Collective Wisdom: Why Did you Choose a Birth Center?

BlogIcons_CollectiveIn addition to our “Meet the Health Foundations Family” feature interview series, we are also excited to introduce another new blog feature this year.  We’re calling this one “Health Foundations Collective Wisdom.”  In this series, we are gathering wisdom, insight, and knowledge from our Health Foundations patients—mamas, mamas-to-be, and their families.  We hope you enjoy the collective gathering of YOUR wisdom, sweet families!

Question:

Why did you choose to have a birth center birth?

“We wanted the best personal care possible and to feel like we were more in control of our choices and care throughout pregnancy.”—Amanda Stitt

Hearing the statistic that 33% of hospital births ended in C-sections scared me.  As I read more about medical interventions being overly used by doctors, I knew I wanted to avoid those things and being at a birth center with a midwife would help that.  I liked the idea of being able to make my own choices in a comfortable non-hospital setting.”—Cassie

“Attention to mom and baby is much better.  Birth is considered normal and not a medical emergency”—Vanasse

“We always intended to have a natural birth and had our first child at a birth center.  It was an awesome experience so the second time around there was no question!”—Liv

“We wanted a normal birth process.  Our first was at the hospital and it felt out of control.  I felt like a lab rat.”—Toni R.

“I liked the home-like environment, ability to have a water birth, and the midwives.”—Katie

If you would like to contribute to our Collective Wisdom posts, Aubrey has questionnaires at the center you are welcome to complete them and return them to her or your midwife any time!  You can also post in our comments section.

Next post’s question: How did you share the news of your birth with your partner?

Stay tuned!

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One thought on “Collective Wisdom: Why Did you Choose a Birth Center?

  1. So many reasons! My partner and I wanted to be active participants in our birth. It was important to celebrate us becoming a family and it was the warm, loving, peaceful welcome we wanted for our little one. I know I did the hardest parts, but I couldn’t have done it without my partner cheering me on every step of the way. I also didn’t anticipate this, but the post partum care for me and baby was just wonderful. I loved that the care came to me and that the midwives and nurses were always just a phone call away. They gave us lots of reassurance and guidance when we needed it most.

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