Birth at home or at a birth center is familiar, intimate and family centered. Midwifery care provides women with a safe and professional alternative for maternity care and birth.  When you choose a Midwife, you are choosing someone to walk with you through the journey of pregnancy and protect your childbirth space.  Midwives are highly trained in natural birth and normal pregnancies.  Our goal is to have a healthy mom and healthy baby.  We are proactive and preventative.  We don't wait until there is an issue, we work with you to stop the issue from happening in the first place.  We know normal pregnancy and birth really well.  Midwives love sharing that knowledge. ​ Sometimes, however, pregnancies can become higher risk where a hospital birth is the safest place.  We will navigate that process with you to make sure you and your baby have the best and safest outcome possible!



Becky Keffer Machado, LM, CPM


My wife and I have 3 kids, Samantha, Megan and Thomas. Being a home birth baby myself, seeking a midwife for my own pregnancies was an easy choice. My girls were born in water in a birth center in Ft. Myers. I breastfed, co-slept, used cloth diapers and carried my babies in slings.  Joining our two families was easy with our similar attachment parenting styles.  Plus we both always wanted to expand our families!   

About my practice


I am a Florida Licensed Midwife (LM) and a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). I am also certified in CPR and NRP, neonatal resuscitation program.  I started Sweet Baby Midwifery, LLC in order to provide one-on-one, personalized care for women and their families during their pregnancies.  All family types and dynamics are welcome. You'll find only support here!  Anyone you choose is welcome to participate, especially children. 

I follow the Midwifery Model of Care which basically means that pregnancy isn't a medical disease. Birth isn't a procedure.  Out of Hospital Birth is a safe alternative for low-risk women.  I have a great relationship with local doctors who provide prenatal consultation services, if needed.  Once accepted into midwifery care, we will work together to keep you as low-risk as possible.  I believe in treating things naturally and prevention is the best treatment.  So many things in pregnancy can be prevented with a good diet, enough protein and water.  Healthy pregnancy equals a healthy baby.  I have been privileged to have welcomed over 250 babies into this world as a licensed midwife and have attended over 350 births since I started this journey of helping moms and babies.  I would be honored to use my knowledge and experience to help you not only have a healthy pregnancy but have the tools to care for those Sweet Babies.

Professional Birth Center birth and prenatal services

Provided at The Birth Place in Winter Garden

New clients are encouraged to check out The Birth Place website and schedule a tour of the birth center. Home birth services are not being offered to new clients at this time.  Home birth is a great option for a lot of families and there are several wonderful home birth midwives in the Orlando area.  I am choosing to support the amazing work and mission of this non-profit whose goal is to eliminate racial and class disparities in perinatal health and improve birth outcomes for all. Please check it out!