Home Away From Home

Inside Auburn Birthing Center

At Auburn Birthing Center, we welcome family attendance and participation at the birth as much as the mother desires. We want you to feel at home!

 

Family Room

Our family room also serves as a waiting room, a childbirth education classroom, a big brother’s or big sister’s playroom, a great place to nurse a newborn…

 

 

 

Kitchen

We have plenty of space for simple meal preparation. We strongly encourage families to bring their favorite nourishing foods that can be reheated, or prepared using appliances such as a Crock Pot, toaster oven, or griddle.

 

 

 

 

 

Birthing Suites

We offer a choice of three different birthing suites. Each suite is equipped with a full sized bed, a full bathroom, and a jetted tub for use during labor and/or water birth.

 

Birthing Suite – “Circle Room”

This is our most frequently requested room. It features a low bed that is perfect for family bonding, and faith-based art on the walls.

 

          

 

Birthing Suite – “Blue Room”

This room is at the very back of the center. It features a bed of traditional height, and has a country charm.

 

 

 

Birthing Suite – “Tree Room”

This room has a cozy vibe from the low bed tucked against the wall. It is the only birthing room on its side of the hall, next door to the midwives’ office.

 

 

 

The Auburn Birthing Center Experience

From the moment you enter our home in the early stages of labor, the warm environment and familiarity of your childbirth team will welcome you as you prepare to welcome your new baby. Our center is open to the laboring couple and any family members and support persons they wish to be present, including children. Each of our three customized birthing rooms offer a full-sized bed, jetted tub, private bath with large shower, and flat-screen television. Laboring women are encouraged to choose their position of comfort within their room or throughout the center including our comfortable living room with fireplace, children’s area, or she may enjoy our outdoor amenities including our porch, patio, flower gardens, and spacious grounds. Mothers-to-be and their families are encouraged to eat and drink throughout their labor with emphasis on the importance of hydration and nutrition, as well as the power of “comfort foods.”

At Auburn Birthing Center, we want your experience to be a family-centered, intimate life passage culminating in the gentle birth of your baby. We provide evidence-based midwifery care throughout your labor and birth including monitoring of your and your baby’s vital signs with the ability to provide appropriate medications and treatments as necessary. Emphasis on viewing childbirth as a normal, physiologic process is promoted in all aspects of the care provided. The role of the caregiver is to support and promote this normal process, while recognizing and managing any deviations from normal. The midwives have ready access to the consultation services of Dr. Weghorst, the center’s Medical Director and collaborative physician at Auburn OB-Gyn and Midwifery. Should additional assistance for mother or child be needed, the midwives and Dr. Weghorst are active members of the medical staff at nearby DeKalb Health and may seamlessly provide transfer of care while continuing to emphasize the importance of family-centered care within the hospital environment.

Mothers-to-be may choose to give birth in the most naturally comfortable way for her, including the option of a waterbirth. The midwives and nurses of Auburn Birthing Center are experts in offering just the right words of encouragement and assistance in even the most difficult of circumstances, just when a laboring mother needs them most. After you, your family, and your precious new baby have had time to get acquainted, the aroma of freshly baked bread will entice you to nourish yourself! Again, the power of “comfort foods” will rejuvenate your body and spirit with the familiarity of home-cooked favorites. The midwives and nurses will provide superb postpartum care and information in preparation for your dismissal home to begin your new family life.

Your birth experience and care extend beyond the walls of our center. You will continue to have 24/7 access to your midwife whenever questions or concerns arise and receive a combination of phone calls, home and office visits from our experienced staff. We strive to assure each woman and baby undergo an easy transition.

Customized prenatal care, education and birth planning

Water birth in our jetted hydrotherapy tubs

Comprehensive postpartum care and lactation support