Cherished Birth is a licensed, freestanding Birth Center in Tyler, Texas. We also offer home births in the East Texas area. All prenatal care is rendered in our Birth Center. We stringently adhere to all laws governing both Birth Center regulations, as well as Midwifery scope of practice. We only provide care to low-risk mothers and low-risk babies. We have a consulting OB practice that accepts consults, referrals, and transfers of care as needed. In the event of an emergency, we accompany our clients to the closest appropriate facility for care.
Partners and children are welcome at appointments, and may even participate in your care! Our relaxed atmosphere encourages open communication and respectful discussion. We want to get to know you and your family- your hopes, wishes, and fears about your pregnancy and birth. As an informed consumer, it is your right and obligation to be actively involved in your plan of care. We encourage you to discuss your birth plans, preferences and dislikes with us. We also have many great resources for complete childbirth education courses, recommendations for local doulas, massage therapists, chiropractors, family practitioners, lactation specialists, and more.
A Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) is a knowledgeable, skilled and professional independent midwifery practitioner who has met the standards for certification set by NARM (North American Registry of Midwives) and is qualified to provide the Midwives Model of Care. The CPM is the only national credential that requires knowledge about and experience in out-of-hospital settings. The Midwives Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events. The Midwives Model of Care includes:
• monitoring the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother
• throughout the childbearing cycle;
• providing the mother with individualized education, counseling and prenatal care,
• continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery and postpartum support;
• minimizing technological interventions; and
• identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention.
The application of this model has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section. (Copyright © 1996-2001, Midwifery Task Force All Rights Reserved). Our midwives are also licensed and regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
Please note, all clients with an estimated delivery date of October 1st and beyond will be cared for by our new group practice, Rose City Birth.