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 OhioHealth O'Bleness Birth Center is proud of our commitment to promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding, said Michele Biddlestone, BS, IBCLC, RLC, lactation consultant at OhioHealth OBleness Hospital.
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 Montana Midwives Cooperative (MMC) owns the Community Birth Center, the largest free-standing birth center in the Northwest.
com)-- Racha Tahani Lawler CPM, LM, a fourth generation midwife and the Clinical Director of The Community Birth Center, invites the public to attend the Grand Opening of The Center's new Mid-City location.
Consequently, our research posits that high-quality, individualized services offered at the birth center lead to improved birth outcomes.
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.
Please join me in extending gratitude to PeaceHealth in supporting building a new Midwifery Birth Center at RiverBend.
Published in the June 13 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a survey of breastfeeding support at hospitals and birth centers in all states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico found that 65 percent of facilities advised women to limit the duration of suckling at each breastfeeding and 45 percent had given pacifiers to more than half of all healthy, full-term breastfed infants.
She signed up at the brand new Central Montana Birth Center, 910 1st Ave.
Over 16,000 hospitals and birth centers have received the prestigious Baby-Friendly award.
Far from supporting a luxury, families and insurers actually save money when birth centers deliver babies.
Both the American College of Nurse Midwives and the American Public Health Association support the practice of out-of-hospital birth, both at home and in non-hospital birth centers.