Josephine age 4 and Theodore age 1 month
The women of Del Mar Birth Center are simply amazing! Office Staff are incredibly sweet, helpful, and welcoming. Del Mar respects your time. The midwives are straight up fabulous! You have the opportunity to meet and form a relationship with each of them. They are incredibly knowledgeable, compassionate, personable, and skilled. The facility is immaculate and homey with three delivery room options. Each has tools to assist with your labor. – During labor the midwives provided the perfect balance of allowing me to trust and work with my body and jumping in to guide me through the most difficult moments. These ladies made this experience feel like I was with trusted family the whole time. I would recommend this center and these women in a heartbeat!
We are so pleased with all of the personalized care we received from Del Mar. The staff is so welcoming, and each of the midwives are so experienced, assuring, and caring … It was an environment in which I was set up to succeed. We will always remember the Del Mar staff for their comfort, and expertise on the most special day of our lives! We are so thrilled we chose to spend our pregnancy with them, and will surely be back the next time!
The Warner Family
I am a first time mom, and I had a fantastic, easy, smooth, and all-natural birth experience thanks to them … I always felt safe, nurtured, and in control during the whole pregnancy and birth. The post-partum care I’ve received has also been far better than I could have imagined. These awesome women genuinely care about their clients and really took time to get to know me and my unique situation and needs. I have particularly benefitted from their expertise in breastfeeding and their constant availability when I have quick questions. When I compare the 15 rushed minutes my OB-GYN spent on me per visit … I am blown away by the difference in quality of care. I would recommend this practice hands down to anybody desiring a positive, empowering birth experience.
Jeff, Dawn & Sicily Jean Asher
Before we even conceived, my husband Jeff and I knew we wanted to experience our first child birth here with the family at Del Mar. I say “family” because that’s really what they are to anyone who walks through their doors… [The midwives] welcomed our every question, offered guidance and resources rather than must-do’s, and ultimately empowered my husband and I to make decisions together …
I went through 3 weeks of early labor… The late night phone calls to the midwives in this time were always welcomed and encouraging. Margo delivered Sicily Jean alongside… my husband… doula… and photographer. My big Italian family was waiting in the lobby too 😉 I am an extrovert in (and out) of labor, so it felt so good to know Del Mar welcomed our support group.
…The center’s physical space was perfect—the lighting and decor in the birthing rooms had just enough personal touch without feeling like someone else’s home—a space that was intentionally crafted for a calming experience. Going into the experience, I was thinking I might like to try a water birth, but they also encouraged me to be open to changing my mind in the moment if my body needed it. So when the time came, I labored in the tub and started pushing there, but decided to get out to try the birthing stool, then the bathroom and I finally ended up in a comfy bed where I delivered. Giving birth to a baby is hard work, before, during, and after. But even in those moments when I doubted myself throughout my pregnancy and during delivery, the midwives affirmed me.
I highly recommend Del Mar Birth Center to parents who want a natural birth. Being a first time mom, it was important to me to find a birthing center that would provide me the proper support and resources necessary as I prepared for my daughter’s arrival into the world. DMBC has an amazing group of midwives and staff members, the facility is clean and modern… My husband and I feel truly blessed to have such a positive water birthing experience at DMBC. I hope more parents and their little ones get to share amazing birthing experiences here!