Guided by sensitivity to the needs of the individual family, safety for both mother and baby and appropriate use of medical intervention; birth centers provide care that is both comprehensive and cost effective. There are more than 200 birth centers across the country, more than 30 in Florida alone, yet there has never been a community founded birth center in Miami-Dade County. The concept for Magnolia Birth House grew from our founders desire to keep the independent birth center a safe, empowering and sustainable option, alive in our community.
Accepting clients for delivery in March 2016, Magnolia is the first and only community-founded women’s health and birth center in South Florida.
Free-standing birth centers are a great option for women who do not want to give birth in either a hospital or their home but who seek a natural childbirth and care provided by a midwife. Birth centers are also a middle ground between home and hospital for women desiring a birth with limited intervention.
The birth center’s home like environment creates a space that is private, comfortable and safe. At birth centers women have the freedom to walk, talk, eat, soak in a warm tub of water, and enjoy spending time with their families without the constraints of continuous fetal heart monitoring or being restricted to a bed. After your birth, your baby will remain with you, which is critical for the bonding experience and for successful initiation of breastfeeding. Your baby’s newborn exam will be done with the baby right by your side and you will typically leave the birth center within 4-5 hours of your baby’s birth.