Frequently Asked Questions
We would love it if you did! Best Start is a Family PACT provider and our midwives provide well woman care no matter where you are in your life. Call us to schedule your well woman exam today. Your visit can include the birth control of your choice, mammogram referrals, pre-pregnancy care, and everything in between:
- Well Woman Physical Exams
- Pap Smears/STI Screening
- Pre-conception and fertility counseling
- Natural and Hormonal Family planning
- Lab-work (annual health and wellbeing)
A positive drug screening test would result in disqualification to give birth at the Birth Center.
BMI (Body Mass Index) should be below 40. Calculate your BMI.
One baby, Head down by the time labor begins. We handle only single pregnancies; multiples require more monitoring. Most babies turn and stay head down around 32-34 weeks, but some take their time. As long as baby is head down by the time labor begins, you are still qualified to birth at Best Start
* If you have a concern about whether or not you are low risk, please speak to our clinical director.
Licensed Midwives, (also called Certified Professional Midwives), are licensed by the California Medical Board and usually are not nurses. Their preparation is specifically for practice in the home or a birthing center.
Best Start midwives, both LMs and CNMs, follow the same high standards that are renowned for providing excellent outcomes. Evidence has repeatedly demonstrated that the midwife-led model of care produces great outcomes at reduced cost to payers and the public, and increased satisfaction by the consumer. These high quality outcomes improve the quality of life for mothers and babies, improving the health of our communities.