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The Birth Center at Lifecycle WomanCare

The Birth Center at LWC is the first licensed birth center in Pennsylvania and one of the oldest, continually operating birth centers in the United States.

 
“I have been cared for in the most amazing way possible. Thank you, Lifecycle WomanCare! ”
 

Our midwives have been welcoming babies in our homelike, out-of-hospital facility for over 40 years. We view birth as a natural and empowering experience and are committed to giving clients the support and education they need to have the birth experience that is right for them.

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We have welcomed more than 13,000 babies, providing the highest level of personal care to birthing people and their families.

Our birth suites include large jetted tubs for relaxation and pain management. Check out our virtual tour to see more or call us at 610.525.6086 to register for our free, informational Seminar.
Informational Seminar

Get to Know our Providers

Our practice is led by highly educated Certified Nurse Midwives, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners, and Registered Nurses. All of our midwives are registered nurses who hold graduate degrees in midwifery. They are certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board and are licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Most appointments at Lifecycle last 30 minutes to allow for ample time to ask questions and establish a trusting relationship with our providers.
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Planned Hospital Birth

Lifecycle offers the option of planned hospital births in partnership with Bryn Mawr Hospital (BMH).

Clients receive a continuum of care from Lifecycle providers throughout pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum (including a home visit). Prenatal and postpartum appointments take place at Lifecycle. Labor and birth will take place at BMH in their brand new Labor and Birth Unit with Lifecycle midwives in attendance.

Whether you deliver at our birth center or at the hospital, the midwifery model of care leads to exceptional outcomes, including: lower instances of cesarean delivery, a faster and easier return home for the birthing parent and baby, and higher rates of breastfeeding/chestfeeding.

Lifecycle also emphasizes the value of uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact immediately after birth. Research has shown the wide ranging benefits of immediate skin-to-skin contact, including greater respiratory, temperature, and glucose stability for the baby and improved attachment between the parent and baby.

 

Healing services for miscarriage

Lifecycle practitioners offer compassionate care and personalized attention to help clients through these difficult losses. In addition, we have a multitude of local and community resources in order to provide you with comprehensive and ongoing support.

FAQs

Do you accept insurance?

Yes! We accept most major insurances. If you have specific questions about what your insurance covers, give us a call or reach out to your plan’s member services department.

I just found out I’m pregnant. What are the next steps?

Congratulations! New clients are required to attend our free, informational Seminar. During Seminar, you’ll learn about the natural birth process, what it’s like to give birth at Lifecycle, and much, much more. Call us today to register for Seminar and schedule your first appointment. We can’t wait to meet you!

Can I have my baby at Lifecycle’s South Philadelphia office?

We opened a satellite office in South Philadelphia in 2017 to make our personalized care more accessible. While you cannot give birth to your baby in our South Philadelphia office, you can schedule your prenatal and postpartum appointments there. We also offer gynecological appointments and lactation consultations in South Philadelphia. Call us today to schedule!

Do you accept clients who are trying to have a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)?

At this time, we cannot accommodate clients who are looking to have a VBAC.

Can I have a waterbirth at Lifecycle?

Our birth suites include large jetted tubs for relaxation and pain management during labor, however we are unable to accommodate water births.

Who is eligible to give birth at The Birth Center ?

Anyone with a low-risk pregnancy may receive care at Lifecycle. There are a few conditions that can make out-of-hospital birth unsafe. This includes people with diabetes, chronic high blood pressure, a BMI of 40 or above, or other serious medical conditions. Additionally, we cannot support vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) at this time. If you have specific questions about risk factors, please contact us to discuss.

What are Lifecycle WomanCare’s affiliation and accreditations?

Lifecycle is an Accredited Freestanding Birth Center with the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers (CABC). Additionally, we are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and we’re proud members of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM).

 
“I felt empowered and powerful and birthed my baby with dignity and unwavering support.”
 
“Lifecycle cares for the entire family. The classes we took prepared us both for labor and the upcoming days at home. ”
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Call to Learn More

610.525.6086

BRYN MAWR LOCATION

918 County Line Road

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

SATELLITE OFFICE

1214 Moore Street

Philadelphia, PA 19148