Breath of Life Birth Center

The moment of a baby’s first “breath of life” will be cherished by parents for the rest of their lives!

Since 2007, nearly 1,000 Tampa Bay families have chosen Breath of Life Women’s Health and Birth Center for care that is safe, personal and natural. Ours is the only birth center in the Tampa Bay area staffed by Certified Nurse-Midwives … the first nationally accredited birth center in the state of Florida. Breath of Life specializes in maternity services and natural birth as well as women’s primary and gynecological health care.

Breath of Life is centrally located in Pinellas County and open to the entire community. The birth center features three private water birth suites with garden access. We encourage fathers to be totally involved, including “catching” their baby. Most moms labor in water, and many experience water birth. As an option for pain management, nitrous oxide analgesia (“laughing gas”) is offered.

The birth center is staffed exclusively by women, including three Certified Nurse-Midwives/Nurse Practitioners (registered nurses with a Midwifery Master’s degree and AMCB national certification) who follow the Midwives Model of Care and through trusting relationships partner with women for complete prenatal, birth and postpartum care, annual well woman exams and a full range of primary health care services from adolescence and beyond menopause.

Breath of Life accepts self-pay and all major insurance plans; Medicaid, Tricare and VA benefits. Please call 727-216-1420 or visit our website for more information. See if a birth center is right for you.

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