Why Freestanding Birth Centers are Safe
In the months leading up to your baby’s birth, you’ll be faced with dozens of different decisions to make. How you choose to deliver is one of the most important ones.
The two main ways women deliver are: conventional hospital birth and natural birth at a free-standing birth center. No one way is better than the other, and the final decision you make boils down to personal preference and whether you qualify for a natural birth or not.
How Is It Safe?
Before you choose to deliver at a free-standing birth center like the Minnesota Birth Center, we would first have a consultation with you to make sure you qualify for normal physiological birth and do not have any risk factors that would prevent you from doing so.
Once you are accepted into our care, our highly qualified team of midwives and nurses will monitor your progress throughout your pregnancy to make sure you’re doing well and have a positive, safe birthing experience.
According to the latest research, women that choose to deliver at a free-standing birth center had the following positive outcomes:
- More chances of spontaneous vaginal delivery
- Better perineal integrity
- Lower risk for emergency C-section
- Satisfactory care during the labor
How Do We Make Sure You Have Safe Labor?
The Minnesota Birth Center has been licensed and accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers since 2012. Your care is provided by midwives and nurses. You’ll be happy to know that all our midwives are Certified Nurse Midwives, which are licensed healthcare professionals who specialize in women’s reproductive health and childbirth.
They are trained to handle all aspects of
- Prenatal care, including nutrition and screening for risk factors
- Natal resuscitation
- Postnatal care
Our team will look after you and make sure you are fully satisfied with all aspects of your care. You will also have access to consultations with Dr. Steve Calvin, a board-certified Ob/Gyn should you have any concerns regarding your or the baby’s health.
We also have our friends at the St.Paul fire department, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, and United Hospital on board. So in case of any unforeseen complications, we can safely and efficiently transfer you to a hospital where you can receive the medical attention you require. Even if you have your baby at the hospital, we will continue to provide postpartum care for you and your baby should you choose to receive it.