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Hibiscus Women's Care staff members standing front to back in a line

Hibiscus Women’s Center has a new location opening August 2021.

Hibiscus Women's Center is expanding with a second location in Viera, FL. We will be open and seeing patients August 2021. If you want to be seen in our new office when it opens, you can call us at 321-724-2229 to schedule your appointment. We look forward to providing Brevard County with this new location for better access to our current and new patients. We are holding an open house in the Viera location on August 5th from 6-8pm. The address is 1765 Berglund Lane, Viera 32940. Please stop by to meet our staff and see the new location.

Hibiscus Women’s Center is a single-specialty practice devoted solely to women’s healthcare. We dedicate our knowledge, skill and energy to providing evidence-based, caring services to our patients.

Welcomes Shannon Ingwersen, MD, FACOG

Welcomes Shannon Ingwersen, MD, FACOG

Dr. Shannon Ingwersen is a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist. Originally from Melbourne, she is excited to be back in her hometown and to join the team at Hibiscus Women’s Center. Dr. Ingwersen enjoys building relationships with her patients and caring for them through some of the biggest changes and challenges in their lives. She is experienced in a full spectrum of OB/GYN procedures, including minimally invasive surgeries and provides compassionate care for a full range of women’s health conditions. She has special interests in breastfeeding medicine, adolescent care, contraception management, high-risk obstetrics and preventative women’s health. Dr. Ingwersen graduated from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 2012, she then stayed in Tampa and completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2016. After graduation, she moved to the greater Denver area, but is happy to be back in Melbourne to continue caring for women and to raise her growing family.

Welcomes Ambber Harms, MSN, APRN, CNM

Welcomes Ambber Harms, MSN, APRN, CNM

Ambber is an expert in high-risk obstetrics and passionate at providing evidence-based research to educate patients about pregnancy, labor and birth. She believes empowering the woman to feel knowledgeable about her body and the process of pregnancy and birth is essential. She spent the majority of her nursing career caring for women in the high risk setting. She provides well women care to woman of all ages including adolescence, child-bearing, menopausal and post menopausal women with particular focus in pregnancy and birth. She studied her undergrad at UCF where she earned her BSN. She furthered her education to meet the needs of women in a greater capacity at Frontier Nursing University where she earned her MSN degree. Her greatest joy is being a part of the most special day in a families life and is privileged to play an essential role in the process. In her free time she enjoys volunteering at her church and spending time with her son and husband.

Welcomes Ingrid Simonson, MSN, APRN, CNM

Welcomes Ingrid Simonson, MSN, APRN, CNM

Ingrid Simonson joined Hibiscus Women’s Center in 2021 after graduating with her MSN from University of Cincinnati’s Midwifery program. Ingrid brings several years of experience in high risk obstetrics at AdventHealth Orlando, and is passionate about providing compassionate, woman-centered care. Ingrid believes that women should be equal participants in their healthcare decisions, and that her role as a provider is to offer advise and recommendations while respecting the autonomy of her patient. Ingrid enjoys cooking and going to restaurants with her preteen son. She is an avid lover of animals, and will always stop what she is doing to look at a picture of a dog (or cat, duck, elephant, ect.).

Welcome Katie Martin, MSN, ARNP, CNM

Welcome Katie Martin, MSN, ARNP, CNM

Katie is relocating to Florida from the mountains of West Virginia. She received her BSN from Marshall University in 2010. She started her nursing career in Kentucky, where she worked on a surgical orthopedics unit, however she knew from a young age she wanted to eventually become a labor and delivery nurse. After a year of medical-surgical nursing, she started working on an Obstetrics unit in her home state, where she completely fell in love with labor and delivery and caring for mothers, babies, and families during one of the most precious and special times one can experience in life. As her love and experience in the field grew, she taught childbirth education, served as charge nurse, and sought out opportunities to grow her knowledge within the field. She also worked as a travel nurse for a short time gathering unique experiences in Texas and North Carolina. Part of growing her knowledge base was deciding to further her education to become a nurse midwife. Building professional relationships with patients and having the opportunity to care for them while watching their families grow is her favorite aspect of the field of midwifery. She received her MSN, specializing in Nurse-Midwifery, from University of Cincinnati and AMCB certification in 2019. Katie is involved with her church’s mission in Haiti, and makes the trip as often as possible. She enjoys being an aunt to her three young nephews who always keep her laughing. She grew up spending time on her family’s boat and loves relaxing on the water and hiking outdoors. She is excited to be moving to coastal Florida and looking forward to new opportunities this move will bring.

