|When you arrive at The Family Birth Center in labor...
You will occupy the private birth suite. The perfect
alternative to home or hospital settings, you will have
safety, privacy, and the option to labor as you choose.
This is your birth. A completely personal event, you may
choose to labor with the support of very few people and
the monitoring of your midwife. Or you may see your
birth as a family experience and any family, friends, or support professionals you want to be with you are
welcomed. We easily incorporate fathers, partners, and children into the process. In addition to the private suite, there is a fully equipped kitchen and a family room for
We take birth plans very seriously, unobtrusively
monitoring labor with a minimum of vaginal examinations.
You will be encouraged and supported in moving and laboring in whatever way is most comfortable for you
and that allows you the greatest level of relaxation and mastery of coping with your labor. You may walk, sit,
lie in bed, and relax in our birthing tub. You may also
choose to give birth there.
We take partners' role as parents very seriously and
welcome and encourage their full participation. When appropriate, fathers or partners may "catch" their baby
(after the midwife has guided the delivery of the head
"Fathers who accepted the opportunity to 'catch' their own babies (in uncomplicated births with supervision) were
twice as involved with their baby three months after the
births as the dads who had not had this experience".
Dr. John Gottman.