June 27, 2024

Birthing Journey: Why a CA Birth Center may be right for you and your family

Intimate Journey Birth and Wellness

Is an Out-Of-Hospital birth right for you?

Giving birth to a precious baby is one of the most magical experiences in life. It often occurs inside of the nearest hospital, and can be satisfying there. Constant intervention from doctors and nurses can help keep you monitored, but by the same token, it can also decrease the intimacy and bonding between you, your baby, and family members. In addition, the institutional look of most hospitals is also not the warmest setting in the world!

More and more women are choosing to have a child their own way, in the privacy of their own surroundings. Home births offer a chance for a mother to bring her baby into the world in the comfort of her own dwelling. An experienced midwife is brought in to supervise every detail of the delivery and ensure that all is safe and well when that new life enters the world. Home births can be even more rewarding, but limited space, ordering birth supplies, cleanup, and other distractions are also factors to consider when choosing to have your baby at home.

The ideal environment for your upcoming birth may very well be at one of the many birthing centers here in California. A California Birth Center offers the best of both worlds: An expecting mother is made comfortable in a cozy birth suite, with medical equipment, and everything is managed by the senior midwife and her team of assistants. It is a private, warm, and safe way to share one of the greatest moments of your life with your partner and a few family members…truly the ultimate in family birth and wellness.

Here in San Luis Obispo, CA, in the Central Coast region, Intimate Journey Birth & Wellness Center is one such place where magic happens almost everyday! Located at 4251 S. Higuera St. (formerly in years past known as the Santa Lucia Birth Center), this newly-renovated midwifery clinic is directed by Erin Ashley, LM, CPM, and her staff. The birth center offers your choice of two fully-furnished, modern birthing suites (even complete with birthing tubs if you would like to have a water birth with no epidural).

Having an Out-Of-Hospital Birth at a birthing center is becoming more popular these days. It is safe and affordable (Intimate Journey accepts CenCal Health and can bill private insurance), and it becomes a moment in a woman’s life which will never be forgotten. The look of radiant, tearful joy on a mother’s face when she holds her just-born baby to her chest for as long as she wants is perhaps the most rewarding, emotional sight that anyone can witness, especially for a midwife.

If you think a Home Birth Center near you might be the right place for you to give birth in, or you are looking for a Midwife in San Luis Obispo, please contact Erin Ashley, Licensed Midwife at Intimate Journey Birth & Wellness at 4251 S. Higuera St. in SLO for a free tour and consultation.

Call 805-270-4466 or email [email protected] for an appointment.

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