Starting April 1, 2021, the cost of the birth centre is $650+GST. This includes use of one of our birthing rooms as well as tea, coffee, juice, and a delicious pumpkin waffle breakfast for the birthing person and their partner after the baby is born. Special dietary requests can be accommodated as needed.
Due to Covid-19, we ask that you limit the number of support people with you during labour and birth to your partner and one additional person.
Registered Midwives are health care professionals who are trained to deal with all potential labour and delivery related emergencies. The Birth Centre has emergency medical supplies on hand. When an emergency transfer is necessary, Misericordia Community Hospital is 5 minutes from the centre. For more information please consult your midwife.
Water labour and birth provides a relaxing environment for the birthing person to be in while labouring and giving birth. This can lower blood pressure, reduce the feeling of pain, reduce the incidence of perineal tears, and offer a gentle space for the baby to be born. The baby is helped out of the water by the midwife, partner, or birth person them self. The baby will appear calm and relaxed and may cry less after delivery. Some people say that water birth is the natural epidural!
The most common pain relief option used at Lucina Birth Centre is the large water tub. We also have a birth ball, a birth peanut, a birth stool, a birth swing, homeopathic and herbal remedies, intradermal water injections, and TENS machines. We do not provide narcotic injections such as morphine, fentanyl or epidural anesthesia.
After your baby is born, you will stay in your birthing room for about three hours. After you have eaten the delicious breakfast, had a shower and you and your baby have been assessed by your midwife you will be discharged home. Your midwife will then arrange to see you at home the next day. In the event that you need to transfer to the hospital from the Birth Centre your midwife will arrange this by private car or ambulance depending on the situation. If you do need to transfer by ambulance, you will receive a bill in the mail from AHS.
Yes, we welcome cultural and religious ceremonies.