Here for You and Your Children

When women from the Bradenton/Sarasota 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

Find a Physician for Women's Health Services

If you need a referral to a physician at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, call our free Direct Doctors Plus® referral service at 941-708-8100.

Childbirth Services

The Women and Children’s Center provides family-centered care throughout the childbirth process. Our family birthing suites offer a private, comfortable, secure environment with homelike surroundings during labor and after childbirth. Each labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum suite is equipped with technological advances, including an advanced, wireless fetal monitor system that allows mothers to have freedom of mobility, which can help with the birthing process and make mothers more comfortable.

Our infant security system offers safety for mother and child. Obstetric nurses at the Women’s Center are highly skilled in labor support and family centered nursing. If baby requires special attention, new parents can be reassured by the technology and expertise available in our Level 1 nursery.

Optimal Comfort in a Relaxing Environment

  • Room service dining available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Daily Quiet Time from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day for silent and undisturbed tranquility
  • Daily “Tea at Two” to enhance rest and bonding
  • Aromatherapy options
  • Relaxation music
  • Doulas welcome

Comprehensive Care

  • Private labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum suites
  • Wireless fetal monitoring for increased comfort and mobility
  • Infant security system
  • Personalized rooming-in experience for mom and baby
  • Birth viewing drape for Cesarean delivery

Designated 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 from 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.

Available classes include:

  • Parenthood prep classes
    • Breastfeeding
    • Infant CPR
    • Baby Care Basics
    • Aromatherapy and Essential Oils During Pregnancy and Labor
  • Childbirth education classes
    • XTRA TLC
    • Prepared Childbirth Series and Weekend Crash Course
    • Prenatal Yoga
    • HypnoBirth
  • New parenthood classes and support groups
    • Increase the Peace — Parenthood prep
    • Little Nippers — New parent support group
    • Pospartum adjustment support group
    • Tummy Time

Learn more about our classes