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!