Our Mission to new & expecting families

To provide a safe space for women to deliver their babies into this world in a comfortable, beautiful way.

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authentic birth

Who we are

A Family Affair Birth Center is rooted in the belief that we must believe in the normalcy of childbirth. Women have been birthing children since the beginning of time. It is a physiological, natural process that a woman's body was designed to do, demonstrating a woman's inherent strength.

Historically, women worldwide have come together to support the laboring woman to soothe her discomfort, calm her nerves, share their focus, and create a safe emotional space for her to labor and deliver her baby.

By contrast, modern society has transformed the concept of labor and delivery into what we see on TV, which is not an authentic portrayal. Add the intimidation of the high-tech hospital environment, and it is no wonder people expect childbirth to be a chaotic and scary experience.

However, it doesn't have to be! In our experience, it is usually a calm, focused process, as we all work together toward our common goal.

Healthy Mom! Healthy Baby!

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" The midwifes are amazing. They value the birthing couple as well as the Doula.  I look forward to many more births at the Birth Center."

Ginger A.

luxurious & private rooms

A Family Affair Birth Center

A Family Affair Birth Center is the result of the shared belief that birth is not an illness but a wholesome, natural process that demonstrates the inherent strength of all women.

Utilizing a whole-body, integrative approach, we aim to empower moms as they bring their babies into the world.

My husband and I decided to deliver our baby at A Family Affair because I wanted a home birth, but he was nervous about being so far away from a hospital, so this was the perfect compromise. The Center is right across the street from [a hospital] if you should need it. The perfect compromise!" - Janai B.
mission statement

Most people associate having a baby with a hospital delivery, while a small percentage will think of home birth. But today, more families can experience the best of both worlds by welcoming their new baby in the warmth and safety of a birth center.  

Known for their calm, peaceful environments, birth centers encourage freedom to move during labor, the ability to eat and drink as desired, and even have the option to relax in deep spa soaking tubs.  As a result, birth centers have gained popularity across the country to provide an alternative to hospital and home births.

The reasons are as varied as the couples who use them, but a birth center can be the happy medium for women with normal healthy pregnancies.  While under the guidance of  licensed midwives, women can enjoy the freedom to work with their bodies and baby as they move through the intricate journey of birth.

Our Birth Center offers the expertise to support a mother's natural birth while ensuring she has options available at her choosing.  And should a woman in labor choose to transfer for an epidural (approximately 8% do), or a need arise, A Family Affair Birth Center is strategically located directly across from Palomar Medical Center's Poway Campus, complete with a Labor & Delivery unit and a NICU.

Safe. Compassionate. Personalized Care.

services & support

Birthing services & support for every part of your journey

Birth education

We offer a variety of classes to help prepare you for birth, newborn care, breastfeeding, and more! Schedule a complimentary tour to learn more.

Midwifery care

Experience personalized care at home or in our new modern birth center. Our Licensed Midwives will guide you every step of your pregnancy.

Doula support

Doulas provide physical, emotional & informational support to mothers before, during, and after birth. Click here to learn more.

Breastfeeding support

Join our free breastfeeding support group to learn the basics of breastfeeding and how to know if your baby is getting enough milk.

The perfect location for your next birth experience

We are conveniently located just off the 15-56 corridor, providing easy access to greater San Diego. (add map/location). Located directly across the street from Palomar Hospital's Poway Campus (formerly Pomerado Hospital), we are only about 5 minutes from the 15 freeway.

15644 Pomerado Rd #306, Poway, CA 92064
How can we help?

Have a question? Get in touch.

Conveniently located across the street from Palomar-Pomerado hospital - Poway campus, just 5 minutes from the 15 freeway.

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Patient testimonials

" Every midwife was perfect in their own way and the birthcenter itself so beautiful. The last thing I'll mention is that if anything were to go wrong, hopefully never, Palomar Pomerado hospital is literally right across the street from this birth center. "
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Jennifer A.

"As a Doula I love when my clients choose to use A family Affair Birth Center. The midwifes are amazing. They value the birthing couple as well as the Doula."
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Ginger A.

" The feeling inside is very comfortable and home-like. I really appreciated having a bed large enough for my husband and I to lay on with our newborn after she was born. Tamara is very professional. "
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Janai B.

" Tamara is an absolute angel who worked within our personal situation to allow us an amazing birth experience at her center, and we are forever indebted to her. "
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Noelle I.

" The care of the midwives and staff at A Family Affair Birth Center has been so refreshing and comforting! They spend time to get to know you and how you want to approach birth. "
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Alysha S.

" I toured the Family Affair Birth Center this past weekend. What a blessing for soon-to-be and new moms! What a beautiful place to have a baby! "
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Margie W.

" Our family would wholeheartedly recommend this experience for anyone looking to feel in control of their birth choices "
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" Instead of a quick appointment that is just measuring belly and listening to heartbeat they take the time to listen to you and help you have the best pregnancy possible. "
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