Prenatal, Birth, and Postpartum Care
Birth Center Birth
Our birth center, located at 1525 Edgewater Beach Drive in Lakeland, FL, 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 our clients who are located within a 30 minute radius from our birth center. In addition to regular prenatal appointments held at our clinic office at The Nest in Lakeland (3838 Lakeland Hills Blvd.), a home visit is conducted in the 36th week of the pregnancy by one of our 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. Contact us to find out more about what a home birth experience might look like for YOU!
Prenatal Care Only for Hospital Birth
For low-risk clients interested in prenatal midwifery care prior to their planned hospital delivery, we offer services to meet their needs. The 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, our midwives will continue to care for them during their postpartum period, seeing them at 2 weeks and again at 6 weeks after the birth, providing lactation support in the early weeks and a Pap test if requested at the final appointment.
Our staff is passionate about supporting our clients in the immediate postpartum period as they begin their breastfeeding journey. The mother is encouraged to believe in her ability to nourish her child and to have a successful breastfeeding relationship for as long as she desires. In the early weeks, we will troubleshoot common concerns such as positioning, sore nipples, pumping, and supplementing, as well as concerns related to returning to work, when to introduce solids and when/how to wean. For persistent troublesome issues beyond what may typically be experienced, clients are referred to the lactation specialists at The Nest.
We are a proud partner of The Nest, a non profit organization which serves as a fantastic resource for the parents in our community! Each of the classes offered at The Nest is designed to educate, support, and build confidence – classes not only for pregnancy preparation but also for postpartum wellness and beyond. Our clients are required to attend three in particular that will help them achieve their goals for a safe, natural delivery and an easy postpartum period: Prenatal Nutrition, Breastfeeding Basics, and Natural Childbirth.
Massage provides both physical and emotional support and eases the aches and pains of the pregnant and postpartum body. In addition to relaxing the muscles, it also improves placental functioning and hormonal production and helps to remove metabolic wastes that have built up. We are excited to offer both prenatal and therapeutic massage with our on-staff Licensed Massage Therapist Meredith Fisher (MA80329). Our massage room is open to the community and a discount is offered to clients of Celebrate Birth and their partners.
Relaxation massage, light to medium pressure.
Deep Tissue Massage
Therapeutic massage, medium and deep pressure, plus trigger points.
2nd & 3rd trimesters only with OB/Midwife’s written consent.
Not just a service – a learning experience for care givers!
Celebrate Birth clients: $40 per 1 hour session, client’s partner is $40 per 1 hour session.
Pricing for non-clients: $50 for first 1 hour session, $65 each additional session.
Private Infant Massage sessions and classes: $30
*Package pricing and gift certificates are available.*
Meredith is our in-house Licensed Massage Therapist (MA80329) and she is certified in Pregnancy Massage.
Contact her directly to schedule your appointment today: 863-608-3730
Our Client Financial Services department is transitioning the management of our private insurance client accounts to Larsen Billing Service (PIN 12798). This service will include outlining our clients’ estimated patient responsibility amount, setting up your preferred payment plan option, the collection of payments, answering any inquiries regarding your client bill and insurance, verifying insurance benefits, and filing insurance claims on your behalf.
For more information about your financial options, give us a call today 863-680-2229
If you are interested in learning more about our partners at Larsen Billing Service, check out their video below.
The Mothers’ Milk Bank of Florida is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to promoting health and healing by collecting, processing and distributing pasteurized donor human milk by physician prescription. We are proud to be the 16th Milk Bank in the United States and the first one in Florida!
Becoming a Donor
First, please give them a call at 407-248-5050 to begin your phone screening. This only takes a few minutes and includes a short health and lifestyle questionnaire.
Then they will send you a donor screening packet that will include a more detailed health and lifestyle questionnaire and consent forms.
They will contact your primary care physician during pregnancy and pediatrician to obtain medical clearance to confirm that both mother and baby are healthy enough to donate.
Once they receive both medical clearance forms, they will send you information about completing a blood test at no cost to you.
Finally you will be sent a donor number that you will need to write on each bag or bottle of milk that you plan to donate.
The milk bank will provide a list of depots near you where you can drop off your precious donation or send you cooler boxes that you will ship directly to them through FedEx at no cost to you. *Celebrate Birth is a milk bank depot!
You must be in excellent health and your baby no older than one year old.
You must be a non-smoker.
You must have at least 100 ounces to donate and milk must not be frozen longer than 8 months.
There should be no cost to you for donating your milk. Your time pumping your milk for donation is greatly appreciated and a huge gift to tiny babies at risk.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Mother’s Milk Bank of Florida at 407-248-5050 or email them at email@example.com.
Thank you for supporting nonprofit milk banks! Donor milk is making a big difference in the lives of premature babies – it truly is a lifesaver.
1525 Edgewater Beach Drive
Lakeland, FL 33805