The Center

Mural midwife center

The Midwife Center is southwestern Pennsylvania's only licensed and accredited freestanding birth center, located in the historic Strip District neighborhood of Pittsburgh. With our nature-themed birth suites, decorated appointment rooms, a spacious classroom, plus space for family and friends, our goal is to provide a comfortable and home-like atmosphere for all of our clients.

First Floor

Our building at 2831 Penn Avenue is a mix of old and new, the combination of a cozy turn-of-the-century house with a spacious new addition completed in 2017. Our building is accessible and has an elevator.


Our first floor has three birth suites, each with its own large bathroom, tub, and a queen size bed. Two of these birth suites are equipped for water birth. Also on the first floor is our family kitchen, plus extra space for family members and support people.

Second floor

Our second floor has a large waiting room, appointment rooms, and front office. Our extensive library is available here, as well as toys and books for children.

Third Floor

Our third floor has our classroom, nutrition nook, and administrative offices.


We strive to be environmentally friendly

As part of The Midwife Center's broader commitment to providing long-term health care for individuals and their families, we sought LEED certification for our building in 2017 (currently pending) and installed a parking lot with permeable pavers with our new construction. These special pavers allow rainwater to seep into the ground where it belongs, instead of into combined sewage. We are proud to support sustainable strategies in our region.

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