Labor & Delivery

Safest Place To Have Your Baby

Our top priority is to provide the highest quality care for you, your family and your precious baby. Our center offers advanced prenatal diagnostic equipment with 4-D imaging, a state-of-the-art infant security system, private rooms and a lactation consultant.

We are home to the areas only 24-hour OB Emergency Department where expectant mothers are seen by a board certified OB/GYN Physician. Neonatologists and experienced neonatal nurses staff our 24-hour Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) which gives you the comfort knowing this is the safest place to have your baby.

Did you know you can tour our facility from the comfort of your own home?

Shelley Jones, APRN-C, will be your Maternity Nurse Navigator and will help guide you through your pregnancy and all the questions you have along the way.

She can answer any immediate questions you may have, set up follow-up meetings to check on your progress throughout your pregnancy and arm you with any additional information you need.

What will my Maternity Nurse Navigator and I Discuss?

Your Maternity Navigator can answer any immediate questions you may have. In addition she’ll set up follow-up meetings to check on your progress throughout your pregnancy and arm you with any additional information you need.

The first meeting can be as early as 10 – 20 weeks gestation. You may meet one on one with your Maternity Nurse Navigator or by phone. Some of the items discussed include:

  • Getting to know each other
  • Your desires for pregnancy and delivery
  • What to expect during each month of pregnancy
  • Physician visit schedule and questions to discuss at a physician or OB/GYN appointment
  • Maintaining a safe active pregnancy
  • Healthy nutrition
  • Routine testing during pregnancy
  • Tour of Halifax Health – Center for Women & Infant Health
  • Any questions or concerns

The second meeting will be around 20 – 30 weeks gestation and will include:

  • Creating your specific “Birth Day Wishes”
  • Discuss hospital amenities
  • How to cope with pregnancy discomforts and when to seek medical attention
  • Educate on body changes
  • Activity and weight gain
  • Your developing baby
  • Any questions or concerns

The third meeting will happen around 30 – 40 weeks gestation, as you prepare to meet your baby. This will include:

  • Discuss and sign hospital Consent form – Consent Forms can be emailed to shelley.jones@halifax.org.
  • Hospital pre-registration – Fast Pass to Delivery. Due to personal information being submitted, the Fast Pass to delivery forms must be filled out in person, over the phone at 425.BABY or mailed to ATTN: Shelley Jones – Halifax Health, 303 N Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach FL 32114.
  • Selecting classes and enrolling
  • Tips for selecting a Pediatrician
  • When to go to the hospital
  • What to bring to the hospital
  • Visiting hours while hospitalized
  • Finalize birth plan
  • Any questions or concerns

Following your delivery, your Maternity Nurse Navigator is still here for you. One to three weeks following delivery your navigator will follow up with you to discuss:

  • Community resources and support groups
  • Discuss baby blues and signs of postpartum depression
  • Breast feeding concerns
  • Any questions or concerns

Halifax Health’s goal is to exceed your expectations and provide you with exceptional service to make your baby’s birth the most memorable experience of your life!

Give our Maternity Nurse Navigator a call today at 425.BABY

Whether this is your first child or fifth, there are always questions looming about the best way to care for your newborn. At Halifax Health our team of Educators are here to answer your questions, teach you best practices and give you the tools you need to help you once you leave the hospital and are home with your newborn. We cover topics from what to expect with your newborns appearance to breastfeeding support and soothing your child. Review the course descriptions below and register for one of our classes today.

Please arrive 15 minutes early and bring Photo I.D.

Click here to see the 2022 Childbirth Education Classes

Understanding Birth Complete and Newborn Care Series

Join us for a four week series to help prepare you for the labor and delivery process. The first three weeks will cover labor and delivery preparations, including discomforts of pregnancy, warning signs, the labor process, comfort techniques, medical procedures, pain control and family centered cesarean births. The last week you will learn how to care for your newborn once home. A tour of our Labor & Delivery Unit and Mother/Baby Unit will be included during class time, along with pre-registration for delivery.

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Understanding Birth Express Class

Join us for this Saturday express class for preparations for labor and newborn basics. When you sign up for this class you can attend newborn care EXPRESS class on the fourth Wednesday of the month FREE of charge. A tour of our Labor & Delivery Unit and Mother/Baby Unit will be included during class time, along with pre-registration for delivery.

