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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  • 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:

    Childbirth / Labor & Delivery

    Great care & communication. Kept me calm by explaining things. Payed attention.

    Childbirth / Labor & Delivery

    She is just the best! I always feel like I'm in great hands with Dr Apel, and I really appreciate her encouraging words while I was being operated on. She truly helped me have the best birthing experience out of the 3 I've had.

    Annual Well Woman Exam

    "Dr. Smith is very thorough and careful."

    Annual Well Woman Exam

    "I just felt like my concerns were blown off. When I listed all of my symptoms (which are all relatively mild perimenopausal symptoms, nothing life threatening), I was asked which one symptom bothered me the most and that was the only one addressed. And that one issue was only addressed with a "that's pretty typical" response. Just frustrating that there was no interest in alleviating any symptoms other than an OTC supplement that helps sleeping and hot flashes (neither of which are a problem for me)."

    Annual Well Woman Exam

    "Dr. Smith was thorough, took her time and listened. She addressed my concerns. Did not have to wait long to be seen and check in and out was quick."

    Annual Well Woman Exam

    "Lauren is an excellent clinician. So thorough and personal. I would recommend her to every female I know because she is truly great and I'm lucky to have found her"

    Obstetrical Appointment (routine)

    Honestly, I did not have a good first impression of Dr. Smith. During my first appointment with her, she asked me two questions that were pain points to me and my personal story and after I left my appointment, I was in tears. However, I feel like Dr. Smith developed a good rapport with me and I was always happy to have an appointment with her. She listened to me well and gave me space to ask a lot of questions. I feel like she learned me well and was very supportive of my goals and needs for the pregnancy and labor/delivery.

    Childbirth / Labor & Delivery

    Dr. Smith was amazing and attentive

    Annual Well Woman Exam

    The welcoming and professional attitudes of the staff.

    Obstetrical Appointment (routine)

    Dr. Apel is always friendly, listens to my concerns, and gives great feedback/medical advice. At my last visit, she listened to my concerns and subsequently discovered that I was already dilated 5cm at under 33 weeks gestation. I truly believe she helped to save my baby's life by sending me to triage for further care. She then delivered my baby a few days later and she was amazing. Definitely very pleased with Women Living Well as a practice and plan on staying here for my gynecological care.