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About Birth Centers

A Birth Center is a specialized facility focused on facilitating birth in the midwifery and wellness model. Here at Beginnings Birth Center, we are dedicated to providing you with a safe, relaxing, and comfortable atmosphere. We strive to help you meet your goals and give birth to your baby in the way that you choose.

Maybe you are considering a home birth rather than a hospital delivery but still aren’t entirely certain which is right for you. Our Birth Center is a great option to consider! The Birth Center can provide you with comfort and flexibility including water birth services. 

Our certified nurse midwives and registered nurses will take care of you through every stage of your pregnancy, delivery, and recovery. You have access to a variety of luxury amenities to help you during your delivery process, including spa-like birthing suites and even custom waterbirth tubs. At the birth center, you also have the option of nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, as a tool to help through labor.

Alongside our variety of pregnancy and birthing services, we will also work closely with you to ensure that you receive the unique and personalized care that you deserve. Every single aspect of your health, history, family, and lifestyle will be taken into account. This personalized service allows us to provide you with the high-quality care that you and your family deserve!

If you ever have any questions or concerns along the way, we will gladly take all the time that is necessary to discuss the options with you and make recommendations according to your unique needs.

Our Birth Center provides a variety of valuable resources for mothers, fathers, and families. From Birthing Suites to Massage Therapy, you will find everything you will need during your pregnancy at Beginnings Birth Center. You can find out more about the services that are provided at our Birth Center below.

Preconception

We are happy to offer Preconception and Fertility services to couples that are planning and preparing to conceive. Preparing to begin or expand your family is an exciting time. Our Preconception services can positively impact your health, your fertility, and the health of your unborn child. When you choose to have Preconception Consultations with Beginnings Birth Center, you will get quality care. Together, we will create the optimal conditions for a healthy and happy pregnancy!

Pregnancy

During your pregnancy, you’re nurturing your baby inside you. Because of this, your body is also going through a lot of changes. You will receive regular checkups during which we discuss these changes and get to know you and your family. There are many ways that our nurse-midwife services are helpful during pregnancy. We will discuss any questions or concerns that you may have and talk about things you can expect on the part of pregnancy you’re in. These visits allow us to discuss changes to your lifestyle or birth plan when needed. We give you information during these visits so that you can make decisions about what you want during your care for yourself and your family. We talk about which classes to take, how to choose a doula, and how to plan for the birth and postpartum time.

Birth

At the Birth Center

We have you get in touch with us as soon as you think labor could be starting. Once labor is definite and established, our nurse-midwife on call meets you and the rest of your birth team at the center to get you settled in for the birth. We’ll get your and baby’s vital signs frequently and ensure we have everything needed at hand. Our registered nurses join us close to the time of birth. You can use any of the tools available in your birth suite – birth balls, the squatting and support sling, the birth stool, the shower, the adjustable bed, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) if you need it, and/or the spacious built-in tub with hand shower and with as much warm water as you need for as long as you need it.

Postpartum

At this stage, you have given birth and your and your family are enjoying these special bonding moments.

Immediately after the birth – We will check on your and baby’s vital signs frequently a few times to ensure everyone is making the transition well. We leave the baby skin to skin with you and get you over to the bed to lie down if you weren’t already there. While we await the delivery of the placenta, we check to see if there are any lacerations that require repair. We use numbing medicine to do stitches if needed, and frequently during that time, the placenta is also born. The placenta goes in a bag next to you while the baby is still skin to skin with you, uninterrupted. As soon as the baby starts showing feeding cues, we can assist if needed for that first latch. At the birth center, our adjustable beds make it easy to get into a good position for feeding the baby – we’ll bring the head of the bed up to your comfort level. 

Once baby has had the first full feeding, we’ll do the baby’s first exam next to you on the bed. We’ll get all baby’s vital signs including weight and length at that time. We will make a keepsake birth certificate with footprints as well. As soon as we’re wrapping that up, we’ll have you get up to the bathroom to get a little cleaned up and attempt to use the bathroom. Then we’ll get one more set of vital signs and go over the highlights of your instructions. At the birth center, you’ll go home approximately 4 hours after the birth – to your own bed. 

You will be able to recover from your delivery in the most comfortable location of all – your home! We will be available by call or text for any questions or concerns. The first postpartum visit for both you and baby will be 24-48 hours after the birth. We will perform a physical exam on you and your baby, as well as answer any questions you may have. We can complete testing that the baby needs at that time as well. The next visit is at 4-6 days. Again, we’ll do a physical exam, perform baby’s hearing screen, and talk about how the adjustment to the new baby is going. We do another visit for you both at 2 weeks postpartum. This is usually the last time we see the baby for newborn care. After the lab results for the test we do for the baby at the 2-week visit come back, we will send all baby’s records to your pediatric/family provider for all baby’s care to continue with them from that point. We usually suggest you call your baby’s provider’s office after the 2-week visit to schedule the one-month well baby check. There is then a 6-week postpartum visit for you-you’re always welcome to bring the baby (and other kids) too. We’ll talk about planning future pregnancies, or avoid them if that’s desired; and return to sex, work, and exercise.

