One advantage of choosing a birth center can be how close it is to a hospital. The birth center offers an intimate setting with birthing tubs. There is space for family to be close by outside the room if desired. You will be invited to tour the birth center. It is necessary for you to decide where you prefer to give birth prior to your due date and to register so that they can be prepared for the upcoming births. When you are in labor we will go to the birth center at the same time. Within 4-6 hours after birth, once you and baby are doing well, you will be discharged to go home.