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The most recent Birth Center II study collected data from 2007 through 2010 on 15,574 women admitted to 79 midwifery-led freestanding birthing centers (FSBCs) in 33 states.
Being members of the Montana Midwives Cooperative allows us to equally influence how we want to run the birth center and equally share the burden and benefits," Neal continues.
TCBC is a warm, welcoming and all-inclusive alternative to the average birth center.
There has been less research specifically on birth center care, or birth center care delivered to low-income or minority women (Davis et al.
As an NWHN intern, I had the pleasure of attending a Congressional Briefing on this topic, and hearing representatives from the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) and the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) discuss midwifery and birth center advocacy from fiscal and policy perspectives.
Nationally, less than 5 percent of birth center patients are transferred to hospitals.
But early discharge from the hospital or birth center means families need to prepare for postpartum care at home.
2 million contract to expand the Birth Center at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope
2 million Nurse Midwifery Birth Center combines the comforts of a home delivery with the security of expert support and a hospital nearby in case of emergency, said Philip Farrington, PeaceHealth director of land use, planning and development.
Both the American College of Nurse Midwives and the American Public Health Association support the practice of out-of-hospital birth, both at home and in non-hospital birth centers.
Under her leadership, the association opened the first freestanding birth center on Manhattan's East Side in 1975 and opened a second birth center in the South Bronx in 1988.