Christine Simonetta

Midwives believe in the intrinsic value of childbirth as a process, while simultaneously working toward the goal of a healthy mother and infant.. More...

Patient Education, informed consent and individulized care

Midwives strive to be inclusive and cooperative in their interactions with clients and peers, rather than oppositional or controlling, with knowledge shared freely.. More...



midwivesWelcome To Chrysalis Midwifery

Having a Baby in Brevard County and surrounding areas in Florida?

Consider safe and Comprehensive Midwifery Care.

We are licensed and certified professional midwives specializing in homebirths and water birth. We encourage all women to find a midwife or physician who provide care and holistic pregnancy care, childbirth education classes, continuous support during labor and birth, breastfeeding care, when needed or desired. We are dedicated to serving all of Brevard County, Florida and surrounding areas!

There are no accredited birth centers in Brevard County, but many women desiring birthing center options find that we can meet their needs by providing similar care in their own home.

What is a Licensed Midwife/Certified Professional Midwife?

Licensed or direct-entry midwives have their educational programs and apprenticeships accredited through the Midwifery Education and Accreditation Council (MEAC). Certified Professional midwives may obtain their education thru a variety of routes. Licensed midwives and certified professional midwives must have their skills and education evaluated through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) certification process and pass the NARM Written Examination and Skills Assessment to obtain their license and/or certification in the state of Florida. Certified professional midwives are nationally certified. Both LM's and CPM's provide the Midwives Model of Care to pregnant women and families in a variety of settings, including homes, birth centers and hospitals.

Guiding Principles and Philosophy

Birth is a normal healthy experience and homebirth is an excellent option for women in good general health. Every woman has the right to safe, satisfying health care and every family has the right to participate in decisions regarding pregnancy and birth, and to experience a family-centered birth. We have a strong belief that not only is every woman different, but also each pregnancy and birth. For this reason, we use few interventions and let labors unfold at their natural pace and in their unique way. As midwives, we are facilitators of a natural process, and believe in non-intervention, as long as it is safe.

The Midwives Model of Care includes:

  • Monitoring the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle.
  • Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support.
  • Minimizing technological interventions, and
  • Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention.

The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.

Midwives Model of Care