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Newborn Care Class

Join us for a class on newborn basics. This class is included Free of charge with the Understanding Birth Complete Class Series and the Understanding Birth Express Class. In this class you will learn how to care for and soothe your newborn. This class is great for those adopting or grandparent caregivers, as well as parents who need a refresher course.

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Breastfeeding Class

If you are choosing to breastfeed your baby you may have a number of questions like, “How do I know if my baby is getting enough?” and “Is breastfeeding really best for my baby?” All of these topics and more are covered in our four hour class led by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, Ellen Barton, RNC and Susan Bekken, RNC. You will learn positioning techniques, what to expect during the early days of breastfeeding, how to be prepared for breastfeeding at work and also discuss the best products to help during breastfeeding. Please bring a pillow and baby doll (if available) to class.

We are excited to have a class in Deltona on September 26. Click the link below and make sure to select the Deltona class selection. 

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Breastfeeding Support Groups

An opportunity to meet with a Lactation Consultant, weigh your baby and have real discussions with other moms. This support group meets weekly from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and is offered at two convenient locations.

Tuesdays
Port Orange Family YMCA

Wednesdays
Ormond Beach Family YMCA

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Childbirth Education Presentation

The following are slides from our Childbirth Class with important information. Feel free to print the presentation to bring to class or notetaking, if desired, or to refer to at a later time.

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The OB Emergency Department at Halifax Health is proud to be the area’s first and only OB Emergency Department and have partnered with the Ob Hospitalists Group (OBHG), the largest OB/GYN hospitalist provider.

OB/GYN Hospitalist Program Advantages

Our OB Emergency Department (OBED)—is open for you 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Your private physician knows that our team will be available around the clock when you need us, ready to respond. In the event your private OB/GYN physician may not available, our OB/GYN physicians can examine you, evaluate the progress of your labor, review test results and fetal heart rate tracings, and stay on top of any issues that may be developing and provide you and your baby with a safe delivery, while working closely and communicating with your physician. They can answer any questions you or your family may have.

 

 

1 In Every 10 Babies

One out of every ten newborns is admitted to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In many cases, the mothers experienced a healthy pregnancy and never planned on their babies requiring care in the NICU.

At Halifax Health – Center for Women & Infant Health we have the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Volusia and Flagler Counties that is equipped and ready to care for premature babies that are born as early as 26 weeks gestation. That means your baby will be cared for close to home. When you hear the term “Level III” this means that the facility can provide the highest level of neonatal care as designated by the state of Florida. Although you may never plan on your baby arriving into this world premature, rest assure that the team of experts in the Level III Neonatal ICU at Halifax Health are experienced and fierce advocates for your tiny bundle of joy.

Experience Matters

Halifax Health – Center for Women and Infant Health, Level III Neonatal ICU has been providing care for premature babies in this community since 1975. In 1977, Dr. YB Au Yeung joined the staff as the first full-time neonatologist.  As a result, the neonatal mortality rate in the area dropped from 21 to 12 per 1,000 births. Now, more than 40 years later, we continue to provide expert care to our tiniest patients by having:

  • neonatologists on staff 30 with years experience in caring for NICU patients
  • charge nurses having over 60 years of NICU experience combined
  • 50% of our NICU team has 20 years or more of experience in the NICU

It is because of our highly experienced team that babies are able to stay at this hospital and in this community and not be separated from their family. Expertise matters when it comes to the care of your baby.

Neonatal Nurse Practitioners on Staff 24/7

Halifax Health is the area’s ONLY hospital staffed with advanced practice registered nurses that care for premature and sick newborns, 24/7. This means that should an unexpected emergent situation arise, there is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner on staff who can perform multiple lifesaving procedures on newborns in distress, when time is of the essence.

At Halifax Health we are proud to be certified as a Donor Human Milk Depot, meaning that we can safely collect milk from mothers interested in donating breast milk through the Mothers’ Milk Bank of Florida. You may wonder why a mother would want to donate her unused milk, but at Halifax Health this milk saves lives.

