See what helpful resources we offer your growing family.

For Expectant Families
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Reach and maintain your best possible level of wellness.

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Find gynecologic care choices for each life transition.

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Drs. Favor, Stradtman, Gregory, Whitehead, and Hall-Minnie

At Sparks and Favor, we have been providing quality OBGYN services to Birmingham women for nearly 30 years. We offer the advantages of modern technology including 3D mammography and minimally-invasive (robotic) surgical capabilities. Above all, we promote good health outcomes through the relationships we build with our patients over time.


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Appointments

Call us at 205.397.1286 to schedule your appointment.

After Hours

In labor or other urgent care need?

For medical emergencies dial 911.

News Highlights

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – May 11, 2022 – Brookwood Baptist Medical Center has been awarded on NEWSWEEK’S LIST OF BEST MATERNITY HOSPITALS 2022. Brookwood Baptist is THE ONLY HOSPITAL IN THE STATE OF ALABAMA TO MAKE THE LIST.  Read  how  hospitals  were  selected.

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Our Physicians

Meet our board-certified/board-eligible obstetricians and gynecologists.

We are a diverse group of women who share a dedication to better women’s health care here in Birmingham. Each of us trained in a nationally or regionally recognized university medical center.

One of us is available 24/7 for our patients in labor or for an urgent gynecologic problem. We do not share after-hours call with physicians outside of our group.

 

Meet Our Doctors

Latest Posts

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An Obstetrician’s Reflections on New Dads

One of the great privileges of our work as obstetricians is the opportunity to witness, again and again, the moment when a man becomes a father. During the pregnancy, he waits in a supporting role. He attends prenatal appointments and childbirth classes, assembles a crib, installs a car seat, and offers his partner whatever help and comfort he can. During the first minutes after the birth, he watches his partner hold their tiny infant against her skin while a nurse works to clear the baby’s nose and mouth and dry the skin. Someone calls out a few numbers (the…

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5 Reasons Your OB Doctor Wants You to Think About Your Birth Plan

All the physicians at Sparks & Favor welcome birth plans. Whether you have a written plan or just a mental note of a few items, it helps us to know what is important to you.
A True Birth Plan Story
Many years ago, Dr. Sparks and his wife looked forward to the birth of their first child. Dr. Sparks, an army physician, had just received his new duty assignment to the 130th Station Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany. They would travel over a month before the baby’s due date, get settled, and then spend some time enjoying this beautiful city…

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Congratulations to Our Colleagues at Brookwood Women’s Medical Center!

We share the following press release with great pride! Our thanks to the entire Brookwood staff for providing this excellent care of our patients and all in the greater Birmingham community.
Brookwood Baptist Women’s Center Only Alabama Hospital Awarded on Newsweek’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2022 List
May 11, 2022

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – May 11, 2022 – Brookwood Baptist Medical Center has been awarded on Newsweek’s list of Best Maternity Hospitals 2022. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on May 11, 2022…

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