Is Birth Center Birth Right for You?
If you are looking for a birthing experience that is tailored to you, where you are provided with support, care, and guidance in a home-like setting, then birth centers are a great option to look into. However, it is also important to find out if you are a good candidate for a birth center birth before making your final decision.
A good candidate is a low-risk pregnant woman looking to experience a natural out of hospital delivery. The majority of women are low-risk, which opens the door to non-traditional maternity care that revolves around family-centered, home-like, low technological care. Midwives are trained to be the “experts of normal” and are quick to realize if you have stepped outside those bounds during your pregnancy. Our experience has proven that fewer emergencies happen with less intervention, such as induction with Pitocin and epidural, but if a birth related situation requires attention, our skilled midwives at Birth Center Stone Oak are the best supporters to make sure you and your baby are well taken care of.
Responsible birth centers like Birth Center Stone Oak follow stringent national standards for birth centers, like those that are set by The American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) to provide exceptional care to childbearing families in birth centers. Meeting the standards means that a birth center is providing you with the best evidence-based and widely recognized benchmarks for maternity care, neonatal care, business operations, and safety.
Health concerns that could disqualify you from being a candidate for a home birth are:
- High blood pressure
- Preterm labor
- Twins or multiples
- Positive HIV
- Any medical conditions, such as diabetes, neurological disorders, or heart, lung, or kidney disease
Most births can and do happen safely outside of a hospital, especially if women have been appropriately screened as low-risk and are cared for by experienced midwives. With hundreds of natural births, Birth Center Stone Oak is one of the most complete and trusted Birthing Centers in the region. If you want to learn more about the benefits of birth center births and our care, give us a call at 210-481-7549!
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