Why Donate?
Premature infants are born with compromised immune systems and are considered medically fragile and breast milk provides ideal nutrition while fighting infection by repairing the intestines. It helps build babies immune systems and is easier on their digestive systems. And while it’s a superfood for Neonatal ICU preemies, moms of premature babies often experience challenges in providing their own milk to their baby. It’s common for milk production to be delayed or not established enough to sufficiently meet the baby’s nutritional needs. Often with twins or triplets, the demand can be too great.

Is it Safe?
Absolutely! The milk is kept frozen until it is delivered to the Mother’s Milk Bank of Florida for processing, then pasteurized and tested to ensure that it is nutritionally sound and safe for babies. Frozen donor milk is then transported from the milk bank to hospitals, like Halifax Health, and given to babies in need. While Halifax Health does pay a fee for this service, it’s provided to our Neonatal ICU babies at no cost.

What’s the Process?
We welcome and encourage you to reach out to Ellen Barton, our Lactation Consultant, for more info and the initial screening at no cost. Email Ellen.Barton@Halifax.org for more information and questions.

 

Halifax Health Prenatal Diagnostics is the area’s only OB Diagnostic Center. So what does this mean, and how does this affect you and your baby? If your doctor has told you that your pregnancy is “High Risk” this means that you or your baby have a greater chance of having a health problem and that you need to be watched very closely during your pregnancy. Your private physician will then refer you to a doctor that specializes in high-risk pregnancies called a maternal-fetal specialists or Perinatologist.

Our Perinatologist work in conjunction with your obstetrician and specialize in reading ultrasounds and providing diagnosis and treatment for disorders that could occur with you or your baby during pregnancy. This also means that at Halifax Health you are in a healthcare system where all of your care is provided under one roof. We provide continuity of care by having the area’s only OB Emergency Room. If anything were to be detected during your OB Diagnostics appointment you would be seen immediately by one of our OB Hospitalists in the OB Emergency Department which is located in Labor & Delivery. Seconds matter and at Halifax Health we have all of the specialists on site and ready to care for you and your baby.

Appointments are made by physician referrals. You will be contacted after your physician sends us the request. We also accept most insurance plans, including Medicaid. For more information on the Prenatal Diagnostic Center please call 386.425.4830.

Services Provided in Prenatal Diagnostic Center

  • Genetic and Medical Consultations with Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists (perinatologists)
  • Assist OB physicians with managing complex medical needs during pregnancy; like hypertension, diabetes or autoimmune disorders
  • Screening tests for chromosomal abnormalities like Down Syndrome, Trisomy 18 or 13 with pre and post counseling
    • 1st trimester screen (1st trimester)
    • Cell free fetal DNA (anytime)
  • Diagnostic tests for all chromosomal abnormalities with pre and post counseling
    • CVS (Chorionic Villus Sampling) (1st trimester)
    • Amniocentesis (2nd trimester)
  • Genetic and Level II Ultrasounds
  • Fetal Echocardiography
  • Fetal Umbilical Doppler Studies
  • Antepartum Testing (Non stress tests and BPP (biophysical profile))
  • Outpatient medicine or Rhogam injections
  • Pre pregnancy Consultations
  • Gestational Diabetes Consultations and Management

Meet Your Labor & Delivery Team

Labor & Delivery Doctors

Cyntha K. Baldwin, MD
Halifax OBGYN
Cyntha K. Baldwin, MD
Halifax OBGYN

1890 LPGA Blvd., Ste 160, Daytona Beach, FL 32117

Education

SUNY HSC Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY

Residency

Metropolitan Hospital Center

New York. NY

 

Marjorie Bhogal, MD
Halifax OBGYN
Marjorie Bhogal, MD
Halifax OBGYN

1890 LPGA Blvd., Ste. 160, Daytona Beach, FL 32117

Education

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Residency

University of Florida, College of Medicine

Jacksonville, FL

Pamela Carbiener, MD
Halifax OBGYN
Pamela Carbiener, MD
Halifax OBGYN

1890 LPGA Blvd., Ste. 160, Daytona Beach, FL 32117

Education

University of South Dakota

Sioux Falls, SD

Internship

Georgetown University Hospital

Washington D.C.

