By Tori Kropp, R.N.
What is a birth center?
A birth center is a facility that provides prenatal and childbirth care in an atmosphere that is typically relaxed and homelike. It can be free-standing or located within a hospital complex.
Your care at a center that is located within a hospital complex may be provided by nurse-midwives or physicians. Care at free-standing birth centers are typically provided by nurse-midwives.
If you experience complications during your pregnancy or labor your practitioner will consult a doctor - typically a specialist at a collaborating hospital.
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