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.
Congratulations! You are having a baby…
You have probably come to this page because you want to explore your options for pregnancy and birth. Your experience can be greatly affected by the decisions you make from the beginning. It takes some time and effort but it is so worth it in the long run. Our goal is to help you to have the birth experience you desire.
Linda,Thank you again, so much! Ellison and I adore telling our birth story – especially when our expecting friend want to hear something besides a horror story! One of our friends is even taking a Bradley class now! We can’t wait to do it again in a few years.:) We will see you in the future when we stop by Mary’s shop.Stephenie B.
“My mom’s comments about doctor/hospital care (after having five children) made me desirous of a different method of childbirth should I ever be blessed with a child. A friend of mine was a midwife apprentice at the time I was expecting my first, and she answered our questions satisfactorily – and ended up catching our little boy when he was born! After that experience, I knew I wanted any other births to be at home as long as I was able to, and the Lord has allowed us to have the joy of delivering our two daughters at home.
“When I first got pregnant, I assumed I would have a hospital birth, but as I looked into it, there were a lot of things about hospital care that I didn’t like. I didn’t want a lot of interventions, and I wanted my risk of C-section to be as low as possible. Also, I really wanted the birth to be a calm, intimate, non-stressful and wonderful experience. After much research, my husband and I decided that homebirth would give us the best chance of having the experience we wanted, and we were right! Our homebirth was a truly beautiful experience for us both.”