Monday: 12:00 - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 12:00 - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00 - 4:00PM
Thursday: 9:00 - 4:00PM
Welcome to the Spirit of Life Traditional Midwifery.
We are an independent home-birth practice dedicated to offering personalized and holistic approach to child birth based on the concept of informed choice, education and support. At Spirit of Life Traditional Midwifery, we empower women and families to confidently make the decisions and choices that are right for them as we believe you are a partner in your care. We provide you with information on available tests, treatments, and procedures, or we refer you to resources for further research, and then allow you to make the decision that best fits your particular situation. Pregnancy and childbirth are normal, natural, healthy events in a woman’s life. This is a time of tremendous growth and self-discovery. Since the beginning of time, midwives have been attending women during pregnancy and birth. In fact, midwives honor childbirth as a rite of passage, a celebration of life!! Care with a modern midwife is truly an art form; which combines the guiding, healing hands of one of the most trusted adviser and nurturers with today's knowledge, science and medicine. Giving birth to a child at the comfort of your own home surrounded by the people and environment a woman enjoys most in her life is a wonderful experience. This also helps maintain a positive outcomes and keeps anxiety and fears to a minimum and it also allows a woman to enjoy the comforts that she surrounds herself with on a daily basis. We at the Spirit of Life Traditional Midwifery recognize this and we make preparing for a home birth as easy, safe and enjoyable as possible. We walk with you throughout your journey from the prenatal care through labor, childbirth, breastfeeding to
postpartum care. Our midwives will visit you before your due date to answer any final questions and ensure that everyone is well prepared for the birth.
For more information about our midwifery services, call us at 786.287.0484 or Send us a Message Now!
The Spirit of Life Traditional Midwifery provides holistic and comprehensive prenatal care, support during labor and birth (including water birth), and postpartum care in the areas of Miami Dade, and the Upper Keys. Sheila Simms Watson is the owner and founder of Spirit of Life Traditional Midwifery and is a Florida Licensed Midwife (LM) and Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) richly experienced and passionate about the art of midwifery. Sheila provides traditional midwifery care to women and babies during the childbearing year with a choice of birth place (home, water birth, or birth center). Sheila also provides pre-conception care/counseling to persons that are thinking about becoming
pregnant as well, annual exams and well-woman care for women throughout their life cycles. Home birth is a peaceful and empowering option for healthy women and their families. As your Miami Community Midwife, I provide comprehensive holistic midwifery care throughout the
childbearing years. Prenatal visits at Spirit of Life Traditional Midwifery are done at Sheila’s office, and last an hour long, which allows ample time to have your questions answered and for your midwives to get to know you. Your midwife is there with you throughout your labor and birth, and you and your baby are never separated. After the birth, the midwife stays to make sure breastfeeding gets off to a
good start and remain on-call for you during the postpartum time. The Spirit of Life Traditional Midwifery gives you the comfort of giving birth in your own home with care providers you know and trust, surrounded by your support people, and then snuggle in with your baby after the birth in your own bed, never separated! It means your care will continue after the baby is born for help with breastfeeding, care of mom and baby, and again, to have someone that will hear your concerns and provide you with answers, or refer you to the right place if need be.
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Why a Home Birth?
Bringing forth life to this world is an incredible experience – when done at the comfort of your home,
surrounded by the people and environment a woman enjoys most in her life – this is truly wonderful.
It helps the woman maintain a positive outcome and keeps anxiety and fears to a minimum. During
this time a woman can enjoy the comforts that she surrounds herself with on a daily basis.
Preparing for a Home Birth is surprisingly easy, clean, safe and enjoyable. We visit you before your
due date to answer any final questions and ensure that everyone is well prepared for the birth. Use
this link to see our suggestion for what you need to have on hand at home for your home birth.
Who Is Eligible for a Home-birth?
Healthy, low-risk women with no pre-existing medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes,
epilepsy, or certain blood-clotting disorders. Most women are eligible; your age is generally not a
factor. Contact a midwife for more information.