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Silverton Hospital birth center - Silverton, Oregon.JPG
An outpatient birthing centre operated primarily by midwives, where pregnant mothers in labor can deliver their babies. Show/edit corresponding data item.
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A birthing centre is an outpatient healthy facility primarily operated by midwives, where normal, spontaneous baby delivery by pregnant mothers is facilitated. It may also provide additional maternity services on pre-natal and post-natal care, and care of new-born babies.

A birth centre presents a more home-like environment than a hospital maternity ward, typically with more options during labor: food/drink, music, and the attendance of family and friends if desired.

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  • healthcare=midwife - A facility where healthcare is provided by a midwife, a health professional who cares for mothers and newborns around childbirth
  • amenity=hospital - A hospital providing in-patient medical treatment

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