Kamloops Needs Birthing Centre
A Birthing Center supports optimal health for women and newborns!
Birth Centers have lower rate of interventions such as: forceps extraction, vacuum delivery, and c-sections, as well as lower rates of perineal injury, while having the same rate of perinatal outcomes as hospitals.
In keeping healthy women and their babies out of the hospital, a Birth Center would reduce their risk of hospital based infections, influenza outbreaks and other repiratory illnesses.
A Birth Center would provide an opportunity for women from remote communities to stay in a safe place from the early stages of labour thus reducing the incidence of a roadside emergency birth and an unattended home birth.
A Birth Center gives a labouring woman an opportunity to use drug free methods of pain relief such as water immersion, which reduces the risk of complications and the side effects of pain-killing drugs.
A Birthing Center saves us money and resources by reducing:
- rate of expensive interventions
- use of high risk specialists (OB/GYN's, anesthetists etc.)
- time spent in the hospital due to early discharge common for midwifery clients
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