It’s here! It’s here! I am so excited to share that it is here! My wonderful and amazing friend, Rochelle McLean, has opened the first freestanding birth center in North County San Diego: Babies in Bloom Birth and Wellness Center.
A freestanding birth center, according to the American Association of Birth Centers, “is a homelike facility…with a program of care designed in the wellness model of pregnancy and birth.” The Babies in Bloom Birth and Wellness Center boasts two amazingly-lovely homelike suites with freestanding tubs and interior designer décor that would be seen in hotels and model homes. Here are some lovely photos of the new center by Catie at Vuefinder Photography during the sneak peak last week. The Grand Opening celebration is on July 12 from 9am to 5pm, and will have many demos and giveaways.
The birth center is in addition to the already successfully Babies in Bloom Boutique that is home to many amazing, natural and hand-picked products as well as host to many classes. Her signature Lactation Lounges are free support groups where moms and babes are welcome to join in, weigh baby, ask questions to Ms. McLean, and commune with other breastfeeding mothers.
Ms. McLean is already a well-respected International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Child Birth Educator, and has been passionately working with pregnant women and new families since 1999. She opened the doors of Babies in Bloom in late 2003 from her home, where it has bloomed into the facility that you see today.