1539-5 Parental Home Road
Jacksonville, FL, 32216
Sharon Schmidt graduated from midwifery school in 1997 and opened Fruitful Vine Midwifery Service on May 18, 1998. Fruitful Vine provides the greater Jacksonville community with an alternative and safe birth setting in the home as well as our freestanding birth center.
Sharon has been married to Ray since 1978 and have 4 children; Christopher (Brooke) , Michael (Colleen), Rebecca and Jeffrey. They were all home schooled. Sharon and Ray have been blessed with three wonderful grandchildren – Oliver (2009) and twin girls – Coeur d’Lane & Lennon (2011). In the midst of their joy in meeting the girls, they had to say goodbye to their sister, Emerson.
Sharon became interested in midwifery after the birth of their second child. Their first baby was born in the hospital with many interventions. During her second pregnancy, Sharon started doing a lot of reading and gathering information on childbirth. She and Ray decided to have their baby with a midwife who did out of hospital deliveries. That was a life changing decision for Sharon. It was after that birth that she realized the call on her life. “I wanted to be able to help women the way my midwife helped me. I didn’t have to think twice where I would have the next two babies!”, says Sharon.
Over the years Sharon has helped hundreds of women. She has been the childbirth educator, the doula (labor support person), the friend and the midwife. Sharon believes “Birth is a very sacred moment and to be present at a birth is an honor.”
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Serving: Duval, Nassau, Clay, St. Johns, and Baker