Homebirth and Birthing Center Birth Locations

Birthing Homes/Homebirth:
Rosemary Birthing Home
800 Central Avenue, 
Sarasota, Fl 34236

Birthways Family Birthing Center
4222 McIntosh Lane
Sarasota, Fl 34232

Cathy Matthews Homebirth Services:
4944 Midnight Lane
Sarasota, Florida 34235
Email Cathy

(All 3 homebirth/birthing center providors accept state medicaid)

Health & Nutrition Services

Access Florida
Access Florida is Florida's online source for signing up for medicaid, food stamps and other assistance. 

WIC provides families with nutritious foods and provides nutritional counselling and breastfeeding support

Breastfeeding Support:
Suncoast Le Leche League


For Immediate help and support you can find phone numbers and email addresses of all of our LLL Leaders here:



Our local chapter

Our mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support

for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).
We meet once a month (second Wednesday of the month at 7pm) at  Firestation #1, Downtown Sarasota, 1445 4th St, Sarasota, FL 34239  

The current US cesarean rate is at an alarming 32.9% (2009 CDC report),and the rates for florida at over 38% (2010) and in Sarasota County 44% of mother's are having babies by cesarean. The World Health Organization states that when the cesarean rate is over 15% more harm is done.

Our vision is for a healthy reduction of the cesarean rate driven by women making evidence-based, risk-appropriate childbirth decisions.

Chiropractic Care:

Sarasota Family Chiropractic

Dr.Melissa Harmon

3704 Webber Street

Sarasota, Florida 34232

[email protected]
(941) 554-6506 

Advanced Chiropractic

3126 53rd Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34203

Phone: 941-752-3352

Dr Kristin Kulju of Discover Chiropractic
1859 Lakewood Ranch Blvd in Bradenton
(941) 749-8552

White Heron Wellness Center

1775 Arlington Street, Suite 2
Sarasota, FL 34239

Please call for an appointment.

Dr. Bidabadi 941-780-1694
Cynthia Craig 941-928-0250

Gosha Kowalczyk 941-926-5090, cell 561-809-5812


Lee Chiropractic Center
3667 Bahia Vista St. Ste A
Sarasota, Florida 34232
(941) 927-5913 

Abe Kozma
Sarasota Chiropractic, Physical Therapy & Massage
2801 Fruitville Rd Ste 250
Sarasota, FL 34237

Hornberger Wellness and Chiropractic

4001 Swift Road. • Sarasota, FL 34231

(941) 924-4400

[email protected] 

ADIO Chiropractic
587 US Hwy 41 Byp N
Venice, FL 34285
[email protected]


Shift Massage
(941) 320-5213 
3850 South Osprey Ave, Suite 202C, 
Sarasota, FL.

Alisha Sexton LMT, LE, CPT (Massage & Skin Care Specialist)
Whitewave Bodywork

8115 Cooper Creek Blvd. Bradenton, FL. 34201





Sarasota Community Accupuncture
(941) 922-4611

3615 Webber St
Sarasota, Florida 34232

Cheryl Shames, DOM (Doctor of oriental medicine)
(941) 926-9880
2415 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL, 

Sarasota Medical pregnancy Center:
2451 Bee Ridge Rd.

Sarasota, FL 34239 Founded in 2002, Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center is a locally organized and funded outreach. They provide a variety of free services and programs to meet the needs of their clients and of the community. 
Some of the services provided FREE of charge are:

  • Free Pregnancy tests.
  • Limited Ultrasound services.
  • Referrals for pregnancy insurance.
  • Confidential Crisis Peer Counseling.
  • Education about pregnancy, abortion and alternatives.
  • Adoption support and referrals.
  • Free maternity clothing, diapers, formula, baby food, toiletries, baby clothing and furnishings.
  • Post abortion counseling.
  • Pregnancy & fetal development information...more.
  • Counseling for sexuality and relationship issues...more.
  • Support services, including childbirth classes.
  • Referrals for housing and future medical assistance.
All services are free and confidential. 


Sarasota Babywearing Group

We are a group of parents who meet 3 times per month (two daytime meetings and one afternoon weekend meeting, plus special events!) to share all we know about baby carriers with new and experienced parents, to support each other and just to have fun! Our meetings are led by experienced and trained babywearing leaders as well as experienced mama volunteers. Our meetings are open to all and are daddy friendly, especially our weekend meeting. We have a carrier lending library. For a small fee ($10 for most carriers, higher for a select few carriers) you can check out slings, wraps and more for a full month to help you better decide what works for you. get more info and join our community.

Our Monthly Meetings:

*1st Wednesday at Rosemary Birthing Home in Downtown Sarasota (810 Central avenue, meeting at the yoga studio) from 10am-12p

*2nd Sunday, an afternoon meeting at The Fire Station #1 on 4th st in Downtown Sarasota, between Lemon and Central. Parking in rear. from 4-6pm Very dad friendly!

*3rd Thursday and Birthways Family Birth Center (4222 McIntosh Lane) near Bee Ridge and McIntosh Lane, from 10am-12p

Please come by, drop in for a few minutes, or stay a while!

call 941-914-6102 for more info or to ask questions about our services. 

Mommy and Baby Yoga at Rosemary Court

Mommy and Baby Yoga is about connection. Connecting with other Moms, Bonding with your Baby and being in tune with your Body. 

Rosemary Court Yoga

810 Central Ave.

Sarasota, Florida 34236

1 (941) 952-5280



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