birthing center

noun

birth·​ing center ˌbər-thiŋ- How to pronounce birthing center (audio)
: a facility usually staffed by nurse-midwives that provides a less institutionalized setting than a hospital for women who wish to deliver by natural childbirth

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“Birthing center.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/birthing%20center. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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