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Why Babymoon?

May 19, 2015

It’s a question we hear all the time during tours, through inquiry emails, and in person. Why should I have my baby at Babymoon Inn? What makes Babymoon different? Is it “worth” paying more out-of-pocket?  Here’s just a short list of reasons so many families choose Babymoon’s program of care.

1.  Our midwives offer evidence-based care. A 2013 Cochrane review found that midwives improve birth outcomes. Women whose pregnancy care was led by a midwife were less likely to have pre-term birth, an episiotomy, an instrumental birth, and regional analgesia. They were MORE likely to have a spontaneous vaginal birth. Women who saw midwives for their pregnancy also reported higher maternal satisfaction. The authors’ conclusions?  “Most women should be offered midwife-led continuity models of care and women should be encouraged to ask for this option…”

2.  Birth centers are safe and offer a high quality of care. The National Birth Center Study II, which included more than 15,000 women planning to give birth at birth centers, found that the Cesarean rate for women receiving care in birth centers averages 6%. To compare:

“The Cesarean birth rate in this cohort was 6% versus the estimated rate of 25% for similarly low-risk women in a hospital setting. Had this same group of 15,574 low-risk women been cared for in a hospital, an additional 2934 Cesarean births could be expected.” – Stapleton et al., 2013

The rates of intrapartum and neonatal mortality rates were comparable to studies of low-risk, in-hospital births. There were no maternal deaths in birth centers in this study. The authors’ conclusions? “This study demonstrates the safety of birth centers and consistency in outcomes over time despite a national maternity care environment with increasing rates of intervention.”

3.  “It’s evidence-based care…with a hug.” Our midwives and nurses love our mamas. It’s that simple. Your appointments will last 30 minutes to an hour. Your midwife at Babymoon knows your name. And your partner’s name. And your dog’s name. And your shower theme. And the colors you are debating for your nursery. (She may even be the one to cast the deciding vote!) Our midwives KNOW you. They know what is happening in your life. They know about your fears and concerns and will spend nine months showering you with love and support so that you head into birth and parenting feeling confident and empowered. Read more about why our families choose midwives here.

Babymoon Inn provides a doula for every mother. Our trained doulas are also registered nurses - giving you the benefit of someone trained in labor support but with clinical skills too.

4.  Our monitrices are trained in both clinical and emotional labor support. Your midwife and monitrice are present to support you throughout your entire labor and birth. Your birth team consists of women who are passionate about birth and serving women, and they will be by your side providing continuous physical and emotional support. You also have the piece of mind knowing that there are two clinical members of our team at your birth. While this is not the industry standard, we feel strongly about adding an extra layer of safety and comfort by assuring there is always one clinical staff member present for mom and one for baby if necessary.

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This little one snoozed right through her professional photo shoot at Babymoon’s bimonthly postpartum party.

5.  The support doesn’t stop when the baby arrives. After the birth of your baby – whether it occurred at the birth center or at our transfer hospital – the support continues. Our midwives will see you at the office at 2 days and 6 weeks postpartum. At around 2-3 weeks, you’ll attend our “postpartum party,” where you will meet all the other families who had babies around the same time you did. You also join our Babymoon Inn Mommies Facebook group (don’t forget to post pregnancy and birth announcements… we LOVE them!) and come to our weekly Inn Mommies support group at The Nest. You’ll meet other mommies, laugh, cry, plan play dates, and find your tribe. You’ll come to the many events held at The Nest and Babymoon Inn: crafting classes, Empathikids Yoga, clothing swaps, cookie exchanges, and more. We feel strongly that you are supported not only through pregnancy, but through your journey as parents too.

IMG_81126.  It’s in the details. Join us for a tour and enjoy a light breakfast and our complimentary Choices in Childbirth class. Step into our office and grab a glass of freshly brewed iced tea or cucumber-mint infused water (did you know we grow our own herbs in the office?). Have a seat and enjoy a muffin, some almonds, fresh fruit, or a packaged snack while you wait for your appointment. Don’t forget to schedule your free prenatal massage! After baby arrives, be sure to take home your embroidered Babymoon Inn tote bag, a pink or blue Babymoon Inn onesie for baby, and your handmade baby name bracelet. Grab a screenshot of that “Welcome Baby!” post on Facebook, and return for your postpartum party to enjoy brunch and have a complimentary newborn photo taken by our professional photographer. We want every aspect of your experience – from the moment you take your tour and every moment thereon – to be exemplary. We strive to provide superior service, top-notch prenatal care, and endless postpartum support. And snacks. Those are endless too.

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Our doors and hearts are open, and we welcome you to come in and experience what Babymoon Inn has to offer to our families and to the community. Visit our Web site at http://www.babymooninn.com or call 602-314-7755 if you would like to see our facility and learn more about our comprehensive program of care.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 19, 2015 12:33 pm

    Reblogged this on Living in Wonder and commented:
    This is the amazing place where we gave birth. I would definitely highly recommend giving birth in a birth center or even just using midwives. They are amazing! I am currently writing the story of our son’s birth, so keep an eye out for a future post 🙂

  2. Maribeth Diver permalink
    May 25, 2016 10:34 pm

    This is gorgeous D! Thank you!

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