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Birth Center

What is a birth center?

A birthing center is a healthcare facility for birthing people in labor, staffed by nurse-midwives or licensed midwives, and/or obstetricians. The birthing person may also choose to be assisted by doulas or various birth attendants. At a freestanding birth center, you'll get prenatal care throughout your pregnancy, give birth there, and may go there for your postpartum checkups. Birth centers often offer childbirth education and breast/chestfeeding classes. In-hospital birth centers operate a little differently. They're usually available to any midwife or doctor who has admitting privileges at the hospital, but your prenatal visits will probably be at your caregiver's office.
Why choose or would I want a birth center?

  • If you are looking for an out of hospital birth, but don't want to birth at home, a birth center may be the perfect answer.
  • Birth centers offer a low-tech and comfortable environment to have a natural birth experience with less interventions, more personal involvement, and with choices of birthing positions.
  • Birth centers are birthing person-centered birth facilities giving you more control and partnership with staff, while still receiving care and encouragement.
  • Birth centers aren't mini hospitals, but are often connected to laboratories, which makes testing and screening easy. In many cases, birth centers are located close to hospitals in the event of needing to be transferred during labor, birth, or postpartum.
  • Birth centers offer a home away from home by providing comfortable (and often more soothing) private rooms, rocking chairs & bathtubs, and the freedom to move around during your birth.
  • The best part? If you and or baby are doing well, you'll likely head home faster as well, usually within 12-24 hours. Some birth centers also offer a home visit 1-2 days postpartum.

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Breast/chestfeeding Support, CLE, Postpartum Doula
City
East San Diego & Imperial County
Phone Number
(619) 368-3931
INFO

Certified Postpartum Doula & Certified Lactation Educator

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Birth Doula, Childbirth Education, Holistic Care, Postpartum Doula, Yoga and Fitness
City
San Diego
Phone Number
858-361-9581
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Honored to support you on your journey with the aid of over 20yrs in personalized care experience.

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Body Work, Chiropractic, Holistic Care
City
La Mesa
Phone Number
6193330733
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Dr Julie is a family wellness chiropractor and certified in the Webster Technique for prenatal care.

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Services
Breast/chestfeeding Support, Holistic Care, Mental Health and Support, Newborn Care Specialist
City
Carlsbad
Phone Number
(760) 855-8398
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Hello, Parents! I've been blessed to work with some of the best families in San Diego since 2002.

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Breast/chestfeeding Support, Multiples, Postpartum Doula
City
San Diego
Phone Number
858-207-7973
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Birth Doula, Lactation Consultants - Educators
City
Coronado
Phone Number
619-519-2401
INFO

As a birth doula, my mission is to support, empower and encourage growing families

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Services
Acupuncture, Fertility, Yoga and Fitness
City
San Diego
Phone Number
(858) 376-3650
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Birth Doula, Photography
City
San Diego, Temecula and the surrounding areas.
Phone Number
818-934-1875
INFO

Award winning maternity and birth photographer as well as a certified birth doula.

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Babywearing, Black-Owned Business, Breast/chestfeeding Support, Childbirth Education, IBCLC, Lactation Consultants - Educators
City
Spring Valley
Phone Number
619-840-1160
INFO

Certified Doula & Lactation

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Services
Babywearing, Breast/chestfeeding Support, Childbirth Education, LGBTQ+, Postpartum Doula
City
Imperial Beach
Phone Number
(619) 883-5187
INFO

Supporting growing families in the greater SD area during their 4th trimester!

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San Diego CA 92123

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