Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Waterbirth International at the Birth Center

Moving in, resuming services and planning the May 8th grand opening celebration keep the Birth Center staff super busy these days! Last Friday, the staff took time out to focus on and discuss water birth with Waterbirth International’s founder Barbara Harper and Polly Malby, current American College of Nurse Midwifery Oregon Chapter chair.

It was a fun and instructive afternoon. Best of all? Seeing Birth Center midwives, nurses and staff in their new PeaceHealth home ready to resume serving women and families in an out-of-hospital setting.

Here are some photos from the afternoon…..

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sneak Peak Tour Photos

PeaceHealth hosted five sneak peek tours for the new Nurse Midwifery Birth Center over the past month. A lot has happened since the last birth center tour in January! Paint is on the walls, the floors are done, the landscaping complete, and the new birth center is almost move in ready. There are only a few details to finish up before the new facility opens on Monday, May 3rd!

Did you miss the sneak peak tours? Check out our slideshow-

The birth center staff will be moving from the PeaceHealth Medical Group Downtown Eugene Clinic on Friday, April 30th.  Appointments, baby clinic, and births (yeah!) will be occurring at the new facility beginning May 3rd.

PeaceHealth Medical Group
Nurse Midwifery Birth Center
353 Deadmond Ferry Rd
Springfield, OR 97477

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Donate Maternal Health and Baby Supplies for Midwife's Trip to Haiti

Former Birth Center midwife Cindy Hunter (shown here with Birth Center mom Anna Glazier) departs for Haiti on April 29th. Through Midwives for Haiti, Cindy will support earthquake recovery in one of the poorest and hardest-hit areas of Port-au-Prince. Here is a description of what she will encounter:

 Haiti’s desperate poverty and lack of health care infrastructure strongly influence the childbearing women of Haiti.  These women suffer in pregnancy, die in record numbers in childbirth, and lose their children too often.  Most of their complications are preventable with simple interventions such as malaria and anemia treatment as well as safe care during pregnancy and birth. When the earthquake came, there were 65,000 pregnant women in Haiti.  

Midwives for Haiti is an organization dedicated to educating midwives in Haiti and providing health care teams to help keep these 65,000 women and their babies as safe as possible in Haiti’s difficult situation.

Please join Friends of the Birth Center in supporting Cindy to serve Haiti's women and children. Donate new or like-new items from the list below. Leave your donation at the PeaceHealth Nurse Midwifery Birth Center reception area at 1162 Willamette Street in Eugene by Wednesday April 20, 2010.

To make a tax-deductible donation towards Cindy’s approximately $1500 transportation costs, write a check to “Midwives for Haiti” and send to:

Cindy Hunter
86042 Drummond Drive
Eugene, Oregon 97405