Locating a Birthing Center

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am really interested in using a birthing center when I have a baby. They seem so comfortable and relaxed. However, I have no idea where they are by me, how to find out and what questions I should ask. What qualifications should I look for? I know I'm rambling but I hope you can help. Thanks. I live in Red Bank, NJ

ANSWER

Check out the NACC: Welcome to Birth Centers Online! site. There do not appear to be any birth centers in NJ, but the National Association of Childbearing Centers lists most of the birth centers in the country, and ALL that are accredited. You can also check with your state Department of Health for centers that might be licensed in your state, but not nationally accredited.

-- Cynthia, CNM

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