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Connecticut Childbirth & Women's Center

Here's What's New!

For the first time in more than ten years, women in Connecticut have the option of having midwives deliver their babies at a home-like out-of-hospital facility rather than having a traditional physician-assisted birth at a hospital facility or a midwife-assisted birth at home. Open August 1, 1997, Connecticut's only freestanding birth center, located in Danbury, is "founded on the philosophy that pregnancy and childbirth are natural, healthy, joyful parts of family life that should be celebrated". In addition to seeing pregnant women before, during and after birth, the certified nurse midwives at the Center provide comprehensive gynecological care and family planning throughout a woman's lifecycle. Classes currently being offered at the Center include: orientation to the Center, Bradley method childbirth preparation, breastfeeding, healthy pregnancy education series, and early home care. New this spring are classes in sibling preparation, pregnancy and postpartum fitness, infant massage, and a postpartum support group. Coming this summer, the Center will offer a grandparent class, pregnancy support group, bereavement support, and yoga for the childbearing year.

Classes offered are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. For more information contact the Center at 203-748-6000 or visit their website at: www.ctbirthcenter.com.

Catherine Parisi & Rhonda Johnson are the certified nurse midwives at the Connecticut Childbirth & Women's Center.

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