Midwife managed birthing centres offer a more natural 'at-home' style antenatal care, labour and birth. These centres emphasize minimal use of pain-relieving drugs during birth.
Early enrolment is advised at these centres, since places are limited and are only available to low-risk pregnancies.
Birthing centres are usually located near, or within, hospitals, so that those giving birth can have immediate access to any medical need that might arise.
If you'd like to read more about antenatal care and birthing options, check out our informative artice on Making the best Antenatal and Childbirth Choices for You