Our Services
Family Centered Holistic Care for Birth, Babies and Beyond.
Complete Maternity Care
Community Birth & Wellness Center offers individualized and complete prenatal care for planned home births & birth Center deliveries including waterbirth.  We also offer just Prental Care without labor/delivery for those wanting to deliver in a hospital but still have a Midwife during the pregnancy.  We enable women to actively share in the decision making that occurs during pregnancy, labor and birth by offering personalized prenatal care and education. You receive hands on assistance during labor, birth, the immediate postpartum and the newborn exam with an emphasis on establishing a good breastfeeding relationship. 

Comprehensive In-Office or In-Home Prenatal Care- routine prenatal visits, lab work, screening tests, STI tests, gynecological exams, perinatal education, fetal evaluation, nutritional evaluation and support, ultrasound referral as needed.  

Labor and Birth Care- presence of skilled, experienced Florida Licensed Midwife from onset of active labor through the first few hours postpartum using evidence based protocols, such as intermittent fetal monitoring. Water birth available.

Postpartum Care- newborn exam, Midwife Measuring Newborn Growth, newborn metabolic screening tests, postpartum visits day 3, 2 weeks and 6-8 weeks, lactation support and guidance, family planning

Newborn Care- routine care and observation of newborn from birth through six weeks, regular weight gain monitoring, breastfeeding.

Preconception Counseling & Natural Family Planning
You don't have to be pregnant to see the midwife!
The decision to get pregnant is an important time for any woman. Ideally, it's best to see your midwife before you get pregnant, also known as preconception counseling or pregnancy planning. During this time a woman can meet with her midwife to discuss her pregnancy plan and address any issues or concerns about pregnancy. The midwife can help the woman optimize her physical and emotional health and pave the way for a healthy, happy pregnancy prior to conceiving or trying NOT to concieve.

Preconception counseling from your midwife includes:
 ~ Physical assessment including Routine Pap Smear & Bloodwork
 ~ Fertility awareness signs, learning your body
 ~ Tracking your cycle effectively, symptoms & cravings
 ~ Controlling bad habits and unhealthy lifestyle choices
 ~ Healthy Nutritional Goals / Individualized
 ~ Supplements / Herbs and Homeopathy
 ~ Exercise and fitness based on body compisition and hormonal type.
 ~ Stress Relief Management

Your midwife will help you understand any health conditions or risk factors that could affect your baby during pregnancy, as diet, bad habits, medications and medical conditions can all have an impact on a baby, even before her or she is conceived.  A midwife can also answer questions and concerns surrounding prenatal visits, labor, delivery and postpartum care.  As soon as you start thinking about getting pregnant, it's important for a woman to visit her midwife for preconception counseling.
Education & Support
Belly Casting & Henna
  • Childbirth Education Series
  • Refresher Childbirth Classes
  • Breastfeeding 101 
  • Professional Skills Workshops for Students & Midwives
  • Infant/Child/Adult CPR Classes
  • Breastfeeding Support Group
  • Health Seminars - Live Blood Anaylsis, Essential Oil Wellness Advocates, Healthy Detox...and more.
CBWC offers other services including Henna, Bellycasts and kits.  Henna during pregnancy is an ancient practice and is soothing as well as calming. It is believed to help bring about an easy birth and healthy child. A fun twist on tradition; applying the henna directly to the belly!
 
This is a wonderful way to celebrate the body's physical changes during pregnancy and embrace this special time. Baby showers and henna parties can be combined into a day of pampering and relaxation for the new expectant mom, her friends, and family.
Placenta Services

What is Placenta Encapsulation?

Placenta encapsulation is the process of dehydrating the placenta to be
ground up, put in capsules, and taken by a new mother in the postpartum
period.  Tinctures can also be made with raw or dehydrated placenta for a
longer term benefits.



What are the Potential Benefits of Placenta Encapsulation?

The placenta is thought to be rich in iron, protein, and vitamin B6 as well as an important hormone called Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone (CRH). CRH is a stress reducing hormone that exists in high levels during the third trimester, but after birth the levels are lower than normal. This may be part of the hormonal imbalance behind the baby blues experienced by 80% of women in the first few weeks postpartum. Thus, placenta encapsulation may reduce, and even prevent, the baby blues in the first two to three weeks postpartum. Some also believe that placenta encapsulation may protect against postpartum depression for some mothers, though no solid research has been done to demonstrate these effects. Placenta medicine may reduce bleeding, aid in healing following birth, and result in faster uterine involution. Taking encapsulated placenta may also help to replenish iron stores following the birth and could increase energy and feelings of wellness in the postpartum period. At the very least, women who take placenta capsules report that their postpartum healing was much quicker and their energy levels higher following the birth than it was for previous births.