What can a first time patient expect when they visit the Family Birth Center?
We have a very experienced midwife service for women who want a midwifery approach. Patients will see one of five midwives, including me, and one of those five midwives will be with them in labor and delivery. This means their midwife will be with them throughout the whole process.
There’s a relationship that you build with the person you go to for prenatal care, and it’s very special—that connection when you hear the heartbeat for the very first time and you get to ask all the questions about why you’re feeling the way you do during the pregnancy. It’s also important to know you have someone support your plan for labor, and you trust this person understands what you want for your own birth experience. This safety and sense of trust leads to a healthier, calmer labor and reduces rates of postpartum depression. Not only that, but it also makes women feel really powerful about their experience, no matter how it turned out. Some women might need a c-section or interventions, but they oftentimes will feel more supported and better understand why those things happened when it’s a midwife that they know well describing it.
Learn more about our exceptionally skilled team of certified nurse midwives at the Family Birth Center.