Midwifery Birth Center and Women’s Health Care
Birth Care & Family Health Services • 1138 Georgetown Road • P.O. Box 152 Bart, Pa. 17503 • Phone: 717.786.4010 • Fax: 717.786.5507 • E-mail: info@birthcaremidwives.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Website Design © Bonnie U. Gruenberg   •   www.BonnieGruenberg.com
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Birth Care helping families Childbirth and Breastfeeding Classes Childbirth classes lead to better birth experiences and more realistic expectations.  These classes are focused on the needs of clients planning delivery out-of-hospital. You will learn up-to-date information that will increase your confidence and decrease anxiety.  These classes will help you and your partner to have an active role in your birth experience.  We recommend taking classes at least 6 weeks prior to your estimated due date and registering 3 months before as class sizes are limited. •  Classes are held monthly 2 evenings on second and third Monday of the month 6:00- 8:00PM OR 1 Saturday class, 9:00AM-1:00PM •  Cost is $80.  Please pay the receptionist when registering by cash, check or credit card. Checks can be made payable to Birth Care •  All classes are held at the Birth Center: 1138 Georgetown Road, Christiana, PA 17509 Breastfeeding classes and Refresher childbirth classes will be offered every other month Click for more information and for registration form Talk and Tour/ Meet the Midwives Midwives will be available for a Talk and Tour/ Meet the Midwives at the Birth Center prior to childbirth classes on the second and third Monday of each month. Click for more information Lactation Support Thursdays!  Low-cost help for breastfeeding clients who are having pain, low supply, babies that are gaining slowly, or who are pregnant and have breastfeeding concerns. Call the secretary to schedule a lactation visit for Thursday morning at our Georgetown office. Billable to insurance. Click for more information. Birth Care Client Documents Client Policies Which clients are unsuitable for our care? Client Bill of Rights Financial Policy Emergency Contacts Healthy Eating Iron rich foods Medications Labor teaching If baby arrives before the midwife Herbs Home visit policy Baby care basics Delivery Supplies Final Weeks Car Seat Newborn hearing and metabolic screen Jaundice Sun baths Colic Local Resources Click to find out what the community offers Health Information on the Web The Internet offers a wealth of good health care information. It also provides a lot of really bad advice and incorrect assumptions.  It is important to get your information from reliable sources. Here are a few sites that are good resources. However, your best source of information is your own health care provider. The Internet can supply good information about disorders and tests, but only your provider can explain how it relates to you as an individual.  Useful Websites The information on these sites does not always reflect our philosophy of care, but can be helpful. ChildbirthConnection.org Share with Women- ACNM Our Moment Of Truth - Information for midwifery clients Mayoclinic.org patient information Mother to Baby drug safety info for pregnancy and breastfeeding Health Information in many languages UpToDate.com has accurate patient information Medline Plus Normal Birth: American College of Nurse Midwives Free E-books Pathway to a Healthy Birth- ChildbirthConneciton.org Comfort in Labor- Penny Simkin -ChildbirthConnection.org Vaginal or Cesarean Birth? Every woman deserves a doula Other Information Our Moment of Truth midwifery care The Diane Rehm Show on Midwives American Association of Birth Centers  Recommended reading list  for pregnant women

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Birth Care helping families Childbirth and Breastfeeding Classes Childbirth classes lead to better birth experiences and more realistic expectations.  These classes are focused on the needs of clients planning delivery out-of-hospital. You will learn up- to-date information that will increase your confidence and decrease anxiety.  These classes will help you and your partner to have an active role in your birth experience.  We recommend taking classes at least 6 weeks prior to your estimated due date and registering 3 months before as class sizes are limited. •  Classes are held monthly 2 evenings on second and third Monday of the month 6:00-8:00PM OR 1 Saturday class, 9:00AM-1:00PM •  Cost is $80.  Please pay the receptionist when registering by cash, check or credit card. Checks can be made payable to Birth Care •  All classes are held at the Birth Center: 1138 Georgetown Road, Christiana, PA 17509 Breastfeeding classes and Refresher childbirth classes will be offered every other month Click for more information and for registration form Talk and Tour/ Meet the Midwives Midwives will be available for a Talk and Tour/ Meet the Midwives at the Birth Center prior to childbirth classes on the second and third Monday of each month. Click for more information Lactation Support Thursdays!  Low-cost help for breastfeeding clients who are having pain, low supply, babies that are gaining slowly, or who are pregnant and have breastfeeding concerns. Call the secretary to schedule a lactation visit for Thursday morning at our Georgetown office. Billable to insurance. Click for more information. Birth Care Client Documents Client Policies Which clients are unsuitable for our care? Client Bill of Rights Financial Policy Emergency Contacts Healthy Eating Iron rich foods Medications Labor teaching If baby arrives before the midwife Herbs Home visit policy Baby care basics Delivery Supplies Final Weeks Car Seat Newborn hearing and metabolic screen Jaundice Sun baths Colic Local Resources Click to find out what the community offers Health Information on the Web The Internet offers a wealth of good health care information. It also provides a lot of really bad advice and incorrect assumptions.  It is important to get your information from reliable sources. Here are a few sites that are good resources. However, your best source of information is your own health care provider. The Internet can supply good information about disorders and tests, but only your provider can explain how it relates to you as an individual.  Useful Websites The information on these sites does not always reflect our philosophy of care, but can be helpful. ChildbirthConnection.org Share with Women- ACNM Our Moment Of Truth - Information for midwifery clients Mayoclinic.org patient information Mother to Baby drug safety info for pregnancy and breastfeeding Health Information in many languages UpToDate.com has accurate patient information Medline Plus Normal Birth: American College of Nurse Midwives Free E-books Pathway to a Healthy Birth- ChildbirthConneciton.org Comfort in Labor- Penny Simkin - ChildbirthConnection.org Vaginal or Cesarean Birth? Every woman deserves a doula Other Information Our Moment of Truth midwifery care The Diane Rehm Show on Midwives American Association of Birth Centers  Recommended reading list  for pregnant women
Midwifery Birth Center and Women’s Health Care
Birth Care and Family Health Services 1138 Georgetown Road P.O. Box 152 Bart, Pa. 17503  Phone: 717.786.4010 • Fax: 717.786.5507  E-mail: info@birthcaremidwives.com Website Design © Bonnie U. Gruenberg      www.BonnieGruenberg.com
Birth Care   & Family Health Services