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The Miracle of Motherhood

Stories from New Mothers and Families

Love Without Boundaries
Sharon and Andrew Beck, Three Oaks

A Gentle Welcome to the World
Torey and Wade Schultz, Sawer

Connecting in a New Place
Jenny and Blake Ryan, St. Joseph







Having A Baby is an Exciting Time in Your Life

birthplace logoAt the BirthPlace in our Niles and St. Joseph hospitals, we want to make it a healthy time. Whether this is your first baby or you are continuing to build your family, our experienced physicians and clinical staff are here to help provide you with safe, high-quality care every step of the way.

It’s the Little Things that Deliver Big Smiles

Some of the little things that make the BirthPlace special: 

  • Access to Pediatric Specialists 24/7 
  • Daily Serenity Hours 
  • Experienced and Loving Care Professionals  
  • Intimate Family-Centered Birthing Suites 
  • Newly Renovated Rooms 
  • Ongoing New Parent Education 
  • Online Nursery – for Friends and Family Who Can’t be Present 
  • On-Site Certified Breastfeeding Consultant 

Safe, High Quality Care

Lakeland Health is one of only eight health systems in the United States with Perinatal Care Certification recognizing our commitment to provide safe, high-quality care for mothers and babies, from pregnancy through the first days of life.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield recognized Lakeland Health as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care – a national designation honoring healthcare facilities with demonstrated expertise and a commitment to quality care during delivery.


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Physician Video Profile: Thomas Schomaker, DO (Pediatric medicine)

Meet Thomas Schomaker, DO, a pediatrician at Southwestern Medical Clinic in Stevensville, Michigan.

Physician Video Profile: Angela Coleman, NP (Pediatric medicine)

Angela Coleman, NP wants to help kids grow up to live amazing lives. As a pediatric provider at Southwestern Medical Clinic in Niles, she is caring for newborns, teens and young adults.

Check-up: Common skin disorders in kids (Elizabeth Douce, MD)

Pediatrician, Elizabeth Douce, MD, says sometimes many conditions can present with a rash and if it gets really severe, prescribing a steroid cream may be needed.

Check-up: Hand, foot and mouth disease: a catchy virus (Elizabeth Douce, MD)

Hand, foot and mouth disease is very catchy and uncomfortable for young children. Elizabeth Douce, MD, describes symptoms to look for and what to do.

Physician Video Profile: Elizabeth Douce, MD (Pediatric Medicine)

Meet Elizabeth Douce, MD, a pediatrician at Southwestern Medical Clinic in Stevensville, Michigan.

Physician Video Profile: Debasree Ghosh, MD (Pediatric Medicine)

Introducing Dr. Debasree Ghosh, Pediatrics, at St. Joseph Pediatrics.

Physician Video Profile: Anne Dudley, DO (Pediatric Medicine)

Introducing Dr. Anne Dudley, a pediatrician with Southwestern Medical Clinic in Stevensville..

Physician Video Profile: Charlotte Lofgren, MD (Pediatric Medicine)

Introducing Dr. Charlotte Lofgren, pediatrician at Southwestern Medical Clinic in Niles, a Lakeland HealthCare affiliate.

Physician Video Profile: Mukund Shah, MD (Pediatric Medicine)

Introducing Dr. Mukund Shah, a pediatrician with St. Joseph Pediatrics.

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Butternut squash and cannellini bean quesadilla is a great family friendly recipe.

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