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A Home Like Setting

Women & Infants' Alternative Birthing Center offers an option for women having a low-risk pregnancy who want to to give birth with minimal intervention in a home-like setting.

The Alternative Birthing Center is located next to Women & Infants’ Labor/Delivery/Recovery Unit, allowing for a quick and seamless transfer to that unit should the need arise. The Alternative Birthing Center features a room with a double bed, as well as other furniture and equipment to support the many and various labor positions, with lots of space to move around. It also has a living area where families can stay during your labor, a whirlpool tub in a private bathroom, and a kitchen to bring food after the birth.  

When you choose to deliver in the Alternative Birthing Center, you have two options after the birth.

  1. You may stay in the Alternative Birthing Center for 4 hours after the birth of your baby and then go to a standard postpartum room for the typical one or two day stay.
  2. Or you may choose to go home directly 6 to 12 hours after the birth of your baby, once you have gotten approval from both your midwife and pediatrician.

Learn More About the Alternative Birthing Center

Please talk to your midwife or obstetrician if you want further information about having your baby in the Alternative Birthing Center or call (401) 274-1122, extension 41831.

You can register to have your birth at the Alternative Birthing Center online by following the link below and filling out the form.

Alternative Birthing Center - Women & Infants Hospital
Alternative Birthing Center - Women & Infants Hospital