Childbirth is a natural process. That’s why the Women’s Health Pavilion features private birthing rooms that are designed with a warm, comfortable, home-like environment. Mothers enjoy the convenience of staying in one room throughout labor, delivery and post-partum. Hot tubs in every room help women relax during labor, and birthing tubs offer women the option of a water birth. Private bathrooms and showers, recessed lighting and oversized windows help make this birthing experience like none other.

When not in use, all medical technology is discretely tucked away to preserve the home-like setting of our birthing rooms. Finally, in the event that a woman requires a C-section, she will be transported to our operating room within the birthing center.
It’s our privilege to welcome your new arrival into the world. We’ll make sure you’re as well prepared as you can be for the experience.

We Offer:

  • Fully-equipped, modern private birthing rooms
  • Advanced medical technology
  • Comprehensive obstetric care
  • Personal attention from highly trained, compassionate nurses and physicians
  • Family-centered care that lets you keep your new baby in the room with you
  • Accommodating visiting hours for relatives and friends
  • A full range of classes on subjects like childbirth, breast-feeding, infant/child safety, and sibling relations
  • Support groups

Our lactation team of consultants and counselors can assist you with breastfeeding during your stay.  If you have any further questions once you have gone home, please feel free to give us a call. We would love to have the opportunity to care for you and your family during this special time. If you’d like to see our Family Birthing Center and meet us, it’s easy to schedule a visit. Just call 207-777-8280 or e-mail.

 

Waterbirth

There are many benefits of laboring in the water which include:

  • The buoyancy and warmth of the water lead to decreased pain and pressure along with improved efficiency of your contractions.  The ability to relax may lead to a faster progress in your labor.
  • Women who labor in the water are less likely to need medication for pain.
  • The right pool can provide ease and support of various birthing positions.
  • The relaxation achieved in the water can help to lower your blood pressure.Women who labor and birth in water have an increased sense of control and empowerment, decreasing fear and pain relief.
  • Your baby will experience a more gentle transition from life in your uterus to life outside of your uterus. Your baby has been in an environment of fluid and warmth for the past 9 months.

Women are encouraged to use the labor pool at any time.  However, due to the relaxing nature of the warm water, if a woman enters before her contractions are strong and close together, she may become too relaxed and slow her labor.  The midwives at Women’s Health Associates are there to find the time that is right for the most comfortable and efficient birth experience. The temperature of water during a labor and birth is usually between 95-100 degrees Fahrenheit, depending upon the mother’s preference. The mother is encouraged to drink plenty of water.  Cool cloths will be available to place upon the laboring woman’s face and neck to make her more comfortable. The midwives guide women through this gentle birthing process.

It is vital that anyone considering water birth enlist the help of qualified and experienced birthcare professionals, such as the midwives at Women’s Health Associates.  Special preparations must be made in advance of your due date.

To find out more about water birth please call 207-777-4300 for an appointment with one of our midwives.

(207) 777-8100
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