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What does it mean to Birth Rogue?

When you enter care with a dedicated midwife offering services at Rogue Birth Center LLC, prepare yourself for a truly individualized experience!  Midwives build a relationship of mutual respect with each family and discuss every aspect of care for informed decision making. We believe the birth of your baby is a normal, natural, and life-affirming celebratory event, and honor it as one of the most beautiful stages of life.  Expecting women and families deserve to be cared for with love, compassion, respect, and dignity throughout the entire journey and transformation of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Midwives truly believe it is our job to honor the whole family unit throughout this year of shift and adjustment while providing support & education.  Our goal is to serve families in Southern Oregon with exceptional midwifery care!

Providers offer Functional Nutrition Counseling, IBCLC, and Perinatal Mental Health appointments throughout their birthing year and beyond!


Midwives honor the "Midwives Model of Care" by:​


  • monitoring the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle

  • providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support

  • minimizing technological interventions and 

  • identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention

The application of this model has been proven to reduce incidences of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.

Additionally, midwives adhere to 

The Seven Rights of ALL Childbearing Women

Every woman has the right to be free from harm and ill-treatment.

Every woman has the right to information, informed consent and refusal, and respect for her choices and preferences, including companionship during maternity care.

Every woman has the right to privacy and confidentiality.

Every woman has the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

Every woman has the right to equality, freedom from discrimination, and equitable care.

Every woman has the right to health care and to the highest attainable level of health.

Every woman has the right to liberty, autonomy, self-determination, and freedom from coercion.

Adapted from Respectful Maternity Care Charter, by White Ribbon Alliance, 2011, Washington, DC: Author.


One distinction unique to providers offering services at Rogue Birth Center LLC is continuity of care.  Your midwife makes a commitment to you when you enter care that she will care for you, all the way through your postpartum period.  You will know who is present at your appointments, who will be with you for your birth, and who will support you after the birth of your baby.

Collective Statistics from 2016-current (2023): 

Total VBACs 4% of all births

VBACs that ended with repeat C-Section 0.8% of all attempted

C-Section rate 6% of all births

Total Transfers 9% of all births

Suture rate 7% of all births

Early Term (between 36-37 weeks gestation) 0.5% of all births

Postpartum Transfers 2.7% of all births

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Preconception Counseling

Planning to conceive, have questions about nutrition, or just want to interview our midwives to consider care with us?  Schedule a FREE appointment, bring your questions, and get to know us!

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Prenatal Care

Every appointment is scheduled for 60 minutes of face-to-face time with your midwife!  This allows time to discuss questions and/or concerns and builds a trusting relationship.  Midwives offer the same prenatal testing, laboratory work, and ultrasounds utilized by Obstetricians with respect to your informed choice about each procedure.  

Appointments are scheduled once a month up to 28 weeks, every two weeks until 36 weeks, and then weekly until birth.  

Your midwife is on-call and available by phone for you 24 hours a day during your care.

Providers offer Functional Nutrition Counseling appointments throughout the birthing year and beyond.  

Midwives work closely with a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Acupuncturist, Craniosacral Therapist, Massage Therapists, and Chiropractors to enhance your care.  

Browse our shelves for books and dvds on conception, pregnancy, birth, parenting, and family bonding.  We offer these books to be checked-out and always welcome donations!


Labor & Birth

When labor begins, you and your Midwifery Team will determine when it's appropriate to come in.  

Your team will monitor medical, physical, emotional, and social health throughout your birthing time and will encourage you to hydrate and eat when hungry. Care provided by experienced, skilled, licensed midwives and their assistants (your birth team) lasts the duration of labor and birth, and several hours postpartum.  Waterbirth, a gentle birth option, is also available. We encourage you to explore the option of bringing a doula for additional support, please ask for our doula recommendations.


Postpartum Care

Immediate postpartum care is provided by one or more members of your birth team.  When family bonding begins, we will step into the kitchen and prepare a hot meal to serve you and your partner in bed. 

Midwives see families 6 times postpartum at: 24 hours, 3 days, one, two, four, and six weeks postpartum, continue to be available on-call, and will see moms and babies more often if they need extra help breastfeeding or need extra attention for any other reason.

IBCLC breastfeeding support and appointments are available.  

Midwives perform a Newborn Hearing Screen, Critical Congenital Heart Defect Screen, and encourage and offer Oregon Lab Newborn Screening.

Some midwives are trained in Perinatal Mental Health through PSI, midwives screen all clients throughout their entire care, and offer PMH sessions at our facility or virtually when appropriate.  

