I'm Not Pregnant - Why Should I Consider a Birth Center for Care?

As many people know, birth centers are wonderful, home-like places to bring babies into the world. Not as many people know that the midwives at Health Foundations care for women beyond pregnancy and childbirth.

Reason #1

You want to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Certified nurse-midwives care for women across the lifespan and you can see the midwives at Health Foundations for the following reasons:

  • Routine and annual exams from puberty on

  • Contraception

  • Sexually transmitted diseases evaluation and treatment

  • Cancer screenings (breast, ovarian, cervical cancer)

  • Gynecological concerns (pelvic pain, pain with sex, prolapse, irregular bleeding)

  • Infertility

  • Menopause

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Thyroid screening and management

  • Diet/exercise concerns

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Reason #2

You are considering having children in the future (or add another child to your family).

Preconception visits are an important part of your journey toward pregnancy and birth. The National Institutes of Health, World Health Organization, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasize the importance of receiving childbearing focused care prior to conception and for planned pregnancies, preconception care is one of the most important steps a woman can take toward her and her baby’s health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2019; Tyden, 2016). At Health Foundations, your preconception visit may include:

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 Reason #3

You are looking for the perfect health care provider in a comfortable setting.

Our midwives take the time to form relationships with you and your family and listen to your questions and concerns. The team of nurses and midwives at Health Foundations wants to holistically support your individual health goals throughout all seasons of your life. In this alternative health care setting, people describe feeling more relaxed and comfortable!

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Health Foundations accepts all major insurance plans including medical assistance. We would love to answer any questions you may have or give you a tour of our beautiful birth center.

Interested in learning more?

Call 651-895-2520

Email: info@health-foundations.com

Visit our website at  www.health-foundations.com

 Blog written by: Brooke Eischens RN, student midwife

Photo credit: Kadi Tiede

References 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. (2019). Preconception health. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/preconception/overview.html

Tyden, T. (2016). Why is preconception health and care important? Upsala Journal of            Medical Sciences, 121(4), 207. http://doi.org/10.1080/03009734.2016.1211776