The Goshen Birth Center Experience
At Goshen Birth Center you and your family create the natural childbirth experience that is right for you. A certified nurse-midwife supports you every step of the way. You have the opportunity to choose labor and birth options for an empowering and meaningful birth experience. The birth center has been carefully designed to be private and home-like. This enhances the physiology of pregnancy and birth. It is the ideal setting to welcome the newest member of the family
Comfortable and Home-Like Setting
Each of our spacious suites offers you privacy in a restful and soothing environment. Each suite is decorated in a different style. Whichever suite you choose provides an intimate atmosphere with a queen-sized bed, private bath, whirlpool tub and plenty of windows for natural lighting. The whirlpool tub is used for relaxation and pain relief during labor. You can have a water birth if you desire. After the baby is born you receive a soothing herbal bath that promotes comfort and healing.
Space for the whole family
The open concept of Goshen Birth Center provides a spacious living area for family members and friends to relax and wait for the new arrival. Here you will enjoy all the amenities of home including comfortable furniture, a fireplace, play area for children, and a kitchen and dining area. You can create an atmosphere that is suited to you and your family's unique needs.
Water Birth Option
Delivering in water is popular with many women because of the many benefits. Women find water relaxing; helping them to move into different positions to assist the birthing process and provide an anesthetic effect. It also reduces tearing to the perineum and eases the baby’s transition from the womb to the world.
Personalized Care by Certified Nurse –Midwives
Our certified nurse-midwives are employed by Fairhaven Obstetrics and Gynecology and also have admitting privileges at IU Health Goshen Hospital.
Midwives give one-to-one care that considers the health needs of mother and baby while respecting your personal preferences and values. Research shows this continuous personal support lowers rates of C-Sections and other medical interventions. Our midwives use complementary and alternative modalities and techniques for pain relief that avoids the use of pain medication. Your baby stays with you from the moment of birth until you leave the birth center, allowing plenty of time for breast feeding. Classes and personal coaching prepare you to go home shortly after birth. A home visit within 24 hours ensures that all is going well.
Care That is Safe
You can feel safe and secure having your baby at the Goshen Birth Center. As a Birth Center client, you are carefully evaluated to ensure that you possess minimal risks for complications, giving you peace of mind. Our care is consistent with the best available research on safety and effectiveness. Should issues arise, Goshen General Hospital is only minutes away and a midwife can continue to care for you there. Fairhaven OB/GYN physicians are available 24 hours a day if a doctor's consultation or care becomes necessary.
Care That is Personal
The Goshen Birth Center provides a home-like setting where you and your baby receive the most personal of care. Here birth is celebrated as a natural and healthy process. Our certified nurse- midwives support you to have a healthy and joyous birth experience. You and your family are invited to celebrate the miracle of birth on your own terms.
Care That is Affordable
Many insurance companies cover the use of Goshen Birth Center and we continue to add more, so check with us to see if your insurance company is in-network. If your insurance company is out-of-network, Goshen Birth Center can still be an affordable option. We also offer a generous discount if you are paying cash.
What if I have questions about the birth center or midwifery practice?
If you have more questions or would like to schedule a tour of the birth center, contact the director by completing the contact information or calling 574-971-4840 during business hours. Tours can be arranged during times convenient for you. You may also schedule an interview appointment with a midwife to learn more about the practice and the midwifery philosophy of care. To do so call Fairhaven Obstetrics and Gynecology 574-533-0348 or 1-866-778-9882.
How do I become a client?
If you want to have your baby at Goshen Birth Center, the first step is to begin your prenatal care with a certified nurse-midwife. Contact Fairhaven Obstetrics and Gynecology to schedule your first appointment. Call 574-533-0348 or 1-866-778-9882.