We follow the midwifery model of care.

Most birth centers function under the midwifery model
of care, which involves a wellness and holistic approach to pregnancy, birth, and women's health care. The midwifery model of care focuses on the promotion of health and the development of individual responsibility. Inherent in this is
the belief that childbearing is normal and that a woman and her family should create the birth experience that will be meaningful to them.

What are your policies on episiotomies, intravenous
fluids, and newborn treatment?


The use of episiotomies is a very infrequent, rarely used event. We do not routinely perform episiotomies (surgical enlargements of the vaginal opening). We are qualified to
do episiotomies should a medical emergency necessitate
the need for one. We often use perineal massage and oil to increase stretching without tearing.
We can provide intravenous fluids to prevent dehydration if you are unable to drink enough liquid, have episodes of vomiting, or have excess blood loss during delivery.

We will provide you with information regarding the State of Texas requirements for newborns, such as antibiotic drops
for eyes, newborn screening, and vitamin K injections. We support your right to make responsible decisions regarding your newborn's care.

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