Special Beginnings offers the highest quality care and measure of safety,
while supporting your choices during pregnancy, labor, birth, and parenting.

Our team of certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) provide:

Comprehensive Prenatal Care  •  Childbirth Classes and Information  •  Labor and Birth/Delivery Choices — at the birth center (including waterbirth options), and at the hospital nearby — wherever you are most comfortable  •  Postnatal care after the birth and Breastfeeding Supportas well as general gynecological services, called Well Woman Exams

Special Beginnings Birth and Women’s Center is a licensed and CABC accredited, free-standing community based birth center in Arnold, Maryland, of Anne Arundel County — an easy drive from Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington, DC.

Supporting Your Choices with Safe and Sensitive Care

SBBWC Highlights, News & Updates

Read more News & Updates in our blog…

Introducing A Few of Our New Arrivals!



Holly and Ian welcomed Ewan into this world October 10, 2019 at 2:50 P.M., weighing 7 lbs. and 11 oz.

“We had such an amazing experience, once again!”

See more Birth Announcements…

Ann Sober
RN BSN, Director

As a nurse, then administrator, Ann became a pioneer in the birth center movement.

Meet Ann

Joanne Hasman
CNM - Senior Midwife

Learn why Joanne knows in her heart that she was called to be a midwife.

Meet Joanne

Breda Pixley
RN - Director of Nursing

Breda loves working with pregnant and laboring women and greeting newborn babies.

Meet Breda

Meet the rest of our Special Beginnings midwives and team members…