Our Mission Statement
We believe birth is profound.
We believe new life is sacred.
We Believe in listening to women.
Therefore we practice evidence-based midwifery,
so women and their families will come through their
birth journey safely, supported, and empowered.
About the Bakersfield Birth Center
Justine Backhaus, LM, CPM, IBCLC, is the clinical director and founder of the Bakersfield Birth Center. Justine’s vision is to provide women and their families the opportunity to experience pregnancy, birth and the post-natal period in a safe, and mother-baby friendly environment. The Bakersfield Birth Center was designed to do just that.
Whether you opt to have your baby in our beautiful, state-of-the-art birthing center or want to explore your other natural birthing options – including home birth and water birth experiences – our experienced midwife is happy to consult, and provide you with information to assist you in your decision making process.
Midwives Model of Care ©
Birth Center, Home Birth, Water Birth
Our Birth Center is located in Bakersfield. Justine provides home birth services to the surrounding
Kern County and Northern Los Angeles County areas, including (but not limited to) Bakersfield,
Delano, Wasco, Shafter, Kernville, Lake Isabella, Arvin, Frazier Park Tehachapi, Ridgecrest,
Lancaster, Pear Blossom and Palmdale.
Women who choose Justine as their midwife have the option of a Birth Center, or Home Birth.
You can also choose to have midwife labor support at the hospital of your choice.