Our Miracles – Birth Blog

A Time to Share…

We are pleased to provide a collection of natural birth experiences that our families have shared, in addition to testimonials about their experiences with us.  Please take your time and enjoy reading the empowering and inspiring words from many of our families.

This is a sacred place! I cannot imagine bringing a child into the world in any other environment. There is no other place where I’ve felt such strength in being a woman as I have here, surrounded by loving, wise, experienced midwives and staff.

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Fathers

From Father to Family…

At the Birth & Women’s Center, the Father-infant bond is honored as being just as important as the Mother’s.  The father will be the protector of his child from this sacred day forward.

Fathers usually have limited participation when their babies are born in the hospital.  When couples come to the Birth and Women’s Center,we explain that Fathers are encouraged to be an active participant in their child’s birth by supporting the laboring mother, and even to help in the actual delivery of the baby.  When the day comes, the fathers have a look of profound astonishment; catching their baby has now become their greatest accomplishment.

An hour or two after birth, fathers give their babies a Leboyer bath.  This is not meant to clean the baby, but to allow the baby and father time to bond.  In this bath, the infant feels the warmth and comfort previously found in the mother’s womb.

“The experience was more of a wave of emotions rushing over me all at once.  The actual catching happened much faster than I thought when suddenly I was told to get ready and out she came.  It was mind blowing and I could feel tears coming to my eyes as I just helped bring my daughter into the world.”

Footprints

Making lifetime impressions…

During the 10-day post-partum visit, your baby’s footprints will be added to our “walls of fame,” where over 3,900 babies have made their marks on the Birth Center.  You can find their tiny feet printed all over the house and with siblings. In addition to printing your baby’s footprints on the wall, we will provide you with keepsake prints as well.  Bring a camera and a loved one to help capture the moment!

At the Birth & Women’s Center, the Father-infant bond is honored as being just as important as the Mother’s.  The father will be the protector of his child from this sacred day forward.

Maternatea

A Time to Bond…

A mother’s birth experience comes full circle at our MaternaTea, a reflective and supportive gathering to celebrate new mothers, their babies and their birth experiences.  Each mother retells her birth story encircled by nurturing new moms. Triumphs are cheered; challenges are heard with empathy, and friendships are cultivated.  Each tea concludes with a beautiful, and often humorous, Circle of Babies photograph.

To sit in a circle of mothers who have all experienced natural childbirth and hear their words of pride and praise, which they have earned from their birth experiences, is one of the most heartwarming activities that occurs in our Center.

Schedule A Tour

The Birth and Women’s Center offers tours every Friday at noon.
Evening tours are scheduled the first Monday of the month at 7:30 pm
(excluding national holidays). 

214.821.8190