Frequently Asked Questions
Midwifery Care at its Best!
Natural Birth Center & Women’s Wellness is a high-end birth center with the best staff and services in Southern California. You’ll find NBC&WW atmosphere resembles that of an upscale spa or luxury boutique hotel with the warmth and coziness of home. The staff, services, and care provided at NBC&WW is unparalleled. Our team works hard to ensure your wishes and desires for a natural birth are met. We understand that your pregnancy, labor, and delivery are about YOU, and want nothing more than to make sure you have the beautiful caring experience you’re seeking! Natural Birth Center is known for our top notch facility and staff that’s unmatched by others. We are here for you; every step of the way. Every woman here at NBC&WW works together to support and empower you as a mother and is there to guide you as your family grows. As we all know too well, it takes a village!
HYPNOBIRTHING & BIRTH EDUCATION:
To start we believe being educated and knowledgeable of the birth process is one of the best methods for pain management. We have seen the best results from moms that practice hypnobirthing during labor & delivery, so we highly recommend this method to eliminate anxieties and fears associated with the birth process. However, hypnobirthing and birthing classes are NOT a requirement and you are free to take any child birth class that works for you.
For more information on Hypnobirthing hosted at NBC&WW Los Angeles w/ Nina Phelan please visit www.thesoulfulbirth.com
We believe in the power of warm water. For that reason, we have a large tubs in all of our birth suites that you may labor in and out of. Warm water does wonders during intense labor surges and may help alleviate the sensations of labor.
Our midwives are experts in breathing techniques that can be used to alter your pain & anxiety levels, as well as help you become more relaxed.
NBC&WW midwives are specialist when it comes to positions and techniques to ease pain and increase comfort. Our midwives know different movements, positions, birth stool/ball use, rebozo use, and many other methods to help you have the best and most effective natural birth experience. One of the best coping mechanisms during labor is to get moving.
TENS is a drug-free kind of pain relief often used by women in early labor. TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation.
What are the advantages of TENS?
- You can keep moving around while using it.
- It won’t directly interfere with your labor.
- You can use it for as long as you want to and take it off if you want or need to.
- There are no lasting side-effects.
- It’s safe for you and your baby.
- It can be used for a home birth.
- It’s portable and non-invasive.
For more information like that featured above click this link: www.babycentre.co.uk/a542581/tens
We also have available Nitrous Oxide. Nitrous Oxide is an additional method of pain control during childbirth that takes effect in seconds and offers a reduction in pain and anxiety during labor and childbirth. It is safe for both mom and baby, and dissipates within 2 seconds once inhaled. There are no lasting effects, so you can be up and moving around and actively participate in your labor. The dosage used for labor pain control is small, allowing you to be completely alert at all times. This method allows for the peak of contractions to be more tolerable, while still providing complete control and awareness for the mother.
Yes! We do perform homebirths in a variety of areas. If you’re interested in a homebirth please give us a call to see if your location is covered.
YES! We do accept Vaginal Birth’s After Cesarean only if you have had 1 C-Section previously.
We accept cash, checks, Visa, and MasterCard’s for methods of payments.
Prices vary depending on your wants and needs. We here at NBC&WW believe the type of care and the uniquely personalized experience youโll receive at NBC&WW is worth investing in for your family.
We do offer affordable and flexible payment plans, because we want to help you make your dreams of having a Natural Birth Experience come true!
All fees must be paid in full by 36 weeks gestation.
The best way to get a quote is to schedule a tour at NBC&WW where you can learn about our different care packages and speak with a midwife or representative face to face. Please call (424)-245-4150 to schedule a complementary tour!
The Tuscan Suite Care Package includes all of your prenatal care, birth in the Tuscan Suite (water birth included), all postnatal care, and 3 NBC&WW birth & baby preparation classes.
The Roman Suite Care Package includes all of your prenatal care, birth in the Roman Suite (water birth included), all postnatal care, and 3 NBC&WW birth & baby preparation classes.
Home Sweet Home
The Home Sweet Home Care Package includes all of your prenatal care at NBC&WW, birth at home (birth pool not included), one 24-72 hour post-partum visit at home, subsequent postnatal care at NBC&WW, and 3 NBC&WW birth & baby preparation classes.
Births at home can take place anywhere in your home as long as itโs safe, including your own bed and tub. If youโd like a birth pool there are many services that provide rentals or pools to buy; it is up to you to find what option is best for you.
Home Sweet Home PLUS +
The Home Sweet Home PLUS Care Package includes all of your prenatal care at home, birth at home (birth pool not included), all postnatal care at home, and 3 NBC&WW birth & baby preparation classes.
A La Carte
We understand some parents prefer private visits, have complex schedules, or would like additional services so we offer the following services a la carte for an additional fee:
- After Hour Appointments
- Private Appointment Days
- Home Visits
- Basic Ultrasounds
- Mommy & Me Herbal Baths
- TLC Anywhere!
- Aroma Therapy
- Private Classes
We accept all PPO Insurances. However; we are considered out off network. Many insurance companies cover CNM (certified nurse midwife) care and Accredited birth centers. To learn more about how insurance companies work with our birth center, please schedule a complementary tour and orientation. During the orientation we will talk to you personally about your insurance plan and what to expect. You can reach us at (424)-245-4150.
Here are some of the PPO Insurance companies and providers weโve worked with:
- SAG (Screen Actors Guild) PPO
- Motion Pictures PPO
- Producer/Writers Guild PPO
- Directors Guild of America PPO
- Blue Shield
- Great-West Healthcare
- Health Net
- United Health Care
These medical coverage services have covered partial or complete Midwifery services for past clients:
- Christian Health Care Ministries
- Samaritan Ministries
If you’re insurance company is not listed above, don’t worry! Although not listed, we accept a variety of plans. Please give us a call to see if you have one that we accept.
Natural Birth Center is using a third party billing company for our clients. For more info please call our office 424-245-4150.
Our Los Angeles birth center is 0.4 miles (less than 1 mile!) from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Yes, in case of an emergency transfer we work directly with OB/GYNs at Cedar Sinai Hospital as well as Whittier Hospital Medical Center.
YES! Here at Natural Birth Center and Womenโs Wellness, we believe that every woman has the innate wisdom, power, and sensibility to birth her baby naturally. Our midwives and birth team trust in your strengths and wisdom as a woman and soon to be mother to create your own transformational dream birth. Although countless births have occurred since the beginning of time, every birth is unique. We believe that that these first precious moments can be achieved naturally, with minimal or no interference, safely, and naturally.
Our care is rooted in believing in the powers of the female body and avoiding the culture of birth fear. This foundation allows your birth to be achieved as nature intended: naturally and joyously.
In the event something during your prenatal care, labor & delivery, or postpartum care deviates from the norm, our midwives are well prepared and educated in handling these deviations.
In the case that an abnormality is out of our scope of practice, we have collaborations with several specialist that will work with us to treat the problem.
No problem. NBC&WW is fully equipped with materials and equipment needed for tear repairs and our midwives will provide the necessary care needed to ensure your well-being.
Of course! We listen to your baby’s heart intermittently with a Doppler at various times depending on your stage of labor.
That’s an easy one! Just give us a call to schedule a complementary tour & orientation, your first prenatal appointment, an annual Well Woman’s Exam, or for any of our other services! You can reach us at (424)-245-4150.
If you need extra help financing your dream birth, Favored Medical Billing has financing options for expecting families. Please visit their page for more information http://www.favoredmedicalbilling.com/
Prices for gynecological and other services vary. Please give us a call to get a quote! (424)-245-4150