Welcoming families and friends to actively participate in pregnancy, labor, and birth

Juneau Family Health and Birth Center
1601 Salmon Creek Lane
Juneau, Alaska 99801
907.586.1203 call
907.586.5765 fax
info@juneaubirthcenter.org

 

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We view birth as a normal, healthy event, understanding that birth is a complex and empowering life experience for women and their families. We welcome families and friends to actively participate in pregnancy, labor, and birth.

We hope you'll be able to find the answers to your questions by browsing through the following sections:

           Family Support Programs


Pregnancy Testing
Juneau Family Health and Birth Center offers FREE and confidential pregnancy testing to anyone in the community. Please come in as ask the receptionist. For more information, please feel free to contact us.

Prenatal Exams
The vast majority of your prenatal visit time will be spent talking. The prenatal visit is a time for learning, exploring issues, preparing for parenting, and dealing with the social stresses of life as they relate to the pregnancy. We also have a large lending library available to you.

Twenty-four hour phone support is available. We take all of your concerns seriously.
The first prenatal visit will last approximately one and one half hour. Subsequent prenatal visits are generally 45 minutes to 1 hour long. All modern prenatal testing is available to our clients, however, all testing is discussed in detail so that you and your family can make an informed decision.

Labor and Birth
Once admitted to the Birth Center, your family will have a private birthing room until you leave. In addition to the birth room, there are kitchen facilities and a family room.
Any family, friends that the you want at the birth are welcomed. We can and have easily incorporated fathers, partners and children into the birthing process. When appropriate, fathers or partners may choose to "catch" the baby; and many women, after laboring in the Jacuzzi tub, will also choose to give birth there. We take birth plans very seriously, and try to honor your wishes while maintaining safety for you and your baby.
Moms, families and babies are never separated. Baby exams are done right next to you with everything being explained as we go. Early breastfeeding is encouraged and supported. Before leaving the Birth Center, you are taught what to expect in the next days and weeks and how to monitor your baby's health. While the length of time a family remains in the birth center after the birth of the baby varies from family to family, the typical length of stay is 6 hours.  Most are eager to return home and settle in with their new baby.

Postpartum
Your Midwife from the Juneau Family Birth Center will visit your home for a series of three postpartum exams. We have found that this time to check in helps tremendously in establishing breastfeeding and helping the family with anything unexpected. You will then have an office visit at 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks and 4 weeks. A 6 week postpartum visit is scheduled to do family planning and to make sure that all is back to normal. This schedule is flexible and could be adjusted according to the your needs.

Fee Schedule
This is our complete fee schedule. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.