When you use a Professional Midwife, most of your prenatal care is at the birthing center. All of the services that would be provided at an OB's office are available through a midwife, but might not be required. Women and pregnancies are not all the same, so the midwife and the family would pick and choose which services are appropriate for each situation.
If you are choosing a home delivery, the birth team will do a home visit at the end of your pregnancy and then provide the supplies for your birth at your home.
Carolina WaterBirth has a small staff of nurses, midwives, doulas and a physician. We have extended prenatal visits with each family and always leave time for questions.
If this is your first baby, our childbirth classes have been time-tested to help you be prepared for delivery. Our doulas prefer to meet you at your home and then travel with you to the birth center when it's time.