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2221 University Blvd West
Jacksonville, FL  3221
Tel: 904-855-4211
Fax: 904-562-3393

Your Child's Birth is one of the most incredible moments of your life.  Consider your options.

Fruitful Vine Midwifery Service


Fruitful Vine opened on May 18, 1998 by Sharon Schmidt, Licensed Midwife, to offer a safe place for women and families looking for alternative birth options.  We started out as a home birth practice and after seven years, expanded by opening Jacksonville's first birth center in 21 years.  

Over the years there have been many babies born but we are especially happy with all the families that have been 'born'.  Countless familes have returned to Fruitful Vine to birth subsequent babies.

Call for a consult with one of our skilled midwives and find out how we can help you make the birth of your baby special for you.  (904) 855-4211


Babies, Babies, Babies

At Fruitful Vine we try to make every birth a beautiful experience by helping create wonderful memories.  After the birth we provide foot prints of your baby, pictures, and more.  


With the technology of today, we have even Skyped family members in to be a part of the birth and/or publish an announcement on our webpage.   This is only done with the Mother's permission.  Family members have expressed over the years how wonderful it is to access the announcements.

Take a peek:

Are you looking for minimal interference with your birth?

Do you want to hold your baby immediately after birth, allowing the cord to stop pulsating before cutting it?

Are you desiring an environment where care providers empower you to make decision for your care?

Contact Lori at (904) 855-4211 and ask to Meet A Midwife.

photography by lori lee photography

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