Care at the Birth Center is provided by four fully qualified and experienced Midwives who work closely under the principles of the Midwifery Model of Care
Florida Licensed Midwives are graduates of a three year academic, midwifery program. The student midwife works alongside qualified midwives in the clinical environment to observe and learn good practice and quality care. She is required to attend at least 75 births, managing at least 50 on her own under direct supervision. As well as clinical learning, the student midwife must complete a full academic program specific to midwifery care. The student graduates to being a Licensed Midwife upon completion of the States Board examination, which also is the North American Register of Midwives national certification exam, giving the added title of Certified Professional Midwife (CPM).
As autonomous care providers Licensed Midwives provide complete maternity care to low risk, healthy women who are expected to have normal, uncomplicated births.