Midwife Elizabeth is excited to be able to offer more natural birth options to Oklahoma families by partnering with local freestanding birth centers. Having your baby at a birth center allows you to enjoy home-like comforts in close proximity to a hospital. Find your frequently asked questions about birthing centers answered below!
At what birth centers do you have delivery privileges?
Do these birthing centers allow waterbirths?
Both birth centers have deluxe waterbirth suites available and encourage mother's to labor or birth in the tubs if desired.
Do I have to buy birth kit/rent a birth pool if I deliver at a birth center?
The Edmond Birthing Center provides all necessary supplies as part of the facility fee, including waterbirth supplies. All you need to bring is an overnight bag with clothes for you and your new baby, very similar to what you would pack for going to the hospital for delivery.
Why choose a birthing center instead of home birth?
If you don't live close to a hospital with labor and delivery services and a neonatal intensive care unit, it can be good to consider a birth center in case of labor transport. While urgent transfers are very rare, we strive to be prepared for anything. Our recommendation is that homebirth families live within 20 minutes of a hospital. The other benefit to birthing centers is that you don't have to do any preparation of your home, order birthing supplies, or rent a birth pool - you just show up and have a baby.
Are there additional fees if I deliver at A birth center?
Yes, each birth center has a facility fee that is separate from the cost of midwifery care with Midwife Elizabeth. Please contact us for additional information on facility fees.
Clients can rest assured that they will receive the same exceptional maternity care with Midwife Elizabeth, regardless of where they choose to birth. The prenatal, labor, birth, and postpartum care standards are identical - all that changes is the birthplace! Reach out today if you are interested a consultation about birth center birth or a tour of one of the facilities.