Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Coming Soon to a location near... me!!

I follow several blogs that have talked / are talking about their birthing center and midwives and how they loved (or are loving) the care they have recieved from these types of facilities. While I was pregnant with the munchkin, oh how I wished this was an option for me. I couldn't even locate a midwife in my area, let alone a birthing center to naturally deliver. At the time, the idea of it all was intriguing, but not even having the option, I moved along and tried not to dwell on it. My research on our options took place over 3 years ago after I found out I was pregnant the first time, and although it went okay, there were so many things that I regret and look back upon and wish they had been done so very differently. I don't know what we are going to do the next time around, but following so many blogs lately that have talked about their "birthing center" and "midwives", I couldn't help but feel a little slighted (to say the least) that I didn't have these options for myself.

But then today, I found out that The Birth and Wellness Center is on their way!! They plan to open the first birthing center in my area in 2011! I got so excited as I read their plans and ideas on their website and can't wait to find out more. If they really do open their doors in 2011 I would have the option of having my prenatal care given to me by these midwives at a birthing center.

I just had to share, as this is really exciting to me!

This will be a facility that will offer not only prenatal, birth and postpartum care, but also breastfeeding support and even prenatal yoga. And it will be right near my home!

10 comments:

lessonsinlifeandlight said...

Hey, that's AWESOME! How exciting! So...this means that perhaps Baby #2 is on the way?

Laura said...

oh no no baby #2 is not on the way yet! We plan to start trying this summer... so we have a while still!

Brittany Ann said...

YAY! Oh, I'm so happy for you! You're going to love everything they offer. I get bf-ing support and pre-natal yoga, plus my birthing class, and access to their resources library, too, and you're going to adore it. I love going there for everything!

Gina said...

Well, maybe now I need to rethink my no-more-baby plans. Ha!

Anonymous said...

Be careful with those places. I have heard horror stories of them denying insurance claims after delivery and then sticking families with 30k in medical bills.

Laura said...

Well they do say on their website that they go over everything concerning insurance and payments on the very first visit and that everything is laid out and agreed upon from the beginning. I have heard many horror stories of hospitals sticking many families with huge medical bills as well. People need to make sure they know what is covered and what isn't under their insurance and know what is going on before they do anything. This is true in any medical situation concerning insurance. Someone's insurance may not cover a birthing center, but they should probably look into that before they go ahead with anything.

Sarah Smith said...

Hooray! That is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I hear ya, however the biggest concern I have spoken to people about is that what they went over with the birthing center up front was much different than what was shown on the bill upon exiting the center. I'm just throwing it out there, and on top of that the charges for minor things such as sutures, formula, and diapers were 50 to 100 percent higher at these centers. They seemed to cater to the upper end of the income scale. But hey, maybe your in the upper end of the scale, I dont know. I'm just a nosey blog reader.

Laura said...

I am definitely not on the upper end and those things would definitely be an issue for us. Hopefully they will have some kind of contract that will include everything plus a list of possible add-ons and extra charges. Without something like this, I would be leery any where.

Myshka said...

Don't believe the "horror stories". That's all a load of bull and makes people want to go to hospitals because they think it's "safer". Meanwhile the doctors give you as much meds as possible and make a fortune off of you. To be honest, the US shouldn't be charging you at ALL for any medical care, and especially not to have a baby, but don't get me started on that issues, ugh. Laura, you should totally do it. As an American living in London now, I can compare the two options, and our healthcare system, midwives and all, is much safer, more sane and though each system has its problems, it's an awesome way to give birth. I loved every second of my delivery, and it makes me want to do it 10 times over. And yes, maternity leave here is much better... hey, if you ever want a nice vacation, let me know, we have room for you all to stay! Hugs xo