How and where you give birth matters. Hospital births aren’t for everyone, but some may hesitate to try a home birth. Birth centres are specially designed facilities where families can receive prenatal care and experience holistic labour and delivery accompanied by highly trained and qualified midwives. The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre commits to caring for their community by providing pregnant and postpartum people a place to feel cared for and supported while totally controlling their birth experience. Read on to find out more about the wonderful Ottawa birthing centre.
The midwifery model of care guides the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre. It is led by midwives who commit to providing every family with a safe, comfortable environment to welcome their baby into the world.
They believe birth is something natural to be celebrated. This life-changing event should be respected and centered around each unique birthing person and family. Their team works hard to create a safe and welcoming place for all families, backgrounds, and identities. They encourage everyone to incorporate their own cultural practices into their birth experience.
The Birth Centre’s mission is to support each family and their experience, offering accessible services and providing high-quality care. They have become the premiere choice for pregnancy, birth, and wellness services in the Ottawa region. If you choose them foryour birth experience, you will find yourself at the center of a system based on compassion, respect, and support.
The Birth Centre’s birthing suites are large and customizable so that you can utilize the space best throughout your labour and birth. Each suite has the following:
Additionally, each suite comes fully stocked with all the equipment your midwife may need to ensure a safe birth experience for everyone involved. When you deliver at The Birth Centre, you have total freedom to move however feels best and find the most comfortable positions.
Community is at the heart of the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre. The Wellness Centre rents space to various service providers that offer classes and gatherings to the public for a fee. These special offerings include infant and child first aid classes, prenatal education classes, HypnoBirthing classes, and more.
Their Perinatal Mental Health Partnership Program “focuses on sharing mental health expertise and providing support to midwives, OBWC clients, and to parents and caregivers in Ottawa and beyond.”
Some special classes offered include:
You are never alone once you are part of the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre family. They go above and beyond to offer opportunities to experience authentic community and camaraderie.
If you feel that The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre may be the right fit for you, check out their website to learn more about their midwives and Birth Centre Aides, the Birth Centre itself, and their core philosophies and values. You deserve to be in control of your birth experience, and The Ottawa Birthing Centre is here to help you do just that.
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