The facility also allows doulas and birthing coaches to attend
At local birthing center
May 11 GREENVILLE The structure sits in the middle of a quiet residential buy canada goose jacket neighborhood not far from downtown Greenville.
If not for the sign in front canada goose outlet new york city advertising the home as canada goose uk shop “The Baby Place Birthing Center”, anyone passing by would likely have no cheap canada canada goose outlet goose uk idea that it is a facility where mothers come to deliver their children.
“I keep the numbers low, cheap canada goose so the moms don’t overlap,” Stucker said, as she gave a tour of the delivery room, which looks nothing like official canada goose outlet what you would find in a typical hospital.
Granted there are the ultrasound and other monitors, but there is a comfortable canada goose outlet store bed in one canada goose outlet toronto factory corner canada goose black friday sale and a bathtub in the other.
“That is for mothers who want to have a water birth,” Stucker said.
In short, the center looks a lot more like someone’s living room than a maternity ward, which Stucker said was canada goose outlet uk the whole idea.
Stucker approached the City of Greenville about 18 months ago with her business concept, seeking a change in zoning for the building which would allow her to open the center.
Stucker said she wanted to provide an option for mothers who wanted to give birth in a home like environment, which some consider much less stressful while giving birth.
The Greenville City Council approved the change from “single family” to “neighborhood services” in March of last year, and she opened the doors on April 1, 2013.
“We have about five births a month here,” Stucker said, adding she is also assisting mommies to be canada goose uk black friday and cheap Canada Goose helps provide care following the births. “I have about 35 active clients right now.”
Stucker has assisted mothers from as far away as Paris, Wolfe City and Sulphur Springs and, of course a few from Greenville.
“We have delivered close to 15 children during the past year,” Stucker said.
The center has been successful enough to where she is considering potentially moving to a larger location, or adding on to the current building.
A birthing center is considered a healthcare facility that is staffed by canada goose outlet reviews nurse midwives, midwives and/or obstetricians. The facility also allows doulas and birthing coaches to attend and assist midwives.
Stucker is herself a midwife, and also canada goose factory outlet employs Canada Goose Outlet a second midwife, a nurse midwife and a student midwife, along with a front desk assistant and a billing company to help deal with the insurance paperwork.
The staff provides canada goose outlet in usa a combination of prenatal care and postpartum care services and, when asked, can assist with home births as well.
One of the other reasons why some mothers choose a birthing center, is that is can be a low cost alternative to a canada goose outlet sale traditional hospital birth.
“It canada goose outlet jackets is about one third of canadian goose jacket the cost,” Stucker said. “It makes a big difference.”
She also canada goose clearance sale understands that it is more than just https://www.thebookstop.biz cost or even the home style setting which attracts mothers to birthing centers as opposed to hospitals.
“I believe women have a little more control of their care here than in a hospital,” Stucker said. “The moms are excited that they have another option.”
Even without her licensing certification and medical training, it is safe to say Stucker already had some firsthand experience in childbirth prior to opening the center.
“I have 10 kids, my husband and I do together,” Stucker said.
It was after she had her fifth child in 2003 that she realized there was a gentler and more natural way to deliver children. It was then Stucker decided to become a midwife, beginning her journey in 2007.