We view birth as a natural and healthy experience. Your labor can progress without unnecessary intervention. In fact, it is our lack of intervention that keeps our cesarean deliveries far below the national average.
While we specialize in the management of low risk women, some clients may develop risk factors, needing more advanced medical treatment.
In the event a woman develops a complication during her pregnancy or delivery, we can transition into traditional medical care with ease due to working with physicians who are sympathetic to desires and plans.
A recent Federal study determined that babies delivered by certified nurse-midwives were significantly less likely to die than those delivered by physicians. Another study, published by the New England Journal of Medicine, representing over 12,000 pregnant women, confirmed that births occurring in midwife-staffed birth centers were just as safe as births that took place in hospitals. An Institute of Medicine study has reported that births assisted by nurse-midwives result in fewer premature and underweight babies.
Having your baby at a birth center prevents the need for epidurals, pitocin, augmentation and medications. Mothers who abstain from medications deliver their babies much faster with far fewer interventions and complications. Their babies are born free of the drugs that are commonly used in the hospital environment.