What’s a birthing center?

A birthing center, or birth center, is a place where you can birth your baby that is set up like a home birth away from home.  Our birth center boasts all of the comforts of home (sometimes more!), while being close to the hospital should the need arise.  The birth center is a good option for families that live too far away from the hospital to have a home birth, who live in small spaces or apartments, or who just want a cozy place away from home to give birth.

Can I have a water birth?

Yes!  We support your desire to birth wherever you’re comfortable, including water birth.  Our birth center has a very comfortable birth tub in each birth suite. Please see our Birth Options page for more information.

Are home births safe? 

Home birth vs. hospital birth. This is a very important question, and one we get often!  Research has shown that people who have a home birth or birth center birth have much lower rates of cesarean delivery, birth assisted by vacuum or forceps, episiotomy, less need for oxytocin to speed labor, and less need for an epidural.  Babies born to people who chose to have a home birth or birth center birth are at a lower risk for being born prematurely, being born too small, having a low 5-minute APGAR score, requiring transfer to a hospital after being born, or not being breastfed.

How much does a home birth cost? 

A home birth or birthing center birth can cost about one-third as much as a hospital birth before you factor in insurance coverage.  Through our facility, home birth, birthing center, and water birth are all the same cost.  Please see our pricing page here for more information.

Will insurance cover midwife services, home birth, birth center birth, and water birth?

Yes!  We are fortunate that midwife services are covered by insurance in the state of Florida.  Our birth center is in-network with most major insurance companies and United Healthcare Medicaid.
Please see our pricing page here for more information.


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