Ventura Birth Center

Background:

Sue Turner

Sue Turner is a CA Medical Board Licensed Midwife. She is also a graduate of the National College of Midwifery and currently a preceptor for the NCM. She has attended births in various settings including home, birth center and the hospital.

Other certifications and training includes Neonatal Resuscitation, CPR, IV Certification and Fetal Monitoring. Sue has appeared on TLC and NBC, several radio talk shows, and has been interviewed by various other media She has held a number of birth related events featuring speakers such as Dr. Marsden Wagner (WHO), Ina May Gaskin (The Farm) and Dr. Mayer Eisenstein (Homefirst) to name a few. Sue believes that each and every baby is a blessing and a gift from God. She is a wife and mother also.

Darcy Wronkiewicz

Darcy Wronkiewicz is a certified doula (CD(DONA)) and lactation consultant (CLEC) serving families in Ventura, Santa Barbara and adjacent cities.

Darcy also teaches Birthing From Within birth classes in Ventura. As a lactation consultant, she specializes in working with new families to get their breastfeeding relationship off to a great start. Darcy lives in Ventura with her husband and three children - all of whom were born at home under the care of the Ventura Birth Center midwives.

Why Choose Us

Since 1998, we have attended over 500 births at home, at the birth center, or in water. We have had the privilege and the honor of being with families as they welcome their newborns peacefully and respectfully. We continue to participate in peer review and attend classes, conferences and seminars as part of continuing education in midwifery.

We have had the privilege and the honor of being with families as they welcome their newborns peacefully and respectfully. We continue to participate in peer review and attend classes, conferences and seminars as part of continuing education in midwifery.

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Testimonials

"Sue is one of the sweetest, most encouraging people I know. I had my first birth in a hospital, and the second two at home with Sue, Dawn and Davie. Let me tell you, there's no comparison! It's utterly amazing to celebrate a birth at home - and the midwives make you feel so comfortable - their care is unparalleled. "
Dia Becchio