Birth Center Orientation

Orientation is required for new birth center clients. You may complete your orientation even if you are just thinking about pregnancy.
Exterior of The Coit House

Get a peek at the oldest house in Buffalo.

We’re proud to have converted the oldest house in Buffalo (older than any hospital) to a holistic birth center! Orientation includes a tour of the entire facility, from where you’ll have your prenatal care visits, to the labor and birth rooms, and where your family members may wait while your baby is on the way.

Orientation dates:

Monday, June 13th, 5pm-6:30pm
Monday, July 18th, 5pm-6:30pm
Monday August 15th, 5pm-6:30pm

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Parents hold infant after water birth

Orientation is more than a tour.

At our orientation session, we review the midwifery model of care as well as community birth care. These include reasons for hospital transfer, common complications that may occur during birth and how they are handled in the birth center, and the schedule of prenatal care and postpartum care. You’ll have an opportunity to meet our experienced nurse, birth assistant, and lactation consultant, Sigrid Chapman.

We welcome everyone.

Orientation is required for new birth center clients. You may sign up for your orientation prior to or after initiating care, depending on the timing of your new client appointment. You may complete your orientation even if you are just thinking about pregnancy.

We encourage anyone in your immediate support team to attend orientation, including your partner, friend, mother, or other support people who may be involved in your birth or immediate postpartum experience. Anyone who is wondering about the benefits of community birth may attend. We also welcome doulas, nurses, and any interested member of the community.

Interior of The Coit House