Welcome to Women Living Well Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Women Living Well has been created as an organization that recognizes and appreciates the many facets involved in a woman’s life and what it takes to truly live well. Wellness and health involve not only our emotional and physical health, but it also involves the complexities of our home and works lives and the peculiarities of our family and friend relationships.

Our vision at Women Living Well is to live as we speak, to respect one another and the world around us, to “live well” and to provide compassionate and innovative care that helps women to truly live well.

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About Our Practice

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  • Jessica Apel

  • Kirsten Smith

  • Lauren Bailey

  • Amber M. Garbe


We Provide The Following Services

  • Obstetrics + Reproduction
  • Pregnancy Care and Delivery
  • Contraception
  • Ultrasound and Imaging
  • Articles and FAQs
  • Gynecology + Wellness
  • Annual Exams
  • Menopause
  • Ultrasound and Imaging
  • Urogynecology

Women Living Well – Hockessin Location

  • Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm

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    Patient Reviews

    Overall patient rating for Women Living Well Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    OB Care

    Dr Smith is amazing ! I was in labor. She got us admitted to the hospital. So thankful for her and her genuine care throughout both my pregnancies so far.

    Childbirth / Labor & Delivery

    Thankful for Dr Apel's knowledge, guidance and patience during the delivery process.

    OB Care

    The staff was available to answer any concerns 24x7. The response time was prompt.

    Childbirth / Labor & Delivery

    Dr. Smith was kind, patient, and informative throughout the entire birth. She encouraged me to make choices about my experience that were the most comfortable for me. She described every part of the process in a way that was easy to understand, and guided me in a calm and intentional way. I am so thankful that Dr. Smith delivered my baby. The entire experience was absolutely wonderful.

    OB Care

    I was highly satisfied with my experience. I was induced on a Wednesday evening and Dr. Apel was on call that night. She came in to check me and said she’s auto’s wait until around 4 am to give me my first dose of pitocin because she wanted me to get some sleep first. I really appreciated this. The next morning Dr. Smith and the midwife Amber came in and took over my care. They were both extremely kind and informative about what was going to happen. Amber kept coming in to move me around to get babies heart rate y try I a better spot. When it was finally times to push they were both extremely supportive and walked me through the process. I would recommend the doctors of WLW over and over again to others.

    Annual Well Woman Exam

    Dr Apel took time to answer my questions and provide suggestions. The other staff was also friendly and helpful.

    Annual Well Woman Exam

    Dr. Smith is absolutely the best and has been for as long as I've had the honor of being her patient. She is caring, genuinely interested in her patient's whole well-being, extremely competent and knowledgable.

    Annual Well Woman Exam

    Dr. Apel was knowledgeable and caring. She made me feel cared for and treated me with authenticity.

    Childbirth / Labor & Delivery

    Dr.Smith was wonderful to work with. I felt so confident and secure in her care. She was kind and calming and helped me through every step of the procedure including a difficult spinal anesthesia placement. She is extremely knowledgeable and advocates for her patients. I am so grateful to have had her as my OB provider

    Treatment / Procedure

    Amber went above and beyond to assist me and my family. We were blown away by her encouragement and gentle support throughout the entire process. We can’t thank her enough!