& Postpartum Care
The Florida Licensed Midwives (LM) who practice with Celebrate Birth are regulated by the Florida Department of Health under Chapter 467 of the Florida Statutes. Their scope of practice includes providing care for healthy women and newborns in normal pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period.
At their clinic office at The Nest, Celebrate Birth offers comprehensive prenatal care to women who are preparing to deliver their baby at a hospital, in their own home, or at the birth center. Education and lactation services are included in the cost of care, regardless of where the mother delivers.
For low-risk clients interested in prenatal midwifery care prior to their planned hospital delivery, Celebrate Birth provides services to meet their needs. Their Prenatal Care Only package includes all prenatal appointments, regular labs, ultrasound referrals and education classes needed during pregnancy. These clients will pre-register at the hospital of their choosing and deliver with the obstetrician or midwife who is on call there. Afterwards, the Celebrate Birth midwives will continue to care for them during their postpartum period, seeing them at 2 weeks and again at 6 weeks after the birth.
The birth center, located at 1525 Edgewater Beach Drive in Lakeland, offers a peaceful environment in which to welcome new life into the world. The center is comfortable and home-like, with two birthing bedrooms to choose from, a large tub for water births, two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a separate area for guests to gather. Minutes from Lakeland Regional Health Center, the birth center is a safe option for low-risk mothers who seek a more intimate birth experience with a significantly less chance of interventions.
Home birth is a choice available to clients who are located within a 30 minute radius from the birth center. In addition to regular prenatal appointments held at The Nest, a home visit is conducted in the 36th week of the pregnancy by one of the staff midwives. Home birth is a safe option for low-risk women, offering the same level of care as a birth center birth in an environment that provides every comfort of your own home.
Celebrate Birth accepts most public and private insurance plans, and also has special pricing for cash-paying clients. To learn more about their services or to schedule a birth center tour or consultation with a midwife, please visit their website at www.CelebrateBirth.info or call them directly at 863-680-2229.