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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Our whole Family Birthing Center family is happy to help raise awareness about heart disease during heart month, and are grateful to the volunteers across the country who knit all of these red hats for our littlest patients.
PARENTS' CLAIM While in labor at the birthing center, the castor oil, blue cohosh, and black cohosh caused the patient's uterus to contract excessively and contributed to fetal death.
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.
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.
In early September, we opened an in-hospital birthing center.
If you want to give birth in a hospital rather than in a birthing center, choose a nurse-midwife who practices in one.
Our 26-acre campus in the rapidly growing communities in the Humble-Atascocita-Kingwood-Spring area features a wide scope of health care services including: Level II birthing center offering a complete range of prenatal and childbirth care and featuring the area's first neonatologist; a newly designed, state-of-the-art emergency department; state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment including MRI, cardiac catheterization, endoscopic and special procedures laboratories; regional cancer center which offers radiation therapy programs; hospice program; wellness center; outpatient surgical and mammography center; the region's most extensive diagnostic, therapeutic, surgical and medical care services; sleep lab and wound care program.
The Lights and Love program carries a dual benefit, as all gifts will support the hospital s Family Birthing Center, added Petersen.
In Illinois, a bill is pending that would allow midwives to deliver without supervision in a flee-standing birthing center.
The PeaceHealth Certified Nurse Midwifery Birthing Center offers free get-acquainted orientation sessions.