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birth center

birth center

a health facility with services limited to maternity care for women judged to be at minimum risk for obstetric complications that would require hospitalization.

birth center

An alternative nonhospital facility that provides family-oriented maternity care for women judged to be at low risk of experiencing obstetrical complications.
See also: center
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The Family Birth Center opened on September 2, 2002, with a new model of delivery -- the single room concept.
The most recent Birth Center II study collected data from 2007 through 2010 on 15,574 women admitted to 79 midwifery-led freestanding birthing centers (FSBCs) in 33 states.
Being members of the Montana Midwives Cooperative allows us to equally influence how we want to run the birth center and equally share the burden and benefits," Neal continues.
TCBC is a warm, welcoming and all-inclusive alternative to the average birth center.
There has been less research specifically on birth center care, or birth center care delivered to low-income or minority women (Davis et al.
The Sacred Heart Medical Center Foundation has raised about 65 percent toward its goal of $750,000 for the birth center, Ash said.
Many families may prefer a hospital birth, but the PeaceHealth birth center has for many years offered the best of both worlds, combining the nonclinical atmosphere that midwives provide while being located near a hospital in case of complications.
We started using the IR Recognition Systems HandKey readers about six years ago in the birth center, where there was a perceived need for a higher level of security.
The group has submitted more than two dozen letters in support of the birth center to PeaceHealth, and more than 700 people have signed the group's online petition (at www.
com now offers these consumers free access to report card ratings and profiles for fertility clinics, hospice care programs, birth centers, acupuncturists and naturopathic physicians.
The Rex hospital campus is the heart of our network of services, including a 394-bed acute care hospital, family birth center, cancer center, convalescent care center, same day surgery, heart & vascular center, and wellness center.
The new center will replace the existing nursing midwifery birth center operated for years by PeaceHealth Medical Group at 511 E.