Babies in Bloom is dedicated to providing compassionate and holistic healthcare for women, as well as a safe alternative to hospital birth for women and families of North San Diego County and the surrounding communities. It is a place that gives you a caring, warm, and home-like environment where you are supported and respected as well as safe and secure. We give you continuing support; holistic pain management; and information on infant care, breastfeeding, parenting, and family planning.
Many birth centers are staffed by a team of midwives that take turns being “on-call” for births. We believe in the importance of being with a care provider that you choose; one who sees you throughout your pregnancy and supports your birth.
Babies in Bloom Birth & Wellness Center is a place that gives you a caring, warm, and home-like environment where you are supported and respected as well as safe and secure. You will have a private room for giving birth where you can: make yourself comfortable, wear your own clothing, eat when you feel hungry, and soak in a tub or have a water birth.
We welcome your children, your parents, and your friends so you can decide who will be with you or near you as you give birth. We give you continuing support; holistic pain management; and information on infant care, breastfeeding, parenting, and family planning.
We are accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers and licensed by the CDPH.
What do I need to know about having my baby at Babies in Bloom Birth Center?
First, find a midwife.
Our resource list of recommended practitioners is a wonderful place to start. Take your time, meet with a few, and make your decision based on whom you feel most connected with and confident in to help make your birth everything you want it to be.
Do your homework about birth center billing to help you estimate the costs involved with having your baby at Babies in Bloom.
Many people have questions about the costs of having your baby at our Birth Center. We do accept several types of insurance, as well as offer cash plans for those whose insurance does not cover birth center birth. We know that the financial aspect is an important part of your decision in choosing where and with whom to give birth. It is hard to pay for these services yourself when insurance may cover 100% for a different provider or a hospital birth. We believe having a baby is a special event that is an investment in your lives and worth the cost. It is all about what you value and a choice you make. We offer a unique opportunity and most care providers have several flexible payment options available that make the financial aspect of your birth work for those who truly desire it.
Sign up for fantastic childbirth education classes.
Fortunately for you, we happen to provide some of the best classes around taught by just some of the best women you could ever hope to meet who will ensure you are fully informed and equipped to have a wonderful birth experience. Best of all, these classes are complimentary for our birth center clients!
When you register to give birth at Babies in Bloom, you may take advantage of the following classes and services at no extra cost: a childbirth preparation series, Breastfeeding 101 class, Baby Care Basics class, ten sessions of prenatal yoga, placenta encapsulation and a lactation consultation after baby arrives.
Register with Babies in Bloom and reserve your space.
To ensure an intimate space to welcome your baby, we only accept a limited number of families each month. We ask that you allow 15 to 30 minutes to register in person at our Birth Center. You will need to bring your $325 deposit (we accept cash, checks, credit and debit cards) and your registration forms. Please note that Babies in Bloom must bill all insurance carriers as a matter of protocol, whether or not your plan covers maternity costs.
Babies in Bloom then coordinates your birth with your chosen midwife.
We notify your midwife of your registration, and you gain access to your electronic health record. Many midwives conduct one of your last prenatal appointments at Babies in Bloom, in a birth suite. This “trial run” allows you to become more familiar with the surroundings and amenities available to you during your birth.
When your labor begins, call your midwife.
Babies in Bloom Birth Center does not provide around-the-clock staffing, so every client must be in the care of a midwife who has delivery privileges with us. Our staff will prepare your birth suite and meet you when you arrive.
How long can I expect to stay at Babies in Bloom Birth & Wellness Center?
It is common to stay for four to six hours after the birth of your baby.
Who will help care for my newborn?
Every midwife has her own newborn care protocols, so be sure you understand and feel comfortable with those of your chosen midwife.