Can I Transfer Care to Artemis & The Birth Center of New Jersey?
One of the major decisions mothers need to make when it comes to having a baby is how they want to give birth. Do they want to give birth in a hospital? Or do they want to opt for a birth center or perhaps home birth?
Sometimes even when you begin with a hospital birth by starting your prenatal visits with them, you may not be entirely satisfied. It’s never too late to transfer your care to a birth center if that happens!
At Artemis Midwives and the Birth Center of New Jersey, we wholly understand this sentiment and accept transfers happily.
Why Consider a Transfer?
Personal preference and comfort determine what kind of birth you want to opt for. Hospital birth is preferred for high-risk or complicated pregnancies where mothers need close monitoring or have a risk of intervention.
For those who have had an uneventful pregnancy and plan to give birth naturally, such high monitoring is not needed. They can usually give birth in a birth center setting.
In fact, for mothers who prefer a hands-off, no-intervention approach to birth, giving birth at a birth center is highly recommended and very safe. Birth centers advocate for the physiological approach to birth and use natural methods where required to encourage it.
At birth centers, there are no unnecessary interventions, tests, or examinations that are usually done at a hospital as part of a protocol. You have the freedom to choose your birth setting, who you want in your birth suite, if you want any special settings in the room (like aromatherapy or yoga balls), and whatever else your birth plan includes.
If that sounds like an ideal-case scenario for you, consider transferring your care right away!
Personalized and Family-Centered Care
A birth center is solely dedicated to caring for birthing women. The patient load is less compared to hospitals, so the midwives can give more time and attention to each client. This allows mothers to experience more individualized care and also get the assurance that each of their needs is catered to.
Avoiding Unnecessary Interventions
Hospitals usually have a set protocol in place when it comes to caring for pregnant mothers. They are all prescribed the same tests, examinations, and medications. This often leads to overmedicalization and unnecessary interventions that can be bothersome for some mothers.
On the contrary, birth centers individualize the care for each mother. Prescribing only required interventions needed for a particular case. Birth centers operate on the principle of natural birth, so they naturally discourage any kind of interventions that can risk that. This allows mothers to avoid needless tests or examinations that they don’t want to partake in.
Can my current practitioner continue my care at the birth center?
Your current practitioner is welcome to help you deliver at the birth center, but most people transfer care in order to receive care from our team of healthcare providers. We have a qualified and competent team that can take over your care.
Once we get all medical records from previous providers or practitioners then clients can continue their prenatal care with us.
Send us a message if you want to transfer your care to us!