WE LISTEN… carefully to the sound of a baby’s heartbeat.

Like you, we get to know your baby long before it’s born. That’s why the doctor who cares for you is the doctor who is there for you when your baby takes its first breath. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

WE LISTEN, because we care.

At Lakewood Health System, we take your birth experience personally and are excited and honored to be a part of this major life event.

Click Here to view our “Stork Report” gallery of new babies born at Lakewood Health System!

Personalized healthcare means having someone who understands your health. That’s why YOUR physician, the one you have seen through your entire journey up to this incredible moment, will be right there with you when you’re ready to deliver. In addition to two on-staff OB/GYNs (Dr. Carol Uhlman and Dr. Erik Dovre) and a Certified Nurse Midwife (Jessica Wilmes), the following family medicine physicians also work with expectant parents through the prenatal process, as well as the delivery:

  • Christine Albrecht, MD
  • Arden Beachy, MD
  • Julie Benson, MD
  • Sarah Israelson, MD
  • Ryan Kroll, MD
  • Lindsay Leveille, MD
  • Katie Norris, MD

We realize that each mom-to-be has different desires and needs in terms of how they want to handle pain, the labor process, and the level of involvement and attention from individuals. We cater to your needs and wishes, and are pleased to provide a variety of solutions for pain management, and even alternative birthing methods, such as a special tub for water births. We also have a cross-functional team of staff members who will care for your every need, including six certified Lactation Counselors to provide with breast feeding guidance and direction.

When you deliver your baby at Lakewood Health System, you’re showered with free gifts for you and your baby, including:

  • Candlelight dinner
  • Relaxing massage
  • Infant car seat
  • Case of diapers
  • CD of baby photos
  • Baby bag with supplies
  • Complimentary home visit by the expectations team

Click on “Documents” on the right to view a template you can use to design your own birth plan.

Click Here to visit our Women’s Health section for more information on health topics and services specific to women.


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