Frequently Asked Questions

+Am I a candidate for an out of hospital birth?

Medical Exclusion Criteria

Cardiovascular: compromising heart disease including uncontrolled hypertension, pulmonary embolus, pulmonary disease of uncontrolled asthma, symptomatic congenital heart defects, cardiac diastolic murmur, cardia systolic murmur 111/1V or above, previous Rh sensitization, hematocrit less than 29%, unless chronic condition present where minimum would be 28%, hemolytic disease, thrombocytopenia (plts<100,000), active smoking, active recreational marijuana.

Urinary system: moderate to severe renal disease- including nephritis

Psyco-neurological: severe mental health problem, epilepsy or seizure disorders requiring use of anticonvulsant drugs, severe recurring migraine headaches.

Endocrine: type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus, untreated hyperthyroidism

Maternal physical findings: BMI of >42 or BMI of <18 at the initiation of care, HBV, HCV, or HIV positive, evidence of active tuberculosis, absence of major uterine wall surgery, cesarean section or obstetrical complications likely to recur, gestation of more than 28 weeks with no prenatal care.

Severe socio-economic conditions that would require more resources found in the hospital than those that are available at TBI.

+ I've previously given birth by Caesearan section. Does the Birthing Inn attend VBAC (vaginal birth after Caesarean) births?)

Unfortunately no, the department of health prohibits vaginal birth after cesarean at licensed free-standing birth centers.

+ I want to give birth at TBI. What do I do next?

+ I'm thinking about transferring care so I can give birth at TBI. How do I do that?

Be sure you have a healthy low risk pregnancy, call The Birthing Inn to have one of our staff members help you find a midwife who has room for your due date. Make an appointment with the midwife to see if it's a good fit. Once you both have agreed you would like to work together you would sign consent forms and a record request from your previous provider.

It's that easy!

+ What happens if there is another mom in labor at the same time as me?

+ Do I have to give a birth at TBI to take classes there?

+ What is your cancellation policy for classes?

+ Why is there a reservation fee at the time of registration?

+ Why am I billed for both use of The Birthing Inn and my midwife's services?

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