Natural Birth

Tranquil Birthing Environment

Surrounded by the people you've chosen to love and support you through your natural childbirth journey, your labor at the tranquil SCV Birth Center may remind you of a luxurious hotel stay - except that these deep-seated tubs were custom built for waterbirths!

 
Statistically the safest place for a low-risk woman to give birth is at home, or in a birth center – with a trained and licensed midwife.  Many do not know that midwives are licensed health care providers and during a natural birth, midwives perform clinical or medical tasks such as monitoring baby’s heart rate, doing vaginal examinations or assessing mother’s vital signs.

Maternity Care With Our Midwives

Caring for you during this exceptional time in your life is our passion. As experts in normal pregnancy and birth, we monitor the physical well being of you and your baby while also addressing the important psychological and emotional components of becoming a parent. The care you receive during your pregnancy and in the weeks following your birth is tailored to the unique needs and circumstances of you and your family.

Each one of our appointments is an hour long, personalized session with our midwives. You can expect to see us:
 
  • Once per month through your 28th week.
  • Bi-monthly visits from 28 to 36 weeks.
  • Weekly visits from 36 weeks until the birth of your baby.
  • At your home within 24-36 hours after your birth.
  • Back in our office for visits at 7 days, 3 weeks, and 6 weeks pospartum.
During each visit, we provide any necessary labwork, including blood draws, cultures and pap smears. Our postpartum visits include newborn exams and extensive lactation support.  

 
Natural birth with midwife.

Baby in basket.

Additional Questions?

Your natural birth at the SCV Birth Center may also be covered by your insurance!  Still have questions?  Here you can find more information concerning:
 
Oh – and how to contact us for your free one-hour consultation and center tour.