Midwifery: The Natural Choice for You and Your Baby
Your Vision, Safely Orchestrated
How you deliver your baby is a highly personal decision. If you are a low-risk
mother expecting a normal pregnancy, you may be a good candidate for an
age-old option that’s making a modern comeback –midwifery.
When you choose delivery at The Birth Center’s Midwifery Suites,
you’ll get the hands-on encouragement of a certified nurse-midwife
who guides you through a more natural birth. She is there to honor the
birth plan you envision in a safe and personalized environment.
Meet Our Midwives
As you probably know, midwives have been around a long time. Our certified
nurse-midwives are registered nurses who have undergone extensive training
from a nurse-midwifery education program accredited by the
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) and have passed a national certification examination.
Your midwife is your advocate during your pregnancy through the delivery
of your baby. She is there to care for you and your baby, ensure your
birth plan is followed as closely as possible, and help deliver your child
in a more natural manner with fewer medications and interventions.
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Your Individual Plan in a Safe Setting
What makes The Birth Center unique is that we offer midwifery and natural
birth in a home-like setting within the safety of a specialty hospital.
That means you can have a home-like birth with immediate access to modern
safety measures if they become necessary. We’ll honor your decision
to have an unmedicated birth, but if you change your mind or certain circumstances
arise, we can provide pain management and other services. Also, if it
becomes necessary, emergency interventions such as cesarean birth can
be performed immediately by an on-site obstetrician available around-the-clock.
And, CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital is steps away should your
baby need special care.
Just Like Home, But Fully Equipped
The Midwifery Suites at The Birth Center offer a safe, home-like environment.
You’ll find comfortable, family-friendly suites featuring a queen-size
bed, spacious laboring tub, and spa-like amenities such as aromatherapy,
massage, LED candles, and a sound bar to help you relax during and after
the birth of your child.
Take a look at our Midwife Suites, an age-old concept with today’s
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Should You Call the Midwife?
If you are expecting a low-risk birth, the decision is entirely up to you.
Doctors and nurse midwives have the same goals –a healthy mom and
baby –but their approach is different. Doctors focus on clinical
care. Midwives strive for fewer medical interventions and medications,
helping you have a natural birth.
Learn more about our maternity center services, education classes, support programs
and baby-friendly designated breastfeeding services.