Aleesa Ponce is a certified nurse midwife (CNM) with Orlando Health Physician Associates. She spent five years as a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, where she also was a member of the delivery room neonate resuscitation team.
With more than 20 years of nursing experience in Central Florida, Aleesa is knowledgeable about women’s health issues, including:
- Well-woman exams
- Family planning
- Antepartum and postpartum care
- Breastfeeding support
- Newborn assessment
Aleesa earned her master of science in nursing (MSN) from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky. Her associate degree in nursing was completed at Valencia College in Orlando. Previously, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida in Orlando with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
Aleesa is certified as a nurse midwife by the American Midwifery Certification Board. She also is certified in neonatal resuscitation and fetal heart monitoring.