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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.
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.
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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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.
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.
Yes! We accept most major insurance providers, including:
If you have specific questions about what your insurance covers, give us a call or reach out to your plan’s member services department.
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!
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!
At this time, we cannot accommodate clients who are looking to have a VBAC.
Our birth suites include large jetted tubs for relaxation and pain management during labor, however we are unable to accommodate water births.
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.
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).
918 County Line Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
1214 Moore Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148