Freestanding Birth Center FAQs

If you're seeking a natural and personalized approach to childbirth, our experienced team of midwives at The Birth Center is the right choice. Our midwives are highly trained and skilled in helping women through low-risk pregnancies and deliveries.

We believe in empowering women to make informed decisions about their birth experience and offer various natural pain management options to support their preferences. Our freestanding birth center in Missoula, MT, offers a comfortable and homelike environment for families to welcome their new addition.

Freestanding Birth Center FAQs 

Here are a few frequently asked questions (FAQs) you may have about our freestanding birth center in Missoula, MT. If yours is still outstanding, call us.

How Safe Are Freestanding Birth Centers?

These centers are proven safe for low-risk pregnancies. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) supports giving birth in a birth center for women with low-risk pregnancies. However, we have protocols for transferring patients to hospitals if necessary.

What Happens If There's a Complication During Labor or Delivery?

If a complication occurs, our midwife will assess the situation and determine if emergency medical intervention is necessary. In some cases, the healthcare provider may be able to address the complication on-site using emergency equipment and procedures, such as administering oxygen, stopping excessive bleeding, or manually turning the baby in the womb.

What Pain Management Options Are Available?

You can expect natural pain management options, such as hydrotherapy, massage, breathing techniques, and laboring in different positions. Some centers may also offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) as a pain relief.

Consult Our Midwife 

Consider our freestanding birth center in Missoula, MT, if you desire a more natural and personalized approach to childbirth, focusing on supporting the mother's autonomy and preferences. They may also prefer lower intervention rates and increased privacy and control over their birth experience.

During a consultation at The Birth Center, you can expect to discuss your medical history, risk factors or complications, and preferences for your birth experience. Our midwife explains the center's policies and procedures, including pain management options, emergency protocols, and transfer procedures (if necessary). They will also discuss the benefits and limitations of giving birth in a freestanding birth center versus a hospital setting.

Please explore our website to learn about the conditions we treat and the services provided. If you have questions about our freestanding birth center in Missoula, MT, and want to schedule an appointment with our experienced team of midwives at The Birth Center, call (406) 541-7115.

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