Midwifery First, an origin story To understand our mission, we like to look back to our roots. Mid, meaning “with” + Wif, meaning “woman” = Midwife, meaning “with woman” It’s more than a definition; it guides how we practice. From the continuous support we offer during labor to our extended office visits, our team of certified nurse-midwives is there with women through all cycles of womanhood. We are there with women to participate in shared decision making around important healthcare choices. Shared experiences The women we see come from all walks of life, but when they walk through the doors at Gentle Beginnings, they become part of a strong, supportive community. We care for every woman much like we would a friend. We make connections. We listen. Each woman receives comprehensive, evidence-based care to guide her unique journey from pregnancy to motherhood. Your motherhood sanctuary Welcoming a new child into the world can be one of the most transformational moments in a family. We believe that moment should be celebrated in a home-like environment designed to foster a sense of peace and safety. We welcome women and their families--from partners to siblings--to experience the joy of birth. Inspira Medical Center Elmer is the first hospital in New Jersey and the Delaware Valley to earn the prestigious recognition as a Baby-Friendly® birth facility. We’re also the only in the region to offer water birth in a hospital setting. As midwives, we believe that women should be supported continuously throughout labor in an environment that allows them to birth in their own way. Schedule a Maternity Tour To Support Natural Birth the Maternity Care Center at Elmer also offers: An exclusive Maternity entrance Private rooms in which families will stay from admission to discharge Labor tubs in each room for hydrotherapy. Waterproof, wireless telemetry for monitoring fetal well-being while not restricting freedom of movement A water birth suite Easy access to hospital departments for diagnostic screenings Comprehensive fetal testing services Childbirth, breastfeeding and infant-care education Nitrous oxide for pain management Aromatherapy to enhance relaxation and recovery Birth balls and other labor supports 24 hour rooming in with a nursery if infants need higher level support or care Operating room associated with the maternity unit should a C-Section become necessary Panoramic view of a home-like private room with water birthing tub directly in the suite. Birth and beyond Our midwives provide a broad range of services for women from puberty to menopause, including well-woman checkups, family planning visits, birth control consults, diagnostic screenings, nutritional counseling and assistance with menopausal symptoms. We’d be happy to talk to you about Midwife care and the full range of services we offer as part of Inspira Health. Call us or fill out the form below if you have any questions or would like to arrange an appointment with one of a midwife. If you have any questions or would like to arrange an appointment, please contact one of our offices or you can request an appointment online by completing the information below. Follow us on social media!