May: Midwives and Mothers!

May 2020: Midwives and Mothers! Best Start Birth Center is celebrating Mothers’ and Midwives all month long! Mothers’ Day (May 10), International Day of the Midwife (May 5/ Cinco De Mayo) In support of Certified Nurse Midwives in California, Best Start hopes you will...

Pregnancy Support During COVID19

Pregnancy Support During COVID-19 Best Start is offering Pregnancy Support During COVID-19 in the following ways: We are offering Zoom interactive Tours instead of In-person tours to limit spread of virus. Click here to view virtual tour. To request a Zoom tour, click...

COVID19 Birth Center Solution

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve, we want to take a moment to reach out to the moms who were not originally considering an out of hospital birth, but are now starting to consider a birth center as a potential option. We know how scary it can...

HMO Coverage Birth-center Care

HMO coverage birth-center care: In the United States, the overwhelming majority of births occur in the hospital setting, an unequal distribution widely the result of insurance companies denying coverage for freestanding birth center care. In 2017, just 0.52 percent of...

Tricare Women and Freestanding Birth Center Care

Tricare Women and Freestanding Birth Center Care: Best Start Birth Center is an in-network PREFERRED PROVIDER with TRICARE. For women with TRICARE Select, receiving midwifery care and giving birth at Best Start is simple—No referral required. However, TRICARE Prime...

Natural Comfort Measures For Labor

Natural Comfort Measures For Labor: At Best Start Birth Center, we utilize a variety of complementary therapies to guide our clients through labor and provide a satisfying experience. Unfortunately, there is a great inequity in how these services are reimbursed by...