‘Let’s Make a Baby’ Program Aimed At Those Trying to Conceive – Lakeland Regional Health


Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health invites couples and individuals who are trying to conceive a baby to the Let’s Make a Baby program on Monday, September 24, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The free evening features a dessert tasting, comedy ice breaker, yoga relaxation demonstration and several highly regarded experts in reproductive and maternal fetal medicine. Armando Fuentes, MD, Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist who oversees the new state-of-the-art Center for Fetal Care at the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children, will speak about staying healthy during pregnancy. Lakeland Regional Health Obstetrician-Gynecologist Diana Narvaez, MD, will discuss issues and myths about conception and fertility, and Lakeland Regional Health Urologist Rakesh Patel, MD, will address male reproductive issues. A question-and-answer session will follow, and guests will be able to submit written questions discreetly.

Each year, approximately 3,000 babies are born at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center. In Polk County, preconceptual and perinatal healthcare for mothers and infants are prevalent concerns.

“Improving the well-being of mothers, infants and children is important to ensuring the overall health of our community,” said Timothy J. Regan, MD, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center President and Chief Medical Officer. “Their well-being determines the health of the next generation. Our focus is on enhancing and expanding services, education and support for women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant and have recently given birth. One excellent example of our commitment to improving maternal and fetal care is our newly established Center for Fetal Care.”

The Pou Family Center for Fetal Care allows expertly trained maternal-fetal medicine specialists to evaluate and consult with expectant mothers likely to develop problems during pregnancy. A genetic counselor also is available to help parents understand a diagnosis or to offer guidance for future pregnancies. To learn more about The Center for Fetal Care, call 863.687.1375.

The Let’s Make a Baby event is a convenient and enjoyable opportunity to learn about leading-edge prenatal care and research. The program takes place on the first floor of the Pavilion, located on the south side of the Medical Center Campus, 1324 Lakeland Hills Blvd. Guests can park in adjacent lots or the D-E Garage.

RSVPs are required by September 20 by visiting https://letsmakeababy.eventbrite.com/. For questions, please call 863.687.1122.

About Lakeland Regional Health

Not-for-profit Lakeland Regional Health reaches beyond its hospital walls to promote wellness, education and discovery in new places and new ways, providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services at its Medical Center, Hollis Cancer Center and ambulatory care locations. Lakeland Regional Health earned Most Wired Advanced and Most Wired status four times since 2013 from the American Hospital Association and has earned workplace awards from Forbes, Gallup and Becker’s Hospital Review. Its 864-bed comprehensive tertiary referral hospital, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, operates the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children, a Level II Trauma Center and the Bannasch Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine.