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birthing center

a facility, usually in a hospital, that provides labor and delivery services in a comfortable, homelike setting.
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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.
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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 Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers, using the standards of the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC), provides support, education, and accreditation to developing and existing birth centers.
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.
"Outcomes of Free-Standing, Midwife-Led Birth Centers: A Structured Review." Birth 31 (3): 222-9.
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.
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.
Its goal is to encourage hospitals and birth centers to promote and support breastfeeding.
TCBC is a warm, welcoming and all-inclusive alternative to the average birth center. Most birth centers are inaccessible both economically and culturally to a huge portion of LA's pregnant mothers.
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. ACOG opposes home birth because complications for both the mother and newborn can arise with little or no warning, even in a low-risk pregnancy.
Among her many professional accomplishments, Lubic collaborated with members of APHA's Maternal and Child Health Section in the 1980s to develop a position paper on hospital births, which led to national standards for birth centers. She served as general directors of New York's Maternity Center Association for 25 years.