The Birth Place is a unique full-service facility providing world-class midwifery and womens health care. We strive to create a supportive, educational experience in a relaxed, friendly and professional environment.
The Birth Place grew from a need for quality midwifery services in the greater Orlando area. Jennie Joseph has provided home-birth services for Florida women since 1995 and as her practice grew it became apparent that she could only be in one place at a time! The solution - a birth center providing quality, affordable women's health care and in which our patients' safety and well being always comes first.
A birthing center birth offers you the ultimate midwifery birthing experience. A safe, natural approach to your delivery, coupled with personalized attention and support is our goal for you at The Birth Place. Healthy women experiencing healthy pregnancies are encouraged to use our birthing options to enhance their experience. Family and sibling involvement is always welcome.
We pride ourselves at The Birth Place with having the healthiest, best looking babies in the area! Jennie and Anne work extremely hard to involve you and your family as team players with one goal in mind - a full-term, chunky baby.
Commonsense Childbirth is our non-profit foundation which supports The Birth Place and has depended on donations and volunteers since it's inception. 100% of your financial donation goes towards providing prenatal care, lab services, educational classes, doulas and mentors for pregnant women in crisis.
Jennie's proven system of midwifery management has successfully reduced infant mortality, low birth weight and premature babies in her practice. Her methods, known as The JJ Way®, have been developed over 25 years of practice and she has trained many student midwives, staff members and peers. Become a "Friend of The Birth Place" and help us help ALL pregnant women to have a healthy baby.
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Thank you in advance - YOU are making a difference for Central Florida babies!
Breastfeed Your Baby!
This article courtesy of Four Winds Nutrition Club
Cow's Milk is the "Perfect Food"... for Baby Calves
But Many Doctors Agree it is Not Healthy for Humans
by Michael Dye (excerpts)
People who have been taught that cow's milk is the "perfect food" may be shocked to hear many prominent medical doctors are now saying dairy consumption is a contributing factor in nearly two dozen diseases of children and adults.
We wanted to make sure you are all aware of the news story that has exploded over the last 24 hours regarding the recent AMA Resolution against homebirth and Ricki's response to being named in it.
In February of this year, one month after the premiere of BOBB, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) reiterated its long-standing opposition to home births. In an obtuse reference to The Business of Being Born, ACOG stated, "Childbirth decisions should not be dictated or influenced by what's fashionable, trendy, or the latest cause célèbre." If that wasn't enough, ACOG, this past weekend, introduced a resolution to the American Medical Association (AMA) at their annual meeting. The resolution commits the AMA to "develop model legislation in support of the concept that the safest setting for labor, delivery, and the immediate post-partum period is in the hospital...". The reasoning for this resolution begins, "Whereas, There has been much attention in the media by celebrities having home deliveries, with recent Today Show headings such as "Ricki Lake takes on baby birthing industry: Actress and former talk show host shares her at-home delivery in new film...". (Resolution 205, click here to read).
Since when did Ricki become an evidence-based data point? What are they so afraid of?
Insurance Companies Rejecting Women with History of Cesarean
Some Companies Require Surgical Sterilization for Coverage;
Trend Gives New Imperative to Learn Ways to Avoid Unnecessary Cesarean
Redondo Beach, CA, June 1, 2008 – As reported in today's New York
Times, ICAN has begun tracking an alarming new trend of insurance
companies refusing to provide health insurance for women with a history
of cesarean surgery. In some cases, women are being rejected for
coverage outright and in other case they are being charged significantly
higher rates to obtain the same coverage as women without a history of