Annual Exam

We’ll discuss at your 6-week postpartum visit when you’re due for your annual exam as well and can often get that scheduled a few months or so after the 6-week postpartum visit. We can continue to provide your care and are always happy to continue to see you on your journey!

For more information, you can visit our Midwifery Services page. There you will find more explanation of our services, process, and our midwives. You can also find more information about water birth services. If you are interested in our Midwifery Services, we would love to hear from you!

At our Birth Center, we are happy to provide a wide variety of resources to help you and your baby succeed. This includes a variety of childbirth education classes. These classes will help ease any anxiety that you and your partner may have. Select the class that suits you best, or attend multiple classes! Choose from:

  • Hypnobabies Class
  • Breastfeeding class
  • Newborn Care
  • Baby-led Weaning classes
  • Babywearing
  • And more!

You will receive hands-on training and advice from our awesome instructors.

Looking for more information regarding our Childbirth Education classes? You can check out our Childbirth Education page to find out more about each class that we provide, our teachers, and to view an up-to-date schedule of classes.

We are proud to offer support for mothers, fathers, partners, babies, and families at every stage of parenthood. There are plenty of changes and new experiences that can happen whenever your family expands. Our small group sessions allow you and your family to share their experiences with others that are currently in the same life stage as you. We have a small group for everyone. Find one that’s right for you:

  • Due date groups
  • Birth clubs
  • New mom classes
  • New dad boot camp
  • Postpartum support groups
  • Mommy and me classes
  • New dad meetup groups
  • And more!

Don’t forget to regularly check the schedule to find out when your group is meeting. Our Small Group page has detailed information about what these classes provide, as well as information about registration. Visit the page today to find out more and to view an up-to-date schedule of our group meetings.

Staying active and exercising can improve not only your health but improves your baby’s health too! Our Birth Center offers a variety of group exercise classes for parents in many stages. Find the one that is right for you. Our group classes provide a creative and fun way for you to stay active and feel amazing! Some of our classes include:

  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Pregnancy and Babywearing Barre
  • Mom & Dad Zumba Dance Class
  • And more!

Be sure to regularly check our schedule to find out when your desired group exercise class is meeting. You can visit our Group Exercise page to find out more information about the classes we provide, as well as view an up-to-date schedule.

Beginnings Birth Center understands just how important it is for mothers to be educated about the entire breastfeeding process. You won’t have to navigate breastfeeding alone. We have lactation consultants and counselors available that will help you during every stage of your pregnancy and breastfeeding journeys. Before, during, and after your baby arrives, our consultants will walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

You can visit our Lactation Consultant page to find out more about breastfeeding. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information regarding our services.

As we all are aware, pregnancy can bring aches and pains right alongside the joy of the experience. Whether you’re experiencing backache, neck ache, and/or of nausea, we are here to help. At Beginnings Birth Center, we firmly believe that chiropractic care can reduce or eliminate these aches and pains. Our center can refer to specialized chiropractic care for pregnant women, allowing your unique pains to be addressed and treated in a safe and effective way. When you choose Beginnings Birth Center, you can consult with your nurse midwife and our chiropractor to receive personalized care. If you are interested in receiving personalized chiropractic care before, during, or after your pregnancy, we have an entire page dedicated to learning more about this service. Visit our Chiropractic Care page to find out more information.

Massage Therapy is a fantastic way for women to remain comfortable during their pregnancy. Our Birth Center staff can refer you to highly trained and well-qualified massage therapists to provide you relief to all the aches and pains you can experience during a pregnancy. Whether you are experiencing physical pains, inability to sleep, or anxiety, massage therapy can help. We are aware that pregnant women must receive special massage therapy techniques, as well, in order to ensure safe and effective treatment. If you are interested in learning more about how massage therapy can help you, you can find out more information by visiting our massage therapy page.

As you can see, there is something for everyone at Beginnings Birth Center. We are proud to provide families with all of the resources they will need during their family planning, delivery, and postpartum stages of parenthood. You and your baby deserve a safe, healthy, and comfortable pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum experience. Let our nurse-midwives help you achieve all that you desire for your care.

Contact Beginnings Birth Center today and schedule your consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Beginnings Bulletin: May 2018

We are so excited to announce that construction began last week on Beginnings Birth Center! Old walls are coming down and the new space is starting to take shape. The layout includes 3 birth suites, 4 exam rooms, a beautiful family – friendly waiting room, reception desk, education space, and kitchen.

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Beginnings Birth Center is a Member of
Birth Network National / Improving Birth

& The Colorado Springs Birth Network

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