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!
By Eugene Declercq and Judy Norsigian | November 17, 2008 BOSTON GLOBE
PRESIDENT-ELECT Obama's healthcare reform proposals have focused intensely on two key questions: How much would reform cost and how many people would be covered? He also must address the critical issue of why the United States has such poor health outcomes despite all the money we spend.
A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention documents a slight decline in the national infant mortality rate (the number of deaths to babies under 1 year of age) in 2006, but the rate has essentially remained flat since 2000, leaving the United States 29th among industrialized countries.
By Susan Hodges with Henci Goer
On February 26 2004, Henci Goer and Susan Hodges presented "Economic Disincentives for Mother-Friendly Care: How economic considerations shape conventional obstetric care" at the 2nd Mother-Friendly Childbirth Forum held by CIMS near Washington, D.C. This article is based on that presentation.
When two Austin, TX hospitals both got rid of the nurse-midwives practicing there, a news quote caught my attention: "The closings, although not related, are being done for a similar reason: Midwife deliveries are not big moneymakers [my emphasis], people associated with the programs said." ("Midwifery programs are closing," 05/14/02 Austin American Statesman.)
When many studies have shown conclusively that midwifery care is "cost effective," why are so many nurse-midwife practices being closed, and why were midwives being called "not big moneymakers"? These questions prompted me to start learning about the economics of health care, and especially of hospitals.
The Maternity Care Business
Traveling, speaking - you name it! Thanks for bearing with me as I answer the call to go out into the community and share the message, the truth about birth in America, the fact that we are making a difference and that the time for change is RIGHT NOW. I have outlined some of my commitments below; know that I appreciate your support and understanding of my need to be gone from the center from time to time. My commitment to your best birth experience has not changed (nor will it) andOnidis, Amy and The Birth Place staff continue to provide the ultimate midwifery care - The JJ Way™.