A Family Affair Birth Center is rooted in the belief that we must believe in the normalcy of childbirth. Women have been birthing children since the beginning of time. It is a physiological, natural process that a woman's body was designed to do, demonstrating a woman's inherent strength.
Historically, women worldwide have come together to support the laboring woman to soothe her discomfort, calm her nerves, share their focus, and create a safe emotional space for her to labor and deliver her baby.
By contrast, modern society has transformed the concept of labor and delivery into what we see on TV, which is not an authentic portrayal. Add the intimidation of the high-tech hospital environment, and it is no wonder people expect childbirth to be a chaotic and scary experience.
However, it doesn't have to be! In our experience, it is usually a calm, focused process, as we all work together toward our common goal.
Healthy Mom! Healthy Baby!
A Family Affair Birth Center is the result of the shared belief that birth is not an illness but a wholesome, natural process that demonstrates the inherent strength of all women.
Utilizing a whole-body, integrative approach, we aim to empower moms as they bring their babies into the world.
My husband and I decided to deliver our baby at A Family Affair because I wanted a home birth, but he was nervous about being so far away from a hospital, so this was the perfect compromise. The Center is right across the street from [a hospital] if you should need it. The perfect compromise!" - Janai B.
Most people associate having a baby with a hospital delivery, while a small percentage will think of home birth. But today, more families can experience the best of both worlds by welcoming their new baby in the warmth and safety of a birth center.
Known for their calm, peaceful environments, birth centers encourage freedom to move during labor, the ability to eat and drink as desired, and even have the option to relax in deep spa soaking tubs. As a result, birth centers have gained popularity across the country to provide an alternative to hospital and home births.
The reasons are as varied as the couples who use them, but a birth center can be the happy medium for women with normal healthy pregnancies. While under the guidance of licensed midwives, women can enjoy the freedom to work with their bodies and baby as they move through the intricate journey of birth.
Our Birth Center offers the expertise to support a mother's natural birth while ensuring she has options available at her choosing. And should a woman in labor choose to transfer for an epidural (approximately 8% do), or a need arise, A Family Affair Birth Center is strategically located directly across from Palomar Medical Center's Poway Campus, complete with a Labor & Delivery unit and a NICU.
Safe. Compassionate. Personalized Care.
Conveniently located across the street from Palomar-Pomerado hospital - Poway campus, just 5 minutes from the 15 freeway.