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Our staff of both LM and CNM midwives are experienced-trained professionals, providing  medically safe, personal and sound care with a holistic approach.

Our registered nurses and birth assistants also attend births and will check baby after birth.  Our staff doulas will be with mother either in early labor or upon arrival to provide that personal hands on care during the birth process until baby is born. 

Our medical director is only minutes away if needed and the safety of the hospital is two minutes across the street. Knowing the safety net is there yet 95% of the time not needing it.

Taking time to birth with calm and enjoy initial skin to skin with bonding and breast feeding after birth.  Always taking time with the cord and placenta. Mother stays with baby at the center for hours, bonding and breast feeding, has a signature meal, cleans up and relaxes. Also receiving a follow up visit within 72 hours, a 2 week and 6 week postpartum follow-up visit at the birth center. Such a special time together.

HSPBC midwives offer complete prenatal care, attend births and continue to follow our mothers throughout the early postpartum period into womens wellness. We want our mothers to breast feed successfully! Pre birth classes help educate and we offer postpartum breast feeding support, helping our families feel cared for and happy!

HSPBC is into it’s seventh year!, we have many, many mothers & families coming back to birth a second and even a third time!

We feel so proud and grateful!  

Please watch our introduction video on the Home page for a virtual tour of HSPBC.

We are the first & only South Florida Birth Center located directly across from a hospital for safety. Peace of mind for all…

This is important for mothers who still want to have a vaginal birth.  We at HSPBC have over 93% success rate for normal, natural vaginal birth, without medical interventions, unless medically needed.

Your birth center birth will be attended by a midwife, a registered nurse/birth assistant and a doula(when applicable).

Our medical director is always on call in case we need medical help, and has an extremely low c-section rate of his own. Providing our parents medical advice and assistance when needed and advocating for normal, natural birth. If transferred, our moms still have the compassion needed for a vaginal hospital birth.

Call for a complimentary meet & greet today!  (305) 238-7873.

Yes, we take most all insurance plans and are happy to discuss the packages and discounts we offer.

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 parents 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. Our VBAC families are happy to have a Dr. with compassion and patience.  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 20 years.
Proud Founder & Directress of Holistic South Pregnancy & Birth Center, LLC
My 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 18+ 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




Office Manager

Our office manager  is amazing and always ready to help you with anything you need! Please feel free to call the office, set up a free meet and greet to tour the Center and discuss packages. We will check your insurance coverage and will do our best to help you birth in the Best and Safest Birth Center in Florida. Insurance is accepted and we are happy to help.

Don’t forget to check out our “Birth Center Video” on the homepage.

We are here to answer questions about insurance, our center and more.
We look forward to you joining our HSPBC family!

Acupuncture for well being and labor initiation 

Practicing for  years and knowing the points to help Initiate labor and just Relax mom is the goal. Providing relief of many common discomforts of pregnancy. Helping after 37 weeks with “natural initiation” for our birth center mothers. All good! Please feel free to contact the center for more information.  Special discount rate offered to HSPBC parents.

Homeopathic care – virtual visit optional

Homeopathy is an ancient medicine that is safe, gentle and powerful to use during pregnancy, labor and postpartum. It works with your body to relieve discomforts and improve overall health and that of the baby. Homeopathy can be used to help relieve symptoms like migraines, morning sickness, back pain, postpartum depression and more. Please feel free to contact the center for more information. Special discount rate offered to HSPBC parents.

Nutritional Guidance – virtual visit optional

Our nutritional specialist has been involved in the nutrition world since 2011. She has her Master’s in Public Health Nutrition and Dietetics from Loma Linda University (one of the Blue Zones where people live the longest). Shaina is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist working as a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,  using evidenced-based information to help educate clients and motivate them to reach their healthy living goals. Please feel free to contact the center for more information. Special discount rate for HSPBC parents.







Lactation Support with HSPBC staff – virtual visit optional

Our birthworkers are breastfeeding specialists. Breastfeeding should be enjoyable and a bond between mother and baby.  We are here to help guide mothers to breastfeed 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!  There is also a Breastfeeding with confidence class offered monthly, along with newborn baby care and more…
Please ask about this advantage. Insurance billing is being evaluated now. Please feel free to contact the center for more information.


We are here to help you for the first couple of weeks after birth.  Please request the postpartum home care packages to see what fits your family. All important services are included inside your “Welcome Folder” when you join HSPBC.
At HSPBC, we feel such gratitude to have our wonderful team of holistic birthworkers  come together to care for our mothers throughout pregnancy, the birth process and postpartum time.
All of us at HSPBC are here to help our mothers, babies and families stay happy & healthy.
After all, birth is a “Celebration of Life”.

We do Compassion, We do Patience, We do Love…

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 18 years, we have documented evidence of natural initiation, rotating a breech presentation and more wonderful benefits of this holistic practice.

Breastfeeding successfully- Two consults with support.   Free monthly support group held at the birth center with reservation. (Check on COVID protocols) 

Massage– throughout pregnancy, natural initiation and general wellness. Full term “initiation massage.” Enjoy massages thoughout Pregnancy & Postpartum. (currently unavailable)

Homeopathic Care– All ages, for all aliments – Homeopathic has been one of the best and safest alternatives to prescription drugs. 

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

Birth Photography- We are open to video and photography.  Please call the Birth Center for more details and discuss options.

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

Please call Debra at 305-498-6722 to reserve any of these services. You do not need to be a HSPBC client to utilize these services. Reservations required.