Seeking Birth Center Services?
Thanks for your interest in Our Community Birth Center! We are doing this work for the benefit of parents, babies, and people in our community for generations to come, and we will only succeed with support from others like you. We are fundraising to cover the start up and early operating costs of Our Community Birth Center. Please donate today! Donations of all amounts are helpful and appreciated.
Scroll down to see our list of resources and referrals for other midwifery care options while Our Community Birth Center is in development.
Current Options for Care in Lane County
A Certified Nurse Midwife is available to talk with you over email or phone about your options for care in Lane County. We provide counseling about local options for care, taking into account your preferences and goals. We share and discuss options for pregnancy, birth, postpartum, lactation, newborn, and women’s health care in Lane County.
Contact us at OurCommunityBirthCenter@gmail.com or via Facebook messenger on the Our Community Birth Center Facebook Page.
We do not provide medical advice or direct health care at this time.
Available in English and Spanish.
Prenatal Clinic at the Charnelton Community Clinic
151 W 7th Ave # 310
Eugene, OR 97401
The prenatal clinic offers prenatal and postpartum care with Certified Nurse Midwives. They do not attend births; however, they will help you choose the right location and providers for your birth.
McKenzie Midwives: Attending births at McKenzie Willamette Medical Center. (541) 744-8660.
Women’s Care Midwives: Attending births at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. (541) 833-0168 or (541) 868-9700.
Other Resources and Services
Annie Hoag BSN IBCLC ANLC – (541) 513-5267
Abreast Lactation – (541) 221-6929
Best Beginnings Infant Feeding Support – (541) 525-5731
Loving Arms Lactation – (541) 852-3213
Northwest Mother’s Milk Bank – Donate your extra milk or get milk for your baby. This is a nonprofit milk bank. All milk donors are screened and the milk is pasteurized.
Human Milk for Human Babies – Oregon – Direct milk sharing platform from person to person. You do your own screening. Milk is not pasteurized
Eats On Feets – Community based milk sharing resource.
Our Community Birth Center recommends consulting with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) to discuss risks and benefits of informal milk sharing before making your personal choice about whether or not to participate. You are welcome to contact us at OurCommunityBirthCenter@gmail.com with questions.
A doula is a trained expert in support for pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, and perinatal loss. Research shows having a doula improves birth outcomes. Oregon Health Plan Insurance (OHP) pays for doulas! Find a doula who is the right fit for you:
Hilary Prager, CNM MPH and Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
Hilary is donating 100% of proceeds for all placenta encapsulations, including gift certificates, to Our Community Birth Center. Hilary uses the Traditional Chinese Medicine method to create capsules. Benefits may include increased milk supply and decreased depression.
Contact: OurCommunityBirthCenter@gmail.com to request details and sign up for an in-depth online interactive class with a International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. 100% of class fees support our plans to restore birth center services.
Check out our first class, “Lactation Essentials” which is FREE. YouTube: Lactation Essentials Class with Sarah Imig RN IBCLC
Childbirth Preparation Classes:
Holly Russell RN
Holly is an Registered Nurse with experience teaching childbirth preparation classes. Holly has experience supporting births in the birth center and in the hospital as a nurse. She is donating a portion of class fees to support our plans to restore birth center services.