There are more than 20,000 designated Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers
The first National Birth Center
study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1989, as well as the National Birth Center
Study II, Outcomes of Care in Birth Centers
published in the Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health in 2013, continue to demonstrate safe outcomes (N.
It is the co-op's goal to build more birth centers
in other areas of Montana, where women have little or no access to midwives, and to benefit from the special client-centered care midwives provide.
Most birth centers
are inaccessible both economically and culturally to a huge portion of LA's pregnant mothers.
Freestanding birth centers
are typically staffed by nurse midwives and operate separately from hospitals--presenting women with an alternative setting in which to receive prenatal and labor care.
Midwifery and birth centers
have become hot topics lately because of their potential impact on U.
These services make the Birth Center
very special and helped earn it American Association of Birth Centers
accreditation and the prestigious UNICEF/WHO Baby Friendly designation for superior lactation support.
hospitals and birth centers
are lagging in promoting supportive breastfeeding practices, with southern states faring more poorly than other regions.
Results of the national study of vaginal birth after cesarean in birth centers
In the absence of state licensing and regulation, the center conforms to standards of the American Association of Birth Centers
, Becker said.
Its goal is to encourage hospitals and birth centers
to promote and support breastfeeding.