At 6 weeks postpartum, there is an optional offering of a well-woman exam including breast exam and a pap smear if desired, appropriate lab work, and help to educate you on family planning options. Midwives are experts in Natural Fertility Awareness, but can also make recommendations for pharmaceutical birth control.

**Rogue Birth Center LLC offers Placenta Encapsulation Services as well!!

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Educational Classes

We love to educate families on pregnancy, labor, natural birth, breastfeeding, and natural parenting. Join us for these classes in-person or online (coming soon) to prepare for this new exciting stage of your life! Class enrollment at Rogue Birth Center LLC is open anyone in the community.  


**NOTE: We highly encourage and fully support our families learning through Hypnobabies Hypnosis for Childbirth and classes will begin Spring 2024 in person at our facility.

As Requested: Child and Infant CPR, open to anyone in the community (call to register).

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Weekly Mom-&-Me Gatherings

Gather on Tuesdays for a weekly group of like-minded moms with your baby and grow community!  Open discussions about all that happens from birth through the first year.  Our Mom & Me group is open to anyone in the community and also offers free baby weight-checks, newborn hearing screenings, breastfeeding and cloth diapering support, and natural remedy recommendations.  Midwives are never guaranteed to be present at these gatherings but often are available. 


Midwifery Student Training Program

Rogue Birth Center LLC is committed to ensuring the continuation of the profession of midwifery. We therefore serve as a training site for short-term-placement student midwives to train at our birth center!  Our facility is a registered training facility site and our midwives are registered preceptors at many MEAC (MCU & NMI) and non-MEAC midwifery schools throughout the country.


Placenta Medicine / Encapsulation

We feel that every woman should have many options in her healthcare in the childbearing year. Placental encapsulation is a way to utilize your body’s own medicine. Each baby's placenta is an incredible gift to our babies and to us. Your placenta served as the lifeline to your baby, transporting hormones, nutrients, and many other vital necessities. Another way to continue honoring this wonderful gift is by using it as medicine. Using placental encapsulation is believed to:

  • Contain your own natural hormones

  • Be perfectly made for you

  • Balance your endocrine system

  • Replenish depleted iron stores

  • Give you more energy

  • Lessen bleeding in the postpartum period

  • Increase milk production

  • Help you have a happier postpartum period

  • Hasten return of uterus to pre-pregnancy size

  • Provide bio-identical hormone replacement during menopause


70% - 80% of women experience “Baby Blues” in their postpartum period and 10% suffer from a more serious condition called Postpartum Depression. “Baby Blues” are described as feelings of sadness, fear, anger, or anxiety occurring about 3 days after childbirth and usually fading after 1 week.


Postpartum Depression is described as an intense feeling of sadness, anxiety, or despair after childbirth that interfere with a new mother’s ability to function and does not go away after a few weeks. Many women’s only option is pharmaceutical medication to treat postpartum depression. In some cases this is truly necessary but many women find that by being proactive and using placental encapsulation that they can prevent and help combat the symptoms of postpartum depression and the 'Baby Blues'.


After the birth of your beautiful baby and placenta, your placenta will be cleaned, steamed, and properly prepared for dehydration. Once dehydrated it is ground into a fine powder that is then carefully put into gel caps. During this process we treat your placenta with a great reverence for the wonderful gift that it is. Holding positive energy in the process in hopes that is passes to the medicine that is being created. The process takes approximately 48 hours to complete. Most placentas yield 100-150 capsules that can then be taken immediately to start reaping their benefits. Most women do not finish their capsules and save them for menopause, give them to their child during periods of adjustment, or create a tincture with them (which we can provide directions for).


This service is not exclusive to our clients but is available to families in the community. If a client of Rogue Birth Center LLC your placenta will be ready for you 3 days postpartum.  If you are not a client birthing with Rogue Midwives we will arrange for pickup and delivery after your birth. 


The cost to encapsulate your placenta is $200.00.  

**Note: There is an additional $25.00 charge for Non-Birthcenter Clients as placentas are not packaged as respectfully at the hospital thus require extra work to prepare them.  


If you would like this service please call us at 541-916-8333 option 3 to make arrangements.


Co-Managed &/or Partial Care

Our midwives can care for you in addition to another care provider in certain circumstances.  Co-managed care is a great, safe way to have a natural, low-risk birth.  Planning to move during your pregnancy or just not decided where you would like to birth?  We can see you for part of your prenatal care and provide records for you to relocate.  Have a safe and healthy beginning to your pregnancy with us until you make the decision where to birth, or transfer to our care anytime during your prenatal period (with proof of care if late in pregnancy and based on our availability).

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