Frequently Asked Questions:
Holistic South Pregnancy & Birth Center is run by certified licensed professionals who have the skills and sensitivity to provide the best care to our clients. We have Doctors who back our professional midwives. HSPBC meets all local, state and federal health, fire and safety regulations and is licensed by the state Department of Health.
Holistic South Pregnancy & Birth Center takes most insurance that will provide reimbursement for out-of-hospital childbirth facilities run by qualified staff. The cost is usually less than traditional hospital deliveries and the stay is much shorter.
We take pride in providing the best midwifery care for our mothers in a setting that is welcoming, warm and calming. HSPBC care is personalized. We encourage and educate the family to participate in the preparation for labor & birthing. Birthing in a beautiful setting surrounded by peaceful, professional loving care.
Classes for prenatal care & fitness, childbirth education and parenting classes are part of your care. HSPBC offers the freedom to move around, eat and to choose whether to birth in water. Once baby arrrives, the family is ready with confidence to welcome and care for their newborn.
Holistic South Pregnancy & Birth Center’s goal is to provide the safety (being across the street from a hospital) and the comfort of a home atmosphere, all with the assurance that competent, attentive staff is helping your family realize a dream come true.
HSPBC encourages a woman to interact with family, eat, drink, walk, and be supported by the people around her. Holistic South Pregnancy & Birth Center DISCHARGES STABLE CLIENTS 4-6 HOURS POSTPARTUM WITH A HOME VISIT BY OUR STAFF.
HSPBC is based on the midwifery model of care and views pregnancy as a normal and natural part of life therefore focuses on helping mothers give birth naturally without the use of any invasive technology or procedures.
A National Birth Center Study of over 17, 000 women seeking birth center care published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that birth centers offer a safe and acceptable alternative to hospital birth for selected women, and that birth center care leads to fewer cesarean sections.
Most insurance companies reimburse midwives and birth center charges.
Studies have shown that the constant support and companionship of other women like a doula and/or the midwife shortens labor and reduces the perception of discomfort during labor. The education and parenting classes taught by certified specialist Debra Geymayr at HSPBC will help women to understand how labor progresses, ways mom and birth companion can fully participate and use the different resources to help cope with labor and, if indicated, participate and cooperate in the decision to have medical help for relief of pain. A childbirth education, newborn baby care and breast feeding class are required for all first time parents to take.
Once you are home, one of our professionals will visit you within 24-48 hours to check on you and the baby. You can call the center or your midwife at anytime during your postpartum period with questions or concerns. This way you can get the rest you need, time to bond with your new baby, and the health and wellbeing of you and your baby continues to be monitored. Your baby should be seen by a pediatric care provider within the first 72 hours. You will come back to HSPBC for later postpartum checkups.