alternative birthing center

alternative birthing center

Obstetrics An obstetrics unit or facility that provides a pleasant, 'friendly' atmosphere for ♀ who are expected to have an uncomplicated vaginal delivery. See Alternative obstetrics, Doula, Lamaze, Midwife, Natural childbirth, Natural family planning.
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Gary London set out 25 years ago to create an alternative birthing center at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
The Perkin Alternative Birthing Center is the only hospital-based alternative birthing center in the region.
An Alternative Birthing Center would be another choice all women would have.
In addition to the standard obstetrical services and peri- and post-natal care, Women & Infants gives patients the option of delivering in their Alternative Birthing Center, where 224 babies were born in the fiscal year 2000.
Founded in 1884 as the Providence Lying-In Hospital, today nearly 70 percent of all newborns in Rhode Island are delivered at Women & Infants, where women can choose to give birth either in one of 19 private labor/delivery/recovery (LDR) rooms or in the home-like setting of the Alternative Birthing Center (ABC), one of only three such centers in New England.

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