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The Birthplace at BFMC to Host Meet the Midwives Event on Feb. 27

GREENFIELD — Pioneer Women’s Health and the Birthplace at Baystate Franklin Medical Center will host an open house for expectant families on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m.

Midwives have a holistic approach to prenatal care, labor, and birth. They are trained with a philosophy of working in partnership with women, and have a strong belief in pregnancy, birth, and changes through the life cycle as normal life events.

Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s certified nurse midwives believe in empowering families with a personalized birthing experience. Working in the context of the medical center, the midwives collaborate with physicians to care for people whose pregnancies are considered high-risk. This collaboration offers expecting parents respectful, midwife-driven care, while also ensuring appropriate medical follow-up.

Research shows that midwives provide better outcomes for women and lower healthcare costs.

At the event, the team of Pioneer Women’s Health midwives will be available to answer questions, discuss their philosophies, and share the newly renovated birthing facility. Attendees can enter for a chance to win a welcome-home baby basket and a postpartum care package. 

All are welcome, including families who are trying to conceive, expecting parents looking to transfer care, individuals providing birthing support, and doulas.

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