We believe that each woman deserves to feel comfortable during her pregnancy and birth experience. For this reason, our center always provides private rooms for expectant clients — whereas at most hospitals you’ll be moved into a semi-private room once delivered unless your insurance covers it (many don’t).
Although we are primarily a birth center, we also do a fair amount of home birth services. For this conversation, we will assume you are choosing our birth center option. When you arrive at the birth center in labor, we will take you to your private birthing suite. Your midwife and a birth assistant will be present in the birth center throughout the duration of your labor. You are encouraged to bring your support team (partner and doula). Currently with the Covid19 pandemic guidelines, we are only allowing 2 support people in each labor room.
We are often asked how a birth center can handle pain management. We can provide nitrous oxide for an additional fee. We also provide hydrotherapy, which we lovingly call ‘aqua-durals’.
After delivery, you are given a delicious breakfast in bed, and are able to stay at the birth center for up to 24 hours.
We will review your medical history and discuss your childbirth expectations and see if you are a good candidate for a natural, out of hospital birth (either at home or in our center). During your consultation visit, if you are beyond 7 weeks, we can do a free pregnancy confirmation early ultrasound video as our gift to you.
Yes. Heart 2 Heart Birth Center is a State Licensed facility. This means that we adhere to state guidelines throughout your pregnancy, providing care to low risk, healthy moms. If higher risk issues are identified, we either consult with our back up physician, refer our patients for collaborative care with other local health professionals, or if necessary, transfer care to a higher level medical team. Call us today to see if you qualify for a natural birth experience!
Currently Heart 2 Heart Birth Center offer self payment plans for uninsured patients. We are in network with MOST commercial plans (exclusions: Humana, TriCare and Blue Cross Blue Shield- but you can use your out of network benefits!).
As of 12/31/21, we accept Florida Medicaid Sunshine and Staywell plans, but if you have a different plan, let us know how we can proceed.
Yes. As we are moving through the Covid 19 pandemic time line, we are all finding our “new normal”. On a daily basis for our clinic, that means entering our facility still requires screening of symptoms and temperature checks. Asymptomatic guests may remove their masks if they prefer. Partners are encouraged to come to visits. Prenatally, if a mom has had direct exposure or has tested positive for Covid19, telehealth appointments will be arranged until mom’s test is negative or all symptoms have stopped for 2 full weeks. On a more personal note, most of our staff has opted to be vaccinated to protect others that we are in contact with.
Many people ask what this looks like for our laboring moms. Laboring moms are not required to wear masks. Guests are still limited, but always have been, since your delivery room is standard bedroom size and childbirth is not a spectator sport. We are so sorry that we do not have room for extended family members to wait while a baby is being delivered, so family members are directed to wait at home until mom is discharged, or come for a short visit an hour or so after new baby has been born. Most moms can go home after 4 hours, if they choose, so family members can see baby very soon after birth. We do have home birth as an option for families who want more guests than are currently allowed in our center.
During your water birth consultation visit, if you are beyond 7 weeks, we can do a free pregnancy confirmation early ultrasound video as our gift to you.