Welcome to Aurora Birth Center!
The Aurora Birth Center is a licensed free standing birth facility dedicated to the safe practice of holistic midwifery care. We offer home-birth and birth in our beautiful center, and provide exceptional midwifery services in sensitive surroundings while working with clients during pregnancy, birth and beyond. Our clients come from surrounding areas including Salem, Canby, Woodburn, Oregon City, Molalla, Colton, Silverton, Hubbard and Wilsonville.
Prenatal & Postpartum visits are 45-60 minutes long, giving plenty of time to get know one another, explore wellness practices and have fun!
We offer the option of laboring or birthing in the tub, and our birth suites have spacious and luxurious tubs.
Organic Healthy Meals
We offer healthy, tasty and nutritious food during labor and postpartum. We even maintain a vegetable garden out back, and our grounds boast gorgeous cherry trees!
Intermittent Fetal Monitoring
We monitor the baby’s heart beat regularly using a hand-held doppler. This allows you to move freely without being tethered to a machine. But we also have an Electronic Fetal monitor for special situations.
Pain Options and Emergency Equipment
We carry all standard emergency equipment and medications, and are skilled and trained in managing unexpected complications. We are able to offer therapeutic rest for prolong early labors with tired Mammas, and we also offer Nitrous oxide for pain management in active labor.
We offer access to all standard lab-work, genetic testing and chromosomal screening. However, women are welcome to decline testing if not desired.
The Aurora Birth Center serves families during one of the most profound transitions in life. Amidst the sometimes overwhelming and confusing aspects of modern prenatal care, we strive to provide factual information in a relaxed and unhurried environment, to answer questions, and to encourage parents to participate in all the choices surrounding pregnancy and birth. Our aim is to assist parents in creating their own experience and emerging with an enhanced sense of confidence.
We take pride in providing high quality midwifery and personalized care for birth center and home births. We wish to assist in the promotion of health and well-being from a holistic perspective. We understand that health is not just a physical condition, but one that involves the mind, the heart and the community as well. We believe that by surrounding our families with beauty, warmth, nourishing food and drink and a joyous, caring atmosphere, that our families will recover swiftly and transition well into their new roles. Our hope is that your experience will not only surpass your expectations, but that it will fill and nourish your heart as well!
our Midwifery team
Susie is the owner & director of the Aurora Birth Center and Aurora Family Health. She provides midwifery care as well as primary care for women & children. Susie is passionate about prenatal wellness and makes working with women to optimize diet and lifestyle choices her highest priority. Susie studies and practices functional medicine and brings functional medicine approaches and concepts into midwifery care. Seeing the cultural swing toward increasing prenatal disorders such as gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia and hypertension, Susie feels that her place in midwifery is to try to assist women in avoiding the development of these issues through changes in diet and self care.
About Our Care
We will usually begin seeing people at about 12 weeks in their pregnancy, though we also accept late transfer of care or people who are delayed in starting their prenatal care.
Visits are every 4-6 weeks until your 3rd trimester, and then every 1-3 weeks (depending on your pregnancy risk factors and health) until you give birth.
We believe strongly in supporting physiologic birth, which means we avoid routine interference and intervention. Our goal is to support you body in laboring naturally and healthily so that you and your baby are safe and well.
We do not carry pain medications (such as epidurals), however we have the ability to offer therapeutic rest for those who have prolonged early labors, and we offer Nitrous oxide for pain in active labor.
We offer waterbirth, and encourage you to be active and to birth in the position of your choice. We also encourage normal eating and drinking throughout labor.
Should transfer to the hospital become necessary, we have good relationships with our community hospitals and transfers are handled as seamlessly as possible.
Parents usually stay at the birth center for 6-8 hours postpartum, being cared for by the midwifery team and our postpartum providers (doulas and lactation professionals).
Postpartum visits take place 3-5 days after the birth, again at 2 weeks, and finally at 8 weeks postpartum. Should complications or concerns develop, we schedule more frequent visits.
We support all methods of infant feeding, and encourage breastfeeding/chestfeeding. Midwife Meredith is also a Lactation Consultant and offers extensive breastfeeding support and additional lactation visits postpartum.
Susie also offers on-going pediatric care as she is also a Family Nurse Practitioner. This means you can continue your care with us via pediatric visits! We provide any desired newborn vaccinations, well-child checkups, and developmental assessments.
Interested in Home Birth?
Home birth is a safe and reasonable choice for people with low-risk pregnancies. If you would like to meet us and discuss your options and tour our birth center call us to schedule a meet & greet and no cost to you!
We are an old-fashioned family practice, meaning we enjoy long-lasting & personal relationships with our clients.
Tuesday & Thursday
8:30AM – 4:30PM
Closed for lunch from 12-1
21358 Hwy 99E
Aurora, OR 97002
Phone : (503) 678-6269
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org