Residency

Georgetown University Hospital

Washington D.C.

 

Christine DaSilva, MD
OBGYN Health Center
Christine DaSilva, MD
OBGYN Health Center

769 N. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Education

Boston University

Boston, MA

Internship

Tulane University, School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

New Orleans, LA

Residency

Tulane University, School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

New Orleans, LA

 

Patricia Esquivel, MD
Halifax OBGYN
Patricia Esquivel, MD
Halifax OBGYN

1890 LPGA Blvd., Ste. 160, Daytona Beach, FL 32117

Education

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

Residency

University of Florida, College of Medicine

Jacksonville, FL

 

Cindy Feldman, APRN, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife - Halifax OBGYN
Cindy Feldman, APRN, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife - Halifax OBGYN

1890 LPGA Blvd., Ste. 160, Daytona Beach, FL 32117

Education

Florida State University, College of Medicine

Tallahassee, FL

Graduate School

Georgetown University

Washington D.C.

 

Jesse Greenblum, MD
Halifax Health - Womens Care Now
Jesse Greenblum, MD
Halifax Health - Womens Care Now

325 Clyde Morris Blvd., Ste. 390, Ormond Beach, FL 32174

Education

New York Medical College

Valhalla, NY

Internship

St. Barnabas Medical Center

Livingston, NJ

Residency

St. Barnabas Medical Center

Livingston, NJ

 

Tony Marshall, MD
Halifax OBGYN
Tony Marshall, MD
Halifax OBGYN

1890 LPGA Blvd., Ste. 160, Daytona Beach, FL 32117

Education

Creighton Medical School

Omaha, NE

Graduate School

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

Residency

University of Florida

Jacksonville, FL

 

 

John Meyers, MD
OBGYN Health Center
John Meyers, MD
OBGYN Health Center

769 N. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Education

Louisiana State University/Charity Hospital

New Orleans, LA

Internship

Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital

Baton Rouge, LA

Residency

University Medical Center

Jacksonville, FL

 

Zachary Tyser, MD
Halifax OBGYN
Zachary Tyser, MD
Halifax OBGYN

1890 LPGA Blvd., Ste. 160, Daytona Beach, FL 32117

Education

Florida State University, College of Medicine

Tallahassee, FL

Residency

University of South Carolina, School of Medicine

Columbia, SC

 

John Vagovic, MD
Daytona Beach Womens Center
John Vagovic, MD
Daytona Beach Womens Center

311 N Clyde Morris Blvd., Ste. 420, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Education

University of Miami, School of Medicine

Miami, FL

Residency

Emory University Hospital

Atlanta, GA

 

John White, MD
Dr. John White Obstetrics Gynecology
John White, MD
Dr. John White Obstetrics Gynecology

533 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite A, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Education

West Virginia University, School of Medicine

Morgantown, WV

Internship

University of Florida, College of Medicine

Gainesville, FL

Residency

University of Florida, School of Medicine

Gainesville, FL

 

Labor & Delivery Navigators

Shelley Jones, APRN-C
Maternity Nurse Navigator
Shelley Jones, APRN-C
Maternity Nurse Navigator

Shelley is your very own personal coach, advocate and friend from pregnancy through parenthood. She will meet with you and your partner to collaborate, educate and help you set expectations, so that you may have the best pregnancy, labor and delivery experience possible.  It’s never too soon to call. It’s common for your OB/GYN or physician to schedule your first prenatal appointment several weeks out, but in the mean time you have questions.

Any questions you may have...What’s my first appointment going to be like? What prenatal vitamins should I be taking? How do I calculate my due date? Should I change my diet? Shelley is here to answer the questions you have.

Give her a call today! 386.425.BABY

 

Ellen Barton, RN
Lactation Consultant
Ellen Barton, RN
Lactation Consultant

Our Hospitalists On Site 24/7

Halifax Health is the only hospital in Volusia & Flagler Counties that has an OB/GYN Hospitalist Program on site 24/7. Through the Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG), the largest dedicated OB/GYN hospitalist provider, Halifax Health has board certified OB/GYNs on site 24/7 to provide care for all expectant mothers.