A birthing center or centre is a healthcare facility, staffed by nurse-midwives, midwives and/or obstetricians, for mothers in labor, who may be assisted by doulas and coaches. By attending the laboring mother, the doulas can assist the midwives and make the birth easier. The midwives monitor the labor, and well-being of the mother and fetus durin
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A facility that offers pregnant women a comfortable and homelike setting in which labor and delivery takes place. The rules of the center are not as restrictive as that of a hospital setting. There are generally no policies regarding how many people can be in the room during labor and/or delivery, the hours of visitation and so forth. Because th...
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Type: Term Definitions: 1. a facility, usually in a hospital, that provides labor and delivery services in a comfortable, homelike setting.
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A facility offering a homelike setting for childbirth. It is designed for women with low-risk pregnancies. Birthing centers often have less restrictive regulations than hospitals & for example, friends and family may be permitted to visit during the delivery.
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