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Our CNM’s have over 20 years experience each and provide prenatal care, attend your birth and are even able to “continue your care” if transferred  across the street to the hospital (the only South Florida Birth Center located directly across from a hospital for safety)  and this is important for mothers who have connected with their midwife.  We at HSPBC have an over 90% successful normal, natural vaginal birth rate, without interventions. Call for a meet & greet!  (305) 238-7873.

Pauline Theobalds, CNM, ARNP – Certified Nurse Midwife


Pauline studied in England and has been a registered nurse since 1984. Certifying as a nurse midwife in 1997 and practicing her midwifery ever since.  Caring for women and babies while having the nursing skills to know how to handle any situation.
Pauline will be mentoring our student midwives and holding community clinics.
We are proud to have such a happy midwife who respects & appreciates women and birth!

Waterbirth Certified


Mary Allen, CNM, ARNP – Certified Nurse Midwife



Mary Allen is a certified nurse midwife with over 3000 births behind her! She has always seen birth as natural and promotes a non interventive model of care. While working in labor and delivery she decided to move into midwifery and graduated Midwifery school in 1993.  She practiced as a head midwife for over 10 years.
We are very happy & excited to have Mary Allen working with our mothers and attending families with patience and holistic care.

Waterbirth Certified


Ronald Sancetta, M.D., FACOG


Dr. Sancetta is Medical Director and Co-Founder of Holistic South Pregnancy & Birth Center. A Board Certified OB/GYN, trained in Washington DC and Springfield Massachusetts, Dr. Sancetta has been in solo practice since 1989. This is a father to (5) boys, a flourishing practice and thousands of moms who say “he’s the best!” With his patience & holistic approach to women, labor & birth Dr. Sancetta is truly one of a kind!
Dr. Sancetta is available for all of our Birth Center clients and will meet with each for consultation. He will discuss and provide hospital delivery when needed or desired.  Dr. Sancetta provides holistic gynecology and infertility services. He has the compassion and patience for successful VBAC’s (vaginal births after cesareans) for second and third time mothers. Doctor also offers different medically necessary women’s wellness procedures and/or cosmetic. We are proud to have Dr. Sancetta as our Medical Director. He is truly dedicated to the success of HSPBC and the well being of women & families.

Waterbirth Certified


Directress of Prenatal Plus – Yoga, Inc.® based in Coral Gables for 15 years.
Proud Founder & Directress of Holistic South Pregnancy & Birth Center, LLC
bcphotodebMy Philosophy – “It is not what we birth, but How we birth.
” Peace, Love & Calm!
Debra is Directress of Operations and Education at HSPBC.  Certified childbirth educator, prenatal yoga teacher/trainer and hypnobirthing practitioner.  Teaching classes in prenatal-postnatal yoga, birth center childbirth preparation, newborn baby care and breast feeding.  The education & knowlege from these classes will make a world of difference in your birth experience! Debra has been birthing with women for 15+ years as a labor doula and is a placenta encapsulation specialist.  First time parents will learn from Debra how to have a more peaceful, calm birth experience. “My personal journey through pregnancy, labor & birth has lead me to believe that by embracing, educating and preparing ourselves for childbirth, physically, emotionally & spiritually, we can more mindfully choose how and where we birth our children, without fear. I feel very blessed and honored to share such an amazing time of life with wonderful women, couples and babies and even more blessed to have this Dream – Holistic South Pregnancy & Birth Center be born!”
Debra celebrates motherhood everyday with her daughter Jessica Jeanne.

Waterbirth Certified

 Ali Crane, RN, BSN, NRP

Ali was born in New England and came to Miami at the age of 6. Attending college in Tallahassee and Orlando, where she received her BSN. Also, while at Special Beginnings Birth and Gynecology Center, in Orlando, FL,  Ali worked as a birthing attendant assisting the Midwife in the care of both mother and infant before, during and after delivery in the home-like setting.  Ali has more than 12 years experience working as a Labor & Delivery/Postpartum Nurse.Ali has worked with both midwives and physicians. Giving birth to her two children, both naturally and with midwives. “It was the most amazing, empowering experience I have ever been through. My husband and I took a Hypnobirthing class and I swear by its powers. I also exclusively breast-fed both my children for an extended time and love helping and encouraging other moms to do so.” “I am really excited for the opportunity to help grow with Holistic South. I know a Birth Center like this is so very needed and wanted in our area and South Florida.  I am thankful to be part of the HSPBC family and excited to help mothers birth as they want.”  We are so very happy to have Ali as part of Holistic South’s Family of Professionals to help care for our special parents & families.

Waterbirth Certified

Jennifer Giroux, RN

Jen is a Registered Nurse originally from Northern Virginia.  She has over eight years of experience as a post partum and newborn nurse as well as over two years of experience in pediatrics within a school health setting.  She also comes with birth center experience, working alongside a group of Certified Nurse Midwives offering prenatal/delivery/and post partum care.  Certified as an inpatient breastfeeding specialist as well as a child passenger safety technician.  Being part of the journey with HSPBC in such a natural, nurturing, supportive environment is truly a breath of fresh air.




Office Manager

Lissette, Our office manager  is always ready to help you with anything you need. Please feel free to call the office, set up a meet and greet to tour the Center and discuss packages with Debra.  We look forward to you joining our HSPBC family!

Galit Z., Nutritionist

Galit will help you learn how to live a healthy lifestyle through awareness and by offering ways to sleep better, reduce stress, menu planning and more. Feel free to contact the Center to set up a nutritional consult with Galit.





Melissa, our Lactation Specialist has four children and holds a Master’s degree in Health & Wellness.  Melissa will help guide mothers to breast feed successfully right from the start.  HSPBC offers a package that will include two breastfeeding consults post birth to help your baby latch correctly and continue getting the best nutrition ever!  Please ask about this advantage. Insurance billing is being evaluated now.



At HSPBC, we feel gratitude to have such a wonderful group of holistic birthworkers together who care about pregnancy, the birth process and postpartum care.  All of us at HS are here to help our mothers stay happy & healthy and enjoy this amazing time of life.


Holistic South is offering Specialized Services with discount pricing for:

Acupuncture– throughout pregnancy, natural initiation and general wellness.
working together with Prenatal Plus Yoga for over 11 years, we have documented evidence of natural initiation, rotating a breech presentation and more wonderful benefits of this holistic practice.

Massage– throughout pregnancy, natural initiation and general wellness. Prenatal & Postpartum.

Homeopathic Care– All ages, for all aliments – Jennifer has been a homeopathic dhom for over 15 years. She is the best and safest, we are proud to have her as part of our team.

Nutritional Consults- Gestational diabetes or just healthy eating can be addressed with our nutritional consultant. Call today for an appointment.

Birth Photography- Provided for you from beginning to end.  Please call Birth Center for more details and reservation options.

Placenta Encapsulation –  Reserve your EDD and find out more of the benefits of encapsulating your placenta. 

Please call 305-238-7873 to reserve any of these services. You do not need to be a HSPBC client to utilize these services. Reservations required.