Licensed Birth Center since 2008

The Birth of our Center

Labors of Love Birth Center was conceived after much thought and prayer. We felt the women of the Upstate needed to have another option for their maternity care. After practicing midwifery exclusively for home births, we were being asked if there were any birth centers in the area. After over a year of thinking, looking at building, meeting with county and city planners, DHEC officials, Fire inspectors, zoning officials, we opened our doors in May of 2008. We believe this to be one of the best things that we could have done for the women of Upstate South Carolina- giving them options for their birth experience.

The Birth Center captures the calm and loving essence of home birth while providing a safe location for your care. Our staff of midwives, birth assistants, postpartum assistants and office management provide an unprecedented level of care, support and experience to our families. While complications are rare, being close to a hospital can be invaluable. Our established physician and hospital relationships offer an incredible layer of support.

This poem, written by Mary Kury, hangs at the birth center.


A plain old brick building
with a completely new plan
A safe haven for women
And construction began
As family came together
And friend gratefully pitched in
To create cozy spaces
Enhancing the comfort therein
Like immense puzzle pieces
Each aspect fell into place
An accomplishment so great
For us each to embrace
We pushed exhausted bodies
To complete our work here
Minds focused on mothers and babies
And our hearts filled with cheer
A task deemed so special
And commissioned from Above
This center is truly the fruit
Of our Labors-of-Love

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