The birth center is a spacious comfortable house on eleven acres including our start up family farm. We are only 17 minutes from Weatherford Regional Hospital but love our quiet semi-rural atmosphere. You can happily walk outside in labor – no traffic to worry about and even a horse or two to pet if you like.
The building layout provides good space for both privacy in labor and birth and social space if needed. The living room has seating for several people including four recliners for family and friends. It is great during our relaxing conversation through appointments and for guests to snooze in if labor runs long.
The exam room is a private and comfortable room used for prenatal and postpartum visits. It is also used by our sonographer who comes once a month for routine ultrasounds. Unlike some exam rooms, this one has a surprising calming and non-threating feel to it.
The play area, as well as a designated jig-saw puzzle table, keeps children occupied nicely during appointments (and births if they aren’t very long.) Clients enjoy the family atmosphere and appreciate it that their children are welcome to attend their appointments.
There is a fully equipped kitchen to allow clients to bring their personal choice of foods and beverages to enjoy in labor and after the birth. Colorful birds flock around see-through feeders at the garden window above the kitchen sink.
The waterbirth room is the central attraction here. This lovely room has a garden atmosphere with natural lighting during the day and relaxing candle lit ambiance at night.
The tub itself is amazing. I searched long and hard to find a labor and birth tub that was deep, temperature controlled, and well padded on the bottom, sides, and edge. It holds 140 gallons of water and easily accommodates the client and another person of her choice, if desired.
The personal birth bathroom has the mother’s private shower, tub, and toilet to use during and after labor.
The garden jacuzzi tub is used for a soothing and bonding postpartum herbal bath for mother and baby. This specially designed herbal mixture is used to relax, heal, and help the bond between mom and baby through skin on skin contact.
The main birth room is large and cheerful with a queen size bed. It is spacious enough to fit a portable waterbirth tub in the room if needed.
The second birth room has a sweet, soft atmosphere with a double bed. Both rooms are comfortable with easy access to the bathroom and waterbirth room and are set up for a peaceful environment during labor, birth, and postpartum. International birth chairs, multi-sized labor/birth balls, etc., are available to all. If it will help with your experience, we try to have it on hand.
Clients appreciate that the birth center will be open and staffed when they arrive in labor since multiple staff members live on the property.