At our birth center, you will have the option of having your baby in our relaxing waterbirth tub, making labor an easier, less painful transition. About a third of the baby's born at the Ventura Birth Center have been born in the water since our opening in 1997.
Come and receive personal care from a Medical Board Licensed Midwife at the Ventura Birth Center, located in beautiful Ventura, CA on the same street as two local hospitals and just 2 1/2 miles from the Pacific ocean.
The Ventura Birth Center provides a full spectrum of care, from conception through postpartum, offering the option of giving birth at the birth center or at home and well woman/annual exams.
Sue Turner is a CA Medical Board Licensed Midwife. She is also a graduate of the National College of Midwifery and currently a preceptor for the NCM. She has attended births in various settings including home, birth center and the hospital.
Other certifications and training includes Neonatal Resuscitation, CPR, IV Certification and Fetal Monitoring. Sue has appeared on TLC and NBC, several radio talk shows, and has been interviewed by various other media She has held a number of birth related events featuring speakers such as Dr. Marsden Wagner (WHO), Ina May Gaskin (The Farm) and Dr. Mayer Eisenstein (Homefirst) to name a few. Sue believes that each and every baby is a blessing and a gift from God. She is a wife and mother also.
"Sue is one of the sweetest, most encouraging people I know. I had my first birth in a hospital, and the second two at home with Sue, Dawn and Davie. Let me tell you, there's no comparison! It's utterly amazing to celebrate a birth at home - and the midwives make you feel so comfortable - their care is unparalleled. "
Enjoy your time in our cozy waiting room, stocked with toys, children's videos, and books.
Our exam room offers a comfortable exam table and seating.
Our birth center is decorated in neutral, peaceful colors. You may labor in our marble surrounded birth tub for a more relaxed delivery.
Our labor room offers a soft queen bed and ample room so you can labor comfortably.