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Pregnancy and Childbirth
Taylor Markholt and Natural Comforts: Women's Care
Taylor Markholt wanted her daughter’s birth to feel natural and uncomplicated. She knew she wanted a birth setting that felt like home, with the support of a hospital nearby. She also wanted caring providers who shared her views and supported natural, unhurried childbirth.
At a friend’s recommendation, she chose CHI Franciscan Certified Nurse Midwife Joy Scott, ARNP, for prenatal care. Selecting the Midwifery Birth Center at St. Joseph Medical Center for her birth was a natural fit, said Taylor. She liked the quiet, calm atmosphere and skilled, caring support she found there.
The Midwifery Birth Center’s options for low-intervention pain management, from nitrous oxide to a large birthing tub, were confidence boosters, she said. And the plush, private room with a queen-sized bed was an unexpected surprise.
“My husband and I both really liked the setting,” Taylor said. “The queen-sized bed was wonderful because we did skin-to-skin contact after the birth. It was so nice to have that big bed where we could just relax with our daughter.”
Although labor and childbirth aren’t easy feats, the entire experience was surprisingly comfortable, Taylor said. “I’m so glad I chose the Midwifery Birth Center. Having an emergency department just an elevator ride away was comforting. They took care of the cleaning up. More importantly, they took excellent care of us!”
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