The Women and Children's Center at Lakewood Ranch

Here for You and Your Children.

When women from the Bradenton area come to the Women's and Children's Center at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, they can get the care they need from a team of experienced medical professionals. The staff at the center work together to provide coordinated care for obstetrics and gynecology, labor and delivery and urology. The staff at the center places a special emphasis on childbirth and children.

The Women's and Children's Center is located in separate building from the main hospital and has easily-accessible parking. The center includes:

  • Labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) suites that are spacious and private
  • Operating rooms
  • Medical/surgical beds
  • Exam/triage rooms

The Women and Children’s Center offers a number of special touches that can enhance a patient's experience during their stay. Labor and delivery patients can enjoy:

  • Room service dining available 24 hours a day, seven days per week
  • Tea time at 2 p.m.
  • Daily “Quiet Time” observance from 2 – 4 p.m.


The private labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum suites at The Women and Children's Center are equipped with advanced technology, such as fetal monitoring systems, and are comfortably arranged to provide a pleasant environment for labor and those first days after birth. Family birthing suites create a comfortable, secure environment with homelike surroundings. Our infant security system offers safety for mother and child as well.

While complications are rare during childbirth, parents-to-be can rest easy by knowing that the center is ready to provide mothers and newborns with any special care that may be needed to treat uncommon situations. Parents can be reassured to know that if their baby needs special care, our neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU) is staffed by trained nurses, staff neonatologists and physicians who specialize in newborn care.

Childbirth services include:

  • Labor and delivery
  • Natural childbirth
  • Cesarean birth
  • Epidural

Quiet Time

Being a new mom is exciting, but with all the commotion and constant attention, we know moms can use a break to relax with their newborns. That’s why the staff at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center observes Quiet Time between 2 to 4 p.m. each day for silent and undisturbed tranquility. As Quiet Time begins, we dim the lights in the entire center and remind patients, visitors and the staff that this is a peaceful time. We also place signs on your room door that discourage interruptions and allow you and your baby to rest.

We start Quiet Time by delivering complimentary tea and cookies that you can enjoy the comfort of your private room. Because this time is set aside just for you, most moms choose to sleep, enjoy skin-to-skin contact with their baby or breastfeed. Throughout your stay with us we do all we can to accommodate you and Quiet Time is no different. The staff will only enter your room if medically necessary. While close relatives are allowed in the room with you during Quiet Time, we encourage moms to reserve this time to bond with your baby and to schedule visits from family and friends around these hours.

Family-focused Education Classes and Health Screenings

The importance of education is emphasized at The Women and Children's Center. Prenatal classes, childbirth education classes, health screenings and patient education seminars on women's health topics are offered. At The Women and Children's Center at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, caring professionals, whose focus is you, treat each patient with compassion and dignity.

Personal health should be your number one priority. That includes getting an annual mammogram. Early detection is the best defense against breast cancer.
Education and support for expectant families before, during and after the birth experience.
The women’s health physical therapy program at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center offers private, one-on-one treatment.
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Childbirth Education

Education and support for expectant families before, during and after the birth experience.

Childbirth Education Class Schedule

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Prenatal & Newborn


Lakewood Ranch Medical Center proudly offers complimentary "Baby Bump" portrait sessions.

"Baby Bump" sessions are offered twice a month at Lakewood Ranch. Our365 will photograph you and your family post-birth in your hospital room. Both sessions are free of charge and come with Web Nursery to share your beautiful photos with family and friends.

Call Michelle today to schedule your complimentary "Baby Bump" session: (813) 732-8905.

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Lakewood Ranch Medical Center is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company, that is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation.       

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center

8330 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
(941) 782-2100

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