The Birth Center Believes

Women have the right to seek care that is medically safe, that fits their lifestyle, and that recognizes and respects their individual, physical, spiritual, psychological, and economic needs.

Women and their families have the right and responsibility to assume an active role in their own healthcare.

Childbirth is a normal, healthy process. The role of the caregiver is to support and promote this normal process, while recognizing and dealing with any deviation from normal. Confidence in the normal process is promoted.

The family is the cornerstone of the social structure; therefore, maternity care must support and promote family unity and development. Family members, including siblings, should have the opportunity to be involved in the childbearing experience. Family is defined by the client.

Education is an essential part of quality healthcare. With knowledge freely exchanged, clients are encouraged to make informed choices about their healthcare.

Mission Statement

“To empower and support women and families by providing quality and holistic women’s health care, education, and community.”

Core Values

Holistic, Empowering, & Supportive

Meet Our Lactation Consultants

Corinne Daut, RN, Director of Lactation Services

Corinne grew up in Delaware but moved away to attend college. After welcoming her first daughter as a college student, she decided she wanted to switch majors to become a registered nurse. She moved home and began nursing school and earned a certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing in 2009. She worked as an LPN for two years while continuing nursing school, and graduated in 2011 becoming a Registered Nurse.

Corinne had breastfeeding struggles with her first daughter, so during her second pregnancy (while working as a night shift RN in pediatrics), she began reading every breastfeeding book she could get her hands on. She welcomed her second daughter at The Birth Center in April 2013 and had a wonderful breastfeeding experience. She attended breastfeeding support group, meeting Katie Madden and some of the mothers and babies she had helped. After this experience, Corinne decided that she wanted to help moms and babies too because she had experienced both breastfeeding trial and triumph. She reached out to Katie at that time about a possible mentorship to become an IBCLC. Corinne welcomed another child, a son, at The Birth Center in July 2016 and had another amazing, though different and challenging breastfeeding experience. She began working at The Birth Center in April 2017.

When she’s not working with new mamas and babies, you can find her busy at home with her husband and their blended family of four kids, ranging in age from toddler to teenager. Corinne has plans to further her education when her toddler son begins preschool next year.

Gwynne Borsello, RN, BSN

Gwynne grew up in Hockessin, Delaware and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Cum Laude at the University of Delaware in 2000 where she was also a member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. She began her nursing career in labor and delivery at Christiana Hospital later the same year. She worked for Christiana Care until 2010. She took some time off during those years to give birth to her three children. During the past three years, she has continued her nursing career working at a pediatrician’s office in Hockessin, Delaware.

Gwynne always knew she wanted to work in the medical field. When she was young you could find her doing anything from covering herself in bandages to volunteering at A. I. duPont Hospital for Children. She found her calling while in nursing school during her labor and delivery rotation. Being a part of one of the most important days of a woman’s life and experiencing a new life taking its first breath, was the most empowering professional experience for her. This was also the most empowering personal experience of her own life with the births of her own children.

After having her first child and struggling with her own breastfeeding journey, she discovered the field of lactation consulting. She knew she wanted to help and empower other moms during their breastfeeding journeys. She found her way to The Birth Center in April 2017 to begin her training to become an IBCLC.

When Gwynne is not helping nursing moms and their babies, you can find her spending time with her family at home on their small chicken farm, at the beach, camping, or exercising.

Meet Our Patient Care Technicians

Jenna Carlin, MA

Jenna became interested in health care during her senior year of high school after she volunteered at Shore Memorial hospital in New Jersey. She started her career as a medical assistant at Harris School of Business. She was attending school while she was pregnant with her first child and knew she wanted to work with moms and babies. During her externship for school she worked at a OB/GYN office to complete her hours. She then moved to Delaware and finished school. While she was in school, she became a Birth Center patient and found out that they were looking for a patient care technician. She fell in love with The Birth Center and the idea of being able to work with moms and babies was her dream. She got hired as a tech for The Birth Center in the fall of 2014. When she got the call saying she was hired she had so much joy and excitement. Working at The Birth Center and being able to care for moms and babies is so amazing and she loves every second of it. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and taking her son to the pool and beach. Jenna is now enrolled at Del Tech to continue her career as a registered nurse.

Megan Riccio, CNA

As far back as she can remember, Megan always knew she wanted to work in the healthcare field. If she wasn’t dressing up as a doctor for Halloween, she was making sure the home first aid kit had band-aids and antibiotic cream. Megan always made sure everyone was okay when they got hurt. She has always been fascinated with how the human body works and when her youngest brother was born she knew she wanted to become a Registered Nurse. It was not until she started working as a tech at The Birth Center in March 2017 that she knew she wanted to work in Labor and Delivery. Megan is currently at Cecil Community College studying Nursing. When she is not studying you can find her spending time with her family, friends, and any animals she can pet.

Meet The Clerical Staff

From left to right: Marilyn Gilmore, Anna Marie Trotman, Emma Johnson, Florence Smith, Pamela Yocum, Oriole O’Neill, Lee Herrick

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“I highly recommend TBC because of the high standard of care and the one-on-one attention that each staff member gives to each client.”

- Kelly