Birthing at Premier Birth Center in Winchester, Virginia

Summary

Premier Birth Center’s newest location  in Winchester, Virginia, is a calm, clean, and beautiful birthing space.  Like its sister location in Chantilly, they pride themselves on providing exemplary birth care to low-risk women wishing to birth naturally in a home -like setting. During labor you are encouraged to move around, eat and drink lightly, and give birth in whatever position you are comfortable in.

The midwives at Premier Birth Center provide prenatal, postpartum, and well woman care, with all appointments lasting 30-60 minutes so that you have the opportunity to ask all your questions, and they can get to know you tailoring their care to your unique needs.

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They also attend home births in the Northern Virginia area.

They are in-network with Aetna Healthkeepers, Magellan, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal, and Medicaid. They also accept Tricare. They also have affordable self-pay plans.  Click here to learn more about their insurance partners.

Location

Premier Birth Center Winchester is located at 125 Premier Place, Winchester, VA 22602.

Their main number is 540-709-1737.

 There is ample parking in the lot around their building.  

Food

There is a full kitchen at the birth center and you are welcome to bring your own food and drink to have during labor.

Prenatal Care & Birth

There are two spacious birth suites each with a private bathroom, soaking tub, and shower.

The midwives fully support VBACs. VBAC mothers are required to provide the operative report from their previous c-section and have an ultrasound to ensure the placenta is in a safe location.

Baby’s heart rate monitored during labor with intermittent auscultation with a hand-held Doppler.

Onsite lab for blood draw for your prenatal profile and CBC (required at first visit and again at 36 weeks)

Tubs for labor and/or birth

Should you need a medical transfer, Winchester Hospital is only 15 minutes away.

While they do not handle breech births in the birth center, they can work cooperatively with their consulting obstetrician with the possibility of having a vaginal breech birth in the hospital.

Doulas and birth support persons are welcomed at the Birth Center.

Postpartum

Placenta Removal– no issues; your team will help package for you to carry home.

Typical Discharge– 4-6 hours after birth following a postpartum observation time period.

Mother and baby are kept together during the immediate post-birth assessments.

Postpartum visits are conducted at home at 24-48 hours after birth, 1-2 weeks after birth, and 6 weeks after birth- with more as needed.

The midwives will perform the Newborn Metabolic Screening and the congenital heart defect screening at the first postpartum visit. The hearing test can be performed at the birth center at your 1-2 week appointment or at a local audiologist.

Other Information

Renee Corbino

Author: Renee Corbino

Renee keeps Balanced Birth Support organized and amazing as the Administrative Manager. She lives in Northern Virginia with her awesome fire fighting husband and two cute little boys. She is a breech birthing mama and supporter of empowering births.

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