The Women's Center

Our team of midwives and doctors is here for you. From your teen years all the way through to pregnancy, birth, midlife, menopause and beyond—we are committed to listening carefully to your concerns and working with you to meet your health goals. Our caring team can often see you within a day or two from when you first contact us.

Pregnancy and Birth

We offer an individualized and joyful team approach to your care during pregnancy and birth. Our midwives and doctors provide you and your family with the gentle and safe care, support and education you need to have the best possible birth experience.

Contact us

For more information about gynecological and obstetrical care, please contact The Women’s Center by calling 207-563-4700 or faxing 207-563-4019.

Learn more about our personalized care throughout your lifespan:

Teens and Young Women

Our team is by your side as you learn to care for yourself and your body. You can talk about it all (confidentially, of course) with our knowledgeable and understanding providers.

We can help you with:

  • Problems with periods (heavy bleeding, bleeding that happens more than once a month, or painful cramps)
  • Birth control options
  • Questions about your sexual health (nothing is too embarrassing to ask, we promise!)
  • Testing and information about sexually transmitted diseases
  • Annual exams
  • Vaginal infections (uncomfortable itching or burning or unpleasant odor)
  • Support for emotional issues/challenges

Time to start a Family

We offer a family-centered, holistic model of care with midwives, doctors, pediatricians, nurses and a support coach who work as a team to bring you the best care for your growing family.

Our labor and delivery nurses are caring clinicians with skills and experience in breastfeeding support and childbirth education. LincolnHealth was the first hospital in Maine and the fifth in the nation to be designated Baby Friendly by the World Health Organization (WHO).

We can help you with:

  • Counseling to improve your health prior to pregnancy
  • Infertility screening and initial support to help you to conceive if you need it
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Pregnancy options counseling that is free from judgement
  • Pregnancy loss and miscarriage support and care
  • Individualized prenatal care
  • Ultrasound
  • Collaborative care for high-risk pregnancies
  • Help with depression or anxiety that occurs with pregnancy or after your baby is born

Your Birth, Your Way: 

  • Private labor, delivery & postpartum suites
  • Family-centered vaginal birth & C-section experiences
  • Snuggle and bond with your baby skin-to-skin after birth with minimal interruptions
  • Water birth plus use of the tub or shower for comfort during labor
  • Pain relief options: from epidurals to nitrous oxide to big doses of support and encouragement - we meet you where you are
  • Breastfeeding, birthing, sibling classes & support groups (free for families having their baby at LincolnHealth)

Support after your baby arrives: 

  • Postpartum visits at 2 days, 2 weeks and 6 weeks 
  • Lots of breastfeeding and new baby support from our nurses and providers, including additional visits for breastfeeding support if needed
  • Screening and treatment for postpartum depression and anxiety

Learn more about LincolnHealth – Miles Maternity

Thirty (or Forty!) Something

Your thirties and forties are a time of growth and change – kids growing up, sometimes a new relationship or even a new baby. This is also a time when women may experience new health challenges, including perimenopausal symptoms.

We can help you with:

  • Annual exams and screening for cervical cancer (pap smears), breast cancer and sexually transmitted infections
  • Birth control including permanent options along with long-acting alternatives like IUDs and arm implants 
  • Changes in your periods including “flooding” or very heavy periods as well as other symptoms of the start of menopause (perimenopause)
  • Pelvic pain and/or pain during sex
  • Urinary problems (leaking of urine when you cough or sneeze)
  • Yeast infections or chronic dryness and irritation
  • Surgeries if needed. Our doctors can also consult and offer second opinions on surgeries or other recommended treatments.
  • Advice on individualized breast cancer screening schedules and mammograms

Menopausal years and beyond

We can help you recognize signs of menopause as well as assist you in dealing with the discomforts you may feel as your body goes through this important transition. We provide gentle and respectful care for older women so that they can age vibrantly!

 We can help you with:

  • Annual women’s health exams and screening for cervical cancer (“pap smears”)
  • Annual mammograms, breast exams and breast care 
  • Sexuality and aging including pain during sex, vaginal dryness or irritation
  • Hot flashes, sleep disturbances and other challenges of menopause
  • Bone health and osteoporosis
  • Pelvic pain
  • Surgeries as needed or second opinions and consultations if surgery has been recommended
  • Vaginal bleeding after menopause
  • Leaking urine or frequent need to use the bathroom that interferes with your activities or exercise
  • Pessaries and management of uterine prolapse

Our Team

The Women's Center TeamOur team of doctors, certified nurse midwives and support staff are here for you. We have assembled a special team that includes a dedicated triage nurse; a social worker who is able to support your emotional health; welcoming and hard-working medical assistants and our helpful patient service representatives.

Our clinicians include:

Dr. Robert Howard
When Rob isn’t spending time with his wife and four accomplished daughters he can be found cheering on the Patriots or the Red Sox. He can build anything with Legos.

Stacey Rees, Certified Nurse Midwife
In her other life Stacey is a hockey mom working toward creating a thriving homestead.

Dr. Deborah Eisenberg
Weather permitting Deb can usually be found rowing on a lake. She loves traveling with her family and dog, Griffin.

Monika Gulyas, Certified Nurse Midwife
Monika has a passion for old and vintage fabrics and loves sewing in her crafting studio.

Amanda Lovejoy, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Amanda loves spending time with her family and pets. She enjoys reading, crafts, and being outside.