting. So, let us take care of all those little details that can make a big difference. At AdventHealth Tampa we've personalized every step of your birthing experience by adding special touches to make it more memorable and creating a one-of-a-kind celebration, the Birth Day Experience®. Here is what you can expect:
- A Private Room
- Beds Built for Snuggling
- Celebratory Cake and Balloons
- Postpartum Suites
- Private Dining Experience
- Round-the-Clock Visiting Hours
- TV and Free Movies
- Visitor Accommodations
To make your day as special as possible, we invite you to work with your Birth Designer. She will help you prepare for your delivery and even share tips, like playing your favorite music.
- Advanced Techniques and Technologies
No matter your need, big or small, we’re always on call. Our board-certified OB/GYNs and maternity nurses are always on site, offering some of the most-advanced maternity and prenatal care in Tampa. We have low-intervention births, scheduled C-sections, mobile fetal monitoring so you can get up and move from bed, online pre-registration for faster check-ins, and a state-of-the-art infant security system so mom and baby are always safe. And thanks to our partnership with Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, you'll have access to a higher level of care from our pediatric hospitalists and neonatologists. We at AdventHealth Tampa want you to spend more time resting, and less time worrying. We’re on it.
- Compassionate, Expert NICU Care
You want your baby to be healthy and happy. You’ve researched everything from organic foods to safety latches. It’s also time to look within. That’s where we come in. At AdventHealth Tampa, we engage you in an open discussion about your health history and the history of your partner and your families. We look at any potential for prematurity, miscarriage, birth defect, or genetic disorder. We answer your questions. And we use fetal monitoring and leading diagnostics to give clarity and come up with a plan.
Sometimes, we can't plan for everything. If your baby needs extra care once they’re born, you’re steps away from the specialty services you need: a leading-edge Level III NICU staffed with emergency-trained team members 24/7 that includes board-certified neonatologists from Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, neonatal respiratory therapists, rehabilitation experts, and specialized nurses. Your baby is the light of your life, and you want to be involved in their care. That’s why we include you in every decision, encourage you to visit your child in our family-centered environment, and work with a multidisciplinary approach to care for your child and give you support you need. In the face of the unexpected, let us meet your expectations.
- Capture the Magic of Motherhood With Baby Face Portraits
The moment your eyes meet for the first time. The wonder of counting each finger and toe. These are the memories that will last a lifetime. To help you commemorate the magic of these moments, we offer a complimentary mother-and-baby photo session with Baby Face Portraits. Their skilled photographers can create a professional-quality photo shoot in the comfort and privacy of your hospital room. No need to wait days or weeks for your prints, by the end of the day you’ll have instant access to a number of edited images you can purchase for birth announcements, gifts, and more. Your order also includes a password-protected website you can share with friends and family around the world to celebrate the magic of this special day.
- Providing Over 20 Years of Midwifery Care
A full array of midwifery services are available to women of all ages. Midwifery services, provided at AdventHealth Tampa by the Tampa-based Women’s Health Care, include comprehensive care through every stage of childbirth such as:
- Pre-Pregnancy Counseling
- Prenatal Care
- Childbirth Planning
- Labor Support and Delivery
- Postpartum Care
- Breastfeeding Support
Women’s Health Care has been providing midwifery care to the Tampa Bay area for more than 20 years with a team of healthcare providers that include nurse midwives and nurse practitioners. The practice is the only midwifery-owned private practice in the Tampa Bay area, offering a full scope of obstetric and gynecological services.
To schedule an appointment with a nurse midwife, please call 813-615-7300.
We Focus on You
Mothers and babies need personalized care as their lives — and health — evolve. Our multidisciplinary women's health care team is here to help connect you with the resources you need to live your healthiest life every day and in every way. We’ve got you covered from your first annual checkup to your first mammogram and beyond. Let us help guide you, support you, and be your biggest cheerleader as you enjoy a life of better health, more joy, and greater confidence.