Complete care for women who can expect a normal pregnancy and birth, supportive care for those women that may present with certain risks, postpartum care and support, normal neonatal care, breastfeeding support, and normal gynecological care.
At Childbirth Options, LLC we believe that pregnancy, labor and birth are normal events in a woman’s life, as well as a normal function of their bodies, not an illness. We strongly trust and believe that pregnancy and childbirth should be experienced in a safe and pleasant environment. As midwives we want women to have the right to choose the care that fits their lifestyle and respects their individual, social, spiritual and economic needs. Women have the right to choose their care provider, the place of birth and who will be present at the birth to relieve stressful situations. As healthcare providers we are obligated to explain the pros and cons of all procedures and interventions that are available, suggested or needed during the pregnancy, labor and birth, which helps families make informed decisions.
Childbirth Options, LLC strives to give the expecting mother and baby the best start at a new, healthy long life together.
Having his or her mother obtain excellent prenatal care
Having no drugs introduced into their bodies during labor
Being born in a supportive environment
Sparing them from the harmful separation from the mother and family after birth
Having the opportunity of being breastfed within the first hour of birth.
As midwives, we practice under the Laws and Rules of the Florida Statute 467 and rule chapter 64B24. We are fully trained in a three-year program, licensed by the state, and carry malpractice insurance as required by law.
You will meet all the midwife’s assistants, all who are certified with CPR and NRP. There may also be another licensed midwife present at the time of birth.
Midwife means “with woman” It’s your body, your baby, and your birth. A midwife will take the time to get to know you and care for you as a person. Midwives provide personalized care that respects individual and cultural differences. With a midwife, you become an active partner in your care…working with your midwife to decide the course of your pregnancy and birth.
Birth is safe
Numerous studies have shown that for healthy, low-risk women, midwife-attended births—whether at home, in a birth center, or at a hospital —are just as safe, if not safer, than physician-attended hospital births. Complications do sometimes occur; however, midwives are trained to recognize and treat them. Because midwives offer one-on-one individualized care, they are more likely than other practitioners to address any problems or concerns quickly, and with respect for your needs.
All medical interventions have risks and benefits. Midwives are trained to minimize interventions and respect the natural birth process, which yields better outcomes for mothers and babies. If interventions become necessary, the midwife will work with you to help weigh the risks and benefits of each decision.
Birth is more than a medical event
Whether you are a first-time mom or a fifth-time mom, a new baby will change your life in wonderful and unpredictable ways. The outcome of a birth is more than a healthy mom and baby—it’s a family. A midwife can help your new family get off to a great start, whether it’s by helping with breastfeeding, or just listening when you’ve had a rough day. Midwives treat you as a whole person, and address your physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs throughout pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period.
* The law does not apply to self-insured companies.