In our society we have been taught that a hospital is the only safe choice for a birth place. Statistics however tell a different story. http://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com/ Birth carries with inherent risks just as driving does and just as you wear a seat belt for safety in the car, you want a good practitioner for safety in birth. A midwife can be likened to a lifeguard at a swimming pool. Just as you would not like the lifeguard to dive in the pool and drag you around when you are just enjoying your swimming, many do not want their birth practitioner to actively “manage” their birth. A midwife supports you in your desire to birth “your way” and stands ready to assist you if there is trouble. Birth is a natural function of the human body and holds the potential of being one of the most monumental experiences of your life. So how do our statistics compare?
British Medical Journal artical on technology in childbirth
The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
Consortium for the Evidence-based practice of Obstetrics
Cochrane Database of Pregnancy and Childbirth funded by the National Institute for Health Research
Ricki Lake’s movie on birth in the United States
Birthing the Future
American Association of Birthing Centers
Our practitioner and birth center statistics are: Cesarean Section rate of less than 4 in 100 compared to our national average of 1 in 3. Pereinatal death rate of 1 in over 500 compared to the national average of one in 145. Our infant and maternal death rate is 0. We love our facility and invite you to come for a tour.
Call for a tour with a provider – (801) 288-2229.