WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — If you've ever been pregnant with another little one at home, you know that planning what to do with your child when you go into labor in the hospital can be very stressful.
Two moms turned midwife and doula said they saw a need in the market and just opened Palm Beach Maternity Center in West Palm Beach.
"We've literally been dreaming this place since I was 13 years old," said Mandy Rojas, co-owner and midwife.
Rojas and Julia Mullins are moms and co-owners of the center.
"Julia and I are both moms and we created this space," Rojas said.
The pair dreamed up a spot to have a baby that's not at home or in hospital.
"Kinda like that happy medium," Rojas said.
Most importantly, there's a playroom.
"It's connected right now to the playrooms, so in that case, you can come back and forth if you want your kids here," said Mullins. "Or you can know they are close and safe."
Rojas and Mullins said they saw the need for a place where siblings eat, sleep, and play nearby while mom labors.
"Some families don't have family close by that can help them with other children," Mullins said. "Who am I going to get? Who am I going to trust to watch my child while I'm in the hospital for two or three days?"
"Mom can kind of pop in and out," said Rojas. "They can visit with mom or not visit with mom. Kids are close by but maybe not right on top of mom."