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Posted by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 9:58 PM
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What's the difference between having a baby at a birthing center & a hospital?
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 9:58 PM
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doulala
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 10:19 PM

(Freestanding) birth centers are home-like settings where moms come for maternity care.   It is the same place they will deliver and with the same people all along (unlike hospitals).
There are hospital birth centers which are considered to be homey hospital buildings-rooms.

The type of care provided is what probably makes the most difference.   The midwifery model of care and the medical model.  

What kind of experience are you preferring?
 

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Pandapanda
by Amber on Dec. 31, 2013 at 1:06 AM
Typically the difference between them lies in the Model of Care. Birth centers usually follow the Midwifery Model of Care, and hospitals follow the Medical Model.
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