Respect your strength, vulnerability, and INTUItion.

The Community Birth Center for Western MA

DISCOVER THE BIRTH CENTER:

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A homelike, out-of- hospital facility where a person’s choices in reproductive, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care are supported and respected.

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A midwife and care team guided by principles of prevention, sensitivity, safety, appropriate medical intervention, and cost effectiveness.

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Family-centered care for healthy people before, during, and after normal pregnancy, labor, and birth, including gyn, contraception and fertility services.

The birth center model honors pregnancy and childbirth as healthy, normal life events for the majority of parents and babies.

Expectant families are supported with continuous care throughout their pregnancy, during labor, and throughout the postpartum period. Care providers utilize interventions only when medically necessary.

YOU are the primary decision-maker about your birth and body. During prenatal appointments, you’ll have ample time to form a relationship with our midwife team and develop a birth plan. This involves preparing both mentally and physically for your birth with the support of your birth team.

While in labor, you have the autonomy to move freely, spend time in the tub, eat, invite loved ones into the birthing room (or ask them to leave), and you will be honored in your choices. You will be supported with a team of midwives, birth assistants, and doulas to empower and attend to your needs, while keeping watch for you and your baby's safety.

What does a birth center look and feel like?

Seven Sisters Midwifery and Community Birth Center is a free-standing birth center that offers prenatal care, birth support, and well-body care at every stage of life through the midwifery model of care.

Our birth center has two birthing suites for families to labor, birth, and recover in. You'll find all the comforts of home and more!

  • a spa-like shower in the en-suite bathroom for hydroptherapy
  • a large birthing tub in the suite for hydrotherapy and water births
  • a queen size bed with real linens to rest in with your partner when you need it and to relax in after birth with your baby
  • birthing stools, birthing balls, and other birthing tools to help when in labor

We also have a clinic section with a clinical room for appointments and consultations, a cozy consult room, and a lactation room. Our classroom hosts educational offerings and a weekly postpartum group lead by our lactation consultant, Lex.

You belong here...

caring birth practices

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Trusted birthing professionals

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Frequently asked questions

The MA Department of Public Health requires that we have a written transfer agreement and a consulting physician. Our transfer hospital is Cooley Dickinson Hospital and our consulting physician is Gretchen Loebel MD. We will continue to work closely with the CDH midwives and MDs to make our joint care as seamless as possible.