• 13,495 births

    Baptist Health welcomed 13,495 babies in 2019.
  • 50%

    Half of all women have uterine fibroids by age 50.
  • 5 years

    Life expectancy is reduced by 5 years when a woman is 50-75 lbs. overweight.

Baptist Health recognizes that women have unique health concerns, depending on their stage of life. That’s why our approach to Women’s Services is comprehensive, convenient and personal.

What Women's Health Services do we offer at Baptist Health South Florida?

Our services cover a complete spectrum of women’s health concerns, including:

  • Maternity services, parent education classes, infertility treatment/reproductive medicine.
  • Specialized care for high-risk pregnancies and unborn babies, including fetal MRI.
  • Level II and III Neonatal Intensive Care Units and neonatal transport and surgical teams.
  • Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Centers allow parents to donate their newborn’s cord blood for use in treating more than 70 blood diseases.
  • Child Development Center to evaluate and treat infants and children as they grow and develop.
  • Healthy lifestyle services, including bariatric surgery and cosmetic surgery.
  • Diagnostic testing, including MRI, PET/CT, ultrasound, X-ray, coronary artery imaging and bone density testing.
  • Pelvic Health services to diagnose and treat bladder problems.
  • Breast health diagnosis with digital mammography, ultrasound and biopsies, as well as treatments for breast conditions and breast cancer, including surgery, reconstruction and radiation.
  • Gynecological services, including minimally invasive robotic surgery to treat fibroids and certain cancers.
  • Sports Medicine services, including the latest technology in orthopedic care, comprehensive rehabilitation programs and minimally invasive joint replacements.
  • Women’s Heart Program evaluates blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass index to create a cardiovascular health profile.
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Guide to a Healthier You

Here's a handy guide you can use at every stage of your life. The information in this chart is only a general guideline. Your doctor will personalize the timing of all exams to meet your healthcare needs.

Ages 18-39

  • Pap test every 3 years beginning at age 21
  • Blood pressure test every 3-5 years following normal blood pressure and with no other risk factors
  • Breast exam every 3 years beginning in early 20s
  • Monthly breast self-exam; discuss with doctor
  • Blood glucose test if directed by doctor

Ages 40-49

  • Pap test every 3 years
  • Blood pressure test yearly
  • Breast exam and mammogram yearly
  • Blood glucose test every 3 years beginning at age 45

Ages 50-64

  • Pap test every 3 years
  • Blood pressure test yearly
  • Breast exam yearly
  • Mammogram every 2 years
  • Blood glucose test every 3 years
  • Colorectal screening; discuss with doctor

Ages 65 and Older

  • May stop Pap tests following 3 normal tests in a 10-year period
  • Blood pressure test yearly
  • Breast exam yearly
  • Mammogram every 2 years
  • Blood glucose test every 3 years
  • Colorectal screening; discuss with doctor if older than 75

What are Fibroids, and what do I need to know?

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What are Fibroids, and what do I need to know?

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What are Fibroids, and what do I need to know?

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What are Fibroids, and what do I need to know?

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