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The Birth Experience Team

Accommodating Mom’s Every Wish

Because having a baby is one of the biggest moments in a woman’s life, The Baby Place offers a truly peaceful setting with tranquil luxury and redefined services, starting with our birth experience team. We are thrilled to share in the blessing of your new baby’s arrival. It is our goal to provide you with the individual support and education you need to prepare for your big day. 

This includes complimentary access to one of our birth experience coordinators, who can work with you to ensure a labor and delivery experience that’s as close as possible to your expectations. 

What is a Birth Experience Coordinator?

As registered nurses and certified childbirth educators, our birth experience coordinators care about customizing a birth experience for you and your growing family. From simple amenity choices, such as what kind of food and music you prefer, to options for pain relief and monitoring during delivery, our team works to match every detail of your birth to your personal preferences and relieve the stress that sometimes accompanies pregnancy and the labor and delivery process. 
Birth Experience Coordinators serve as a personal liaison between each mother’s obstetrician’s office and The Baby Place. They can provide private and group tours of our facilities and answer any questions you may have about our services including: 
  • What to expect when you arrive at the hospital
  • What to expect during labor and post-delivery stay
  • What parent education classes are available 
  • How to pre-register for your delivery
  • How to customize your birth experience
  • How to take advantage of our concierge services

All calls are free and confidential, and no insurance is required to talk or meet. 

Meet Our Team

Laura Harshman, RNAltamonte
Laura Harshman, RN, BSN

April Eckwielen LCCE, RYT
April Eckwielen LCCE, RYT


Heather Collins, RN, CCE
Heather Collins, RN, CCE


Elizabeth Vail, RNOrlando
Elizabeth Vail, RN

Vickie Smith, RN, BSNWinter Park
Vickie Smith, RN, BSN
Winter Park

To arrange for a personal tour of The Baby Place, learn more about designing your perfect delivery, or get information on classes and registration, *visit us at or call the location nearest you:
Florida Hospital Altamonte (407) 303-5405
Florida Hospital Celebration (407) 303-4284
Florida Hospital Orlando (407) 303-7341 
Winter Park Memorial Hospital (407) 646-7200

*Early Registration is recommended, as classes and tours fill quickly.