Rosemary Birthing Home was established in 2003 as a free-standing birth center offering personalized midwifery care. Located in Sarasota’s historic Rosemary District, Rosemary Birthing Home embraces the philosophy that birth is a normal, healthy process. We provide complete prenatal care, home birth and birthing home birth services, postpartum care, family education and more, with Licensed Midwives.
Our Birthing Home provides a comfortable homelike birth setting for an enriching personalized and safe childbirth experience for new mothers and their families. In your private birth room, you'll fell at home,” wearing your own clothing, relaxing in a warm bath, and eating lightly and drinking plenty. Water birth is an option at Rosemary Birthing Home. The water provides a pain-relieving, buoyant, calming environment for a mother’s body, and is the gentlest transition from womb to world for baby. Our staff works with each patient, designing a care plan for individual needs and desires. We empower you in your own care.
We love to witness new parents listening to their baby’s heartbeat, to watch a sibling’s eyes widen when feeling their mama’s belly, or to listen to a family’s hopes and wishes for their newest member. We’re not sure who gets more excited about prenatal visits–our midwives or the families they serve!
We encourage you to schedule an orientation and tour of the birthing home before your first scheduled appointment. At your first visit, your midwife will review your history, discuss any risk factors or concerns, review the consent forms, give you more information about pregnancy care, conduct your physical exam, and order or perform appropriate laboratory tests. We will encourage you to be involved in your clinical care by testing your urine and checking your weight.
We also offer complete, comprehensive childbirth education classes here at Rosemary Birthing Home. At approximately 28 weeks gestation, each expecting mother begins a nine-week program covering all aspects of the childbirth experience and beyond.
More than just a place to have a baby, Rosemary Birthing Home is a great place for families to start.