Through Pregnancy and Birth
From your first trimester to first feedings, this is an incredibly special time. At the brand-new Center for Women and Children in AdventHealth Waterman, formerly Florida Hospital Waterman, we want you to enjoy every moment. So we personalize your maternity care experience. In addition to leading medical care, your very own Birth Experience Navigator will guide you through your pregnancy, week by week, until your baby is ready to join the world. And when they are, we’ll be there with all of the care that new moms seek: spacious, soothing labor and delivery rooms, plenty of time to bond with your new family, and a whole-woman approach to maternity care designed to make you feel wonderful in body, mind, and spirit.
You Matter Most to Us
- A Five-Star Role Deserves Five-Star Amenities
In life and in labor, it’s often the smallest things that matter most. So whether this is your first birth or your fifth, we’ve made it our business to know exactly what moms are looking for when it comes to choosing their birthing center. The comforting amenities at the brand-new Center for Women and Children include:
- A Spacious, Soothing Atmosphere
- Flat-Screen TVs and Free WiFi
- Flexible Visiting Hours
- Gourmet Celebration Meal for Two to Welcome Baby
- Pull-Out Bed for Partner
- Spacious Beds Built for Bonding
These are just a few of the ways our team helps you stay comfortable when you’re here with at AdventHealth Waterman, formerly Florida Hospital Waterman. Let your Birth Experience Navigator tell you more, then help you coordinate all of your maternity care.
- The Latest in Safety for Pregnancy and Delivery
At AdventHealth Waterman, we want you to spend less time worrying, and more time relaxing and rejoicing in what’s to come. That’s why, at The Center for Women and Children, we’re equipped and prepared for anything from low-intervention childbirth to scheduled C-section. We have innovative infant tagging security systems and mobile fetal monitors, so you can move around during labor, which has been shown to shorten delivery time. We also have a remarkable team of board-certified OB/GYNs and pediatric specialists. Let’s put your mind at ease, as we do for thousands of new moms all over Lake County. This is AdventHealth Waterman’s commitment to providing anything and everything you need, big or small, to feel safe, secure, and supported away from home. You’ve got this, and so do we.
- Answers to Every Baby Question You Can Think Of
As a mom-to-be, there’s a lot to think about when it comes to your labor and delivery options. That’s why we offer so many childbirth classes, breastfeeding education sessions, pregnancy education and support resources, pediatric services, and other ways to learn. Lean on your Birth Experience Navigator for more information about registration, programs, and resources. We’ll help get you ready for what’s to come.
- Proactive Screenings, Emergency Care on Call
There’s so much to look forward to as an expectant mom, and so much to plan. We’re right with you, addressing any pre-birth health concern you may have, including potential miscarriage, genetic disorders, and birth defects. We'll combine your families' health histories with screenings both before and during pregnancy. And we’ll talk compassionately about risks and how to best manage them for a healthy pregnancy and baby.
Should an issue arise or you or your baby need extra attention, we're here for you. If we can’t address it here, we’ll find a specialist who can. Our vast AdventHealth network of care means you can find services at a range of locations.
- Great Obstetric Care Begins With Top Maternal Care
Every stage of life brings new joys and challenges. From teen to adult, pregnancy to post-menopause, AdventHealth Waterman is here to give you specialized care. The Center for Women and Children offers a full range of OB/GYN services that care for you through all of life's changes.
Our goal is no less than whole-woman wellness, so that you receive care for your body, and comfort for your mind and spirit.
- Easing Loss With Compassion and Grace
You'd do everything you can to keep your baby healthy and safe. We will too. Should anything unfortunate happen, we'll be right by your side, helping you through grief and loss. Our community is here for you with support groups and resources to give you comfort and hope. We give you the space you need to heal and the guidance to help you move forward.
- Milk Depot
About the Milk Depot
We have partnered with Mothers’ Milk Bank of Florida to become the first North Lake County Milk Depot location. The Milk Depot serves as a safe, controlled collection point where women can donate their breast milk for premature and at-risk infants in need. We make it easy for moms to help other moms provide vitally important nutrients to their babies who are struggling to survive.
How It Works
1) Call 407-248-5050 for a short interview with the Mothers’ Milk Bank of Florida.
2) Complete a secure online health questionnaire.
3) Complete a free blood test.
4) Bring your frozen donor milk to the Milk Depot at AdventHealth Waterman for shipment to the Mothers’ Milk Bank of Florida. Call 352-253-3054 and Center for Women and Children employee will meet you downstairs in front of the Emergency Department entrance to pick up your donor milk. The Milk Depot is open 24/7.
For the New Love of Your Life
Welcoming a new baby is a wonderful — and sometimes overwhelming — experience. We’re here to help. Our multidisciplinary approach to care ensures you and your baby are fully supported before, during, and well after your labor and delivery. From advanced prenatal care to the most compassionate pediatric teams, count on our network to care for you and your family from birth to beyond. You’ll be there for every step of your child’s care. So will we.