Expert Midwifery Care Every Step of the Way
Welcome to Birthways! Our team of experienced Midwives at Birthways Family Birth Center, located in Sarasota, Florida, are committed to the highest standards in Midwifery and Birth Center Care. We respect you as the expert of your own body and trust you to make decisions that are best for you. Our Midwives honor you and the Midwives Model of Care by providing professional Midwifery services that are safe, compassionate, and tailored to your unique needs. Caring for you and your family isn’t just our job, it’s our passion!
Birthways Family Birth Center has served the Sarasota & surrounding communities since 2007. Our experienced Midwives believe in a holistic approach to health & wellness and believe that pregnancy & birth are a natural part of life.
There is no “right way” to give birth. The “ideal birth” is what YOU decide it is within the bounds of safety. With an impeccable record, our Midwives provide safe, professional Midwifery Care to families choosing a birth center or home birth.
At Birthways, we offer care for all aspects of life, from care in pregnancy, birth, & postpartum to lactation support, routine gynecological care, annual exams, pap smears, birth control and menopausal care. An important part of taking care of yourself is taking care of your reproductive health.
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How do I know Which Midwife Will Attend my Birth? Labor is spontaneous, and the best way we as midwives have found to provide the highest level of care is to operate on a rotating call schedule. This means that the midwife present at your birth depends on the...
Deciding to have a baby is a big decision and is usually surrounded by a lot of questions. Preconception counseling helps you navigate the route to planning and starting a family. What is preconception counseling? Preconception counseling is a type of counseling that...
What is Precipitous Labor? While most women hope to not have a prolonged labor, it is important to understand that labor that progresses too quickly can pose some challenges as well. A faster labor is termed precipitous labor. What is precipitous labor?...
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BFBC is Amazing.
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Birthways is not a 5 minute visit after a 30 minute wait
Our 2nd son was born at Birthways last week and it was an incredible experience.
I could not have asked for a better birth experience.
– Sehee Chung
I had a pleasant experience at Birthways for my well-woman annual exam.
Midwives Model of Care™ Is Client-Centered
The Midwives Model of Care™ is a fundamentally different approach to pregnancy and childbirth than contemporary obstetrics. Midwifery care is uniquely nurturing, hands-on care before, during, and after birth. Midwives are health care professionals specializing in pregnancy and childbirth who develop a trusting relationship with their clients, which results in confident, supported labor and birth. While there are different types of midwives practicing in various settings, all midwives are trained to provide comprehensive prenatal care and education, guide labor and birth, address complications, and care for newborns. The Midwives Model of Care™ is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events. The Midwives Model of Care includes:
• monitoring the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother/birthing parent throughout the childbearing cycle
• providing the mother/birthing parent with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support
• minimizing technological interventions and
• identifying and referring women/birthing people who require obstetrical attention.
The application of this model has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.
(Midwives Model of Care definition is Copyrighted © by the Midwifery Task Force, all rights reserved)