A freestanding birth center specializes in caring for healthy individuals. Unfortunately, there are health conditions that would be better served in a higher acuity facility such as a hospital. Below is a list of conditions that would not be safe for a birth at Indian Creek.
Bleeding Disorder and/or hemolytic disease
Current drug or alcohol addiction
Previous cesarean birth
Sickle Cell Anemia
Smoking past 12 weeks of pregnancy
*Please note that this list is not inclusive of all risk factors. A review of heath records will be needed for all prospective clients.
We can begin your care as early as you would like. If you have not been seen by another provider during this pregnancy, we can complete a confirmation of pregnancy visit at any time. If you are transferring care from another provider, we accept transfers up until 34wks of pregnancy or later in extenuating circumstances.
Once you have initiated care with our practice, a dating ultrasound will be offered at your first visit. You will also be offered an anatomy ultrasound at about 20 weeks gestation. Further ultrasounds will be offered if and when indicated.
We can fax an ultrasound order to the facility of your choice. Ultrasounds are not currently performed at the birth center.
All of the standard pregnancy lab work will be completed at the birth center. If you prefer to have the lab work completed at a different facility, we can fax a lab order to the location of your choice.