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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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This was followed up in 2015 with the consensus document on Levels of Maternal Care by ACOG and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine that acknowledges and addresses care provided at birth centers, including the role of caregivers.
The purpose of this study is to better understand whether midwife-led birth center care can improve birth outcomes relative to traditional care.
The briefing highlighted the positive findings from the AABC's National Birth Center study II, which examined outcomes in the present maternity care environment by monitoring and recording outcomes for 15,574 women who received care in 79 midwife-led birth centers in 33 states from 2007 to 2010.
Continuity of care at a birth center is another plus," Doll said.
We have written a Letter of Intent to become a Baby-Friendly Hospital & Birth Center.
According to White-Spunner's announcement, the project will increase the size of the birth center from 18,000 square feet to more than 29,000.
The birth center also includes two prenatal/postpartum examination rooms, areas for education and wellness programs, and a garden and walking path for laboring mothers.
She was able to raise support from several national and local foundations to support the umbrella organization and the birth center, the first in the city.
Those in the collaborative care group attended sites where obstetricians and nurse-midwives were part of the same practice, comprehensive services (including case management and social services) were offered and women at low perinatal risk were given the option of delivering at a large freestanding birth center.
Earlier this year, our freestanding birth center was closed and our midwifery service moved into the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center.