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...

Best Start Introduces Nitrous Oxide!

  Best Start Introduces Nitrous Oxide! Best Start Birth Center is now offering nitrous oxide as a pain reduction method during labor! Our midwives have been conducting a study on the use of nitrous oxide and clients have had excellent outcomes at Best Start....

Delayed Cord Clamping Reccommended

Delayed Cord Clamping Recommended by World Health Organization The World Health Organization reignited the conversation regarding delayed cord clamping with its recent official recommendation to delay clamping for at least one minute after birth. “Delayed cord...

Toxic Stress in Pregnancy

Toxic Stress in Pregnancy Toxic Stress in Pregnancy: We all experience stress. Stress is a part of life and is usually tolerable. A difficult day at work or a long wait in rush-hour traffic might be stressful, but we typically possess the coping skills necessary to...

No Evidence To Support Routine Episiotomy

A recent report says hospitals are performing too many episiotomies — some with rates as high as 20-40% of births. Episiotomy is a surgical incision made to enlarge the vaginal opening during childbirth. This incision often heals more slowly than natural tearing and...