About Goshen Birth Center
An Empowering, Meaningful Birth 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.
In a Comfortable, 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.
With 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.
You'll Get Personalized Care by a Certified Nurse-Midwife
Our Certified Nurse-Midwives Provide Unsurpassed Support and Expertise
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 such as laboring in water, relaxation, massage, aromatherapy and homeopathy. 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.
Our certified nurse-midwives are employed by Fairhaven Obstetrics and Gynecology and also have admitting privileges at Goshen Hospital.
Insurance and Payment Options
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 do not use insurance and are self-pay.
Homeopathy at Goshen Birth Center
Goshen Birth Center is unique in offering homeopathy as an adjunct to traditional medicine. This is a safe, effective, natural medicine used by millions of people for more than 200 years. It's easily accessible, inexpensive, and works with your body. Note too, that homeopathy does not cause addiction and can be used with other types of treatment.
Download the Goshen Birth Center Brochure or Schedule of Classes for 2017 and 2018
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We appreciate the generosity of these professional photographers in providing their work for use on our website and on the walls of the birth center. Please contact them for info on their services:
Jeri Hoag Photography
Amanda Tongal Photography
At Goshen Birth Center, You'll Get Support for Breastfeeding and Consultation both Before and After the Birth of Your Baby
Our nures-midwives, registered nurses and lactation consultants are committed to help you get breastfeeding off to the best start possible. We provide a prenatal class devoted to breastfeeding taught by a certified lactation consultant. One-on-one support at the birth center is provided by your certified nurse-midwife and registered nurse at your home visits. Additional support from a certified lactation consultant is available if needed.