Friday, November 27, 2009

Giving thanks for the new PeaceHealth Nurse-Midwifery Birth Center

The Thanksgiving holiday is a good time for reflection. Lane County Friends of the Birth Center is thankful that out-of-hospital mother-baby and well-woman services will soon resume at the new PeaceHealth Nurse-Midwifery Birth Center. We are grateful that newly pregnant women will have the option of giving birth at the new facility.

We appreciate PeaceHealth’s commitment to maintaining community access to a freestanding birth center. The Fall 2009 PeaceHealth Health Update includes a construction site report from the summer. Construction is humming along toward the anticipated Mother’s Day 2010 completion. Compare the Health Update photo and those taken during our September tour with the following shots taken last week to see how much has been done.













During construction, Birth Center services have temporarily relocated to the second floor of the PeaceHealth Medical Group Downtown Eugene clinic. In addition to prenatal and birth services, the Birth Center provides women, babies and families with a drop-in well-baby clinic, extensive lactation support, childbirth education, centering groups and well-woman appointments.

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