The Arbour Birth Center is a facility located in Calgary, Alberta specifically designed as a safe and comfortable place for women & their families to give birth.
The birth center provides a space for care that is mother- and family-centred, where pregnancy and birth are considered normal processes- not illnesses.
* Mothers must be in the care of a registered midwife in order to book and use the Arbour Birth Center *
Within the Birth Center there are three birthing suites, a kitchen for the preparation of light meals and snacks, and a comfortable living room area for waiting family and friends. The birthing rooms are each furnished as master suites with ensuite bathrooms that feature large, jetted tubs for use during labour and birth. Rooms are fully equipped and accessorized for labour with the equipment stored discreetly out of sight. The facility is childproofed, and there is a DVD player available in addition to a large variety of children's toys.
Dependent upon suite availability, the mother and midwife decide which suite she would prefer to labour and birth in and who she would like to be with her.