Providing services for women in the Midwifery Model of Care
Our Mission and Values
Good Life Birth Place provides services for women in the Midwifery Model of Care. That means we stay with you throughout the childbearing cycle. Our approach emphasizes individualized education, counseling and prenatal care. We provide continuous, hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and provide postpartum support.
This approach is for families with an uncomplicated, low-risk pregnancy, labor and birth. If a mother requires or desires hospital transfer before or during birth, our midwives can continue to provide care.
If a newborn requires hospitalization after delivery, we have relationships with local neonatal intensive care teams who stand ready to respond.
Good Life Birth Place honors the dignity of all women, and the wisdom and sacredness of pregnancy and birth. We believe that women who are personally and holistically nurtured make wise decisions about their health care and their families’ wellbeing.
We believe in respect and personal attention.
We believe in gentle, nurturing care that respects you and your family, as well as your beliefs and decisions.
We believe in empowering prospective parents with education so they can make the best decisions for their growing families.
Good Life Birth Place is staffed by midwives from The Physician Network. We partner with collaborating physicians.
Q. Is it safe to have a baby at a birth center?
A. Yes! In 2015, a consensus statement released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine stated that birth centers are safe and an appropriate level of maternal care for low-risk women.
Q. Can anybody have a baby at the Good Life Birth Place?
A. If you are healthy and do not have chronic problems, you may be eligible for a birth center delivery. A birth center is for families with uncomplicated, low-risk pregnancies, labor and birth. You will be screened throughout the pregnancy. If you are unable to deliver at the birth center, we can provide care for you at Good Life Birth Place.
Q. What happens if there is an emergency?
A. The staff is highly trained to deal with emergency situations. Rescue medications and equipment are kept at the birth center. If further care is needed, we have relationships with local hospitals.