There are few things in life more exciting than bringing a newborn into the world and the health care team at USF Health is specially trained to help you have the best experience possible.
The USF Health team of providers cares for moms-to-be and their newborns at Tampa General Hospital, ranked 2017-2018 Best Hospital in Tampa Bay by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, if needed our families also have access to the highly specialized care in the Jennifer Leigh Muma Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This NICU is one of just 12 Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Centers designated by the State of Florida and allows USF Health and TGH providers to deliver the highest level of medical care 24-hours a day to premature and sick infants and to women with high-risk pregnancies.
USF OB/GYN routinely offers VBAC (vaginal birth caesarean section). We follow the latest guidelines from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology to help women have a safe vaginal delivery after having had a cesarean section.
Women travel from all over the region to have an opportunity to have a VBAC with our skilled and supportive team which includes our physicians and midwives. We are happy to offer counseling to any woman who is considering a VBAC to determine if she is a candidate. If you have had a previous cesarean delivery, you have two choices about how to give birth again.
Our robust team includes certified midwives, world renowned obstetricians, high-risk pregnancy specialists, and fertility experts, as well as USF Health providers across a full-range of specialties – all working together to offer compassionate, patient centered care for both you and your baby.
Once you have scheduled an appointment with one of our obstetricians or midwives, we request patients complete patient forms prior to their appointment.
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USF Health's expert Dr. Deborah Knudson Gonzalez, specialist in reproductive psychiatry appears on ABC's Nightline.
Dr. Gonzalez shares her expertise on postpartum depression and psychosis.
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