Why Birth Outside a Hospital?


Birth is a normal function of the human body, and is typically a normal, uncomplicated process for healthy, low risk women.  Making the choice to birth outside the hospital gives you the freedom to make choices for yourself and your baby that may not be available in a hospital setting, such as freedom of movement, waterbirth, and eating and drinking to your comfort.  Due to our low volume, our caring staff is able to cater to each family’s needs on an individual basis.  This results in a personalized, intimate experience, free of unnecessary interventions.
Lynn and I loved doing home birth, but years later, as we got a tad older, travel was not quite so much fun for us, and as our practice had grown, it was easier for us to provide excellent care in one place. So here we are, all these years later, at Heart 2 Heart! In 2006 we opened up in our original location, a beautiful Victorian home off Park Avenue in Sanford. Several years later, we realized we had outgrown that location and built the current location. It was built with our mamas in mind.  So come in for a tour and a cup of tea and see what we are so passionate about! 

Lynn Eden Deer, Lm &​​ Michelle Graf-Dixon, LM~

How Heart 2 Heart was born...

Way, way back in the 1980's when I was having my babies, I met this wonderful midwife in training, Lynn Deer who took incredible care of me during my baby having experience. I delivered my son at a beautiful victorian home in old historic Longwood FL.  I decided then and there that some day I was going to be a midwife too. That said, when the laws in Florida reopened the Midwifery Act, the first midwifery program opened in 1995, Lynn and I enrolled!
We both became Florida Licensed Midwives in 1997, and opened a home birth practice Special Delivery Childbirth Services. 
Heart 2 Heart's Philosophy...

At Heart 2 Heart Birth Center, we believe that childbirth is a normal function of the human body and is typically an uncomplicated process for healthy women. Choosing to birth outside of a hospital gives you the freedom to make choices for yourself and your baby that may not be available in a hospital setting, such as freedom of movement, water birth, and eating and drinking in labor. We keep our volume low so we can keep our quality high! Our caring staff is able to cater to each family’s needs on a personal level.
The result is a personalized, intimate experience, free from unnecessary interventions.
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