Seeing is believing! Coming to one of our tours is the best way to find out what it's like here. While you're waiting for the next tour, visit our Facebook page to see pictures of the birth center and our birthing families.
Check out our 'FAQ' page to learn what a midwife is, what a birth center is, and what regulatory organizations they report to.
Many women wonder if a birth center would be safe for their pregnancy and birth. Birth centers are extremely safe for low-risk women. Pregnancies and birth center outcomes are at least as good as those in hospitals, and often better. You're in good hands.
Studies on birth center safety and efficacy consistently show fewer unnecessary interventions and dramatically lower cesarean surgery rates. We know that supporting normal birth produces better outcomes than medically over-managing it.
Midwives are highly trained in normal pregnancy and birth, and they also know when to transfer care to hospitals and doctors if things have gotten risky. Pregnancy and birth usually are physiologically normal events in a woman's life. In fact, the World Health Organization says more than 85% of pregnancies and births are normal or should be normal.
Each pregnancy is unique, and there are many things we consider safe for birth center care. Get all of your questions answered by attending one of our free tours, offered twice a month. Click HERE.
Dar a Luz strives to provide you with the birth experience you desire. Your preferences are as unique as you are and we enjoy customizing your care. There are also some things we require for your and your baby's safety, some things we know are going to help you, and some things we need from you in order to provide the best service to all of our families.
At a minimum we require:
Learning the general information in a class frees up your time with the midwives and nurses for discussing your own personal situation, instead of going over the basics during your visits with your care providers. Birth center care is different in lots of ways... and the outstanding education you receive at Dar a Luz is is one of the biggest benefits to our clients.