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Women's health

For more than 50 years, we've helped countless individuals grow their families close to home. At UF Health Leesburg Hospital's Life Center for Women, we are dedicated to helping new mothers and their babies thrive. We are proud that you have trusted us to provide generations of care to Lake County.

Labor & Delivery

Our board-certified obstetricians and gynecologists, pediatric hospitalists and nurses provide compassionate care through each phase of the birthing experience. We offer spacious labor and delivery suites designed for the comfort of mothers, babies, and families.

The Life Center for Women is equipped with a newborn nursery and state-of-the-art operating and recovery rooms for caesarean deliveries. Our pediatric hospitalists provide around-the-clock care to every newborn baby.

Lactation services are available as well as FREE childbirth education classes.

Helpful apps for expecting mothers

Are you expecting a bundle of joy and wondering what to do next? Try downloading a pregnancy app to kick-off your pregnancy with confidence!

Whether you're pregnant for the first or fifth time, you'll want to have the best tools at your fingertips to stay on top of each trimester in a personalized way. Not only can certain pregnancy apps provide informative entertainment, but there are also tools within different apps to track various appointments, vitamin schedules, timelines regarding prepping for baby's arrival, and more.

Here are our top picks:

  • Count the Kicks
  • The Bump
  • LactMed
  • CCI AR (Education Books)
  • Safe Sleep Sweep
  • Baby Breastfeeding Tracker
  • Baby Center Pregnancy Tracker
  • CDC Milestone Tracker
  • The Period of PURPLE Crying

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Breastfeeding resources

We want to ensure that mothers and newborns receive timely and appropriate care to enable the establishment of optimal feeding, which promotes health and development. Click the links below for helpful information about breastfeeding:

How to Prepare for Breastfeeding While Expecting

Infant Feeding Plan

Breastfeeding Affirmations Builder

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If you need breastfeeding assistance, please utilize any of the following resources:

  • Florida Department of Health in Lake County, WIC Program
  • Lake County Healthy Start
    • Healthy Start participants receive personalized breastfeeding support, parenting education, tobacco cessation and other services. For more information, or to join a breastfeeding support group, call 352.314.6933. For more information about a Spanish-speaking breastfeeding support group in the Groveland area, call 352.203.0613. Visit www.CentralHealthyStart.org to learn more.
  • National Breastfeeding Helpline
    • Receive over-the-phone help with common breastfeeding concerns by calling 1.800.994.9662.
  • La Leche League

Childbirth education classes

We are committed to meeting your pre- and post-natal education needs. Click here to view our calendar of upcoming educational opportunities.

To learn more, call the UF Health Leesburg Hospital Life Center for Women at 352.323.5564. Someone is available to answer your call Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. To speak to a lactation consultant, press 1. For information about childbirth education classes, press 2. For help with general questions or concerns, press 3.

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To learn more, call the UF Health Leesburg Hospital Life Center for Women at 352.323.5564. Someone is available to answer your call Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. To speak to a lactation consultant, press 1. For information about childbirth education classes, press 2. For help with general questions or concerns, press 3.

*NOTE: TO SAFEGUARD OUR HOSPITAL CAMPUS AND PROTECT NEW MOTHERS AND BABIES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, HOSPITAL TOURS WILL NOT BE OFFERED UNIT FURTHER NOTICE.

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When you choose to deliver your little miracle at UF Health Leesburg Hospital, you are also selecting a hospital that earned a Gold Certified Safe Sleep Champion designation from the Cribs for KidsĀ® National Safe Sleep Hospital program. This highest-level certification means staff go above and beyond in a pursuit to reduce sleep-related deaths (SRD) by promoting practices and education for infant sleep safety.

Gynecological services

With physicians who are trained in minimally-invasive surgical techniques, our team can treat a host of gynecologic issues such as urinary incontinence, endometriosis, fibroids, menopause, etc. You'll stay in a private, spacious suite designed for post-operative care. Rooms are equipped with sleeping accommodations for an overnight guest as well as a private bathroom for your comfort.

Breast health

Digital mammography at UF Health Leesburg Hospital is accredited by the American College of Radiology and offers shorter exam times and faster results than traditional mammography. To schedule your appointment, call 352.751.8888.