Our BBC Booklet describes our philosophy of care, providers, staffing, financial policy, prenatal care and an overview of client rights and responsibilities.
To make your first prenatal appointment at BBC you must sign up for Orientation, your medical records must be received if you had prior care, and verification of benefits must be completed.
For non-pregnancy related care, simply call the office for an appointment.
Authorization to Release Medical Records
Please complete this form to submit to all providers of your care during this pregnancy to obtain your medical records.
New Prenatal Client Paperwork
Please download and complete the New Ob Packet prior to your first visit. Note that there are several consent forms and questionnaires to complete. Please allow adequate time to read and complete the required forms.
Learn about the many important blood tests included in your first trimester panel.
Some vaccines are strongly recommended during pregnancy, while others are contraindicated. Learn more about vaccines during pregnancy.
Ultrasounds may be used to estimate your due date, assess your baby’s growth and development, or monitor for concerns. Learn more about when and why ultrasounds may be recommended.
Blood tests and ultrasounds can estimate the likelihood that your baby will be born with a genetic anomaly. Learn more about the genetic screening options available during your first and early second trimester.
Common Terms and Abbreviations
You may hear or read many new words and abbreviations during your care, this list will help you figure out what they mean for you.
All clients are tested for gestational diabetes between 24 and 28 weeks gestation. Learn more about the Glucose Challenge Test (GCT) and Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT).
Learn about preparing for lactation during pregnancy, establishing an abundant milk supply during your first hours and days postpartum, and feeding your growing baby.
Please also review our handouts on vaccines, ultrasounds, and genetic screening options!
All clients are tested for Group B streptococcus (GBS) between 35 and 37 weeks gestation. Learn more about how we identify and treat GBS bacteria.
Learn more about non-pharmacological comfort measures during labor.
How to Seek Insurance Coverage for a Breast Pump
You may wish to order a breast pump before your baby is born. Learn about obtaining a breast pump through your health insurance plan.
This is your list of supplies to bring to the Birth Center on the big day! We recommend preparing these items when you are 37 weeks pregnant.
Please also review our handouts on vaccines, ultrasounds, and breastfeeding!
Learn more about feeding your newborn during the first days and weeks of life. You may also want to review the comprehensive breastfeeding packet.
Learn about Shaken Baby Syndrome. This handout also includes information about how to soothe a crying baby, and how to cope if you feel stressed or frustrated during early parenthood.
During your postpartum home visit, a nurse will take a small sample of your baby’s blood to screen for inherited disorders. Learn more about the New York State Newborn Screening Program by reading the brochure linked above or by browsing this website. Click here if you do not want your baby’s blood sample to be used for research purposes.
During your postpartum home visit, a nurse will check your baby’s hearing. Learn more about the newborn hearing screening, and about signs of hearing loss in infants.
Are you due for a Pap smear? Or just an annual check-up? Learn more about the new guidelines regarding Pap smears.
Learn more about available birth control methods at Bedsider.org! Please also read this page and birth control and breastfeeding.
Information for Pregnant and Breastfeeding individuals and links for V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker.
Please visit our Resources Directory page for recommended doulas, breastfeeding counselors, pediatricians, therapists, peer support groups, resources for working parents, informational websites, apps, and much more!