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BIRTH OPTIONS

HOSPITAL BIRTH

Our team of Certified Nurse Midwives deliver babies at several hospitals in the area. We deliver at St. Vincent Clay, Putnam Community Medical Center - now an HCA hospital, and Orange Park Medical Center for those women with at-risk pregnancies or whose babies are expected to need a higher level of care. We have been on staff at Orange Park for more than 12 years and love the wonderful nursing staff and hospital care that is provided to our clients during the labor and birth process. 

 

At the hospital you can expect your Nurse Midwife to support you and help you deliver your baby. She will be guiding you the whole way through.   This includes surgical services with our wonderful Surgeon/OB backup, Dr. David Hyler, if a C/S delivery is needed.  

 

We discuss with each woman prior to her labor what she envisions for her birth. This may include having pain medication or an epidural in labor or avoiding those procedures with non-invasive support options like Bradley method of labor. We do encourage natural processes such as walking at the beginning of labor, drinking fluids, and other comfort measures to help you have a normal birth and a healthy baby.    

BIRTHING CENTER

We are the only out-of-hospital Certified Nurse Midwives in our area. Our clients that deliver at our Birth Center often tell us how special and transforming their birth experience was for their family. Quiet and private, this experience is all about the couple/family being together with their "new little gift from God."

 

Our Birth Center is staffed by the same Certified Nurse Midwife team that cares for you during your entire pregnancy. 

 

Committed to your continued care, we go with you and deliver your baby at the hospital if you need to be transfered from the Birth Center for any reason.  We are commited to your health and the health of your family beyond your prenatal care and delivery. 

AFTER BIRTH CARE

After a hospital delivery we will continue to care for you until you are discharged. We try to keep this between 4-6 hours so that you can return to the comfort of your own home as soon as possible. 

 

After Birth Center delivery you will recover in our birth center until you are discharged to return home. The following day, a Licensed Midwife will come to your home to check on you and the baby. She is always available 24/7 to you should you need her at anytime.  

 

After the immediate follow-up care during the first few days, our team of Family Nurse Practitioners along with the Midwives continue to offer this same continuity of care for you and your baby throughout your postpartum period and then general health care for you and your children for your lifetime.

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We are commited to your health and the health of your baby beyond your prenatal care and delivery.