At the Family Birth Center, there is no standard childbirth experience. Each experience is unique. And, that's a good thing because each woman, baby and family is unique.
Our nurse midwives commit to supporting a gratifying customized childbirth experience for every woman and family — even if it deviates from initial expectations. After all, there is no one perfect way to have a baby. By listening first, midwives learn how to help you optimize your way.
In addition to offering an intricate understanding of how a woman's body gives birth and heals, midwives provide a combination of medical guidance and interpersonal support.
Nurse midwives can help you to:
Understand and articulate your preferences for how you experience your child's birth
Set — and if necessary, adjust or reset — realistic personal expectations for childbirth
Understand traditional and alternative birthing options, offering recommendations to accommodate your personal needs and preferences
Learn about evidence-based natural and low-intervention pain management and labor support options, if you choose
Understand and decide when it may be time to consider alternative pain management or birthing options
Historically, midwives provided primary and gynecologic care for well and healthy women through all life stages, from adolescence through post-menopausal care. Building on this legacy, our nurse midwives have the expertise to help you think broadly about your childbirth experience in the context of your health before, during and after pregnancy. If you choose, you can even continue general gynecological care with your midwife.