Expectant Parents

Congratulations! We know you and your family are excited to welcome a new member to your family. Nine months may seem like a long time, but it will go by quickly. While you wait, you can take positive steps to begin preparing to meet your little one.


Receive Prenatal Care
As soon as you learn you are pregnant, it is important to receive prenatal care. At our Lakeland Regional Health OB/GYN practice, our highly skilled physicians, advanced registered nurse practitioners and compassionate care team offer expert obstetric and gynecologic care and are specially trained to provide comprehensive healthcare for expectant moms. Click here to learn more about our obstetrics and gynecology services.

For expectant moms who are more likely to develop problems during pregnancy, Maternal-Fetal Medicine physicians at the Center for Fetal Care, located at the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children, offer specialized evaluations and consultation. Click here to learn more about the Center for Fetal Care.

Take our Childbirth Class
At our Prepared Childbirth Class, held at our LRH Medical Center Campus in Lakeland, you will receive information about childbirth and a booklet to take home for reference. We recommend that you take this class a few months before your baby is due. The class is offered every month on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is located on the 2nd floor of the B-Wing; classroom B201. Click here to register.

Meet Your Pediatric Team
We offer complimentary prenatal consultations with any of our providers. Two to three months before your baby is due, schedule a free Meet and Greet with us so you can get to know our team and ask questions that are important to you. We know that choosing a pediatrician is an important decision, and we are pleased to offer this service and look forward to meeting with you. To schedule a consultation, call 863.284.5000.

Install a Car Seat
Before your baby can leave the hospital, you must have an infant car seat and know how to install it. Click here for the most up-to-date information about car seat safety and inspections.