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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Initially, investigators thought that the suspect was a woman believed to be around 57 to 63 years old as spotted in a footage of a closed-circuit television camera installed near the birthing center and based from accounts of witnesses.
inside the Birthing Center on the hospital's second floor.
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.
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.
The new policy at Day Kimball only applied to the birthing center. For all other areas of the hospital, children are allowed to visit.
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.
Foundation, Inc., recently presented a check for $50,000 to the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation as pan of its ongoing support of the Union State Bank Family Birthing Center at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, N.Y.
In early September, we opened an in-hospital birthing center. And it truly is.
If you want to give birth in a hospital rather than in a birthing center, choose a nurse-midwife who practices in one.
A birthing center will also be built in Caticlan in partnership with the Department of Health (DOH).
"Our Maternal Fetal Medicine clinic at Sherman is very proactive about prenatal heart screens for our babies," said Fran Teti-Teal, director of the Family Birthing Center at Advocate Sherman Hospital,"
WHEN THE MOTHER'S LABOR SLOWED at a birthing center, she received several medications including castor oil, blue cohosh, and black cohosh to induce labor.