birthing center


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birthing center

a facility, usually in a hospital, that provides labor and delivery services in a comfortable, homelike setting.

birthing center

n.
A medical facility, sometimes associated with a hospital, that provides a homelike setting for childbirth and usually offers the services of nurse-midwives. Also called birth center.

birth·ing cen·ter

(bĭrth'ing sen'tĕr)
A facility, usually in a hospital, which provides labor and delivery services in a comfortable, homelike setting.
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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.
We hope many in the community will remember loved ones in this way, and also give a lasting gift to families, mothers and babies through the Birthing Center donation.
The project was delayed repeatedly and its opening will end a 10-month period during which PeaceHealth had no birthing center in the wake of closing the Eugene birth center last July.
Anna-Lisa Whiten, who recently gave birth to a baby boy by Caesarean section, said she was able to have her C-section close to home, thanks to the birthing center, and she was confident that the staff was both compassionate and highly trained.
The latest installment brings the total amount to $200,000 that the bank has donated since it became the lead sponsor in constructing the Birthing Center.
creates one-of-a-kind birthing center combining the comforts of home with safety net of a high-tech hospital
The PeaceHealth Certified Nurse Midwifery Birthing Center offers free get-acquainted orientation sessions.
Unless a woman is in a hospital, an accredited freestanding birthing center, or a birthing center within a hospital complex, with physicians ready to intervene quickly, she puts herself and her baby's health and life at unnecessary risk," ACOG said in the statement.
Low-risk women giving birth in a free-standing birthing center or a hospital are equally likely to experience safe outcomes for both themselves and their babies.
Gary London set out 25 years ago to create an alternative birthing center at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
The hospital provides a broad-spectrum of quality medical services, including a cardiac care center, diabetes care center, family birthing center, chest pain and stroke emergency center and women's center.
The Perkin Alternative Birthing Center is the only hospital-based alternative birthing center in the region.