Do you want to improve outcomes and lower cesarean rates with mothers? HIRE MIDWIVES! I’ve worked with large hospital practices, community based practices, and private practices with hospital privileges. I know that midwifery care can serve in any setting. I have helped midwifery practices improve revenue reimbursement, implement laborists models, and start midwifery model of care into their maternity system.
Are you thinking about working towards accreditation? National accreditation is a prestigious licensure, but it does take a lot of time, money, and expertise to get your policies and protocols up to national standards. Many states have regulation requirements that you should fully understand before creating a birth center facility.
Wanting to start out small and private? Home birth practice gives midwives the most autonomy possible, but requires extensive business background to be successful. I have run a successful out of hospital midwifery practice and I would love to pass on what I have learned. There is a lot to think about and plan when starting your own practice and we are here to help you in with the process!