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Welcomes Shannon Ingwersen, MD, FACOG

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Update

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Welcomes Ambber Harms, MSN, APRN, CNM

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Accepting New Patients

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Welcomes Ingrid Simonson, MSN, APRN, CNM

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Welcomes Katie Martin, CNM

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Welcome to the Hibiscus Women’s Center!

We want to welcome you to the center and let you know that your health is important to us. Providing the best care for women in Melbourne, we offer numerous OB/GYN services that our clients feel confident and comfortable receiving from our long-time professionals.

Our midwifery care services are what sets us apart from the rest. Offering these services ensures that the woman is able to choose the provider she feels the most comfortable with.

Being one of the very few that offers Midwifery services in the area, we are committed to providing those women that we work with the care and compassion that they deserve.

Being in this medical industry for over 24 years, our office was started in 1995 by Rebecca Wagaman and has provided continuous, caring and compassionate support for women that choose us for their obstetric and gynecological health. We have been AIUM Certified for 8 years.

We offer OB care, GYN care, ultrasounds and much more so that every woman gets the healthcare they need and that their unborn children get the same supportive care they deserve.

Providing caring services to women in the area, we welcome only the most professional care providers because we feel that every woman should have a place, they feel comfortable visiting.

OBGYN Care

OBGYN care is provided through our office, allowing everyone to have the essential care they need. Whether you’re seeing the provider for prenatal or postnatal care, or for regular checkups, we can provide the care that is required.

All of the OBGYN professionals are licensed, insured and have experience providing care to women in all types of situations. OBGYN’s are medical doctors that are trained to provide care for more complicated births and are specialized in a wide assortment of birth conditions and defects.

OB/GYN care in Melbourne can be found right here in our office using our professional providers.

Midwifery Services

Midwifery services are a type of service that is offered to women that are expecting babies. This type of service is offered through a woman that is easily able to connect with the pregnant woman, a connection and natural remedies are able to provide a smooth, relaxing childbirth experience.

Those that prefer a more holistic approach or that want a more connecting way to bond with someone that delivers your baby would choose a midwife. Midwives generally only work with low-risk women that are likely to have an easy labor and delivery.

Midwifery services are hard to come across, but here in Melbourne, you can find the best professionals in the area right here at Hibiscus Women’s Center.

Sonograms

Sonograms are provided in our office, as with other medical treatments, through the use of our professional sonographer, you can find out what your baby looks like, how it is developing, what gender it is and more. Providing this professional service to the women that come through our office ensures that they get the care they need without having to be sent to another facility to have these services provided.

By speaking with us about the needs that you have, you can find that we provide the care that you need through the professionals that we have in our Melbourne office.

Evidence-Based Treatments

We provide evidence-based treatments that offer women a way to get the best treatment for their particular situation. We want to provide you with the assurance of choosing our office for all of your maternity care. We invite you to use our practice for all of your midwifery, obstetrics and gynecology care needed.

You do not have to be expecting a baby to speak with us regarding care. We provide a series of other services based on reproduction, conditions, regular check-ups, birth control, and other woman-related treatments for those that may require a professional that can help. We have specialists on hand that can see women of all ages and walks of life for their female care.

We have board-certified surgeons on our team, as well as a whole staff of professionals from receptionists to billing specialists, even a phlebotomist, so you know that you’re getting the specialized care required, regardless of the needs that you have. We have tried to reach every corner to ensure that each and every area that we need to focus on has been covered.

Your Privacy and Care is Important to Us

We want every woman that speaks with us, sees us and trusts us with their care to know that we take their privacy and care to heart. We want to provide the best service possible to every single woman so that they receive the best care possible.

Every aspect of care discussed in the office is covered under the privacy laws that we have. This protects women and what they say while providing them with a safe, confidential space to seek the necessary help they need right here in our Melbourne office.

We do our best to make sure that every woman feels safe while in our office. We want you to enjoy the benefits of working with a midwife / OBGYN office and feeling like you can speak with anyone here to get the help needed and the help required through our Melbourne office.

Whether you’re expecting a new little one, or you need womanly care, we can offer a provider that is able to provide the help you need. We specialize in a wide variety of women’s services so that everyone, regardless of the issue, can visit one office for all of the help needed.

If you’re interested in learning more about our office or are expecting, give our office a call. We would be more than happy to speak with you regarding the help and care we can provide. We want every woman to feel comfortable coming to us for all of the care that they need, and we can help answer any and every question you might have when choosing the best care provider.