Lifecycle WomanCare Announces Planned Hospital Births at Bryn Mawr Hospital
Lifecycle WomanCare (LWC), in partnership with Bryn Mawr Hospital (BMH), part of the Main Line Health System, is pleased to introduce a new option for our birthing clients: planned hospital births. A planned hospital birth is ideal for any client desiring the midwifery model of care in a hospital setting.
What does a Lifecycle WomanCare planned hospital birth look like?
Clients will receive a continuum of care from LWC providers throughout their pregnancy, labor and birth, and postpartum (including a home visit). Prenatal and postpartum appointments will be scheduled at LWC in Bryn Mawr or in our South Philadelphia satellite office. Labor and birth will take place at BMH in their brand new Labor and Birth Unit, with midwives from LWC in attendance. A 24-48 hour postpartum stay in BMH’s maternity unit with visits from LWC midwives, and BMH’s lactation support and pediatric services is part of the package. Outpatient lactation services at are also available at LWC, utilizing insurance coverage.
BMH’s Labor and Birth Unit is equipped with spacious private rooms, wireless fetal monitoring to allow for freedom of movement during labor, epidural anesthesia (if desired), and a staff that is eager to support low-intervention childbirth. All rooms are private on the Labor and Maternity floors, and both have full bathrooms with large showers.
At LWC, our mission is to emphasize partnership between clients and providers, thus empowering our clients to lead the way in the labor and birth process. Recognizing that for some people a hospital setting is the best option for their birth, we are pleased to offer our clients this new choice and look forward to supporting them with the same collaborative, compassionate, expert care at Bryn Mawr Hospital.
Clients who are interested in receiving maternity care at LWC should be low-risk (i.e. have no major medical problems prior to pregnancy) and experiencing a normal pregnancy. They should desire midwifery support and management for prenatal, labor and birth, and postpartum care. We cannot attend vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) at this time.
Want to learn more? Give us a call at 610.525.6086 or register for our free Childbirth Seminar.