A Bridgton birth clinic has been serving the families of Maine and New Hampshire for a decade.
This July, The Birth House will celebrate a decade of client-centered, affordable midwifery care. Since 2007, Birthwise Midwifery Service at The Birth House has offered the families of Maine and New Hampshire expert care throughout pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period.
Midwife Heidi Fillmore is one of the founders of The Birth House. “We introduced this new model of natural pregnancy and birth care into the community 10 years ago and have watched it take root and grow,” she says. “What a pleasure it has been to provide this birth center option and see the benefits to parents and their babies.”
In honor of this milestone, The Birth House welcomes the public to a lively celebration at its Bridgton, Maine location on Saturday, July 8th. The event will take place in a renovated wing of the historic Samual Andrews house, now the Birthwise Midwifery School campus.
The kid-friendly event, which starts at 2:00pm and runs until 5:00pm, will include music, dancing, block printing, and a fun photo booth. Come meet the midwives, explore the facilities, and connect with current and former Birth House clients.
The Birth House is Maine’s freestanding birth center and community clinic. Attached to the nationally-recognized midwifery school Birthwise Midwifery School, the birth center aims to provide affordable, client-centered care to all. The Birth House offers holistic midwifery care, including home birth and birth center birth, to the families of southwestern Maine and the Mount Washington Valley region of New Hampshire.
In addition to perinatal care, The Birth House provides a free well-body clinic, reproductive health exams, preconception and fertility counseling, childbirth education classes, doula services, and a postpartum support group for new families.