Mountain Midwifery Center Closes Suddenly


THE SUDDEN SHUTDOWN OF A MIDWIFERY CLINIC HAS SOON TO BE MOMS RUSHING TO FIND NEW PROVIDERS. THE MOUNTAIN MIDWIFERY CENTER IN INGLEWOOD SERVED AT LEAST 100 WOMEN. AS JAMIE LEARY REPORTS, THEY ALL CHOSE THE CENTER BECAUSE THEY WANTED THE OPERATION OF DELIVERING THEIR BABIES OUTSIDE OF A TYPICAL HOSPITAL SETTING. I PANICKED, I CRIED. I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO. Reporter: AT 36 WEEKS PREGNANT, LAURA WAS TOLD SHE WOULD HAVE TO FIND A NEW PROVIDER. ALL OF A SUDDEN IT WAS LIKE, THE RUG WAS PULLED OUT FROM UNDER ME. Reporter: MOUNTAIN MIDWIFERY WAS THE 1st BIRTHING CENTER IN COLORADO, IT’S WHAT LAURA AND HER HUSBAND WANTED, TO BE OUT OF THE HOSPITAL SETTING. IT FELT WARMER AND MORE COMFORTABLE. Reporter: 2 WEEKS AGO SHE DIDN’T THINK IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE. IT MAY END UP IN A HOSPITAL, LAYING ON MY BACK, WITH AN EPIDURAL, ALL THESE THINGS THAT I’VE BEEN WORKING TO NOT HAVE TO DEAL WITH. Reporter: MOUNTAIN MIDWIFERY CITED FINANCIAL REASONS AND SENT OTHERS ENTERS INTO OVERDRIVE, AT LEAST 100 FAMILIES WERE LEFT LOOKING FOR CARE. THE BABY IS MOVING IN BETWEEN THE CONTRACTIONS. BIRTH CENTER HAS SEEN CLOSE TO 30 PEOPLE WE WERE TALKING JUST BEFORE THIS, AND OTHER BIRTH CENTERS HAVE HAD THAT MANY, TOO. Reporter: THIS BY THE CLOSURE, DEMAND FOR MIDWIVES ARE GROWING AND MORE BIRTH CENTERS ARE BEING BUILT. EVERY PREGNANT PERSON IN THIS COUNTRY DESERVES A MIDWIFE. MY 1st BABY, MY 1st PREGNANCY, I HAVE WORKED REALLY HARD TO DEVELOP THIS PREFERENCE. Reporter: WITH 6 BIRTH CENTERS IN THE STATE, AND A 7th IN THE WORK,

One Reply to “Mountain Midwifery Center Closes Suddenly”

  1. In the hospital you don’t have to have an epidural. I was a high risk and they gave me the option. I had preeclampsia and i was able to go without an epidural and no C-Section. I had a great OB and Doula.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *