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birth center

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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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When complete, the Birth Center will gain an additional labor delivery room, increase the number of inpatient rooms and expand the nursery.
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.
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.
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 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.
While at the hospital or birth center, it is most helpful to limit visitors.
Later this year, The Queen's Medical Center will be enhancing the services of its state-of-the-art birth center, which delivers about 125 babies a month, about half its capacity.
Racha's birth center is actively changing these statistics one family at a time.
The $1.2 million Nurse Midwifery Birth Center combines the comforts of a home delivery with the security of expert support and a hospital nearby in case of emergency, said Philip Farrington, PeaceHealth director of land use, planning and development.
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.