Many clients wonder if a birth center would be safe for their pregnancy and birth. Birth centers are extremely safe for low-risk clients. Pregnancies and births at a birth center often have outcomes that are at least as good as those in hospitals, and often better.
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 person’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.
“Education about everything baby and mom was fantastic! I went into my labor feeling very knowledgeable and prepared.”