The Labors of Love Birth Center was conceived, labored over and birthed to meet a growing need of families in the upstate of South Carolina and surrounding counties of North Carolina. Our midwives had practiced in homes over the past 11 years, but were getting calls from women who did not want to be in the hospital to give birth, but were not desirous of home births. These were young educated women who often contacted us after they had done hours of research on their own and had finally found what they were looking for; someone who would respect their opinions, provide them with resource and then give them options on where and how to birth. Research was done, a plan was launched, permits were acquired, a building was secured and renovations began. We were able to now have the best of both worlds, a home-like environment and easy access to medical facilities should they become necessary.. Midwives are well-suited to care for healthy women who expect to have a normal birth. They provide prenatal care,care during labor and birth,and care after the birth. We give priority to providing good information to you,involving you in decision-making,and providing flexible and responsive care. We work to avoid unnecessary tests and treatments; and under our care,you typically are less likely to have a cesarean,an episiotomy,and other interventions than women receiving care from doctors.
We provide continuous support throughout labor and birth,which has many benefits for you,your baby,and your family and no known risks. We encourage,are well-informed about,and provide support for breastfeeding.
Birth is a normal event in a womanâ€™s life. We will treat it as such.