About Tours (aka Orientations)
Come meet the midwives, tour the center and get your questions answered about natural childbirth in a birthing center. Each tour includes a brief presentation and is 1.5 hours long.
We usually offer two tours per month, on the second and third Saturdays.
You must attend a tour before you can make your first prenatal appointment at the birth center. Please be sure to register and arrive 10 minutes early to sign in. The presentation will start promptly at 10 a.m.
You're almost there! First, you need to...
1) Check to make sure you're eligible for birth center birth:
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3) Find out when our next tours and classes are scheduled:
4) See a map and learn more about our location:
5) Take a look at our financial policies:
6) Take a look at our most Frequently Asked Questions about tours:
Q: Can I come to a tour even if I'm not pregnant yet?
A: Yes, absolutely! You don't have to be pregnant to attend.
Q: Do I have to bring my husband/partner?
A: No, but we recommend that any key decision-makers do come with you.
Q: Can I bring my other children?
A: Yes, but please be respectful of the other attendees and keep your children quiet and close to you. We love children, and we are also a medical center. For everyone's safety and comfort, we ask that you make sure your children aren't distracting others or making big messes.
Q: Will I find out about what it would cost me to have my prenatal care, labor, birth and postpartum care at the tour?
A: Yes. After the tour, you can fill out a request for an estimate. Be sure to include your insurance information, and then we will email you a detailed estimate within a week. We have some general financial information here.
Q: Can I make my first prenatal appointment now and go on a tour later?
A: No. The tour (aka Orientation) has lots of information and will answer many of your questions about our midwives and birth center. It is required to attend before establishing prenatal care.
Q: Do I have to come to a tour in order to get non-pregnancy care, like a pap smear or birth control?
A: No. You can just make an appointment if you are not pregnant.
Q: I can't come at the times you offer tours. Can I get a private tour at a different time?
A: In general, no. The midwives need to focus clinic time on existing clients, and so they have set up these tours outside of clinic hours to introduce you to the birth center. The tours offered are the only ones available. Private tours may be available in very specific circumstances (example: traveling to/from another state, religious reasons, coming to us late in your pregnancy) but you must contact our staff in order to arrange this. Please note that we will not have the ability to grant exceptions to all who inquire.
More questions? Email us from our Contact page or call (505) 924-2229
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