Jade, a mother of three and long-time patient of Edmund Andah, M.D., a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist at Heart of Florida OB/GYN Associates, has trusted no other practice with her prenatal, postpartum, and family healthcare needs.

“The main reason I come to Heart of Florida OB/GYN is for Dr. Andah,” says Jade. “I first came here when I was 18  and pregnant with my oldest son. Dr. Andah made me feel so comfortable, and Bibi, his nurse, was amazing.”

A Team-Oriented and Personalized Approach to Maternity Care

The staff at Heart of Florida OB/GYN Associates understands that all women are unique, and no two pregnancies are ever the same. To receive the most complete pregnancy and postpartum care, you need to have access to a wide range of trained maternity healthcare providers, including obstetricians (OB), advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNP), and certified nurse-midwives (CNM).

Jade appreciated getting to know the other doctors, nurses, and midwives during her pregnancies. Those relationships paid off when her second child came earlier than expected. LaReesa M. Ferdinand, M.D., a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist at Heart of Florida OB/GYN Associates, effortlessly stepped in to ensure Jade’s daughter entered the world safely.

“For my second child, Dr. Andah saw me all throughout my pregnancy, but my water broke early, so Dr. Ferdinand actually delivered her,” says Jade.

A Practice That Treats You Like Family

After three successful pregnancies and deliveries, Jade thinks of Heart of Florida OB/GYN Associates as her home away from home.

“Each experience with all three of my children has been incredible,” she says. “I consider Dr. Andah like family now. And it’s very family-oriented here. They’re not here just to take your insurance or for the money or anything like that.”

Jade also appreciated the practice’s dedicated staff who often went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure her security and comfort. “Dr. Andah came in on his day off,” she says. “He was on vacation just after he delivered my first son, and he came in just to check on us to make sure we were okay.”

Incomparable Prenatal and Postpartum Care

Expecting mothers need regular medical attention in addition to annual gynecological exams. Comprehensive care begins in the earliest stages of pregnancy with prenatal checkups and services tailored to your specific needs and continues through each trimester and the delivery of your baby.

From conception to the postnatal phase, Heart of Florida OB/GYN Associates partners with the hospital to provide unique resource offerings to their patients to help mothers and their babies stay healthy and happy, including:

  • Childbirth education classes – a variety of courses designed to prepare Mom and Dad for the big day
  • Breastfeeding classes – Expectant moms learn about the importance of breastfeeding and breast care and gain an understanding of their baby’s feeding needs and methods to ensure adequate nutrition
  • Breastfeeding support group – Led by a board-certified lactation consultant, this support network of breastfeeding and expecting mothers encourages, inspires, and helps each other
  • Pre-admission – allows patients to register for their hospital stay in advance
  • Helping patients find an OB that meets their needs

It’s also essential to learn about proper nutrition and work with your obstetrician to develop a birth plan, choose a pediatrician, and get adequately prepared. While you’re pregnant, you’ll have many questions, and it’s critical to have doctors, nurses, and midwives available and willing to address any of your concerns.

Jade wouldn’t go anywhere else for her OB/GYN care and unconditionally recommends Heart of Florida OB/GYN Associates for any obstetrical or gynecological needs.

“You can truly come here no matter what the issue is, whether it’s a baby or something else, and you’re going to get the best that they can give,” she says. “I would never go anywhere else.”